Homemade Dog Treats

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Like most girls, I’ve thought about what my wedding will be like….err maybe only once or twice (or three times). I think a farm wedding in the summer would be straight up dreamy;  with a barn, and tall grass, mason jars and fireflies–it’d be magic. It got me sort of thinking about how awesome it would be to have a petting zoo, too. A freakin’ petting zoo! How amazing would that be?! Now, I usually have huge issues with petting zoos, because while I LOVE petting farm animals, I don’t really dig petting goats–they kinda suck. I don’t get them. We don’t get each other. And that’s usually all petting zoos consist of…that and random chickens that want nothing to do with you. Kinda boring.

So at my future wedding’s petting zoo, there will be animals I do wanna pet like dogs, cats, pigs, and miniature horses. And I will pet them in between dances and knocking down champagne, and so will my guests. It’ll be lovely.

And you know how you you’re supposed to give guests, like, a little gift bag or something? Well, I’d want to give the animals gifts too. I’d probably give the pigs the leftovers from the reception, the miniature horses would get some sweet apples, I’d give the cats some private time…and the dogs, well, I’d make them these homemade treats. I bet they’d really like them because I gave them a try and they’re not half bad. Sooo if your dog is peering over your shoulder as you’re reading this blog post, you can tell them this: these treats have a predominate peanut buttery taste, the texture is hearty and nourishing due to the rolled oats, and the finish has a lovely hint of coconut and chicken. Yum!

{Chuck and my little brother, Daniel. Chuck will be getting a care package this week and these will be included–he’s pumped about them.}

Homemade Dog Treats

Recipe tweaked from Shared Sugar

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I added virgin coconut oil to the batter because it’s awesome for dogs and humans alike. If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, and don’t want to run to the store, simply replace it with olive oil.

1/2 cup of peanut butter (I used the creamy kind)

1/4 cup honey

1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil (or olive oil)

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together peanut butter, honey, oil and chicken broth. In a separate bowl, combine flours and oatmeal. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Place dough on flour dusted surface. Roll or press dough out to about 1/4” inch thick. Use a small bone cookie cutter to cut out cookies. My cookie cutter was a 5-inch bone-shaped , but for small dogs you may want to use a small cookie cutter (around 2″). Roll out leftover scraps and cut out as many as possible. Put cut out cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.

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  • Reply Charlene BOOKSTORE January 10, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Have to say, sounds good for HUMANS too. I have a medical foster, that is on reduced calorie diet, for she has cancer and needs to lose weight so that mammory gland surgery can be done. Looking for recipes that I can make for her, so that she doesn’t feel left out when others get their treats. Currently on <700 calories a day. She is a Sweetheart and we're trying to give her every chance of full life. Any recipes or suggestions to substitute for ingredients in recipes would be appreciated. (She is low active category, American Bulldog).

  • Reply homemade dog treats May 22, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Homemade dog treats have the different taste as compared to food available in the market moreover you can add some customize dishes in it as choosing the recipe for your dog is not so hard you can simply take the idea from the internet as it is very helpful in taking the ideas and all which you want to be. You can get all accessories and dog supplies from Australian shop.

  • Reply Sam December 25, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Hi! Love the recipe but just read that coconut oil is bad for doggos! (https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/people-foods-avoid-feeding-your-pets)

  • Reply Nicole March 13, 2018 at 8:02 am

    I feel like I already know the answer to this question, but could I also baked these in shaped silicone baking pans? I already have some bones and paw prints, and would like to avoid having to buy any cookie cutters. Of all the baking things I have in my kitchen, cookie cutters are missing.

  • Reply Al Pollard August 26, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Umm, the peanut butter pumpkin recipe never calls for any pumpkin. Was there an incorrect ingredient where pumpkin should be substituted, or an amount of pumpkin added? Thanks.

  • Reply Didi July 1, 2017 at 1:07 am

    My pup is going to love these treats. And I love your idea about the petting zoo. Love it.

  • Reply Lesley August 11, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    These look absolutely gorgeous, I’ll be pinning these to my green pets board asap!

    You might want to tell your readers to avoid peanut butter that contains xylitol, as it can quickly kill a dog in very small amounts. You can check out my latest post about it if you are interested. Feel free to refer to it, I couldn’t tell you how much I would appreciate that!

    http://earthora.com/is-peanut-butter-safe-for-dogs/

    Thanks again for a the gorgeous recipe!

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