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Peanut Butter Dog Treats

With only 4 ingredients you can make tasty little treats for your furry friend! Dogs love these Peanut Butter Dog Treats! They are vegan, glutenfree and quick & easy to make! 

Peanut Butter Dog Treat

Meet Miso

In February 2018, my boyfriend and I finally adopted a dog! We have been wanting to get a dog for so long, but when I found him through an animal rescue site, I knew he‘s the one. And we didn’t hesitate.

We named him Miso! He was five months old when we got him and he’s the cutest dog ever. He was terribly frightened at the beginning, but only after a couple of hours with him, he was ready for play and belly rubs. He LOVES food and sleeps and he rather stays in than to go outside – I couldn’t have found a better friend! :D

Miso Dog

Miso at 7 months old

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

I love making homemade treats for Miso. And he loves them as well. I’ve made so many batches of these Peanut Butter Dog Treats already! We’re using them as treats for training and in difficult situations where he doesn’t feel too comfortable (e.g. when we are using the public transport or the vet). These are his super special treats! If he only knew how easy they are to make :)

These Peanut Butter Dog Treats are made with only 4 ingredients:

  • oat flour
  • cinnamon powder
  • peanut butter
  • water

They are vegan and gluten-free. It takes about 30 minutes to make them from start to finish.

I’m no expert in dog nutrition, so I googled all the ingredients to make sure the treats are safe for dogs.

Oat flour: Oat flour is often used in dog treats. It’s also a great alternative if your dog is sensitive to gluten. You can buy oat flour or make your own by pulsing rolled oats in a blender until it’s a fine flour. I always make my own oat flour because rolled oats are much cheaper than oat flour.

Cinnamon powder: Cinnamon powder is not only safe for dogs, but it also helps with bad breath, contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can help counteract the effects of diabetes. Of course, spices should be used only in small quantities. Thanks to a pinch of cinnamon powder, these cookies smell amazing for dogs (and dog owners!).

Peanut Butter: I think it’s a proven fact that all dogs love peanut butter. Peanut Butter makes these cookies irresistible for our furry friends. It’s best to use peanut butter made from 100% peanuts – no additives, sugar or other ingredients. Definitely, make sure there’s no birch sugar/xylitol sweetener in the peanut butter as it is toxic to dogs.

Water: Water and peanut butter hold the dry ingredients together. You might have to use a bit more or less water to get a smooth non-sticky dough.

Peanut Butter Dog Treat - cutting out the cookies

I bought a couple of smaller cookie cutters (for a previous recipe but I never ended up using them for that) and they are the perfect size for these dog treats!

This recipe makes a whole baking tray of cookies (about 90 cookies!). Of course, if you use a larger cookie cutter, you’ll have fewer cookies.

If you want to skip the cookie-cutting process, you can use a pizza cutter to cut them into crackers. The good thing is, that you can make smaller cracker sizes for puppies and small dogs, or larger ones if you have a larger dog. And of course, this is much faster than cutting out the dog cookies.

Peanut Butter Dog Treat on a baking tray after baking

Peanut Butter Dog Treat

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

With only 4 ingredients you can make tasty little treats for your furry friend! Dogs love these Peanut Butter Dog Treats! They are vegan and glutenfree. 
4.84 from 12 votes
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Course: Dog Treats
Cuisine: Vegan
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 90 cookies
Author: Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour *
  • 1 pinch cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter (make sure it's peanut butter with no additives or sugar)
  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 360°F/180°C. 
  • Combine the oat flour and cinnamon powder. Add in the peanut butter and water. Stir to combine and knead the ingredients into a dough with your hands until it sticks together. If it's too crumbly, add more water. If it's too sticky, add more flour.
  • On a lightly floured parchment paper, roll out the dough. Cut out the individual cookies with a cookie cutter (or use a pizza wheel to make them cracker-sized if you don't have any cookie cutters). 
  • Bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes. They should be baked all the way through and crispy. Let them cool off before feeding them to your dog!

Notes

* You can easily make your own oat flour! Add rolled oats in a blender and pulse until fine!
Storage: You can store these in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a week or even longer! But let them cool off completely before packing them away.

Estimated Nutrition Info

Calories: 6kcal | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 6mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Catherine Langston

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Made first batch today for my two rescue dogs - they love them! Baked slightly longer than the recipe to make them crisper. Have shared link to this recipe with friends for their doggy baking adventures!

Bianca

Tuesday 18th of August 2020

awww! this makes me so happy <3!

Tina Slaughter

Monday 27th of January 2020

Super excited to try this recipe thank you so much for being kind enough to share

Rhiannon Lynn

Thursday 26th of December 2019

These look lovely. We had our pair of Labradors on Burns kibble for ages, then the older one (who is as sweet and gentle and loving a dog as ever one could want) started to get ill, so after some research and advice from a friend, we switched her over to raw food. It's messy -- raw meat in a separate fridge fro them -- and pricey, but she's healthier than ever, despite old age, poor eyesight and arthritic joints. I'd love to see how she'd do on high-quality veggie/vegan dog food, but my mother would probably say that that isn't right for dogs...although they only have meat once a day, most of the time; the rest is all raw vegetables, sometimes freeze-dried nuggets from Nature's Menu. They'd certainly eat the vegan/veggie food, though -- Labradors will eat anything! Your little Miso is so cute! He looks like my cousin's pale-blonde Labradoodle, only cuter.

Kathryn Gannon

Monday 11th of November 2019

I love these it's a pity really as my dog never gets to eat any.

Natalie

Friday 21st of June 2019

I love when people try to pretend they got their purebred puppies from a rescue 😂

Judy

Friday 18th of October 2019

I've rescued 5 purebred German Shepherds. Why so judgy?

Bianca

Friday 21st of June 2019

If you think Miso is purebred, I have to disappoint you. He's 1/4 Maltese, 1/4 Spaniel and the rest is a big fat question mark.