Only 3 ingredients … it doesn’t get any easier than this, folks!
This was the very first DIY dog treat I ever made for my pups. To say they loved it would be an understatement! The recipe is actually a spinoff on one of Cesar Millan’s recipes. I changed up the ingredients, making it a bit simpler and healthier.
I decided it was time to start making my dogs homemade snacks after taking a magnifying lens to their store-bought treat bags. Processed. Full of preservatives. Loaded with artificial coloring and ingredients I couldn’t pronounce. I knew something needed to change.
Since I first made this quick and easy dog biscuit recipe, I’ve done a lot of experimenting. While this is a great starter recipe (since it’s made from only 3 ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now), don’t forget to scroll through my other recipes. I make everything from gluten-free snacks to frozen treats to help your pooch beat the heat!
A Little About This Recipe
Once you mix all of your ingredients together (oats, homemade chicken broth or water, and an egg), you will use your hands to form a dough ball. Note: Your dough ball will be sticky! If you’ve ever worked with a sticky dough before, you know it can get a bit messy at times. That’s why, to make the dough easier to work with, I let mine sit for 15 minutes. This allowed the dough to dry out a bit. If you use a rolling pin and cookie cutter to shape your treats, you might also want to sprinkle a little oat flour on your countertop (or whatever surface you’re spreading your dough onto), as well as on top of the dough ball before you begin rolling it flat.
- - 3 cups Oatmeal instant oats
- - 3/4 cup homemade chicken broth (or water)
- - 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 350º
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
- Then knead the dough together for about 3 minutes. The dough will be a little sticky.
- Let it set for about 15 minutes and it will get a little drier.
- You can shape it free-hand or you can roll it with a rolling pin and use cookie cutters for your shapes.
- Bake at 350º for 30 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a week on counter, two weeks in refrigerator, or three months in freezer.