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Simple Delights: Michelle’s 3 Ingredient Dog Treats for Bear

In the vibrant heart of Nashville, Michelle Parker and her beloved Chocolate Lab, Bear, enjoy a lifestyle filled with exploration and healthy living. As someone passionate about crafting homemade dog treats that are both simple and nutritious, Michelle has developed a recipe for 3 ingredient dog treats that keeps Bear not only excited but also eager to see what's next. Recognizing that Bear’s preferences change, Michelle ensures a variety of treats are always on hand to keep his interest piqued.

The Beauty of Simplicity: 3 Ingredient Dog Treats

Michelle believes in keeping things simple and wholesome, which is why she loves recipes that require minimal ingredients but deliver maximum flavor and health benefits. Her 3 ingredient dog treats are a perfect example, combining ease of preparation with the nutritional needs of her furry friend.

Ingredients for Success

Michelle’s recipe for 3 ingredient dog treats focuses on accessibility and health:

  • Peanut Butter: A good source of protein and a flavor favorite for many dogs. Michelle ensures it's xylitol-free for safety.
  • Pumpkin: Excellent for digestive health and low in calories, making it an ideal ingredient for treats.
  • Eggs: Serve as a binder for the treats and are a great source of protein and other essential nutrients.

The Recipe: Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats


  • 1 cup oat flour (Michelle grinds whole oats in a food processor)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into small balls or use a cookie cutter to create fun shapes.
  4. Place the treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the treats are firm and lightly browned.
  6. Allow the treats to cool completely before offering one to Bear.

Bear’s Taste Test

When Michelle first introduced these homemade treats, Bear was instantly intrigued by the aroma of peanut butter and pumpkin. His eager tail wags and attentive sits as the treats cooled were all the signs Michelle needed to know she’d created a new favorite for Bear’s treat jar.

Keeping Bear Engaged and Excited

Michelle understands that Bear’s taste preferences can fluctuate, which is why she regularly experiments with the base recipe by introducing variations:

  • Add Sweet Potato: Swapping pumpkin for sweet potato offers a new taste while maintaining the treat's health benefits.
  • Include Carrots or Apples: Adding grated carrots or apples can introduce a fresh texture and natural sweetness.
  • Flavor Twists: Incorporating a pinch of cinnamon can enhance the flavor and provide additional health benefits.

Conclusion: A Trio of Goodness

Michelle’s 3 ingredient dog treats are more than just a snack for Bear—they're a reflection of her commitment to his health and happiness. This simple recipe offers flexibility and nutrition, ensuring Bear remains healthy and never bored with his snacks.

Sharing her story and recipes, Michelle hopes to inspire other dog owners to try homemade options that are easy, nutritious, and enjoyable for their pets. For Michelle and Bear, these treats are just another way to strengthen their bond and enjoy their vibrant Nashville lifestyle together.

This post was last updated at July 20, 2024 19:28

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