Oats are a great ingredient for homemade dog treats because they are a high-fiber grain that provides protein, soluble fiber and essential vitamins and minerals.
They are also a good alternative for dogs who have wheat or grain sensitivity because they contain less gluten. However, be sure to avoid oats that contain added sugar, xylitol and other harmful ingredients.
1. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Treats
These homemade dog treats with rolled oats are made from start to finish in 30 minutes and are much healthier than store bought biscuits. They also cost less and contain common pantry ingredients with no preservatives.
The recipe uses a combination of brown rice flour, quick oats, peanut butter and yogurt which is a wholesome treat for your pet. The oats and peanut butter are a good source of fiber and protein which are essential for healthy digestion.
To make these treats, add the oats to a food processor and grind until they are a fine powder. (Alternatively, you can omit the food processor and grind the oats in a blender or coffee grinder).
Place the ground oats into a large bowl and stir in the mashed banana, peanut butter, yogurt and egg. Blend together until a sticky dough forms.
Transfer to a floured surface and roll out until almost 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters and bake on a prepared baking sheet for 15 minutes.
2. Oatmeal Dog Biscuits
Oats are a great base ingredient for homemade dog treats and are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are also a great alternative for dogs with wheat or grain sensitivity because they pack less gluten.
Oatmeal can be soaked, cooked or baked before being given to your dog. Soaking helps to increase the digestibility of oats and also allows the nutrients in them to be absorbed more easily by your dog’s body.
Alternatively, you can make your own oat flour at home by blitzing oats in a blender or food processor until they form a fine powder. Once you have oat flour, combine it with peanut butter and mashed banana to form a dough.
Once you have a thick dough, cut into dog-themed shapes using fun cookie cutters. Or, use a small cookie scoop to drop balls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
These treats can be baked for 18 to 20 minutes, depending on the temperature of your oven. When they are done, the dough will have become firm and not sticky. This is a good time to have your dog taste test the treats and let you know whether they are ready for consumption.
3. Banana Oatmeal Dog Treats
Bananas are a great source of potassium, vitamin C, fiber and minerals. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties. This makes them a healthy treat for your dog.
Oats are a good source of protein, soluble fiber and potassium. They are also low in fat, sodium and cholesterol. They are also a good source of manganese, magnesium, copper and iron.
To make these banana oatmeal dog treats, you will need a few ingredients: ground oats, peanut butter and mashed bananas. You can also add coconut oil and cinnamon if you wish.
Take half of the mixture and roll it out onto a piece of parchment paper. Once it is rolled out, use your bone-shaped cookie cutter to cut out your treats. Place them on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes. Rotate the trays halfway through to ensure even baking and browning.
These treats are easy to make and your dogs will love them! They are also healthy and affordable. They also make a wonderful homemade gift for a friend or family member.