homemade, all-natural peanut butter dog treats (grain free)

pbdogtreats

I should start by saying I am not a baker. I don’t mind cooking, but baking is definitely not my thing. However, I like knowing exactly what goes into my dogs’ treats and food, so I make an exception when it comes to them.

Due to some health issues, one of our dogs has to have grain-free food and treats. These biscuits use coconut flour and coconut oil. Coconut oil is really good for us, and it’s also good for our dogs! It has anti-inflammatory benefits, and it’s good for the skin and coat. I also include turmeric in this recipe because it, too, is anti-inflammatory (our oldest dog has arthritis).

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (optional)

Make Them:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Measure coconut oil in its solid form. Melt in the microwave, approx. 1.5 minutes.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Roll out dough, and cut using a cookie cutter of your choice, OR press into silicone molds, OR form into discs using your hands (by far the easiest option!).
  5. Bake molds directly on a cookie sheet if using molds, OR bake on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, approx. 13 minutes or until edges brown slightly.
  6. Allow to cool fully before storing.
  7. Store in an airtight container or bag in the refrigerator.
  8. Yield: approx. 65 mini bones using the molds I purchased here.

Notes:

  • Try these with pumpkin puree or mashed sweet potato (or any combination of all three)!
  • I made these in the mold because they’re super cute. However, pressing the dough into the molds is tedious and time consuming. Most of the time, I like to just form the dough into discs with my hands and bake them that way. If your dogs are anything like mine, they probably don’t care what shape they are anyway! I bought the molds on Amazon; get them here.
  • Because these have no preservatives, they will keep best in the refrigerator. They can be kept in an airtight container or bag at room temperature if you’ll be using them within 3-4 days.
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