Homemade Dog Treats are so much easier to make than I would have ever thought a few years ago.

Homemade Dog Treats Recipe from addapinch.com

For a while now, whenever the notion strikes me, I like to bake a couple of batches of dog treats for our dogs as a special little goodie.

Let me just tell you, my dogs love these homemade dog treats so much more than any store-bought treat I’ve ever given them!

I’m very particular about what my pets eat, too. I only feed them the dog food that was recommended by our veterinarian and a few extra little things occasionally that he told me was okay to feed them.

So, when I found a recipe from Cesar Milan, even though I trusted him as a great resource, I still checked the ingredients against those that I’d been told by my veterinarian were safe for my dogs before I made it.

I modified the recipe for simplicity of ingredients as well as for things that I knew I’d have on hand in my pantry and refrigerator.

 Homemade Dog Treats How To

Homemade Dog Treats from addapinch.com

Four ingredients are all you need for these homemade dog treats.

Simple, right?

Oats, salt, beef bouillon or beef broth, and an egg. If you use salted beef broth, then you could cut the ingredients list even more and remove the additional salt.

Homemade Dog Treats from addapinch.com

And the instructions for making them are just as easy, making these dog treats simple enough to make on a regular basis or for giving to friends over the holidays for their pets or for celebrating.

You can use whatever cookie or biscuit cutter you have to make these, but I loved using a bone shaped cutter. The mini cutter yields about 30 dog treats and the large yields about 8. It’s great to make a variety of sizes and shapes.

Here’s the recipe for my homemade dog treats. Be sure to let me know how your pooch loves them!

Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

Homemade Dog Treats are cheaper and easier to make than you might think! Using a few simple, healthy ingredients, these homemade dog treats will become your pet's favorite!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 30
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 2.5 cups rolled oats divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup beef broth unsalted, low-fat or unsalted, low-fat chicken broth


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Add 2 cups oats, salt, beef broth, and egg to a large mixing bowl. Combine well. Add remaining 1/2 cup of rolled oat and combine.
  • Pour onto wax paper and knead dough for about 3 minutes. Let stand for about 3 minutes to begin to become firmer. Press to 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Cut with cutter and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for use or store in a ziptop bag in the freezer for later thawing and use.


Adapted lightly from Cesar Milan


Serving: 1g

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    1. Glad to hear that Layla loves them, Bonnie! My pups are crazy about these treats too! Thanks! xo

  1. Thank you for this recipe. My dog hasn’t been feeling too good lately, New medication is making her tired. So to cheer her up i made these. OH man she’s a happy pup once again.

    1. I hope your pup feels much better soon, Carol! I am glad to hear that these cheered her up a bit. Hugs to your dog. xo

  2. 5 stars
    Just made these today and my dogs love them! Used low-sodium beef broth, skipped the salt, ground up the oatmeal in a food processor and rolled them to only about a 1/4″ which took the same 20 minutes in my oven. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I feel much better giving them these than all the chemicals and preservatives in the ones I buy.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi thanks for the recipe. My dogs will love this! After the bones are cooked do you store them in the freezer? Or do you just leave in a airtight container?

    1. I’ve not used steel cut oats, Heather. They would have a different texture and might not cook in the same amount of time. Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    I made these for Bogus. He absolutely loves them and they are so easy. I only had a duck shaped cookie cutter so he gets “Quackers”. I was looking for a treat that was tasty and good for our boy on a diet. 
    Thank you for the recipe