The Blueberry peanut butter dog treats recipe is a classic dog treat recipe that is healthy, easy to make, and tastes delicious.
This recipe calls for flour, peanut butter, oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and blueberry preserves. To make the dough easier to work with you can add a small amount of water.
If you want to keep these treats from being too similar in flavor then you can try using bananas instead of blueberries.
Blueberry peanut butter dog treats recipe
This recipe is for small to medium size dogs. I made these treats for my dog, a Doberman, but you can use the ingredients in this recipe to make the same great treats for other breeds of dogs too.
However, because of his size, I have to use a small amount of peanut butter. Your dog may need more or less peanut butter depending on its size.
You can use any type of blueberry preserves/jam that you like. If you’re watching your dog’s weight then try using chunky strawberry jam instead.
How can prepare a Blueberry peanut butter dog treats recipe
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup oatmeal (quick cooking)
- 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder (preferably aluminum free)
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- Mixing bowl
- Mixing spoon
- Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Food processor (optional)
- Small saucepan
- Medium ice cream scoop
- Plastic baggies or small plastic wrap bags (to line the baking sheet)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Add all the dry ingredients to your food processor or a large mixing bowl.
Step 3: Add in the egg and peanut butter and mix well.
Step 4: Scoop the dough into small balls with a medium ice cream scoop or spoon.
Step 5: Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press each ball into a flat cookie shape about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Step 6: Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
Step 7: Cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes and then press each cookie into the plastic bag for storage.
Nutrition value of Blueberry peanut butter dog treats recipe
- Calorie: 29 Kcal
- Total Fat: 2 g
- Cholesterol: 10 mg
- Sodium: 11 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 4 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
- Sugars: 2.6 g
- Protein: 1.7 g
- Calories from fat: 28
Benefits of eating Blueberry peanut butter dog treat recipe
1. Helps keep your dog’s weight under control.
2. Helps your dog get used to flatulence and gas.
3. Helps build a strong immune system in dogs.
4. Great source of fiber for your dog.
5. Low in fat and calories, so is good for active puppies and adults too!
6. Good source of protein and copper for their bones, teeth, and joints!
7. It can help keep them healthy with its antioxidants like vitamin A (carotenoids).
8. It can encourage your dog’s good behavior, so be a great addition to training treats!
9. Helps to prevent dental diseases.
10. It helps to keep your dog’s nails and teeth in good shape with its calcium, protein, and phosphorus content, while also protecting them against allergies and infections with its antioxidants.
11. Healthy fats found in peanut butter are known to help brain development in puppies as well as adult dogs!
12. Peanut butter is a great source of energy because it is high in fat, so you can use it in place of plain old human whipped cream on your dog’s favorite treats!
Disadvantages of eating Blueberry peanut butter dog treat recipe
1. Considered a high-calorie and fatty food.
2. The fat content is higher than that of its healthier counterparts, such as vegetables, meats, eggs, and low-fat vegetables like peas, beans, and potatoes!
3. Considered an unhealthy snack by many doctors!
4. Can cause digestive problems in puppies (constipation) or adult dogs (upset stomach).
5. Can cause vitamin E deficiency.
6. Can cause copper deficiency.
7. Can cause diarrhea in puppies and can be potentially fatal to small dogs (which are prone to dehydration).
8. It can be high in sodium and is known to trigger an unhealthy increase in the body’s water retention (edema).
How Can Make More Delicious?
1. Use applesauce, mashed bananas, or eggs instead of eggs. You can even add some chunks of bananas, apples, or berries to the dough!
2. Add some chopped chicken, ham, or any other meat to the dough.
3. Add some cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg to the dough. Or try adding 3 tablespoons of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon each of egg, oatmeal, and applesauce along with 1 tablespoon each of baking powder and all-purpose flour.
How can Store Blueberry peanut butter dog treats recipe
1. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. They can last for up to a year, but if left at room temperature for too long the texture may become a bit tougher.
2. You can freeze any extras and thaw them out for later use!
3. You can store these treats in the freezer in an airtight container (they will last up to 2 months).
If your dog is having a tough time losing weight, then look no further than the Blueberry peanut butter dog treats recipe to help you out!
They can be a great addition to your super-healthy diet since they are packed with healthy fats and vitamins for your canine companion.
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