“If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.” -Phil Pastoret
This was Marley’s face when I told him I was baking two ingredient dog treats. Not exactly the vote of confidence I was hoping for since it was my first time trying this recipe.
I admit I had my doubts at first. Two ingredients? Really? Two jars of baby food and two cups of whole wheat flour and that’s it? Sure enough, after pouring the ingredients in a bowl and mixing for a few minutes, a soft dough came together. When I told Marley it was working, things got real serious real quick.
I used two jars of sweet potato baby food but you could also use carrot, banana etc…just make sure that those are the only ingredients listed on the jar. You don’t want to use a baby food that has ingredients harmful to dogs (e.g garlic, onions or raisins). Once the dough is mixed, simply roll it out, cut into desired shapes & bake in the oven! It really is that easy. Marley was super impressed.
This recipe makes a lot of treats (especially if you use a smaller cookie cutter). They keep well in a jar or plastic bags. If you use an airtight container they tend to get soft. Marley will eat anything though so he wasn’t too concerned about the treats getting soft.
- Yield: 60 small treats
Two Ingredient Dog Treats
Adapted from Dog Milk
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix together the whole wheat flour and both jars of pureed baby food until a dough forms. If needed, add extra flour or water to make the dough.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
- Place treats about 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheets and bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Allow treats to cool completely.