We all have plenty of the bulk items in our long-term storage. Many of these, Flour, Sugar, cornmeal, wheat, etc, can be used to make simple homade dog treats that would ease the stress for our 4 legged friends during an event, and also make a great addition to a dog B.O.B. (Bug out Bag), due to being lightweight and good for them.
While it only takes a little of our bulk ingredients to make these treats, the impact both in nourishment and psychologically and worth tons. Here are 2 ways to do it, i used the mix in the example i made and it was easy and my dogs loved it.
Homemade Treats from Bulk Storage Recipe
- 2½ cups whole wheat flour (see note below for substitutions)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 egg
- ***NOTE: some dogs are allergic to flour/wheat. if you want to make these wheat free, you can use rice flour of coconut flour as a replacement. thanks so much to the readers who wrote it about this!
- preheat oven to 325F- 350F
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and the egg. Add peanut butter, water, honey and stir until you have stiff dough. the dough becomes very firm and sticky.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about 1/4” – 1/2” inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. the treats barely spread and rise, so be careful. Also keep in mind that the size should be in proportion to size of your Dog.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until Golden Brown!!
- keep in a sealed container to keep longer,but make sure they are cool first.
Treats Made From Mixes
You can find these kits in places like TJ Max, or Stein Mart. I love these because you can put the mix in your Dog Food Storage, or a Dog B.O.B.. You can make them pretty quick also if you know of an event on the way, and you wont have to do any measuring.
Like a lot of Freeze Dried Meals like Mountan House, these mixes usually require only water, but you can add honey or oil or other things for taste and consistency. These are how my batch turned out, with the package in the middle to show the brand. it only took about 1 hour and 15 minutes to make these prep time included.
Happy Baking!! Leave some comments on your own ideas and how this recipe turned out for you below!!