Irresistible Homemade Dog Peanut Butter Treats (Recipes)
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Irresistible Homemade Dog Peanut Butter Treats (Recipes)
So as we were sitting down after dinner the other night, our perky pooch sat on his haunches right in front of us with eyes that begged for a treat too! At that time I was very thankful that we had started making our own treats and biscuits for our pets. Doing this task ourselves allows us to know exactly what we were allowing our dogs to eat.
Luckily, I had just made another batch of his favorite treats the day before. I jumped up and headed to the refrigerator, with pooch right on my heels. I opened the tub and gave him one. Of course, I did grab a second one for him, how could I not, he is just so adorable!
I decided it was time to share with you the two recipes that I use when I make our baby his peanut butter treats. These really are so simple to make, they are easily changed up if you so desire. I do have a set of three different-sized bone-shaped cutters that I use. The totals will vary per batch, depending on which cutter you use. Also, your cooking times will vary per size and also by the crunch you want them to have.
For all the recipes you can use any cutters you would like! The size and servings would depend on that.
Is Peanut Butter Good for Dogs?
Peanut butter is rich in protein, a nutrient that lacks in many dog foods. In moderation, peanut butter is healthy for your dog, but it’s best to offer him or her organic peanut butter. Peanut butter also contains fiber, which promotes a healthy digestive system. You can give small amounts of peanut butter to your dog as a snack or use it to make treats. However beware, some peanut butter brands contain an ingredient called xylitol, which is toxic to dogs, and even eating small amounts can be fatal.
Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Irresistible Homemade Dog Peanut Butter Treats (Recipes)Course: AllCuisine: Dog TreatsDifficulty: 3
2 large eggs
¼ cup Peanut Butter, creamy style
2.5 cups whole wheat flour
Optional: 1 tsp chopped parsley
- Chop the parsley into fine pieces
- In a food processor combine the peanut butter and the eggs
- Pulse to blend well
- Slowly add in the flour and stir together to combine
- It may become easier to stir by hand to combine completely.
- Lightly flour the surface and place the dough down
- Roll out to approximately ½ inch thickness
- Lightly spray a baking sheet with a non stick spray
- Cut out treats using the cutters in whatever shapes you have Preheat the oven to 350*
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, again, depending on the size and crunch desired
We have a second great option available for you. It is another Peanut Butter super dog Treat Recipe. Even easier than the first recipe. Just four ingredients to this recipe, which you probably have already.
These don’t take long to prepare and bake. The hardest part will be to keep the furry friend calm until it’s time to taste test. Just wait to see that super dog smile!
The peanut butter dog treats are simple and fun to make enjoyable for the entire family! Not only that but if you wanted to you could also take a bite yourself. All the ingredients are ones you know of and use on a daily basis. See, another very good reason that you will be using all ingredients that you and the other humans eat also. At least you know they are good to eat.
This recipe involves baking, it is super simple and kids will also enjoy making them! Let us know how it goes for you and how happy your dog was when he ate that first bite!
Easy Peasy Peanut Dog Treats
Recipe by SueCuisine
Difficulty: 3 out of 10
Prep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup creamy style peanut butter
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 ½ to 3 cups of whole wheat flour
Line two baking trays with parchment paper
Preheat the oven to 350*
In a medium mixing bowl stir together the unsweetened applesauce and the creamy style peanut butter until smooth
- Add in 2 ½ cups of whole wheat flour, stir well to combine
- Add in the quick cooking oats and stir well
If the dough is too moist add more flour, a little at a time.
On a lightly floured surface place the ball of dough
- Roll the dough until it is approximately ½ thick
- Cut into shapes with assorted cookie cutters
Place the cut outs onto the baking trays
Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until they begin to get golden brown
Benefits of Making Homemade Dog Treats at Home
Unfortunately, dogs are highly susceptible to food allergies, which is why we suggest making homemade dog treats. Dogs with a specific allergy will react when they ingest even a small amount of that allergen; most allergic reactions result in itching and scratching, but some can be life-threatening. By making your own dog treats at home, you can ensure that no artificial or chemical ingredients are present.
How Do I Choose The Right Dog Peanut Butter Recipe?
You can never go wrong with peanut butter. A bite of peanut butter will not only satisfy your dog’s sweet tooth, but it’ll also boost her energy for hours to come. Peanut butter is rich in B vitamins, minerals, and protein and helps maintain a healthy coat and skin. It’s a great source of calories if you have an active dog that needs to gain weight. All dogs love peanut butter; however, peanut allergies are very common in canines as well as humans.
How Can I get my Dog Interested In Dog Treats?
When choosing dog treats, keep in mind that dogs have very sensitive palates. If they don’t like a dog treat, they simply won’t eat it—no matter how much you push. You can try different brands and types of treats to see what your pet prefers, but remember to make adjustments along the way. Try dipping or crumbling some of his favorite kibble into a bit of wet food so he gets used to different textures before tackling a new treat entirely.
Conclusion – Best Homemade Dog Peanut Butter Treats (Recipes)
Peanut butter is known to be one of dogs’ favorite and tastiest human foods and the most popular food to eat. Put that with a treat and you’ll see their smile lighten up! Check out this summer treat recipe that your dog will love, and stay tuned for more awesome dog food recipes.
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