Staying in this weekend? How about whipping up some delicious peanut butter dog treats for your pooch!
Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
- Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.
Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup nonfat milk
1 large egg or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups whole wheat flour (spoon & leveled)
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup oats
2–3 strips cooked bacon, chopped
- Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, milk, and egg together with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Add the flour and baking powder. You may need to turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and use your hands to work in the flour. Mix in the oats and bacon. The dough is extremely thick and heavy.
- Using a floured rolling pin, cut into shapes using cookie cutters or a knife. Arrange on the baking sheets. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven, and flip the treats to bake the other side for 10-12 more minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup. Cover and store leftovers at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
1 cup oats
3 tbsp peanut butter, natural
1 banana, mashed
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine.
- Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes so that the oats can soak up some of the moisture.
- Drop by tablespoon sized scoops onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, a baking liner, or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Press them down with a spoon or a fork to flatten a little.
- Bake at 350°F for 12 - 15 minutes. Cookies will be done when the oats are slightly browned and the cookies are slightly firm, but also spongey, like the top of a cupcake.