Our dogs are part of our family so I like making them healthy, all natural treats. These Peanut Butter Dog Treats are incredibly easy to make and my dogs absolutely love them.
I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of appalled at the prices of all natural dog treats at the pet stores. Since I’m committed to making sure my dogs are on a healthy diet, I’ve been making all natural dog treats at home using ingredients I use for our own food. Hopefully by keeping their diets as clean as possible, I’ll have them around to hug and cuddle for years to come.
I figure if I wouldn’t eat it, why should my dogs have to.
Besides being more cost effective and healthy, I love being able to give my dogs something homemade and made just for them. As based on their wagging little tails and drool puddles on the floor, I’m pretty confident they love this peanut butter dog treat recipe.
All Natural Dog Treats
Making natural dog treats for your furry family members is actually incredibly easy. You only need about five minutes to mix everything and cut out the treats, and the rest of the time is baking.
If your furry friends are anything like mine, they’ll be sitting at the oven waiting for their treats to come out.
These homemade dog treats are made with just a few simple ingredients you may already have on hand. Each of the ingredients used are human grade and safe for most dogs.
Note: Check with your Vet to make sure your dog can eat the ingredients used in this all natural dog treat recipe.
How to Make Peanut Butter Dog Treats
To make these peanut butter dog treats, you’ll need to start out by preheating your oven to 325° F.
Then, put all of the ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and mix together until well combined. Form the dough into a ball and place on a flat, hard surface. Place a piece of parchment paper over the ball of dough and roll flat using a rolling pin. You can make the treats as thick or as thin as you want. I prefer like a middle of the road kind of thickness – which is about 1/4″ thick.
You’ll obviously yield more treats with a thinner dough and less treats with a thicker dough. Bake time will also be longer with a thicker dough, yet less time with a thinner dough.
Next, use a cookie cutter to cut out the dog treats. I used a small circle cookie cutter but feel free to use whatever cookie cutter you have on hand. I guarantee you that the shape you use will not matter one bit to your little furry friend. I think the small circle cookie cutter is the perfect treat size.
After that, reuse the sheet of parchment paper that you used when you rolled the dough and place it onto the baking sheet so that the treats don’t stick to the pan. Place the cut out dog treats onto the prepared baking sheet.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Turn off the oven and keep the treats in the hot oven for an additional 30 minutes, or until crisp and hard like a dog treat.
See – I told you that making your homemade dog treats was easy peasy! You can make other varieties of dog treats using different ingredients. Just make sure the ingredients you are using are pet safe. I always like to check with our Vet, even after searching Google. It never hurts to be too cautious.
I also make our dogs’ toothpaste with all natural ingredients. If you want an easy DIY dog toothpaste recipe, mine is definitely easy and only requires a few ingredients. Again, it’s made with pet-safe ingredients and it’s more affordable than store-bought options.
If you need a storage solution for your homemade dog treats, this homemade dog treat jar is perfect. I love the way it turned out. Mine is obviously fairly large in size, but even a smaller jar would work out nicely. With two dogs, I like to make sure I have enough peanut butter treats on hand at all times.
Don’t forget to pin these Peanut Butter Dog Treats to your favorite Pinterest board.
Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup all natural peanut butter
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/8 - 1/4 cup water
- parchment paper
- baking sheet
- rolling pin
- Preheat oven to 325° F.
- Put all ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and mix together until well combined. Form dough into a ball and place on flat, hard surface. Place a piece of parchment paper over the ball and roll flat using a rolling pin.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out treats. I used a small circle cutter but feel free to use whatever cookie cutter you have on hand.
- Reuse the sheet of parchment paper and place it on the baking sheet. Put the cut out dog treats onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Turn off the oven and keep the treats in the hot oven for an additional 30 minutes, or until crisp.
Store dog treats in an airtight container.
These treats should not replace your dog's normal meal. Use these sparingly for treats.