Super easy, homemade drop-style Peanut Butter Dog Treats that your four-legged friends will love!
I do all this baking for us humans around here, I figured it was time I did some baking for the pups. So, I created this super easy to make, yet Allie approved classic recipe: Peanut Butter Dog Treats.
In our dog Bill’s last few weeks, I started baking for him a bit; doing it almost for myself. So I could feel better about knowing I was doing everything possible to make his last time as good as could be.
While baking for him, I realized how essential and simple canine baking is. Without needing to worry about sugar, butter, creaming methods, and the like, it’s more just about combining the right ratios of ingredients while having fun choosing & combining different dog-friendly flavors.
After Bill passed, I found myself still wanting to bake. I realized, why not bake for Allie while she’s still healthy and young? And this time I wanted to make an easy dog cookie recipe that didn’t involve rolling dough, cookie cutters, and the like.
I wanted to make some quick and healthy dog cookies: ones that contained all human-grade and dog-friendly ingredients.
Thankfully, I was on an applesauce kick myself, so I combined it with some peanut butter, an egg, flour, and bacon. After a quick mix together, I dropped the dough by small teaspoons-full scoops onto a baking sheet and threw it into the oven for a quick 7-8 minute bake.
What resulted: a treat that Allie not only loves but one that has weakened the training strength of the other treats we give her. I guess we win some and we lose some, eh?
These Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats Are…
- Easy to make
- Made with simple ingredients
- Easy to freeze
- A doggo favorite
- Human-grade dog cookies
If you want to do something good for Fido that he will love, whip up these peanut butter dog biscuits. Allie promises you that they are two paws up!
What peanut butter is safe to give to your dogs?
Any peanut butter that doesn’t have xylitol in it should be good for your dog. So, natural brands or mainline peanut butter (like Jif of Spiffy) are just fine for our four-legged friends. Just read any of the labels of peanut butter brands that are modified for health to make sure they don’t contain the sugar alcohol.
How long do homemade peanut butter dog treats last?
If made with bacon, these homemade peanut butter dog treats last about 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge but can last up to 2 months in an airtight container in the freezer.
If made without bacon, these peanut butter treats can last 8-10 days in an airtight container in the fridge and up to 2 months in an airtight container in the freezer.
Can you use regular flour for dog treats?
Yes, you can use regular flour for dog treats. I used whole wheat flour because of its health benefits and because I have it most readily available in my kitchen. White all-purpose flour will substitute just fine, however.
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Easy peanut butter homemade dog treats that are ready in less than 15 minutes.
Make them with bacon if your pooch rolls like that. If you don't have fresh bacon, feel free to sub with bacon bits. If you don't have applesauce, feel free to sub in plain yogurt or canned pumpkin.
- 1/4 cup peanut butter, preferably unsalted
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 pieces of cooked bacon, sliced into 1/4 inch bits (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Like a large baking sheet with parchment paper sprayed with non-stick baking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, soften the peanut butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds on 30-40% power.
- Add in the egg and applesauce and whisk with a fork until all the ingredients are evenly distributed into each other.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the peanut butter mixture and fold in until the flour is fully incorporated. It will be stiff.
- Fold in the bacon pieces, if using.
- Scoop the dough onto the baking sheet, about 1.5-2 teaspoons for each cookie, leaving at least 1.5 inches between each scoop.
- Bake for 7.5-8 minutes, or until the cookies have just started to turn golden around the edges.
- Move the cookie tray to a cooling rack. Let cool enough for Fido to enjoy and then serve!
1. If using bacon, these cookies store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
2. If not using bacon, they store in the refrigerator for up to 8 days in an airtight container.
3. The cookies also can be frozen for up to 2 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
Amount Per Serving Calories 40Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 61mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 2g
Now that you’ve baked for Fido, bake for yourself! Check out these other fun baking and snack recipes!
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