The oatmeal peanut butter dog treat recipe is easy to make and a healthy snack for the dog. These homemade treats are made with a handful of ingredients, most of which you can find in your pantry.
The recipe is pretty simple and it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. I used rolled oats and honey, but if you want to make these treats healthier you can use whole wheat flour and raw honey.
You can replace peanut butter with any other nut butter of your choice. Peanut butter is the most popular and most commonly used, but you can use almond butter, hazelnut butter, or even sunflower seed butter.
Oatmeal peanut butter dog treat recipe
It is important to note that these treats are meant for small breeds, such as a Yorkie or a Chihuahua. But larger dogs can also enjoy this healthy snack.
You should divide the recipe in half or a fourth if you want to make it for larger dogs. If you use chicken and beef bone broth, these treats are also a good source of protein.
Use organic ingredients when possible, especially peanut butter and honey. Peanut butter is one of the most common allergy-causing food for dogs.
Honey is also very sweet, so if your dog has issues with sugar you should replace honey with maple syrup or raw honey or simply leave out the sweetener altogether.
How can prepare an Oatmeal peanut butter dog treat recipe
- 2 cups of organic rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons of organic peanut butter (or any other nut butter of your choice)
- 1/2 cup of organic chicken and beef bone broth (you can use store-bought bone broth or make your own, here is my favorite recipe )
- 1 tablespoon of honey ( or maple syrup for dogs who are sensitive to sugar)
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
- Mix bowl
- Hand mixer and whisk
- Baking sheet
- Cookie sheet or aluminum foil
- Baking tools – loaf pan or cookie sheet with a removable bottom
- Cooking spray or parchment paper (optional)
- Measuring cups
- Food processor
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Place the rolled oats in a food processor and blend until they resemble flour.
Step 3: Add the peanut butter and continue blending until fully combined.
Step 4: Add the broth, honey, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
Step 5: Process until the dough is combined and slightly sticky.
Step 6: Scoop the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper.
Step 7: Roll the dough flat and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
Step 8: Place the shapes onto a baking sheet.
Step 9: Spray or lightly brush the shapes with cooking oil or water.
Step 10: Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely before serving your pet.
Nutrition value of Oatmeal peanut butter dog treat recipe
- Calorie: 315
- Fat: 13g
- Protein: 11g
- Carbohydrate: 38g
- Fiber: 5g
- Phosphorous: 33mg
- Potassium: 174mg
- Thiamin (vitamin B1): 12% of DV
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 11% of DV
- Vitamin C: 4% of DV
- Iron: 2% of DV
- Folate: 1% of DV
- Magnesium: 2% of DV
- Vitamin B6: 8% of DV
Benefits of eating Oatmeal peanut butter dog treat recipe
1. Provides your dog with the essential nutrients.
2. Helps to manage your dog’s weight and prevent obesity.
3. Helps to protect your dog’s skin and coat from dryness and itchiness caused by allergies.
4. Keeps treats fresh and stops them from breaking up when left in a bag in the car or at home for days on end.
5. Helps with digestion, increases metabolic rate, and improves skin and coat health in dogs with allergies or skin issues due to dryness, itching, or greasy coats.
6. Contains protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for a dog’s health.
7. Provides energy to active dogs and helps support heart and immune system health as well as muscles and bones in older dogs.
8. They are a healthy alternative to processed treats, especially for small dogs who do not need high-fat treats.
9. Can be frozen to extend their shelf life (leave the dough out at room temperature for 15 minutes before freezing).
10. They are easy to digest and will not cause any stomach upset.
11. They are naturally gluten-free.
12. They make a great training treat for dogs of all ages and sizes (but make sure you train your dog to chew his food, not just swallow it whole).
Disadvantages of eating Oatmeal peanut butter dog treat recipe
1. They can be expensive and they can break up if left in a bag in the car or at home for days on end.
2. Oatmeal snacks and treats have to be given in moderation as they are high in carbohydrates.
3. They are not a substitute for good quality dry dog food, so make sure your puppy gets adequate amounts of nutritious dry food every day.
4. If frozen, they get soggy very quickly in the winter and are not the best solution in hot climates.
5. If eaten too large a portion, they can cause digestive upset or have a laxative effect on dogs.
6. The texture of this treat is quite rubbery and not very appealing to most dogs (unless it is blended with something else).
How Can Make More Delicious?
1. Add a dash of cumin, poultry seasoning, dill, or smoked paprika to give it an extra kick.
2. Add a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds on top before baking for an extra healthy boost of nutrients and vitamin E.
3. Use sunflower seed butter in place of peanut butter (this makes it gluten-free).
4. Leave out the honey and use cinnamon instead.
5. Add two tablespoons of tomato paste and a tablespoon of coconut oil to make the treats more nutritious, less rubbery, and more dog-friendly.
How can Store Oatmeal peanut butter dog treat recipe
1. Make sure the dough is completely cooled before you enjoy it.
2. Place the treats in an airtight container once cooled and store them in your freezer for up to one month or in a fridge for a week.
3. If you have time, you can also make smaller batches, freeze them on cookie sheets and then transfer them to freezer bags once they are frozen solid. This makes it easier to pull out just a few at a time instead of waiting for the entire batch to defrost when needed.
My favorite pet treat is the Oatmeal peanut butter dog treat recipe. It provides your dog with essential nutrients, helps to manage your dog’s weight and to prevent obesity.
It helps to protect your dog’s coat from dryness and itchiness caused by allergies, it helps with digestion and increases metabolic rate, and it improves skin and coat.
They are a healthy alternative to processed treats, especially for small dogs who do not need high-fat treats.
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