Making homemade dog treats may not be as simple as dashing into the pet store to buy a whole bunch, but this option is a much better way to show your furry friend just how much you love and adore them. Trust us, they are easier to make than you think, it only includes a handful of ingredients and is not time-consuming at all. For all your dog owners who are looking to spoil your pooch, these homemade dog treats are healthier, and you can bake them according to your dog’s needs and preferences. We’ve found the best homemade peanut butter dog treats for your darling dogs. They are effortless to make and there’s no doubt that your pup will be drooling for more!
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 large eggs
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
2 1/2 – 3 cups whole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. While the oven is heating up, line a baking tray with a silicone baking mat or baking paper – set aside. In a medium or large size bowl, beat the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and both eggs. It is best to use an electric mixer on medium-high speed until the mixture is well combined. This will take around 1 -2 minutes. Gradually, add the 2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour into the bowl. You should the speed to a slower speed until the batter is well mixed together. Continue using the additional 1/4 cup of flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
Once this is complete, lightly flour a surface where you can continue the process. Here you will begin kneading the dough approximately 3 -4 times until the texture is right. Next, take a rolling pin, you will need to roll the dough to roughly 1/4 inch thickness. Then take a cookie-cutter, cut out the desired amount of cookies you want, and then evenly place them onto the baking tray that you prepared earlier. There are loads of cookie cutter shapes that you can buy or make, depending on what you fancy for your beloved dog.
Once you have completed that, place the tray/s into the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown in color. However, take note that baking time may vary depending on both the size and thickness of the treats that you prepared. The shape of the cookie-cutter may also influence your baking time, which is why its best to keep an out for them while the cookies are in the oven.
As soon as they are ready to be taken out of the oven, set them aside to cool completely.
Benefits Of Homemade Dog Treats
– You can ensure that the ingredients you use will keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy and clean.
– Natural ingredients in your treats will ensure a shiny coat.
– Homemade dog treats are a great money-saving initiative, providing your pets with healthier snacks are much cheaper than buying them from the pet store.
– Your homemade treats aren’t loaded with preservatives and mysterious ingredients.