How to Make Home-made Hound Treats

How to Make Home-made Hound Treats

As pet parents, nothing makes you happier than a cheerfully wagging tail and a happy hound grin, so it's no wonder you enjoy spoiling your furry friend with the best dog accessories, aka delicious dog treats and snacks.

Unfortunately, with the plethora of hound treats available on the market, finding healthy snack options for your dog can prove tricky, especially if you're trying to maintain your hound's slender waistline! Sadly, while 'round' is definitely a shape, an obese hound can trigger many health-related issues such as heart disease, doggy-diabetes, tumors and even cancer!

So, it makes sense that pet parents searching for ideal pet products want to choose the best, healthiest treats available for their loveable fur babies. Thankfully, you won't have to worry about which treats to purchase any longer!

This blog post provides a simple yet delicious recipe for homemade dog treats that you can easily whip up in your kitchen, and we guarantee they're so snack-a-licious your hound will love them!  

Honey, Oat & Banana Snackaroos

What you need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of oat flour (blended oats)
  • 1/4 cup of dog-friendly peanut butter (contains no xylitol)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

What to do:

  1. Before you dive elbows deep into your doggie mixing bowl, preheat the oven to 180°C or 350 F.
  2. Then, mash the ripe banana in a large bowl with a fork until the fruit pulp is smooth.
  3. Add 2 eggs and whisk them together with the banana.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of unsweetened peanut butter and mix well.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and stir until evenly combined.
  6. Now add 1/2 cup of oat flour to your mix. If you can't find oat flour in your grocery store, you can easily make it by blending oats in your blender until they turn into a fine powder.
  7. Finally, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and mix it well. Your mixture should resemble cookie dough now.
  8. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and use a spoon or a cookie cutter to form dough balls or shapes.
  9. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
  10. Once your hound treats have cooled down, place them in an airtight dog food storage container and keep them refrigerated.


  •  Add diced apples or carrots instead of bananas for a different flavor.
  •  Substitute peanut butter with almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option.
  •  Add shredded cheese or bacon bits for a savory option.

The Final Crumb  

Making delicious dog treats at home is super easy with this basic yet tasty recipe. In fact, you'll find that besides home-baked goodies being extremely more-ish for hounds, they're also a healthy and affordable option compared to store-bought treats.

Unfortunately, many store-bought brands claiming to be ideal pet products are often loaded with nasty preservatives and additives; always check the label when buying any posh nosh for your furry friend. Lastly, homemade hound treats are the ideal dog accessories when using positive reinforcement to train or reward your hound for good hound behaviors!

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