Peanut Butter Treats for Your Dog

If you’re a dog owner, you will know that every time you bake anything your dog thinks he should share it.

My name’s Valerie and I am the proud pet parent of Bentley, a Clumberdoodle, who will eat anything, especially if it comes out of my oven smelling delish! You can read some of my other doggie articles on OfficiallyPets.

So, I’ve had a look at the things that he likes and found that peanut butter makes the most wonderful treats for him!

I’ve looked some up online and modified them to his own individual taste buds. He is certainly enthusiastic about them, in fact, all of them taste great as I’ve tried them myself.

happy bulldog on grass

About the Peanut Butter

No, not all peanut butter is made the same. Some is good for your pooch while other brands are just not good enough.

It is important that you look at the ingredients, this is where you will find things like hidden sugar and additives which are not good for animals.

Stay away from peanut butter which contains Xylitol as this is very toxic for dogs. Also, keep clear of peanut butter with added amounts of salt in it. The first ingredient should be peanuts, no additives, colourings or salt, and sugar.

dog licking nose1. Peanut Butter Treats

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup flour – you can use regular or whole wheat, whichever you have at hand
  • ¼ cup oats – if possible get old fashioned, but instant will also be fine
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup stock of your choice, so either chicken or beef

Method

  • Heat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a baking tray. You can also line it with parchment paper if it is not one of those non-stick trays.
  • Mix together in a reasonably large bowl the flour, baking powder, and oats.
  • Add the liquid ingredients – stock, peanut butter, egg. Mix well. You may want to use your hands for this.
  • Either use a rolling pin or simply flatten to about ½ inch thickness. Cut out shapes of whatever you fancy. I have a small bone shaped cutter which is really cute.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack.

Note: These can be stored for up to a week, although I have never had them last that long!

bulldog eating banana2. Banana and peanut butter treats

Ingredients:

1 banana, medium sized

½ cup peanut butter

2 cups oats, either old fashioned or instant

Method

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line a baking tray.

You can either do this in a big bowl or mix all together in a food processor, both work well.

The dough should all come together into a ball.

Roll out on a floured surface. Place on baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes.

These tend to burn near the end of cooking time, so keep an eye on them, so they don’t get too brown.

Cool on a cooling rack.

smiling dog on green grass

3. Bacon and Peanut Butter Nibbles

Ingredients:

2 strips bacon, cooked, drained of fat, and chopped

1 cup peanut butter, you can use either smooth or crunchy

½ cup oats, either old fashioned or instant

½ cup skimmed milk

1 egg

2 cups flour, either whole wheat or regular

1 tablespoon baking powder

Method

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment. If your oven can hold two, then line both as this makes quite a large amount.

Make sure you use a good sized bowl to mix in. Mix the peanut butter, egg and milk, add flour and baking powder.

Use your hands, it is a whole lot easier, and mix in the bacon and oats.

You should end up with a thick, heavy dough.

Flour the surface and roll out to ½ inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut shapes and place on trays.

Bake for 18-20 minutes. The cookies should be light brown underneath. Remove from the oven, turn them over and bake for a further 10 minutes.

Remove onto racks to cool.

You can keep out what you need for the week and freeze the rest for up to 2 months.

black and white dog sniffing cookies on table

4. Easy Peasy peanut butter treats

Ingredients:

½ cup peanut butter, either smooth or crunchy

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

Little water to mix if needed

Method

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl mix the peanut butter, flour, baking powder, and eggs. Add enough water slowly to make the dough firm enough to roll.

Flour a surface and roll the dough out to ½ inch thickness. Cut into shapes.

Place on greased baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.

Cool on rack.

5. Cinnamon and peanut butter treats

puppy listening with one ear up

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon peanut butter, either smooth or crunchy

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup water

Method

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl mix the cinnamon, flour, and baking powder. Add the peanut butter and enough water to make a dough which can be rolled out.

Roll out on a floured surface, cut into shapes and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Let them cool for a few minutes before transferring to the cooling rack.

To sum up

One thing to remember here is that no matter how tempting it may be to give your pooch a treat right out of the oven, it is still hot inside and you may burn his mouth badly. So it’s better to wait until they are completely cooled before sharing them.

Once you have made a few batches of these quick and easy treats, you will never buy them again! They are not only easy but almost fool-proof. Even if your cooking skills are less than perfect, you can wow your pooch with these delicious treats.

All of them can be frozen, so if you bake too much, simply pop them into a bag, seal, and freeze.

Home-made treats make great Christmas gifts for other dogs too, so bear that in mind a few weeks before the holidays.

Happy baking!

Author bio:
My name’s Valerie and I am the proud pet parent of Bentley, a Clumberdoodle, who will eat anything, especially if it comes out of my oven smelling delish! You can read some of my other doggie articles on OfficiallyPets.

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  1. Nancy Moisan
    Nancy Moisan says:

    Megan loves peanut butter stuffed in her natural bone, the all natural peanut butter, of course. And you have to read ingredients as “All natural” can have added salt, sugar, mine has nothing but peanuts. She loves it and encourages her to work on her bone.

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