Everybody loves peanut butter, even dogs. This peanut butter treats recipe is both easy and convenient to make, without the preservatives and added artificial additive you often find in store bought dog treats. This recipe is one of the easiest to make as most of the ingredients could already be found at your pantry.
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter (make sure it’s organic)
1 cup oats (do not use the instant kind)
2 cups flour (wheat or rice)
1 cup water
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F or 177 degrees C. Sift the flour to get rid of lumps, then line your tray with a cookie sheet. This will prevent your dough from sticking to the tray.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, peanut butter and water. With a mixer or a spatula, mix up all the ingredients until you’re able to form a dough. If your dough is runny or too wet, you might need to add a few tablespoons of flour. Knead the dough thoroughly so it cooks evenly.
- Flour a flat surface or a counter and roll out the dough into a quarter inch thickness. With a cookie cutter, cut out fun shapes from the rolled out dough, or cut up squares using a knife.
- Place your cut pieces on the tray, making sure they are an inch apart from each other. Bake it in the oven for 30 minutes then flip them over and cook for another 10 minutes to allow even cooking. Once done, take them out of the oven and allow to cool before serving them to your dog, or storing them in a cool dry place.
- These peanut butter treats will last up to a week in a dog treats jar, a month in the refrigerator and three months in the freezer.
Just a few reminders:
No need to add more peanuts. Although generally safe, peanuts should be given in moderation to dogs.
Never add chocolate, raisins or grapes! These are poisonous for your dog!
Have fun and enjoy!