Homemade Dog Biscuits
Treat your furry friend with homemade dog biscuits! Your fur-baby will love these treats made with peanut butter, flaxseed, whole wheat and beef broth! Make this easy (just 5 simple ingredients!) recipe for homemade dog treats today!
We spend a lot of time making special food for the special people surrounding us. It would be remiss of me to not try my hand at creating special treats for our special furry friends! These homemade dog biscuits are sure to make your pup’s day!
Note: This recipe for Homemade Dog Biscuits was first published October 9, 2011 on Kitchen Confidante. Updated photos and video were added on January 30, 2018.
There was another birthday in our family this week. You see, my other little sidekick in the kitchen turned one last Friday.
Almost a year ago, we brought home this little guy.
Meet Wilbur. He’s an English Bulldog.
As a puppy, Wilbur was the cutest little ball of pudge and wrinkles, his piggy noises snorting around the house adding to the cacophony. Wilbur was the addition my daughter
dreamed of begged for, and like the crazy parents that we are, we gave in. He joined our family of two kids, two cats, and two hamsters, making it feel like a mini farm.
I never imagined we’d have such a full house, but he has been such a great dog, I can’t complain. He sleeps by my feet when I type up posts for you, and he is always underfoot in the kitchen, hoping for any random scraps to accidentally come his way. Garlic, scallions, even jalapeno – Wilbur has sampled them all.
A year later, and this is Wilbur. Where did my little cutie pie go?
I take solace in the remaining wrinkles.
Homemade Dog Biscuits
Wilbur loves to eat, especially if he is lucky enough to get people food. I know there are some who might be shocked to hear that we indulge him once in a while, but he gets pretty wholesome things. His favorites by far are bananas and papaya, and the smell of popcorn drives him wild.
I thought it would be fun to indulge him on his birthday with Homemade Dog Biscuits. Alright, who am I kidding…I bought dog bone cookie cutters 15 years ago and have been waiting for an excuse to use them! To say that he loves the treats would be an understatement. Try them for your four-footed friends – I’m sure they will love them, too.
Update January 30, 2018
Several years ago, Wilbur passed away, but his little brother Bruno shares his love for these homemade dog biscuits. I recently filmed this video with him.
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Homemade Dog Biscuits
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup flaxseed see notes
- 1/2 to 1 cups beef broth
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats and flaxseed. Mix in 1/2 cup beef broth and peanut butter. Mix well, adding additional beef broth if necessary to bring the mixture together to a thick dough. Form into a ball and turn out on a lightly floured surface.
- Roll to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut out to desired shape.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway.
- Cool completely, then keep in an airtight container for about one week.
Hi, What type of oats are you adding in your recipe?
Hi Judy, I use old-fashioned rolled oats!
If using peanut butter, please check that it doesn’t have the ingredient “xylitol” in it! It can be in peanut butters (as well as other things) and it is poisonous to dogs! I think it can also be listed under other names too like birch sugar, so always good to google to be safe!
Our choc lab Rocky loves these doggy treats sooo much! They are made in no time at all so cute in little bone shapes much better and tastier for him than store varieties
Aw, so glad that Rocky loves them!!
Hi, I do not have flaxseeds. And I would like to add pumpkin into the recipe, is it possible? If I am adding pumpkin, then will there be any changes to the amount of other ingredients(flour, peanut butter and broth)?
Hi Rosie, the flaxseeds are a pretty important component to the recipe and also add structure to the dog biscuits. As for adding pumpkin, that will definitely impact the other ingredients in the biscuit, and unfortunately, I have not tested the recipe with these substitutions. If you decide to experiment, please keep me posted, I would love to know how it turns out for you.
Why they week wait?
Hi Donald – the dog biscuits will stay fresh for up to a week!
can I use regular white flour
Hi Kathy, you can substitute with 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour.
I’m so excited to make this.
Ummm, if I eat some, will that be ok? This has all the flaxseeds, fiber and (bone) broth I’ve been trying to get more of. Does the batch for humans need just a little salt maybe?
Hi Violet! There’s no reason you couldn’t take a little nibble, as it is full of good ingredients, though I doubt you would want to eat a lot of it!
This was a great recipe! Super easy to make, but I have one suggestion for anyone with a strong oven. When I put mine in for 20 minutes the oven was covered in smoke and the treats were impossible for my dog to eat. I cut my time down to 10 minutes and added a dash more of broth and it came out perfectly! Thank you for this great recipe :)!
I’m so glad you liked it, Charlotte — thanks for your feedback with your strong oven! Hope your pup enjoyed it!
Could you use oat flour instead of whole wheat flour? Thanks!
Hi there! I have not tested the dog biscuits with oat flour so I can’t say for certain that it will work perfectly. If you do try it, I would use about 1 1/2 cups of oat flour — please let me know how it works out!
how long can they be stored in the freezer
Hi Maddie – they should last about 4 weeks in the freezer!
So easy! Dogs love them. I bake as a sheet instead of cutting them out beforehand and add cooked mashed sweet potato. Best kept in the fridge.
So glad your dogs love them, Jenny! Adding mashed sweet potato is a great idea!
Can you use chicken or vegetable broth instead of beef?
Hi Lauren! Yes, you absolutely can!
As a reminder to anyone, please make sure to use broth without added veggies (Like garlic and onion) as those can be harmful to pups <3
Thanks for the reminder, Priscilla! My dog has a fairly tough stomach, but that is definitely good to keep in mind!
I recently got a dog and made these as a ¨welcome to the family¨ treat. He loved them!
Aw, what a sweet way to welcome your new fur baby, Vanessa! I’m glad he liked them!
Fun and easy!
Thanks, Emily! I hope your furry friend enjoyed them!
These were ok, they seemed a little more brittle than I thought they should be – my 2nd batch I added a little more peanut butter and an egg to hold them together better. Also it should be noted that the flaxseed should be ground first otherwise it really adds nothing to the treat. Whole flaxseed has a very durable outer “shell” that will pass through the body without the dog being able to absorb any of the omega 3 fatty acids – unless you grind it first.
Hi Brandy, thank you so much for your insightful comment — I will definitely add a note to the recipe regarding grinding the flaxseed first!
Perfect treat for dogs and looks easy to prepare as well!