A Recipe for Easy-to-Make Dog Treats Without Yeast

by Lynne Vanders
    Homemade treats are delicious snacks for dogs.

    Homemade treats are delicious snacks for dogs.

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    Whether you use dog treats to train your canine friend or just want to give him a delicious snack once in a while, homemade dog treats are a tasty alternative to commercial dog snacks. The next time you want to surprise your pooch with a treat, try giving him a peanut butter snack that is sure to have him begging for more anytime the kitchen fills with the aromas of bacon and peanut butter.

    Step 1

    Mix together rice flour, rolled oats and crumbled bacon in a large mixing bowl. Stir in peanut butter and chicken broth. Stir in additional flour slowly if the mixture is too sticky; if the dough is too dry, add chicken broth until you can knead the dough easily.

    Step 2

    Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough well for 50 strokes. Roll the dough into a rectangle measuring approximately 1/4-inch thick.

    Step 3

    Cut the dough into dog biscuit shapes using a bone-shaped cookie cutter, or cut the dough into squares measuring approximately 2 inches across. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter and arrange the cut shapes on the cookie sheet, leaving at least 1/2 inch between each treat.

    Step 4

    Bake the treats at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes, or until they are slightly browned. Transfer the treats to a wire rack using a spatula and let them cool for at least one hour.

    Step 5

    Store the dog treats in an airtight container for up to one week. Freeze any extra treats for up to six months.

    Items You Will Need

    • 2 cups rice flour
    • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
    • 1/8 cup crumbled bacon
    • Large mixing bowl
    • 1/3 cup peanut butter
    • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
    • Extra flour
    • Extra water
    • Rolling pin
    • Cookie cutters
    • Cookie sheet
    • Butter
    • Wire rack
    • Spatula
    • Air tight container


    • You can substitute any kind of flour for the rice flour.


    • Some dogs are allergic to wheat, so choose the type of flour you use carefully.

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    About the Author

    Lynne Vanders has been writing professionally since 2010. Previously an insurance agent, she has guest written several blogs and been published in "Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine." Vanders holds a Bachelor of Science in English from Iowa State University.