If you haven’t made treats for your dog because you are intimidated by the whole process (like knowing what ingredients are safe or not safe to feed your dog), or you don’t fancy yourself much of a baker, this simple recipe is perfect for your first attempt.
If you are an “old pro” at baking dog treats, or just baking in general, this recipe gives you lots of room to add and substitute ingredients to make fancy treats your dog will beg for!
This lovely recipe was provided by Bee from RasaMalaysia.com, one of the top food blogs on the web. Bee (whose favorite breed of dog is the Pomeranian) specializes in quick and easy meals that take less than 30 minutes to make and are perfect for the entire family. You can find all sorts of recipes on her site: weeknight dinners, Asian cooking, baking, sweet desserts and so much more. Follow Bee on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. (Recipe adapted from Cupcake Project.)
Homemade Peanut Butter Oat Dog Treats
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (make sure it does NOT contain artificial sweeteners such as xylitol)
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a blender, blend the milk and peanut butter. Add in the egg, blend well.
- Mix the flour and oatmeal in a bowl. Slowly add in the milk and peanut butter mixture to make the dough. Knead for a few minutes.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured, flat surface, about 1/4″ thick. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
- Transfer the dog treats onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes or until the surface is lightly browned.
Editor’s note: milk can be hard on sensitive tummies, so if your dog is sensitive, try substituting milk for water or even a broth like chicken or beef. Same with the flour – you can substitute plain flour for gluten-free chickpea, rice, Amaranth, etc. As always, if you’re unsure, double-check with your vet.