Homemade peanut butter dog treats are a special way to show your love for your four-legged family members. They are really easy to make and a fun project for kids to help out with.
If you have a dog, you most likely already know that most dogs LOVE peanut butter. So, these treats should make your pooch very happy!
What Are the Ingredients in Peanut Butter Dog Treats?
One of the best things about making homemade dog treats is that you know exactly what you are putting in your pet’s body. And, the great news is that these are simple ingredients that you probably already have in the house:
- peanut butter
How to Make Homemade Dog Treats
Making dog treats is similar to baking cookies, but way easier.
Start by mixing the flour and oats together.
Then, blend the peanut butter, milk, and eggs and add them to the dry ingredients.
Roll the dough out until it’s about 1/4″ thick. (Flour your work space to keep the dough from sticking.)
Use cookie cutters or a pizza cutter to cut the treats into whatever shape you like. Bones are the classic shape, but your dog will enjoy these no matter what shape you use! You could even use a cupcake cookie cutter to make your dog their own version of peanut butter cupcakes!
Are Peanut Butter Dog Treats Good for Dogs?
In moderation, peanut butter can be a good source of protein and healthy fat for your dog.
Be sure that your peanut butter doesn’t contain xylitol. According to Preventive Vet:
The toxic dose of xylitol in dogs is even less than chocolate! For example, as little as 1.37 grams of xylitol can cause a rapid drop in a dog’s blood sugar (“hypoglycemia”) and result in staggering, disorientation, collapse, and seizures in a 30-pound dog.
That’s scary stuff – so please check all of your ingredients!
Dog Treat Recipes (and Related Homemade Pet Treats)
If this recipe gets you inspired to make more dog treats, there are so many different treat options to choose from:
- Chicken dog treats
- Bacon cheddar dog treats
- Carob dog treats (Because chocolate isn’t safe for dogs, carob is nice alternative.)
If you really get into baking your own dog treats, you might consider getting the Dog Biscuit Cookbook. This book covers all manner of dog biscuits – low-fat treats for overweight dogs, grain-free treats, treats for dogs on special diets, and treats that help with fleas, freshen breath, and give your pooch more energy.
Finally, if you have chickens (as do we), give homemade chicken treats a try!
If you have other homemade pet treat suggestions, please leave them in a comment.
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a blender, mix milk and peanut butter until you have a smooth liquid.
- Blend in egg.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix flour and oats.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix wet ingredients into flour/oats until you have a heavy dough.
- Roll out dough about 1/4 " thick on a lightly floured surface.
- Cut into dog bone shapes (or any shape you'd like).
- Place biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned on top.