If you have been looking for easy peanut butter dog treat recipes, that are quick to make with ingredients you most likely have at home, then check this one out.
If you can, it is good to use natural or organic peanut butter so that you do not get the added salts and sugars, but if you don’t’ have it, and your dog is healthy you can start with your household one. Most dogs absolutely love it.
1-1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (or oat flour or some kind of whole grain flour)
1-1/2 cups of regular white flour (this helps to bind it all together)
½ cup of peanut butter (natural or organic if you have it, but make sure it is totally stirred well)
1 cup of water (this is approximate, as you make the dough you may want to just add the water a little bit at a time until you get the dough just right)
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and in a large bowl or food processor if you prefer, mix both flours, oil, peanut butter and approximately ½ a cup of the water into a dough, keep adding the remaining water until you have a dough you can roll out without being too wet or dry, I have found this to be about a cup of water.
Knead the dough and then roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick.
With a doggie treat shaped cookie cutter or whatever shape you like, or even simply cut in a grid of squares to an appropriate size for your dog, cut out your doggy treats.
Using parchment paper on the cookie sheet makes for an easier clean up and less oil. Now bake these easy treats for 20 minutes.
Then let them cool. Since they are a drier consistency, you can leave them on the counter in a dog cookie container or if you live in a really humid area you can keep them in the fridge.
There are lots of easy treat recipes out there, but this one is very easy. You can also find all kinds of treat recipes that contain other natural flavours that your dog will love.
If you are concerned about what your dog is eating, or don’t like the high price of pet treats that just seem to be mostly filler and preservatives, then making your own is very easy, as you can see in the above easy recipe.
This way you can also control the size, and what goes into the recipe. You can fool around with the ingredients to see what works best for your dog. You are sure to find one that he will really love. There is nothing in this recipe that you couldn’t eat yourself, so you know it is a safe and wholesome alternative to those boxed kind in the grocery store. Many have food colouring in them!
Your house will not smell like “pet food” as many people fear, it will smell like cookies baking! So find some easy recipes such as the one above and you and your dog will be happy campers!
Another great treat for your pooch is popsicles made just for them to stay cool.
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