Peanut butter dog treats recipe a real winner

Peanut butter dog treats. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
Peanut butter dog treats. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Barneys New York) /

Peanut butter is wonderful. Peanut butter dog treats are even better.

Peanut butter is amazing. Homemade dog treats are fun. Put them together and you get peanut butter dog treats, which sound even better.

Baking them could be a fun weekend project you will enjoy making and your dog(s) will love eating.

We bet Dog Twitter fan-favorite Violet the Newfy would agree, as she regularly has a “Baking with Violet” segment.

This recipe comes from a Canadian pet blog called Shed Happens.

These peanut butter dog treats are really simple – almost Jamie Oliver-ish, even – they only use three ingredients! That would be 3 medium bananas, one cup of peanut butter, and three cups of oat flour (this is just oatmeal that’s been pulverized in a blender).

But be careful – some peanut butters contain a sweetener called xylitol, which is very poisonous to dogs, so be careful to read the ingredients first.

Once all your ingredients are all lined up, the oven needs to be preheated to 350 degrees, and a baking sheet should ideally be lined with parchment paper (this is optional, but could keep the treats from sticking to the pan).

Next, the peanut butter and the bananas need to be mashed together into a paste.

Then slowly add in the oat flour, aiming for a batter that’s sticky and pliable.

When the batter is ready, it could be poured out into a baking pan and then chopped up with cute cookie cutters into fun shapes, or it could be scooped into boring one-teaspoon balls like ordinary human cookies would be and then slightly flattened with a fork.

The treats should be baked for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on how quickly your oven works and how thick the dog treats are.

They can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks, though they probably won’t last that long.

Again, thanks to Shed Happens for posting this recipe, and happy baking, readers! If you decide that baking for your dog is a fun thing to do, we also posted a tailgating treats recipe last football season, and we’ve also reviewed a dog cookbook.

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