Look where life has come to; we are quarantined because a certain mister wanted to tick off an exotic delicacy off of his bucket list. Currently, the world is going ham for toilet papers and sanitizers. A few cases of fights have also been reported, and the reason behind them was – you guessed it: toilet papers. Anyway, in the midst of this chaos, people have forgotten the importance of dog treats.
Seriously, what are you going to reward your dog with when they help you distress with their antics? A thank you? Ridiculous!
Now, we are not saying that all of you dog owners are forgetful. Some of us cannot afford to buy treats for our furry friends in bulk. But don’t fret because we have got you covered.
To make things easier for you in quarantine, we have come up with a list of yummy dog treat recipes.
Best Dog Treats to Make During Corona Lockdown
The following is a list of dog treat recipes that can be easily made from the ingredients in your kitchen.
Apple Ginger Treat
This recipe is ideal for dogs that suffer from grain allergies. All you need for this recipe is:
- A diced apple
- ½ teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 cup of rice flour
- 2/3rd Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until they have somewhat coagulated into a batter similar to that of a cookie. Now, either make them into small bowls or transform them into different shapes through a cookie-cutter. The next step is to either pan fry them with a lid on or baking them in an oven. If you choose the latter, then don’t forget to preheat the oven at 350-degree Fahrenheit.
Peanut Butter Treat Balls
What makes this recipe ideal for quarantine is that you only need four ingredients that can be easily swapped with similar items that you have in your pantry. However, for the original recipe, you need the following ingredients:
- ¼ cup of peanut butter
- ¼ milk of choice
- 1 cup of pumpkin puree
- 3 cups of oats
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and until they have combined into each other completely. However, if you plan to use an electric mixer, then keep it on medium-high while using the paddle. When the mixture is ready, make them into treat sized balls and freeze them at least for about an hour. The treats will remain fresh in the fridge for a week if kept in an airtight box.
Sweet Potato Dog Treats
A majority of the dogs like sweet potatoes, which is why this recipe is unlikely to fail. For this recipe, you will need:
- ½ cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of softened sweet potatoes
- One and a half cup of oats
Pour all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them until you have a dough-like consistency. Now, make them into treat sized balls or use a mold to transform them into an adorable shape.
You can’t expect your dogs to live off of veggies and peanut butter. That is why we have added a meaty recipe into the list. You will need the following ingredients for this recipe:
- Peanut butter
- Crumbled and cooked bacon
- Pumpkin puree
You do not need all of these ingredients. Just keep the ones that will solidify and keep the mixture together. For instance, you can take a pick between peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Mix the ingredients and then transform them into dog treats.
Wrapping Up! We hope your dogs enjoy these homemade recipes. Don’t forget to stay home and stay safe.