In the mood to bake something in your apartment this weekend? Here’s a suggestion: Whip up something for your pet from scratch! Below, we’ve rounded up the best recipes we could find for DIY pet treats. You can make all of these simple treats with basic pantry ingredients (and love, of course).
These dog treats call for an interesting ingredient — baby food. But you can sub canned pumpkin puree, unsweetened applesauce, or pureed sweet potatoes. If you do go with baby food, we recommend choosing the chicken flavor. However, other options like sweet potato or butternut squash will work, too. The second and final ingredient is flour.
For Martha Stewart-approved dog treats, try this recipe for blueberry biscuits. The treats are made from just a few basic ingredients: Oatmeal, cheddar, Parmesan cheese, barley flour, and unsweetened apple sauce. Feel free to get creative with your cookie cutter shapes. We’re sure your dog won’t mind.
If you have some canned tuna on hand, you can make these tasty tuna cat treats in no time. To create the dough, just mix the tuna in a bowl with cornmeal, water, flour, and an egg. Then bake to perfection.
You’ll be happy to know these DIY peanut butter and banana dog treats from Whole Foods do more than just satisfy your dog’s treat cravings. The parsley in the recipe can help disguise your pup’s bad breath. Mint does the trick, too.
Here’s another tuna cat treat recipe. This one also features your kitty’s favorite plant — catnip! Just be prepared for a crazy cat after feeding your kitty these treats.