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2-Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats With Endless Possibilities (Recipe)

Aside from the simplicity of this recipe, you’ll love all the possibilities for delicious flavor variations for your dog.

These 2-ingredient homemade dog treats baked in just 20 minutes. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful

Some days I feel like buckling down and working on a new, challenging recipe.

Today was not one of those days.

Today I felt like whipping together a super-easy snack for Banjo, and, as luck would have it, I found the perfect 2-ingredient recipe that fit the bill.

Make sure the baby food does not contain anything toxic to dogs.

2-Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats


  • 2 cups flour
  • Two 4 oz. jars baby food*

*You may use whatever baby food flavor you’d like, but avoid any that contain onions, which are toxic to dogs. Look for natural, organic baby foods that include no gums, added sugars, preservatives or MSG.

Combine the baby food and the flour, then roll out on a floured surface.


  1. Heat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients.
  3. Roll dough on a floured surface to ¼-inch thick and cut with a cookie cutter.
  4. Bake for 20–25 minutes.
This homemade dog treats recipe makes about 1 dozen large biscuits.

Aside from its simplicity, what I really love about this recipe is all the possibilities for flavor variations. I used macaroni and beef with vegetables, but next time I might decide to use a fruit puree or yams or peas.

This recipe will certainly be a staple since Banjo loved it. The cookies were soft and fragrant and left Banjo drooling for more.

Adapted from: Curbly.

vet-cross60pThis pet treat recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM, CVA, CVCP, CVFT, and is safe for dogs in moderation, but is not a substitute for a complete balanced diet. This recipe was last reviewed and updated March 1, 2019. Dr. Morgan comments: “Try different types of flour with these treats, depending on allergies or preferences of dog and family. Different flours might require playing with water content a bit.” Dr. Morgan operates 2 award-winning veterinary hospitals in New Jersey that offer an integrative approach to pet care. With a passion for healing her patients with whole foods, she has written several books on holistic pet care — including Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs, a holistic cookbook for pets.