Saturday, February 8, 2014

Homemade Peanut Butter Doggie Treats

Don't leave out your dog when you're celebrating Valentine's day! Our little pup is full of love...she always stays close, smiles for the camera, and loves to snuggle and cuddle with us on the couch. She’s such a good girl, so I thought it was about time I made something special just for her. 
Homemade dog treats are super simple to make and you can easily alter the recipe for your pet's diet. 



These treats have a strong peanut buttery taste, the texture is hearty and nourishing due to the rolled oats. I read that the parsley will give your dog fresh breath, while also helping with digestion. Parsley is also high in vitamins A and C. Your dog will be giving you extra slobbery kisses of love and appreciation!

If you think your dog might be allergic to peanut butter check with your vet before making these. I have read that you can substitute pumpkin puree or sweet potatoes for the peanut butter.

You can adjust the size of the treats depending on the size of your dog, baking them a few minutes less or a few minutes more, as needed.  Bailey is still a pup, but you can tell she's going to be a big girl!

The next time you’re in the baking mood, whip up a quick batch of healthy homemade dog treats for your pooch! They'll love you (even more) for it! :)

Homemade Peanut Butter Doggie Treats

Recipe adapted from Whole Foods
Ingredients:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup vegetable broth (you could also use water or fat free milk)
1 large egg
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1/3 cup quick cooking oats (you could use whole oats as well)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, broth, and egg together with a whisk to until there are no lumps. Add the flour, parsley, and baking powder. Turn the dough out onto the counter and use your hands to work in the flour. Mix in the oats. The dough will be thick and heavy.
  3. Roll the dough out into 1/4" thickness. Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter. 
  4. Place on the baking sheets and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven, and flip the treats to bake the other side for another 10 minutes.

11 comments:

  1. I'm sure my dogs would love these homemade treats! I've had problems with "doggie halitosis" before, and I'm pretty sure that parsley helps a lot. They sound so easy to make too. Thank you for sharing this recipe. BTW, bailey is looking absolutely adorable!

    Michael @ Healthy Pet Foods Online

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  11. My Yorkshire Terriers LOVE these treats. I used crunchy peanut butter and water and rolled oats. I was not bold to taste the dough, but my husband did, LOL. Great recipe, thank you!

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