Quick and Easy Dog Treats


Looking for quick and easy dog treats to mix up for your favorite pooch? This two-ingredient canine cookie recipe is just the ticket.

Its a modification of the quick dog treats recipe I featured in my review of the book Eco Dog, over on Wise Bread. In this version, I swap the organic baby food for organic apple sauce, and provide further measurement information for the liquid ingredient.

What you need:

1 cup organic wheat germ, 16 tablespoons of organic apple sauce (or 8 frozen cubes of apple sauce from your ice cube tray). Note In this case tablespoons refers to the smaller size of spoon from your silverware collection, not the standard baking measurement.

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a baking sheet with butter or organic cooking spray. Combine the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Shape the mixture into one-inch balls and place them apart on the baking sheet. Flatten with the back of a fork. Bake for 25 30 minutes, before removing and cooling on a wire rack.

How to take these to the next level:

Add 1 tbsp garlic powder or pureed garlic to help ward off flees. I also regularly substitute half of the organic wheat germ with ground flax seed and a spoonful or two of organic oat bran. Other variations would include grated carrot or the addition of a spoonful or two of organic peanut butter in place of some of the organic apple sauce.

These are super simple, short on ingredients and a mega hit with our pooch. For more treat recipes and fun project ideas for recycled fabrics, check out the book Eco Dog on Amazon. (affiliate link)

Photo Credit: Amazon


  1. I’ll have to try these – my dogs LOVE treats and I’m always looking for healthier alternatives.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Wendy! Glad you liked the dog treat recipe.

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