Wednesday, 30 September 2015

{RECIPE} Easy Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

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!


Easy Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 egg
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:
  • Go natural or take care when shopping to avoid artificial sweeteners in ingredients like peanut butter for your dogs – xylitol (also identified as sweetener E967) is particularly dangerous for dogs.
  • 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.


Hungry for more tasty treats?  See all of our recipes here. Remember, treats are for spoiling your pup in moderation. Some dogs have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt, have a chat with your vet.

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