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Homemade Healthy Dog Treats

homemade healthy dog treats

Happy National Love Your Pet Day!  Our pets are a big part of our family so I don’t mind spoiling them when I can. I’ve never made my own dog treats, but I thought this would be a fun baking project and a way to give our Lab, Zoe, some homemade, healthy dog treats.

I found a dog treat recipe from Carrington Farms that looks super easy and healthy.  (They seem to have some great organic products, by the way.) Peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, oats, flour, and broth… all things I already had in my kitchen.

homemade healthy dog treats

If your coconut oil has solidified like mine, just zap it for a little bit in the microwave to liquify for easier blending. My honey is from a local bee farm just down the road from me, The Valley Hive. Their bees might have even gotten pollen from my flowers, that’s how close we are!

Start by whisking together the peanut butter, honey, oil, and broth…

homemade healthy dog treats

Next, you’ll want to combine the flours and oats, then mix them into the wet ingredients (switch to a dough hook if using a mixer.)

homemade healthy dog treats

Flour your work surface and roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick.  I purchased this adorable dog bone shaped cookie cutter from Kake Kreations (another great locally owned business near me.) It’s about 2 1/2 inches long.  You can make them into any shape you’d like, though.  I just thought these would be so cute!

homemade healthy dog treats

Bake for 12-14 minutes.  The treats will be chewy, not hard – perfect for our old girl.

homemade healthy dog treats

With the 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter, I got 60 dog treats after re-rolling the dough scraps after cutting.  Since there are no preservatives, you’ll need to refrigerate these if not used in a week.  You can also cut the recipe in half.

homemade healthy dog treats

Homemade healthy dog treats

Print Recipe
Serves: 60

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or veggie)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2

Whisk together peanut butter, honey, oil, and chicken broth

3

In a separate bowl, combine flours and oatmeal

4

Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients

5

Place dough on flour-dusted surface and roll or press dough out to about 1/4" inch thick

6

Use a small bone cookie cutter to cut out cookies (the size is up to you, depending on the size of your dog)

7

Roll out leftover scraps and cut out as many as possible

8

Put cut out cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet

9

Bake for 12-14 minutes

10

Transfer to a cooling rack

11

Store at room temp in an airtight container for about a week, or longer if you store in the refrigerator

Notes

Use organic, or sustainable, locally produced ingredients whenever possible.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Didi
    July 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    These look so good, and healthy. My pup is going to love them. I’m going to make them this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Farm to Table
      July 21, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      They keep pretty well in the fridge so don’t be concerned that it’s too many! Have fun. 🙂

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