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Doggy DIY: Homemade Dog Treats for Tail-Wagging Fun!

Welcome to our pawsome DIY adventure! Today, we're diving into the delightful world of homemade dog treats. Making treats for your furry friend is not only a fun and rewarding activity, but it's also a great way to bond with your dog. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to create some tail-wagging magic in the kitchen. We'll provide you with easy-to-follow recipes and step-by-step instructions for crafting delicious treats your pup will adore.


Peanut Butter Pupcakes



1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (unsalted and sugar-free)

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth

1 egg



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a mini muffin tin with cupcake liners.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and baking powder.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together peanut butter, applesauce, chicken broth, and egg.

  4. Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until well combined.

  5. Fill each cupcake liner with a tablespoon of the batter.

  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  7. Allow pupcakes to cool before serving to your dog. Watch them wag their tail in delight!

Sweet Potato Chews



2 large sweet potatoes




  1. Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C).

  2. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.

  3. Slice them into 1/4-inch thick rounds or strips.

  4. Place the sweet potato slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure they don't overlap.

  5. Bake for 2-3 hours, flipping them halfway through.

  6. Once they're crispy and golden, let them cool completely before offering them to your pup. These chewy treats are packed with vitamins and minerals.

Blueberry Bliss Bites




1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 egg




  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. In a food processor, blend the rolled oats until they become a fine powder.

  3. Add the blueberries, applesauce, and egg, then blend until a dough forms.

  4. Roll the dough into small bite-sized balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bites are slightly firm.

  6. Allow them to cool before serving. Your dog will love the burst of berry goodness in each bite!



Creating homemade dog treats is a fantastic way to show your canine companion some extra love. Whether you're baking pupcakes, crafting sweet potato chews, or whipping up blueberry bliss bites, these DIY treats are guaranteed to make your dog's tail wag with joy. Remember to store any leftovers in an airtight container and enjoy the satisfaction of treating your four-legged friend to wholesome, homemade goodness. Happy baking and happy tails!

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