Are store-bought treats really that good for your dog? The jury is still out here, so I’ve got a simple, two-ingredient recipe for homemade dog biscuits that is healthy for your pooch and easy on your budget. And as a bonus, I’ve included this adorable sticker printable so you can label the jar.

Homemade dog biscuits shaped like bones in a clear glass jar with a red polka dot ribbon and puppy label, by Skip to my Lou.
Homemade dog treats are safe for us to eat, too!

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Some dog treat recipes call for peanut butter and that can upset tummies, even in small quantities. So, these easy homemade dog treats use sweet potato or pumpkin puree instead. No artificial sweeteners used here, and no mixer required!

What you will need

These treats only have 2 ingredients, and you will need only the basic baking tools to whip them up! Prep time under 20 minutes and that includes pressing out biscuits.

  • whole wheat flour
  • sweet potato or pumpkin puree (baby food works, too)
  • water
  • large bowl
  • whisk or spoon
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper or silicone mat
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutter in the shape of a bone

Instructions for putting them together

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 8 ounces of sweet potato or pumpkin puree. If the mixture is too dry to form a ball, stir in 1 tablespoon of water.
Dough for dog biscuits in a large glass bowl and a yellow dog bone shaped cookie cutter, by Skip to my Lou.

3. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface. Use whole wheat flour here, too.

Dough for dog biscuits on a floured surface with a rolling pin, by Skip to my Lou.

4. Use a rolling pin to roll a 1/2 inch thick piece of dough.

Flattened dog biscuit dough and a rolling pin, by Skip to my Lou.

5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out each treat.

Bone shaped cookie cutter on top of dough with a dog biscuit sitting beside the dough, by Skip to my Lou.

6. Space evenly on a prepared cookie sheet.

About 40 dog bone shaped dog treats on a silver baking sheet getting ready to bake, by Skip to my Lou.

7. Bake treats for 20 to 25 minutes, but do not burn. Since these treats do not have any preservatives, it is important to bake as much moisture out as possible to prevent mold or mildew growth.

Baked dog biscuits on a silver baking sheet, by Skip to my Lou.

8. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Check out my free printable to make an adorable label for your jar or container.

Homemade dog biscuits baked and placed in a clear glass jar with a red and white polka dot ribbon and cute puppy label, by Skip to my Lou.
An adorable gift for anyone with a pup
Homemade dog biscuits baked and placed in a clear glass jar with a red and white polka dot ribbon and cute puppy label, by Skip to my Lou.

Homemade Dog Biscuits

This simple, two-ingredient dog biscuit recipe is made with whole wheat flour and pumpkin, so it will not upset your pup's tummy.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 8 ounces sweet potato puree or sweet potato baby food can use pumpkin puree or pumpkin baby food, too
  • 1 tbsp water, if needed

Instructions 

  • Combine 2 Cups whole wheat flour and 8 ounces of puree or baby food in a large bowl. Stir until combined. Add 1 tablespoon of water if mixture is too dry and crumbly.
  • Using whole wheat flour, turn out dough on a floured surface and roll to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Using a bone-shaped cookie cutter, press out biscuits and place on a prepared baking tray. I use parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the moisture is cooked out. These biscuits do not have preservatives and will not keep long, especially if not fully cooked.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 6 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 25kcal
Servings: 40 biscuits
Author: Cindy Hopper

Tips and Suggestions

These treats do not have any preservatives in them which is a great thing for your pet, but you have to be aware that storing in the fridge or freezer is important. Preservatives keep foods shelf stable for way too long and these little treats could start to mold if left out. So, store treats in the fridge for a week and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Carrots and green beans are a really good treats for dogs. A raw baby carrot or green bean right from the fridge makes a healthy and vitamin and fiber filled snack without preservatives. Calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium are present in carrots and green beans.

Print a darling label for these treats!

Homemade dog treats label for printing, by Skip to my Lou.
Homemade dog biscuits packaged in a clear glass jar decorated with a red and white polka dot label and a printable label, by Skip to my Lou.

Homemade Dog Biscuits

These 2 ingredient biscuits are easy to make and healthy for your fur baby!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 8 ounces sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp water, if mixture is too dry to form a ball

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour and puree. If ingredients are too dry to form a ball, add 1 tablespoon of water.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness using a rolling pin.
  • Using a cookie sheet, press out dog bones and space evenly on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes being careful not to burn.
  • Cool completely before serving or packaging. Store treats in the fridge or freezer since they contain zero preservatives.

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 23kcal
Servings: 40 biscuits
Author: Cindy Hopper

Before you Go

Thank you for checking out how to make these homemade dog biscuits with me today. I know a fur baby or two who are waiting to sample them. And before you go, here are some more homemade from the heart recipes to sample.

  • Homemade doggy birthday cake is a special treat if your fur baby can tolerate peanut butter and vegetable oil. This cake can be enjoyed by the whole family.
  • Chicken pot pie with biscuits is a homemade delight using low sodium chicken broth and from scratch biscuits for the win.
  • Homemade apple pie filling and label is the perfect way to use all the beautiful apples in season right now to make gifts for the holiday season.
  • Egg strata needs to be on your next brunch menu. Bacon, gouda cheese, yummy bread and eggs baked together is a holiday table delight.
  • Buffalo chicken dip needs to make an appearance at your football game day table. Don’t let the homemade part scare you away. Easy, spicy and irresistible.

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