Try this easy peanut butter dog treat recipe to get your dog's undivided attention on training days. Or on any day for that matter! With just five ingredients it quick, easy, inexpensive and what's better than homemade dog treats.
We like to call these peanut butter nibbles because of their small size and suitability for training. The peanut flavor will motivate them and the mini size will keep your doggy's waistline from getting out of control!
So here we go...
If your dog is allergic to any of the ingredients, feel free to make substitutions. For example, unsweetened applesauce (1/4 cup) can be used instead of an egg and select any oil you prefer. We like high Oleic Safflower oil.
Nutrition Facts Per 4 g serving
Calories: 16 cal | Carbohydrates: 1.6 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 0.9 g | Saturated Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 4 mg | Sodium: 6 mg | Potassium: 14 mg | Fiber: 0.2 g | Sugar: 0.11 g | Vitamin A: 4 IU | Calcium: 1 mg | Iron: 0.1 mg
Here are a few FYI notes about the peanut butter dog treat recipe:
Peanut butter: Make sure it does not contain Xylitol which is an artificial sweetener than can be fatal to dogs. Stick with totally unsweetened peanut butter for dog treat recipes.
If you'd like to make these grain free, try the recipe with organic oat flour or even brown rice flour. The rice flour will give them an even nuttier flavor.
While the recipe instructions are for small treats, I often make some of them a larger size for a general "good boy" treat and adjust the baking time for these accordingly. You can't really over-bake if you just watch them until they look golden and you can even leave them in the turned-off warm oven as it cools if you want them to be crunchier.
Also, you may want to bake just half of the dough and freeze the rest. I often do this with a variety of "human" cookie dough recipes, then bake off a few at a time of the ones we fancy on any given day just to keep things interesting.
You could do the same with your dog treats and rotate them to surprise Fido with an unexpected change of flavor such as Bacon!