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Pooches Go ‘Nutty’ for this All-Natural Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

In pursuit of creating a healthier lifestyle for our canine friends, this recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Treats stands as an exemplar of a nutritious, dog-friendly diet. What distinguishes this recipe the most is its focus on an all-natural diet, utilizing wholesome ingredients such as peanut butter powder, ripe bananas, and vegetable oil. This approach not only shuns unnatural additives that are often found in commercial dog treats but also ensures an enriching diet for pups of all ages, enhancing their overall health and well-being.

For most dog parents, ensuring that their beloved pet’s treats are not only delicious but also packed with nutritional benefits is a top priority. This recipe makes a strong case for homemade treats, providing a nutrient-dense treat that your dog will surely love. At-home and dog bakery preparation of dog treats enables you to control what goes into your pet’s snacks, advocating for better health and reducing common problems such as allergies and dietary intolerances.

This peanut butter dog treat recipe calls for peanut butter powder. But you can use natural unsweetened peanut butter in its place.

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What you need:

  • 1 package dog-friendly biscuit mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or coconut for an even healthier option)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter powder
  • 1/4 cup mashed ripe banana
  • Waxed paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Dog bone cookie cutters
  • For small dogs, use the mini dog cookie cutters

These peanut butter dog treats made by LazyBones Pet Treats are made with peanut butter and bananas, and then decorated with Fido’s Frosting brand Royal Icing for Dogs, which gives them a shiny finish. This dog treat icing recipe dries hard and will not melt.

Directions:

  • Pre-heat over to 350 degrees
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the package of dog biscuit mix with water, oil, peanut butter powder, and mashed banana. Mix well to form a dough.
  • If the mix is too dry for rolling, add a little more water.
  • Cover the work area with waxed paper that has been lightly moistened with water underneath to keep it from slipping.
  • Lightly flour the waxed paper.
  • Spoon dough out into a ball on the lightly floured surface.
  • Lightly flour the rolling pin and roll the dough ball into a flat rectangle 1/2 inch thick.
  • Take lightly floured dog cookie cutters and press them into the dough to make decorative shapes.
  • Place dough cut-outs on a pre-greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven heat and leave the tray inside for 60 minutes more.
  • When the dog biscuits are completely cooled, decorate them with dog treat icing as in the image above for a festive finish.
  • Allow treats to dry overnight.

You can use any of these dog treat cookie cutters to create fun shapes for your peanut butter dog treats:

This pan can be washed in the dishwasher and does not require pre-greasing with the biscuit mix.


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2 responses to “Pooches Go ‘Nutty’ for this All-Natural Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe”

  1. What specifically is a dog friendly biscuit mix? As someone who rarely uses mixes for human baking, I’d prefer to make everything from scratch for my dog.

    • Great Question – unfortunately there are some companies that have simply taken a human cake or cookie mix and rather than revising the recipe simply changing the photo to make it for dogs and charging a premium. This leads to issues with higher sugar content and potential ingredients that may not be dog-safe especially if a mix is designed for humans seeking low-sugar or zero sugar treats and then sharing them with their pets accidentally giving them a treat with dog toxins. We at K9Cakery have developed specfic mixes that remove a lot of that guess work and blend premium ingredients that serve a large population of dogs. For instance our Fall Treat Mix is gluten free, preservative free, and a healthy option for newer dog-treat makers as they start their journey of joy in making their own treats to seasoned bakers and treat makers looking for mixes to meet their dogs or customer’s dogs dietary demands and reduce time by having a mix ready-to-go.

      Best,

      Chef Fido

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