Peanut Butter Dog Treats are easy to make with a few REAL food ingredients. You and your furry baby will both love this dog biscuit recipe!
And because it’s not necessary to chill the dough first, your sweet pup can be munching on a homemade dog treat in under an hour!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
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Be sure to watch the video for helpful tips on making homemade dog treats! Look for it in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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 Homemade Dog Treats
If you’ve ever rolled and cut-out sugar cookies, the process for making dog 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 dog biscuits out on the pan a little, because you’ll need to flip them over half way 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.
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Peanut Butter Dog Treats FAQ
Can I double this dog biscuit recipe?
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 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..
Do peanut butter dog treats need to be refrigerated?
Not at all! Your homemade dog biscuits will be perfectly safe at room temperature in a sealed container. I do, however, recommend keeping them in a cool location during the warmer months, just to prolong their shelf life.
Can I freeze homemade dog biscuits?
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.
Can I make them crispier?
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.
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours.
Other Homemade Dog Treats
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. 2021.
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