Homemade Milk Bone Dog Treats

These homemade milk bone dog treats are as tasty as they are healthy because my recipe includes nutrient-dense bone broth and nutritional yeast - the perfect combination of nutrition and flavor.

Homemade milk bone dog treats tied with twine

This recipe uses coconut milk and vegan buttery sticks instead of dairy products so no risk of upset tummies due to dairy intolerance.

Although this recipe uses dairy free ingredients, you can substitute regular milk powder and dairy butter or margarine if that's what you have on hand and your dog doesn't have any issues with dairy!

The result is a deliciously crunchy, dairy-free, milk bone that makes a versatile treat and is popular with just about every dog, regardless of size, age or personal taste. Large-sized treats work perfectly as a night-time snack, or make smaller ones for those daily 'good boy' moments. 

These super crunchy bones are a favorite in our house and both Ivan and Dax know when I'm baking up a batch and are  always keen to supervise the proceedings!


Ingredients List

  • 3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup bone broth (I used chicken)
  • 1/3 cup vegan or non-dairy spread (melted)
  • 1/4 cup powdered coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 egg (beaten)
Ingredients used for homemade milk bone dog treat recipe

Yield:

This recipe makes approx. thirty-two 3" bone shaped dog treats


Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat
  • Melt vegan/non-dairy spread
  • Beat egg
  • In large bowl combine egg, melted butter substitute, milk powder, nutritional yeast and bone broth
  • Use whisk to mix these ingredients together
  • Add flour slowly, mixing in each time
  • Continue adding flour until dough is workable (you may not need to use it all)
  • Turn dough out onto floured surface
  • Use floured rolling pin to roll dough out to 1/4' thickness
  • Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutter
  • Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until golden brown
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely

Following these baking directions makes lovely crunchy treats which store extremely well. I keep mine in an airtight tin or container in the pantry and they stay crunchy for at least ten days this way.

For super-crunchy treats, turn off oven after 40 mins (or when treats are golden brown), crack open oven door and leave treats inside for an additional 30 minutes, or until oven cools. These will be hard!


These treats smell ah-mazing while baking but Ivan's hound nose knew they'd be great as soon as I started to assemble the ingredients. He tries hard not to get underfoot but he got as close to the kitchen as he could to watch, while still being comfy on the family room carpet!

Dog waiting for his homemade dog treats to be ready to eat

Nutrition Facts Per Treat:

Servings: 20 (one treat per serving)

Serving size: 40 g

Calories per serving: 102

Total Fat: 4.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g

Total Carbohydrates: 14.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Total Sugars 3.2 g

Protein: 3.5 g

Vitamin A: 47 IU
Vitamin B3: 1.7 mg
Vitamin C: 1.0 mg
Vitamin D: 2 IU
Vitamin E: 0.6 mg
Calcium: 16 mg
Iron: 1.0 mg
Magnesium: 26 mg
Manganese: 0.3 mg
Phosphorous: 59 mg 
Potassium: 113 mg
Zinc: 0.4 mg



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