This is a very easy recipe for anyone looking for a special homemade dog treat idea. It's quick, simple, and hard to mess up. It's a great one for cooking with children to make a special treat for their best furry friend. They can even taste test the treats together after baking! They do smell really good... :) The cooling rack was well guarded - check out my handsome (albeit slightly drooly) sous-chef in the last picture below!
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut flour
Preheat oven to 180C. Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly (adjust consistency with a little extra flour or water if needed). Hand roll into small bite-sized balls, place on a prepared baking sheet, and flatten gently. Use a fork for flattening if you want a classic PB cookie cross-hatched top - simply press the tines gently twice, with the second press perpendicular to the first. Easy peasy! Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Cool before serving and storage.
Tips and Tricks:
- If your chosen peanut butter is gluten free, then so are these treats.
- Coconut flour is a good option for gluten-free / grain-free pet treats, but its also a pretty healthy choice outright: it is high in fibre, high in protein, and low-GI relative to alternatives. You can substitute any flour of your choice (plain, wheat, rice, cornflour, etc) but you might need to up the quantity to get a good "playdough-like" cookie dough consistency as coconut flour is very absorbent.
- These treats can be frozen if you would like to freeze extras or make a large batch for later.
- The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time, as the smaller the cookie the shorter the baking time.