16 Homemade Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipes

Looking to spoil your dog in the healthiest way possible? We got you covered. My biggest problem with store bought treats are #1: I don't know if I can trust them, and #2: The good ones are so expensive!

So that brings us here - these are 16 easy-to-make treats that only take a few minutes, and have no more than 5 or 6 ingredients. And not to mention homemade treats are much easier on the wallet. Your dog will go nuts for these recipes, and are ideal for training or spoiling as they're healthy, grain-free, and guilt free.

Picture: The Healthy Maven

1. DIY Grain-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Made from just 5 wholesome ingredients, such as sweet potato and coconut flour, the healthy maven has created some very cute little doggie treats that I think your fur-baby will appreciate. The best part being that's easy to make, affordable, and you can make a big batch so you can keep spoiling your dog!

2. Vegan Grain-Free Dog Treats 

Want some super easy-to-make treats? How about 3 healthy ingredients, and that's it? Done. The balance of sweet potato, coconut oil, and quinoa flour gives a nutritious balance of grain-free carbohydrates, healthy fatty acids, and protein rich quinoa. So good that I think you might want to sneak a few while your dog isn't looking.

3. Dog Popsicles

Growing up Popsicles were my absolute favorite summer treat, I feel like my dogs need to share my childhood experience (because why not?) Well... have just the thing. Randi over at Dukes & Duchesses has created a carrot and beef broth popsicle, maybe not exactly the treats from your own childhood (I hope), but your dog will certainly appreciate it. And with only two ingredients and a little bit of freezer time, they're a perfect quick summer treat.

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4. Coconut Delight DIY Dog Biscuits

If you've followed along the coconut craze as of lately, then I have no doubt you want to share all the health benefits with your dog. And why not? Coconut oil has amazing benefits for both humans and canines, so might as well make them into some cute little treats. As a side note, these make your house smell absolutely amazing.

5. Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bites

Using sweet potato, pumpkin, and a touch of honey... Sounds like treats I might need a sample of. These are perfect little grain-free biscuits that you can make anytime of the year (not just Fall). Also the combination is really beneficial for dogs will digestion problems or sensitive stomachs.

6. Lexi's Grain Free Dog Treats

These are similar to sweet potato bites, but with one key difference... Peanut Butter! Which adds some extra essential fatty acids (along with some coconut oil) to the mix. These are fantastic little treats for keeping your dogs coat healthy and shiny.

7. Frozen Coconut Oil and Blueberry Dog Treats

There's beauty in simplicity here. Using nothing but frozen coconut oil and blueberries, you get these wonderful treats that are loaded with healthy fats and the antioxidants from blueberries. It left me wondering why I never thought of this before.

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8. Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats

Simply use the freezer with a little natural peanut butter and coconut oil, and in minutes you'll have wonderfully healthy treats that your dogs will love. But can we take a minute to appreciate how awesome these look? The real star of the show here is the silicon tray used to make these cookies! I need this in my life.

9. Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Instead of biscuits or frozen treats, maybe your dog needs something a little more chewy? This is a simple as it gets, with just 1 ingredient... Sweet Potato! Simple shave off some pieces and put them in the oven for about a few hours. These are a great healthy and budget friendly alternative to store bought chews.

10. Dried Chewy Banana Treats

Staying on the same page with jerky, why not banana jerky? Yeah, that's a thing. And dogs love it. I can attest to that as my dogs goes absolutely bananas over these (see what I did there?) Cut some bananas length-wise and lay them in the oven for few hours and you're done!

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11. Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats

What better way to show your dog some love than through heart shaped healthy treats, filled with coconut oil and natural peanut butter. With all those healthy oils, your dog show you some love with their shiny coat.

12. Holiday Dog Treats: PB & Ginger Snaps

When the holidays are upon us it's time to celebrate with your fur-babbies with ginger snaps. These are really easy and festive treats using a bit of almond flour, coconut flour, peanut butter, and a touch of ginger.

13. Grain-Free (Black Bean) Healthy Dog Biscuits

Another baked biscuit, but with a small twist - Black Beans. I thought with was a clever alternative to flour or grains in cookies, so I included it in this list. Not only that, but these homemade treats are very budget friendly, using only some beans, peanut butter, a banana, and an egg - not bad!

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14. Simple Grain-Free Dog Treats

This very happy Corgi is enjoying some simple banana, peanut butter, and bean flour cookies. Bean flour is a lot more budget-friendly alternative to coconut flour (which can be very expensive). Furthermore, Garbanzo flour has the highest protein level out of all the flours! Win-Win.

15. Coconut Flour Soft Chews

Maybe your dog likes soft chewy treats over crunchy? Sounds crazy but my dog is often very picky, and yes, texture can be the difference. The other huge advantage: you can tear these treats into small pieces to feed in smaller portions, perfect for training.

15. Frozen Fall Pumpkin Treats

Got a freezer and an ice cube tray? Then we're in business! Take some peanut butter, pumpkin puree, and yogurt, and make some frozen fall treats for your dog. 15 Minutes and you're done. Now, a word of warning: these can get messy so make sure they don't chew them on the couch for dogs sake!

16. Liver and Potato Dog Treats

Feeling adventurous? This is certainly a more unique dog treat, using liver as it's primary ingredient. That being said, liver has excellent nutritional value to dogs, being packed full of animal protein, fat, and vitamin A.

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