With only two ingredients, this is quite possibly the easiest way to make small batch homemade dog treats!
If you are anything like we are, we love our dogs. We think of them as furry family members and they are very well loved. They are also pretty spoiled, especially in the treat department.
This small batch Two Ingredient Dog Treats recipe makes 24 treats without preservatives, but the recipe can be easily doubled or even tripled. The perfect way to spoil your pups!
Why Make Your Own Two Ingredient Dog Treats?
Our family is made up of dog people and our dogs are full fledged family members.
We have a spunky puppy with limitless energy and a rescue Pit/Lab mix who is terrified of the world but is a devoted, loving, snugglebutt when it comes to our family. We also take on rescue puppies several times a year so there are always dogs in our lives.
Our dogs are like our family and because of this, I cook for them. These treats have just two ingredients and that makes this recipe super fast and easy. This small batch recipe makes just 24 – 2 inch treats at a time.
With the choices of baby food available, they can be any variety at all! I have been making these and Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats for years and not only do the pups love them, they make awesome gifts too!
About the Ingredients
- Whole Wheat Flour – while you can use white flour, whole wheat flour is a much more nutritional choice. It does contain gluten, which can be a trigger for allergies in some dogs, so if you know that your dog has a grain intolerance you’ll want to use a gluten-free flour. Check out this article on Wiggleworthy to explore all of the flours that you can use when making dog treats.
- Baby Food – So many flavors and choices! We typically use a meat and vegetable combination but our dogs also love apple, banana, butternut squash, carrots, chicken and sweet potato.
- Other Additions to Consider – Feel free to add something if you think your pups may like it! Mixing in a tablespoon of bacon bits or shredded cheese to the dough happens pretty often in this house and gives the treats a different taste and texture. When making additions, remember that if the dough is too dry, add a little water and if too wet, add a little additional flour.
- Preservatives – When you make your own Two Ingredient Dog Treats, there aren’t any preservatives. This is great for your pups but it means that these treats have a shorter shelf life. Leaving them a little longer in the oven after the baking time is oven helps the treats to have less moisture and reduce the rate of spoilage, but you should still be aware that they should be used within a week or so.
How to Make Two Ingredient Dog Treats
This recipe for Two Ingredient Dog Treats is a small batch recipe, making 24 – 2 inch treats. This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled but sometimes it is really nice to be able to make just a small batch!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine the baby food and the flour. Mix until well combined. Honestly, the easiest way to do this is with your hands!
If your dough is too dry, add a little bit of water. If your dough is too sticky, add a little extra flour.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick.
Cut shapes and place onto a lightly greased baking sheet
Bake 20-24 minutes until the bottoms are slightly browned.
Turn off the oven, open the door slightly, and leave the treats inside until the oven has cooled. This will help reduce the moisture in the treats and will make them a little crispier. It also helps them to last longer because remember – these don’t have any preservatives!
Let the pups enjoy after they have cooled. They love them!
Store in an airtight container or a zip top bag at room temperature for up to a week. These make great gifts!
Here’s Some Recipes For Yummy Human Treats You May Enjoy
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies – A family favorite, the butterscotch chips are a delicious, unexpected surprise.
Air Fryer Apple Pie Egg Rolls – What to do with those leftover egg roll wrappers? Make apple pie egg rolls in your air fryer to use them up. So easy and weirdly good!
Pizookie – If you don’t know what this is, you should! Warm, gooey cookie baked in a skillet, crazy good!
Three Ingredient Butterscotch Fudge – Sweet decadent deliciousness – and only three ingredients!
Cinnamon Toasted Almonds – Just like the roasted almonds at the fair, these have a crispy, cinnamon sugar exterior and are roasted to perfection in the oven!
Two Ingredient Dog Treats
- 1 (4 oz) container baby food
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine the baby food and the flour. Mix until well combined.
- If dough is too dry, add a little bit of water. If dough is too sticky, add a little extra flour.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut shapes and place onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake 20-24 minutes until the bottoms are slightly browned.
- Turn off the oven, open the door slightly, and leave the treats inside until the oven has cooled.
- Let the pups enjoy after they have cooled.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.