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Nov 5, 2021

6 Easy D.I.Y. Dog Treats For Fall

6 Easy D.I.Y. Dog Treats For Fall

Cooler temperatures and changing leaves are welcome signs of the new season and that it is socially acceptable to enjoy pumpkin spice everything! Tasty fall treats aren’t just for humans though. Many fall food staples are actually healthy and nutritious additions to your dog’s diet. From pumpkins to apples, these ubiquitous fall ingredients are great sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. 

As you are gobbling up fall favorites, consider making your pup a couple flavorful fall treats of their own. We’ve gathered a few foolproof recipes that your dog is sure to love. You can easily make multiple recipes from just a few ingredients that are safe for your pup. 

"Many fall food staples are actually healthy and nutritious additions to your dog’s diet."

Check Out These Recipes

  1. Peanut Butter Biscuits

    peanut butter dog biscuit

    These peanut butter biscuits pack a flavor punch with just a few ingredients. Your dog will love these crunchy treats! Gather it and the following ingredients to get started.

    • 1 cup peanut butter, crunchy
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1 cup oats, old-fashioned
    • 2 cups flour, whole wheat
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/3 cup water

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper before mixing together the egg, flour, honey, oats, oil, peanut butter, and water to form your dough. Roll or pat until it's one-inch thick. Cut out bones with a cookie cutter before placing them on the sheet. Bake for 30 minutes before transferring to a rack. 

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  2. Frozen Yogurt Pup-kins

    Pumpkin Dog Popsicle

    Minimal effort required. This recipe needs just three ingredients!

    • 1 cup nonfat plain frozen yogurt
    • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
    • 1/4 cup water

    Mix everything together to form a thin mixture. Pour it into a freezable silicone mold or ice cube tray and place in the freezer until frozen. The pumpkin tints the treats orange, so it's perfect to create pumpkins!

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  3. Apple Cheddar Biscuits

    Apple cheddar dog biscuit

    Apples are a classic fall favorite for everyone, including dogs. Make sure your pup gets their apple-a-day with these incredible dog treats that combine the sweet taste of apples with savory cheddar cheese. They are easy to make too - just combine all the ingredients, bake and give to your pup once they have cooled.

    • 2 cups barley flour
    • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
    • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons water

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all ingredients to form a dough. Roll out mixture to 1/4-inch thick. Cut out biscuits with a cookie cutter. Place biscuits on a parchment paper lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 30 minutes or until nicely browned and firm.

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  4. Frozen Yogurt Pupsicles

    dog popsicle recipe

    Pupsicles in cold weather? Heck yes! This frozen treat makes for the perfect dessert or after play snack.

    • 16 ounces plain nonfat yogurt
    • 1/2 cup peanut butter
    • 1 jar banana baby food, or 1 ripe banana, mashed
    • 1 tablespoon honey

    Mix the yogurt and peanut butter until blended. Add the baby food to thin the mixture—blend honey for a bit of sweetness. Fill your molds to the top before placing them in the freezer. If using plastic cups, put a dog biscuit into the treat to act as a handle. Warm a knife with hot water and run it around the cups' edge to remove the pupsicle. The entire thing is edible!

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  5. Strawberry Shortcake Dog Biscuits

    DIY Dog Biscuit

    For a break from peanut butter and pumpkin, try these goodies!

    • 2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut small
    • 2/3 cup heavy cream

    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mix the strawberries, lemon juice, and two tablespoons of sugar for later. Combine the rest of the dry ingredients with a whisk, then add the butter with a pastry cutter to create a crumbly mixture. Add the heavy cream to bring the dough together. Mix in the strawberry and lemon juice. Drop by the tablespoon onto a lined cookie sheet and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  6. Peanut Butter Sandwiches

    homemade dog biscuit

    This recipe is the stuff doggie dreams are made of. With all the peanut butter goodness, they are literally lip smacking good!

    • 1 1/4 cup flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1/2 cup milk

    You'll want extra flour for rolling out and peanut butter to spread in the middle.

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with paper. Beat all ingredients until a soft dough forms. Dust the surface with flour, and pat dough until one inch thick. Cut 1 1/2-inch round cookies. Place them on the sheets and bake for 10 minute until the cookies lighten in color uniformly. After cooling completely, create a cookie sandwich with a peanut butter smear on the inside.

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Homemade dog treats are a great way to include your dog in the fall festivities!

You'll have a blast making these treats, knowing they're safe to chow down on. If your dog doesn't beg for them right away, store the baked goodies for later and keep the popsicles in the freezer to prevent melting.

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