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
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
These homemade dog treats using almond flour, peanut butter and cinnamon are super easy to make and the dogs just love them.
- 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.
Cassandra Buss says
What are your thoughts on using a different type of flour? I didn’t have almond flour so I tried coconut flour and the dough wouldn’t bind at all even with more peanut butter. Does the type of flour matter THAT much?
Yes, the type of flour really does matter. I haven’t tried making them with coconut flour so I don’t know the proper amount to use. I’ve never used coconut flour with my pets, sorry.
Norett Allen says
Can regular flour be used instead of almond flour ?
I’m sure you could use regular flour, although I’ve never tried it. You may want to ask your vet first, just to be sure.
Brenda Norris says
Thank you for such an easy healthy recipe for my fur babies. I forgot to take pictures when I made these but going to be making again soon. I used a cookie cutter that I have for my dogs shaped like bones, ducks etc. Needless to say all three were sitting at the oven waiting for them to come out like always when I’m making there treats. I’m not sure how they know the treats are for them but every time we make there treats they are waiting patiently in the kitchen the whole time drooling. We make all of our treats as well because we don’t like the junk in what you buy and the healthy ones are so expensive. We can make them fresh weekly so much cheaper and not feel guilty treating them throughout the day. I have many recipes pinned that have very few ingredients and so quick and easy.
How long do they last in storeage
cathryn K Tilson says
How long will these treats last in a airtight container? Thank you for sharing this recipe:) I am making it today for the 1st time for ,y 2 dogs Scot and Maggie.
I’m not entirely sure how long they will last. We never have them around for long. I’ve stored mine for a couple of weeks with no issues.
Do you have a recipe like this made with wheat flour?
I don’t right now. I would try it using the same ratios and if it’s too dry just add more water.
I just made this recipe with whole wheat flour and had to increase peanut butter to 1/2 cup, water to a 3rd of a cup, and 1 egg.. You may have to add a touch of water to get to a ball form to roll out. I floured rolling pin and rolled them out. They are a hit!
Can I use Jif peanut butter? I wanted to have my girls make these for their aunts dog during this time of social distancing.
I don’t see why not. Hope your girls enjoying making these.
Can you freeze any of these
I haven’t tried that yet. Let me know how it works out for you!
11/2 cups flour ??
Can I make them without the cinnamon ?
These look great! Can dogs have almond flour? I’ve heard almonds are toxic to dogs….is that right?
almonds themselves can be toxic to dogs due to digestion issues . but almond flour is a good gluten free fsubstitute for other types of flour
Pet owners who give their dogs peanut butter are being warned of the sweetener Xylitol that can cause toxicity in dogs. It is recommended to only use Xylitol free peanut butter. It’s also best to use the creamy version and NOT chunky. Since the chunky versions can sometimes get trapped in the jowls and gum line. Google Xylitol toxicity in dogs.
Andrea Shaffer says
I just made these treats for my doggies and they LOVE them! Instead of almond flour I used oat float, which I had made in a blender, and they turned out great! Thanks for the easy recipe!!
Followed recipe as stated. Very easy with only four ingredients. The house smelled like peanut butter cookies. Dogs loved the treats. I was hoping the treat would be crunchier. I doubled the batch and it yielded about 50 3″ dog boned shaped treats. I froze most in a bag and held some out for my 2 dogs. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you fir sharing this recipe. I’ve done it twice and my dogs loved them and I agree, my house has a pb aroma for a while (love it). How long can they be stored in the glass jar? Do I refrigerate them? Thanks
I’m so glad your pups love them like mine do. I don’t refrigerate mine but I don’t think it could hurt. They don’t last long around here but we’ve kept them stored in the glass canister for a week or so.
I added peaches to mine, but I had to add more flour in oven now waiting to see how they turn out, and see if Bella like them!
First time ever making dog treats and I’ll continue to use this recipe going forward! I did have to adapt the recipe somewhat. I used oat flour and I think the peanut butter I used was too thick (not enough oils) so I had to double my water and peanut butter amount but after I found a good consistency, these turned out perfectly! The recommended cook time was just right. I ended up eating two myself before giving them to my dog! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
So glad that you and the pup loved them!
Patricia Constant says
I want to know how long the dog treats will last after they are baked, I also use organic peanut butter because it doesn’t have that sugar ingredient it ..
I have organic I bleached flour and they turned out great. However the recipe requires double the water if using this kind of flour.
Are these safe to eat WITHOUT baking them? My pup has a hard time with crunchy stuff, even kibble (he eats freshpet food) and mainly only eats freeze dried treats. I think they’d be the perfect consistency for him if they didn’t go in the oven.
How long do these treats last?
I wonder if carrots could be grounded up for these cookies also?
That’s actually a pretty good idea. Since it would introduce more wetness to the recipe it may require more dry ingredient as well. I may give this a try when I have some extra time on my hands.
Here are the ingredients in Jif. Made From Roasted Peanuts And Sugar, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Molasses, Fully Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Rapeseed And Soybean), Mono And Diglycerides, Salt.
Laura Scudders peanut butter does not have all those in it.
Lynne Dyer says
Make sure to use a natural peanut butter with the added sweetener Xylitol. It can be toxic to dogs.