Peanut Butter Apple Pupcake
Throw a paw-ty for your pup with this awesome pupcake recipe. No matter what the holiday, this cake is going to make him lick his chops. This recipe is a bit longer than the rest but it will be worth it.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs, whisked
- 1/3 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
- 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter, preferably unsalted and unsweeted
- 1 cup shredded or grated apple, peeled and cored
- 2 Tablespoons honey
Mix all ingredients and pour into a 3 cake pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it cool before slicing into three or four layers, with a layer of peanut butter in between each.
You can frost the outside of the cake with peanut butter as well and garnish with kibble or treats.
So far, we have made biscuits, cookies, dog food, and cakes. Now we are getting fancy. And it is so easy that you can make these all the time. Just mix 1 pound of ground beef with 1 egg and 2 ounces of low-fat yogurt. Mix together and cook in a skillet until no pink is showing. You can also bake them at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes.
You can switch the beef with turkey, chicken, duck, or lamb.
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Spinach Carrot And Zucchini Dog Treats
Looking for a healthy and tasty treat for Fido? This crunchy DIY treat is packed with nutritious veggies, oats, and peanut butter. Your dog will love them, and they are so easy that you will too. You just need:
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3 cups whole wheat flour, or more, as needed
- 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
- 1 zucchini, shredded
- 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
Mix, shape, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Make sure they are cool before giving your pooch a taste.
Why We Choose These Ingredients:
Pumpkins & Sweet Potatoes- easy on your pups tummy and adds moisture
Applesauce a good serving of vitamin c, fiber and added moisture
Peanut Butter a dogs favorite! Need we say more?!
Plain Greek Yogurt a good dose of calcium and probiotics
Bacon another favorite! Original or turkey bacon adds a savory taste and crunchy texture
-Old-fashioned Oats gluten-free and full of vitamin B and omega-6
1) Frozen Dog Treats I:Pup Cups
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup peanut butter
Silicone ice cube tray
Mix together yogurt and peanut butter. Spoon into an ice cube tray. Freeze until hard . Serve!
2) Frozen Dog Treats II
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley or mint
Silicone ice cube tray
Combine peanut butter and fresh parsley/mint in a small bowl. Set aside.
Pour chicken stock into a silicone tray. Fill each section ½ way. Freeze until set
Spoon the peanut butter mixture on top of frozen chicken stock until full. Freeze until hard
Remove from silicone molds. Serve to your pup!
3) No-Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bites
1 cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup Greek yogurt or milk
3 cups old-fashioned oats
Blend together pumpkin, peanut butter and yogurt using a mixer until combined. Slowly add in 2 ½ cups oats and mix well. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, form balls and roll into remaining ½ cup of oats to coat. Refrigerate the treats until firm Serve!
4) Everything but the Kitchen Sink Dog Treat Balls
¼ cup applesauce
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Pumpkin Carrot Bites / Pawsitively Pets
This simple dog treat recipe is one of my favorites it yields a bunch of great smelling, bite sized treats that are perfect for training rewards. For this simple recipe youll need three fourths cup canned pumpkin, one egg, one fourth cup shredded carrots, and a cup of whole wheat flour.
Four ingredients, 30-35 minute bake time.
Sweet Potato Fries For Dogs / Beagles And Bargains
We all need our veggies, and luckily sweet potato seems to be quite popular with our canine friends. For this homemade dog treat recipe youll need a sweet potato, coconut oil, cinnamon, and turmeric. These are a great way for both you and your pup to get in some of your daily vegetable servings theyre delicious.
Four ingredients, 30 minute cook time.
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No Bake Peanut Butter Flax Seed Treats
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
Grind flaxseed to a powder consistency.
- Combine flaxseed, oatmeal, and peanut butter, adding just enough water to create a malleable dough.
- Roll dough into 24 balls, oiling your hands if necessary to avoid dough sticking to you.
- Place in a sealed container on parchment paper in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes prior to feeding.
Each treat contains 1/2 teaspoon of ground flaxseed.
Mix all ingredients adding water just enough to incorporate. divide into 24 equal size portions and roll into balls. place on parchment paper in sealed container in refrigerated at least 30 minutes before serving
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Melody R Conklin Vmd Mba
Dr. Melody R. Conklin is originally from Youngsville in northwestern Pennsylvania and earned her BS at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park in 2003, where she majored in Animal BioScience and minored in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning her VMD in 2007. Dr. Conklin worked in companion animal general practice until 2015 when she joined Zoetis Veterinary Medical Information and Product Support department while finishing her MBA at Penn State Great Valley in 2017. Dr. Conklin currently works full-time in a companion animal practice while working with Zoetis US Petcare Medical Affairs in a consultant role. She lives in Sinking Spring, PA with her 4 cats, Vegeta, Fluffzor, Poof, & Butter, and 3 guinea pigs, Pascha, Elena, & Caroline.
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Super Easy Homemade Drop
I do all this baking for us humans around here, I figured it was time I did some baking for the pups. So, I created this super easy to make, yet Allie approved classic recipe: Peanut Butter Dog Treats.
In our dog Bill’s last few weeks, I started baking for him a bit doing it almost for myself. So I could feel better about knowing I was doing everything possible to make his last time as good as could be.
While baking for him, I realized how essential and simple canine baking is. Without needing to worry about sugar, butter, creaming methods, and the like, it’s more just about combining the right ratios of ingredients while having fun choosing & combining different dog-friendly flavors.
After Bill passed, I found myself still wanting to bake. I realized, why not bake for Allie while she’s still healthy and young? And this time I wanted to make an easy dog cookie recipe that didn’t involve rolling dough, cookie cutters, and the like.
I wanted to make some quick and healthy dog cookies: ones that contained all human-grade and dog-friendly ingredients.
Thankfully, I was on an applesauce kick myself, so I combined it with some peanut butter, an egg, flour, and bacon. After a quick mix together, I dropped the dough by small teaspoons-full scoops onto a baking sheet and threw it into the oven for a quick 7-8 minute bake.
Ingredient And Recipe Notes
When you make this dog treats recipe, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Be sure to use only natural sunflower butter and no sugar unsweetened is best. Do not use any that contains xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic to dogs.
You can make your own oat flour by placing oats in a food processor or blender and blending until it has the consistency of flour.
You can make these treats with regular flour like all purpose flour. If you want to use whole wheat flour, you will need to reduce the amount to 2 cups of flour or less and possibly need to add more applesauce or water if the dough is too dry.
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You Can Freeze These Treats
Of course, you can also freeze the dough and treats and bring them out whenever you want freshly baked goodies for your pets .
If you dont plan on making or giving these treats out within a few days, you can freeze both the dough of these dog treats and the peanut butter dog treats themselves.
To freeze the peanut butter dough, form a tube of dough. Then, wrap it in plastic wrap, and wrap again in foil. Dont forget to name and date the dough.
To freeze the peanut butter dog treats, let them cool completely, and then package them in an air-tight container or ziplock bag. Again, dont forget to label and date them.
You can freeze the dough and the peanut butter dog treats for up to 6 months. But to make sure theyre as fresh as possible, try to use them within 3 months.
Oatmeal Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe
Spoil your pup with these easy homemade dog treats. Made with just 3 ingredients, this oatmeal pumpkin dog treat recipe is a healthy and inexpensive alternative to store-bought treats.
By learning how to make homemade dog treats, you are able to customize them to your dogs personal taste and needs.
Making dog treats yourself is easy and you can make them for half the cost of store bought, like these banana pumpkin dog treats.
These oatmeal pumpkin dog cookies also make a fantastic homemade gift DIY dog treats. The holiday season will be upon us before you know it, so dont forget about the furry members of the family.
This oatmeal pumpkin dog treat recipe will make tails everywhere wag with happiness.
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My go to recipe went missing so I wanted to find another. This one is much easier with less ingredients. Budden approved!
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Dog Treat Gift Wrapping Ideas
I packaged my dairy free dog treats several ways. I put some in a Santa mug, so while your doggie is having her treat, mom or dad can have a nice cup of tea.
I also put these dog biscuits in a cute cellophane bag with a gift tag.
Packaging and decorating these easy homemade gifts is another activity you can get the kids involved in without spending too much money.
For example, if you have a supply of large canning jars, have the kids carefully place a handful or two of the treats in a jar.
Or you can use plastic cold-cut tubs or just a plain Ziploc bag. Decorate the doggie gift package with a bow, stickers, or ribbon, and a homemade gift tag.
Don’t forget to include ingredient info on the tag so everyone knows this homemade treats recipe is dog and allergy-friendly.
Combine All Of Your Ingredients
While the oven is preheating, combine your ingredients. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until you reach a smooth, doughy texture.
You can use a whisk or a hand mixer for this process, but I prefer to use my KitchenAid mixer. Mixing by hand is possible, but can be tiring! A mixer can produce a more even texture throughout the dog treats.
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Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats From Damn Delicious
These treats are perfect for Thanksgiving week, since you can use for any of that leftover pumpkin puree that you used in your pumpkin pie.
- 2/3 cup of pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup of peanut butter
- 3 cups of whole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Mix pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs on medium-high in an electric mixer until well combined. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups of flour at low speed, until incorporated. Then add an additional 1/4 cup of flour at a time until the dough is no longer sticky. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter , cut out desired shapes and place onto baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
Homemade Dog Treats Without Peanut Butter
These homemade dog treats without peanut butter are made with 4 simple ingredients. Baked, crunchy treats for dogs with the goodness of oat flour, natural sweetness of applesauce, and yummy flavor of sunflower seed butter.
If you want to eliminate peanuts from your dogs diet or just looking for tasty treats to make, this recipe is for you! Your furry friend is going to love them and they are so good for them youll enjoy spoiling them with these yummy treats. Add these to the list of homemade dog food ideas that you already have.
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How To Store Your Homemade Dog Treats
Often, the nature of your dog treats will dictate how theyre stored . But if thats not the case, grab some airtight containers like the Pet POP line to store them in. To help maximize freshness, stash your treats in a room temperature or slightly cool spot, out of direct sunlight. That way your homemade dog treats without peanut butter will stay fresh longer, usually one to two weeks.
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Best Food For Best Friend: Human Grade Pet Food Brands
You might find yourself struggling for the right and balanced human-grade pet food for your best friend. It is not easy to see through the overwhelming human-grade dog food brands.
So, you can trust me while making a selection of the right human-grade pet food for your furry fellow. Here are some famous and trustworthy brands for human-grade dog food.
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Health Benefits Of Peanut Butter & Coconut Oil Dog Treats
These tasty no bake dog treats are flavored with cinnamon and turmeric, which is optional to add. My family loves cinnamon added in all of our humanno-bake nut butter snacks. It adds a little bit of spice and satisfying flavor which compliments peanut butter. Not only are these spices good for flavor they have intense healing powers.
Turmeric is a spice that helps to prevent and even reduce tumors, reduces inflammation, decreases risk of cancers, heart disease and symptoms of depression. It is a rich antioxidant to aid in healing the body and fighting off disease .
Cinnamon is a wonderful anti-inflammatory spice. It is high in antioxidants, helps regulate hormones and supports a healthy heart .
Coconut Oil can help with weight loss and is packed with omegas to support a healthy brain, prevents candida, boosts digestion, reduce cardiovascular risks, and in animals especially, helps to give them a shiny fur coat .
Organic Valencia Peanut Butter is packed with protein and minerals. Make sure to use organic Valencia peanuts. Valencia peanuts are grown in Mexico where the climate is dry and mold most likely does not effect the peanut. Other varieties may have harmful molds in them during production .
If you have a smaller dog you can break them up into smaller pieces and give them in small bites at a time. There are various molds to use such as these larger dog biscuit shapes but you can also use small squares.
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Homemade Peanut Butter And Carob Christmas Dog Treats
This recipe was adapted from our go-to smooth roll-and-cut peanut butter dog treat dough recipe. Plunging or cutting shapes is optional. Any roll and cut dough can be used to make hand formed treats , pressed into a pan and cut to size, formed as treat bars, and more. See our simple shortcuts for making baked dog treats for ideas.
- 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 cup room temperature stock or other dog-friendly liquid
- 1/4 cup carob powder
- Approximately 1 cup of brown rice flour, plus extra for rolling
Making the Treats:
- Preheat your oven to 180C and gather together your baking ingredients and materials.
- Combine egg, peanut butter, liquid, carob, and any optional ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Incrementally add flour, mixing into a cohesive workable dough. The amount of flour required will vary depending on your individual ingredients and any optional add-ins or substitutions. Note that if you are not including the optional ingredients in these treats, you may need to use a little extra flour. Missed the mark? No worries! You can add a little bit of extra liquid, a small amount of olive oil, or additional flour to adjust consistency if/as needed.
- Roll, cut into desired shapes, and place on a prepared baking pan.
- Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes. Cooking time will vary with shape/size, so keep an eye on the oven.
- Cool before serving and storage.
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How To Make Hypoallergenic Homemade Dog Treats
1. First, preheat your oven and line the baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, stir the flour and the baking soda until combined. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, mix the sunflower butter, coconut milk, and molasses.
4. Then add the flour mixture to the sunflower butter mixture. Stir until you have a nice dough.
5. Turn out the sunflower butter dog treat dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until the dough is smooth.
6. Coat your rolling pin with flour. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
7. Cut the rolled dough with dog-boned-shaped or other fun cookie cutters.
8. Place the treats 2 inches apart onto the parchment-lined baking sheets.
9. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-20 minutes until lightly brown.
The bake time will depend on the size and thickness of your dog treat.
10. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Cool the dog treats on wire racks.
11. Store the dog treats in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Refrigerated treats can last for up to 2 months.