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17 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.

If you’re really looking to spoil your dog, maybe check out our best pupcake recipes.

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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!


  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed (about 1 large)
  • 1/4–1/2 cup water (or other dog-safe liquid)
  • Bone-shaped cookie cutters, if desired
  • Coconut oil, for greasing pan

​See The Full Recipe Here

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​​​​​2. Grain-free Salmon Pumpkin Dog Treat

​You can’t go wrong with salmon. It’s protein rich and full of healthy omega fatty acids. Along with the added benefits of coconut oil, pumpkin, and eggs… you’re getting a​ one-two punch of the super healthy stuff for maximum energy.


  • 1½ cups coconut flour
  • 1 cup canned wild caught salmon, drained* 
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted, but not hot
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (you can also use pureed sweet potato or squash)
  • 4 pasture raised eggs

​See The Full Recipe Here

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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… They 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.

​See The Full Recipe Here

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4. Grain-Free Coconut Pumpkin Treats

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.


  • 1 15-ounce can Meijer 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup True Goodness Creamy Just Peanuts Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup True Goodness Pure Coconut Oil, melted
  • 4 True Goodness Organic Cage-Free Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon True Goodness Organic Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon True Goodness Organic Cinnamon
  • 1 2/3 cups coconut flour

​See The Full Recipe Here

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6. Grain-Free Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut butter is a pretty common (and tasty) dog treat, but the real secret ingredient here is chickpea flour. Chickpeas contain protein, magnesium, folate, potassium, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C.

You’ll often find chickpeas in high-end dog food. So it’s a great addition for yummy treats.


  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

​​See The Full Recipe Here

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.


  • 1 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice, no added ingredients
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree**

Optional add-ins

  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

​See The Full Recipe Here

Picture: Proud Dog Mom
7. ​Frozen Brain-Boosting Dog Treats

There’s beauty in simplicity here. Using nothing but frozen coconut oil, blueberries, and almond butter 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.


  • Coconut oil
  • Almond butter
  • Blueberries

​See The Full Recipe Here

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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.


  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup pure, unprocessed coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

​See The Full Recipe Here

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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.


  • ​2 Sweet Potatoes (or Yams)

​See The Full Recipe Here

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!


  • ​Bananas​​​
  • Optional: Lemon and Honey

​See The Full Recipe Here

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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.


  • 1 cup Golden Barrel Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

See The Full Recipe Here

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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.


  • ​2 Cups Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 – 3/4 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Water​​​

​See The Full Recipe Here

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!


  • 1 cup cooked black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, whipped

​See The Full Recipe Here

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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.


  • ​1 medium banana, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons creamy, natural peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup garbanzo bean flour

​See The Full Recipe Here

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.


  • 1/2 cup sweet potato, mashed (approx. 1 small or 1/2 large)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons coconut flour, sifted
  • pinch unrefined salt

​See The Full Recipe Here

16. 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!


  • ​​​​1 can 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

​See The Full Recipe Here

17. 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.


  • ​1 lb. liver
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup potato flakes
  • beef or chicken broth

​See The Full Recipe Here

​Homemade Grain-Free Dog Food?

​Go beyond just making treats and look at ways to prepare your dogs daily food with our list of homemade dog food recipes. Making your dogs food at home is not only easier on the wallet, but you have full control over the ingredients, which means no surprises! This is especially important for dog’s with allergies and sensitivies. 

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Liam J. Barnes

Liam is a dog trainer, owner, and lover with over 20 years experience. You can find him working with vet clinics, grooming facilities, training centres, and food/toy brands in order to grow their business. His passion for dogs and business make him uniquely suited to help move the world forward with canines and humans.

8 thoughts on “17 Homemade Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipes”

  1. My dog seems to allergic to everything including all grain, peanut butter and apples. I cannot find recipes that do not include at least one if these. I am sad for him because he loves peanut butter and apples

    • Instead of peanut butter use animal giblets. Heart, liver, lungs, kidneys- chicken or rabbit works best. Need about 1 lb of giblet meat. Cook them in water. Save about a cup of that broth. Take all the giblets, dice up, then purée in the blender. Add your flour source (wheat, coconut, soybean) 3 cups worth. Add 3 eggs, and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Add a 1/2 cup of the broth. More broth makes it looser, less broth makes it stiffer. If it’s stiff you can roll it out and do cookie cutter shapes. I just use a spoon and then make a small ball. I put them on wax paper on a cookie sheet. After all the balls are laid out I smash with a fork. Cook at 450 for 20 mins. Let cool. I keep all mine in the freezer. And just keep about a weeks worth at a time in the fridge. The dogs LOVE it.

    • Hi Bonnie, I am sorry that your dog has so many allergies. I love giving my dog treats that she enjoys so I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you. Is he also allergic to other nut butters like almond and cashew? Just a thought…

    • is he allergic to the peanuts? try almond butter in place of that. My dogs love peanut butter but the sugar content is high. i dont do grains with my dogs either. try sweet potatoes, chicken and peas or green beans. cook them up with a little watcer and then just enough that they dont burn. drain the borth and then blend it in a blender. you can pour it in a cookie sheet and bake it 250 for about 30 to 45 minutes or until its a a bit more firm for treats. or I keep the broth in it and use it for their food for a few days. anyy left over meats and veggies you can do this with.

  2. My dog has sever allergies including flour and grains and I have consulted with my vet and believe that I have a kibble recipe that would be custom to dogs provided I know the exact allergies. I am trying my first crunchy kibble recipe tomorrow. I am marking this page to let you know how it turns out. If all is well, I may go into business making custom dog food. I am in the same position with major allergies including all grains, flour, chicken, turkey, etc. Cross your fingers. I have been making wet food, but crunchy kibble would be a blessing. Wish me luck!


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