The Best Recipe for Homemade Dog Treats
Show your dog some love! If you’re a dog owner, you know how much your furry friend loves treats. Store-bought treats can be expensive and often contain unnecessary additives, so why not try making your homemade dog treats? Here’s a simple recipe that your dog is sure to love:
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ cups hot water
- dog bone shaped cookie cutter
- plastic wrap
- parchment paper
- baking sheet
- two mixing bowls
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix the peanut butter, hot water, and eggs in a separate bowl until smooth.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. It should have the same consistency as cookie dough.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of about ¼ inch. It helps to form the dough into a ball, and then place on a square of plastic wrap. Smooth out the dough with your hands into the shape of a square. Cover with another sheet of plastic wrap, and roll with a rolling pin until the dough is 1/4 thick. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap.
- Use a dog bone shaped cookie cutter to cut out bone shapes from the dough.
- Place the cut-out dough on the prepared baking sheet with a spatula and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let the treats cool completely on the baking sheet before serving them to your dog.
These homemade dog treats can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. You can also freeze the treats for more extended storage.
This recipe can be easily modified by adding ingredients like grated carrots, cooked sweet potatoes, or chopped apples for flavor and nutrition. Just be sure to avoid any ingredients that are toxic to dogs, such as chocolate, onions, or garlic.
Your furry friend will love these homemade treats; you can feel good about giving them something healthy and made with love.
*** Important. Make sure you use peanut butter with no harmful additives. You can read about healthy brands for dogs here.