Peanut Butter Dog Treats + Video
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Peanut Butter Dog Treats are easy to make with a few REAL food ingredients. You and your furry baby will both love this doggy treats recipe!
Because it’s not necessary to chill the dough first, your sweet pup can be munching on some peanut butter dog biscuits in under an hour!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
With changing information and seemingly constant recalls, it can be hard to know how to keep your pup healthy and safe.
Eliminate the worry by making these cute little peanut butter cookies for dogs in your own kitchen with fresh ingredients!
If you don’t want to make a separate batch of doggy treats, these simple gluten free vegan cookies are safe for both of you!
Or, try my Blueberry Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles for a refreshing summertime snack.
Have an upcoming celebration? Here’s a grain-free birthday cake recipe that’s perfect if your canine has a sensitive stomach.
It’s safe for humans too, so everyone can have a slice.
Be sure to watch the video for helpful tips on making homemade peanut butter dog biscuits! Look for it in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Peanut Butter Treats Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Oats – Either rolled oats or quick minute oats will work just fine.
The texture may be a little different between the two, but you’ll really only notice that when pulling them from the oven.
It’s not significant enough once the peanut butter dog treats have cooled.
- Flour – Wheat flour can be used in place of unbleached all-purpose flour if needed, but the puppy seemed to prefer the ones made with all-purpose flour.
How to Make Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
If you’ve ever rolled and cut-out sugar cookies, the process for making doggy treats is almost identical.
- Mix and roll the cookie dough.
Add the ingredients to your stand mixer in the order listed in the recipe card below. Then, roll the dough out onto a floured surface.
- Cut and place on a baking sheet.
Using a cutter of your choice (I love the bone shaped cookie cutter!), cut out the peanut butter dog treats.
Then, arrange them in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
TIP: Be sure to space the peanut butter cookies for dogs out on the pan a little, because you’ll need to flip them over halfway through the baking time.
- Bake, cool, and watch your pup go crazy with anticipation!
While it’s perfectly fine to let the peanut butter dog biscuits cool on the baking sheet, feel free to transfer them to a wire cooling rack to save some counter space.
Peanut Butter Dog Treats FAQ
If you’ve got multiple canine companions, you can absolutely make a larger batch as long as there’s enough room in your mixer. For more than double, it would be best to make two separate doughs and just roll them out at the same time.
However, if you’re only feeding one pup, I suggest making a single batch of peanut butter dog biscuits at a time. Because this recipe doesn’t call for any added preservatives, the dog treats won’t keep fresh for more than a couple of weeks at room temperature.
Not at all! Your peanut butter treats will be perfectly safe at room temperature in a sealed container. However, I do recommend keeping them in a cool location during the warmer months, just to prolong their shelf life.
Yes, this is a freezer friendly recipe! To extend the shelf life even longer, just pop the dog treats into a zip top storage bag and freeze for up to 4 months.
Absolutely. If your pup prefers super crunchy biscuits, just add a couple of minutes to the baking time. Don’t leave them in there too long though, or they are likely to burn and/or become too dry.
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Peanut Butter Dog Treats + Video
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter, I like using a all-natural one
- 1 large egg
- 2/3 cup shredded carrot, 1 large carrot
- 1/3 cup quick oats
- 2 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- In a stand-up mixer, mix egg and peanut butter until combined
- Add shredded carrots and oats and mix until combined
- Add the flour, and baking powder alternating with milk. Mix until all combine, and you have a ball is forming. The dough will be thick and slightly sticky.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly flour surface and roll the dough into a 1/4 inch thick disc.
- Cut dough to desire pieces, cookie cutter or a simple circle works.
- Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
- Turn all pieces over and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- Cool completely
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published May 2021. Updated with video and republished Nov. 2023
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Can these be made with 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose or do the amounts need to be adjusted?
Could I use sweet potato instead of carrots?
That sounds good Unknown, please let us know if you try it!
Can chicken broth be subbed for the milk?
What about making them in an air fryer??
Wondering why carrots?
Nutrition! Just like *hiding* carrots etc. in meatloaf or tomato sauce, etc. to get more vegetables into kids!
The added fiber also adds structure to the biscuit, and tastes good too!
We have given our dog carrots as their main treats since they were all puppies. They know when I say carrot, they'll run to the refrigerator and put their noses to "their" drawer.
Since it is a hot day, I decied to try these in my pro airfryer i preheated it and did 325 degrees for 7 min checked, rotated all three racks, did for 7 min more. Both our dogs approved
That is great! Thanks for letting us know!
What is the shelf life? Do they freeze to keep well?
There are nor preservatives so we suggest putting them in an airtight container. We have not frozen them so if you try it please let us know.
My dog says this is a 5 star recipe! He LOVED these cookies as did all the neighbor dogs!
Thanks Jean! We are so happy they all enjoyed them!
I've made these a number of times with varying ingredients. I've never had a failure! I sometimes use pumpkin instead of carrots and I usually use applesauce instead of milk. After you've made them a few times, you learn the right consistency. My dogs get really upset when they run out of Gma treats!
How much apple sauce did you use ? My pup can’t have milk either. Thanks!!! Pumpkin sounds good too!
Might be a silly question but can you freeze these and defrost later on?
Our 4 would love these PB dog Treats. Need a big cookie cutter for the 125 lob Great Dane/German Shepherd mix.
I made a double batch yesterday for my dog, my granddaughter’s dog, and my daughter’s two dogs. This is a perfect, delicious, and easy healthy recipe to make. My dog loves them!!! ❤️ I’m giving my granddaughter and daughter their bones today. Thank you so much!!!
That’s awesome to hear, Diane! Thank you so much for your feedback and rating of the recipe. 🙂
TSRI Team member,
Make sure the peanut butter doesn’t have Xylitol. It is toxic to dogs.
Very helpful to know, Ellie. Thank you!
TSRI Team member,
Do you know what brand doesn’t have xylitol?
Hi Kelly, not sure if your question was already answered, if it hasn’t, this is what our vet recommended : Kraft regular smooth and creamy peanut butter as safe to give or use for dog treats.
Peanut butter with out xylitol- jiffy and Peter Pan do not have xylitol in them!
I use the all natural(no stir) jiffy peanut butter. Just peanuts is in it. Definitely read ingredients on everything you feed to your dog for premade because Xylitol is becoming more popular these days. How much applesauce do you use? I make most treats with applesauce, pumpkin, banana, sweet potatoes. We also do apples, banana, sweet potato, chicken and other fruits to dehydrate. Healthy for everyone but all natural. Our four labs love dehydrated fruits and veggies. Doggie ice cream is great to it’s just yogurt, peanut butter and banana. Also try banana and egg pancakes. My family likes them to
Thanks Donna for another great recipe! This recipe is so easy to follow and make. Both my beagle and mini doxie love. I wipe them up almost every weekend and they sit patiently waiting for them to cool down! I usually store them in a plastic container and keep them in the refrigerator. I love that there are no artificial ingredients. Keep the recipes coming! Thanks
Donna from Toms River, NJ
Yay, Donna! Your pups are lucky to have such a great mom taking care of them. 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful review and for rating the recipe.
TSRI Team member,
I would love to make these for my grand dogs – are they crunchy or soft? I made homemade treats before and they were more soft and the dogs did not approve!
Hello, can I substitute the egg for another ingredient. My dog is allergic to eggs. thanks
Where’s the video link? I want to make sure the carrots are actually shredded and not grated instead.
Do you know if a dog biscuit maker can be used for this recipe instead of rolling out and baking
I have a dog bone treat pan that has the bones can I use this recipe in this
Can these be made with unsalted peanut butter? Or will it affect the baking?
Can I use unsalted peanut butter or will it affect the baking?
I used soy milk because that’s what we use and they turned out fine too. I really like the applesauce idea. i will be trying that next time.
Thanks Michelle for posting the soy milk substitution. That’s all I drink to.
Can a Maltese have these?
Wow sounds great and appreciate all the added suggestion/ advice <3
My daughter made these and shared with us for our Chloe. She loved them. Good to know you can substitute carrots for pumpkin and applesauce for the milk. I am going to make these for Chloe and then share with my daughter. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
We are happy to hear that! They are super easy and the pups all love them. Have a great day!
TSRI Team Member,
This is my go to recipe! My dogs love them! The dough is easy to work with. I have 3 dogs and our one boy needs to watch his calories so I put a couple of knife scores on the biscuits before they go in the oven. This way I can easily break one dog treat into 3 pieces. Less calories for my pooches and they are happy. I’ve made a variation by cutting the peanut butter in half and add a steamed, mashed sweet potato. The dogs love those too and the dough works up just as good. I may do the same with pureed pumpkin the next time. Thanks so much for sharing this healthy dog treat recipe:-)