I made homemade peanut butter dog treats in honor of Love Your Pet Day (Feb 20). Of course in our house, EVERYDAY is pet day. After reading various recipes and double checking ingredients to make sure they were safe for dogs, I whipped up my own recipe using ingredients I already had. Lucy and Annabelle went nuts for these treats.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup sweet potato (baked)
- 1 1/4 cup water
- egg white (optional)
I used crunchy peanut butter because that's what I had...
Mix everything together (except the egg white). Knead into a ball. It will be sticky so add flour to your hands and rolling pin. I was surprised at how wonderfully malleable this dough turned out to be, easy to roll and cut and waaaaaaaaayyyyy better than any pie crust I’ve ever made.
I bought this bone shaped cookie cutter at Sur La Table after Christmas. So cute! (If you don’t want to roll and cut your dough, you could form into little balls and press with a fork like human peanut butter cookies…) I also made some heart-shaped treats.
Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and finish with a little egg wash. The cookies will not spread so you can place close together. Bake for ten minutes at 350 then turn and bake another five minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
They smell peanut buttery, and they taste pretty good too. Go ahead and sample. The inside texture is a bit creamy but not messy when the dogs dine on the rug like all dogs do.
Lucy loved hers.
Annabelle inhaled hers.
They both wanted more and followed me around the rest of the day like the Pied Piper.
I’m not kidding…
I’ll be making these again.
Grace Grits and Gardening
P.S. These will keep for several days, but store in the refrigerator…
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
― Orhan Pamuk