Homemade Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats

Ingredients:

1 c. natural creamy peanut butter

3/4 c. nonfat milk

1 large egg (of 1/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce)

2 c. whole wheat flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/3 c. oats (either whole-rolled or quick oats are fine)

2-3 strips bacon, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, milk, and egg together with a large spoon or spatula. Switch to a whisk to make sure no lumps. Add the flour and baking powder. Turn dough out the counter and use your hands to work in the flour. Mix in the oats and chopped bacon. The dough is extremely thick and heavy.

Using a rolling-pin, roll the dough out into 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters or a knife. Arrange on the baking sheets. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven, and flip the treats to bake the other side for 10-12 more minutes.

Allow to cool completely before serving to your canine friend. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Treats freeze well, up to 2 months.

* Unbleached all-purpose flour is safe for dogs, but whole wheat is more highly recommended for its added health benefits. Gluten-free flour or brown rice flour can be used.

Apple Carrot Dog Treats

Ingredients:

1 c. whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or gluten-free flour

1 c. grated carrots

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1/2 c. unsweetened apple sauce (I used home canned apple sauce, no sugars added)

Directions:

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

Mix ingredients together until dough forms. Roll dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press dough down slightly so the biscuits are about 1/4 inch thick. Bake until golden brown and let cool on a wire rack.

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Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

1 c. canned sweet potato (you can sub fresh if you want)

1-3/4 c whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or gluten-free flour

1 egg (beaten)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Stir ingredients together in a large bowl until dough forms. Roll dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press dough down slightly so the biscuits are about 1/4 inch thick. Bake until golden brown and let cool on a wire rack.

 

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients:

1  15 oz can pumpkin purée

2 eggs

1/2 c. oats (optional if your dog is on a grain free diet, sub an extra 1/4 c. grain free flour)

3 c. whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or gluten-free flour

3 Tablespoons of all natural peanut butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In small bowl, stir together the flour, oats

In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter until mixed. Stir wet ingredients into dry.

Pour on a floured surface and roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out using cookie cutter. The dough will be a little sticky, a dusting of flour for your hands and the rolling-pin will help! Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.

Place on cooling racks and let cool thoroughly. They will harden as they cool.

NOTES:

Do not use a pumpkin spice blend or anything that could contain nutmeg. It is toxic to dogs and even in small amounts can make them sick.