The original sardine oatcake recipe. 
So popular companies now make and sell them, bloggers now copy and repost the recipe, but here is where idea first started.

If you are in need of super high value treats – you just found them!  Your dog will love these oatcakes, they are tasty, healthy, smell great and just so easy to make!  And from preparation to cooking time they take less than one hour! When I was thinking what I could cook to make a dog food recipe to make at home I thought my dogs might like flapjacks then found that oatcakes were even easier to make and the perfect treat recipe to use fish!  I’ve taken these out with me several times when I’ve been dog walking and they are great for getting the attention of a dog who’s mind wanders when out for a walk! Very simple to make, all you need is the 5 ingredients and a biscuit cutter.


2 tins of sardines in oil (2x120g), 1 crushed garlic clove (But isn’t garlic bad for dogs?), 60g (1/3 cup) of wholemeal flour, 300g (1 1/3 cups) of oats, A splash of water


sardine oatcake recipe ingredients

Our ingredients

sardines in bowl

Add the two tins of sardines to a bowl (including the oil)!

mashed sardines

Mash the sardines thoroughly with a fork!

crushed garlic

Add 1 crushed garlic clove

add flour and oats to oatcake recipe

Add the 300g of oats and 60g of wholemeal flour!

dough ball

Add a splash of water and mix ingredients with your hands and make a dough ball!

roll out dog biscuit dough

Roll out and cut out biscuits!

place dog biscuits on baking tray

Place dog biscuits on baking tray and place into a preheated oven at 190°C (370°F) for around 20-25 mins.

cooked sardine oatcake dog treats

Yum, that's them cooked and they smell great!

dog eating a sardine oatcake

Give to dog and freeze rest! Ruby loves them!

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