If you're looking for a fun way to spoil your fur baby, try these homemade peanut butter dog treats recipes! They're cheaper than store bought, healthy, and easy to make.
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Our dogs love peanut butter!
If your dogs do too, I found some great recipes for homemade peanut butter dog treats your fur babies will go crazy for.
I love making dog biscuits, cookies, and other treats for our two Shar-peis, Archie and Smoochie.
Smoochie is a fussy eater, but she’s never said no to any of the homemade peanut butter dog treats I’ve made. Archie just loves to eat so we have to watch how many treats we give him.
There is one downside to making your own dog treats, but it’s not a huge deal: they don’t contain preservatives. That could be a good thing if your dog has a sensitive tummy or you just don’t want to give your dog anything that isn’t all natural. But that means they won’t last as long as Milk Bones or other store bought products.
Store your homemade treats in an air tight container in your fridge. They should last six to eight weeks.
These recipes also freeze well if you need them to last longer. If you freeze your treats, just leave them out on the counter for a few minutes to defrost.
Always check for signs of spoilage before you give them to your pups no matter how you store them. Your dogs will want to gobble these treats up quickly so it shouldn’t be a problem.
These recipes are easy to make using peanut butter and other common ingredients like apples, sweet potatoes, and bananas. There are all kinds of recipes on the list: no bake, gluten free, and one with Cheerios. I even found a few frozen peanut butter dog treat recipes for those hot summer months.
All of the recipes on my list are easy and fun to make. They also work out to be much cheaper than store bought dog treats, especially if you opt for the organic treats. If your’re looking for a healthy way to reward your dog and your dog loves peanut butter, you really can’t go wrong with any of these recipes.
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Just four ingredients is all it takes to make these fantastic treats. Sweetened with applesauce instead of sugar. Use your favorite cookie cutters to make cute little shapes. Makes about a dozen large treats, more if you cut them smaller.
Coconut oil has all sorts of health benefits for dogs including improving skin and coat, improving digestion, and reducing dog odor. Unfortunately, I can only get one of my two dogs to eat anything coconut flavored. If your dog likes it give these a try. Made without flour so they’re grain free and you don’t even have to bake them!
Made with oat flour so they’re gluten free if your doggy is sensitive to wheat. Also contains plenty of pumpkin which can help with digestive issues and weight control as pumpkin is high in fiber and low in calories. Make sure you use pure pumpkin puree and not the pie filling as the filling contains sweeteners and other spices.
When it comes to my dogs, natural peanut butter is their favorite treat, but sweet potato comes in a close second. Combine the two and I have a treat that my dogs will do anything for. Making these is a little more involved than some of the recipes on this list, but it’s nothing you can’t handle.
I used to love peanut butter and banana sandwiches when I was a kid. The smell while these bake takes me back. I’ve been a little tempted to try one, but so far I’ve resisted. My dogs, however, are not able to resist these.
Yep, Cheerios. Jerry used to love Honey Nut Cheerios so we always had them in the house. I saw this recipe and thought, why not? I’ve only tried this recipe once and they were a hit. I haven’t made them since Jerry started dabbling in low carb diets and we stopped buying his beloved cereal.
In addition to natural creamy peanut butter, this recipe uses healthy, high quality ingredients including flax seeds, grated apple, and whole wheat flour. I was a little surprised that my picky eater liked these as I thought they were almost too clean for her tastes, but she enjoyed them.
I’ve seen some commercial dog foods with blueberries among the ingredients, but I never thought to try feeding them to our dogs until I came across this recipe. It uses frozen blueberries so you can make these any time whether blueberries are in season or not.
The primary ingredient in these is pumpkin with a bit of peanut butter added for flavor. Again, make sure you use pure pumpkin puree and not the pie filling with all the added stuff. If your dogs love pumpkin, this one is a winner!
My dogs love sweet treats just as much as Jerry and I do. These are sweetened with honey and smell awesome while they’re baking. With these, you don’t need to roll out the dough. Two spoons or a melon baller are the only tools you need to make these drop cookies.
If you really want to spoil your dog with a gourmet treat, these doggy donuts are the ticket. A bit more elaborate than most of the other recipes on this page as you need to make a carob icing for that special touch.
Feeding grain free or gluten free diets has become a popular choice for dogs that have food allergies and dog owners who believe feeding grain products to dogs is unnatural. Most dogs like and do well on these diets so even if you’re not feeding grain free, these treats should go over very well with your pooch.
Peanut butter and bacon! While I wouldn’t want to try this combo myself, it’s perfect for dogs since it marries two things they love. Add a bit of chopped bacon to anything and my dogs will wolf it down. These treats are no exception!
If you’ve ever bought the expensive doggie ice cream or other frozen treats they sell at supermarkets and pet stores, do your self a favor and try making your own. You’ll know exactly what’s in them and you’ll save money. This recipe requires just two ingredients and an ice tray or silicon mold.
If you can make a smoothie, you can make these. Greek yogurt, peanut butter, bananas, fresh or frozen berries, and milk go into a blender or food processor. I happen to have these ingredients in my house almost all the time so these were no trouble to whip up and went over well.
Four ingredients you blend together and pop into your freezer for a few hours. This yummy frozen treat will cool your dogs down on those too hot days. The yogurt provides probiotics and lots of calcium for your babies.