Do you like baking? Do you love your dog? Wouldn't you love to combine the two with some easy treats to make your doggo feel special?
We've scoured the web for some of the easiest and best treat recipes for your pup.
PBDB’s (Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits)
Baked peanut butter biscuits are a classic treat for your pup. Simple to make, healthy and delicious (if you’re a dog that is), and these biscuits from Allrecipes are a great recipe to start baking your own treats with.
2 cups (250g) wholemeal flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
270g unsalted natural peanut butter
1 cup (250ml) low fat milk
Directions Preparation:15min Cook:20min Ready in:35min
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Grease baking trays. Stir together the flour and baking powder and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter and milk.
Stir in the flour mixture until well blended.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
Roll out to 1cm thickness and cut into shapes using biscuit cutters. Place 2cm apart on the prepared baking trays.
Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from baking trays to cool on wire racks
Cheesy Bone Dog Treats
We used to have a Maltese that just loved cheese, and I’m sure she would have wolfed these down like the cute little vacuum cleaner she was! These Cheesy treats from Golden Woofs are easy to make and mouth-watering for your pup.
4 cups of wholemeal flour
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of oil
1 1/3 cups of water
Combine flour and cheese. Stir in oil and water. Adjust liquid as necessary to make stiff dough.
Roll on floured cutting board to 1cm thick.
Cut with bone shaped cutter. Place on un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake in 250-350 degrees oven until thoroughly dry.
Homemade Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats
Now if your pup is a bit of a connoisseur of fine treats, this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction looks and sounds like haute cuisine for pooch. Combining both peanut butter and bacon, surely these luxury biscuits would be a crowd pleaser at any doggie function.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup non-fat milk
1 large egg or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup oats
2–3 strips cooked bacon, chopped
Preheat oven to (165°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, milk, and egg together with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
Add the flour and baking powder.
You may need to turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and use your hands to work in the flour.
Mix in the oats and bacon. The dough is extremely thick and heavy.
Using a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to approximately 1-2cm thickness
Cut into shapes using cookie cutters or a knife. Arrange on the baking sheets.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven and flip the treats to bake the other side for 10-12 more minutes.
Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup.
Cover and store leftovers at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. The treats freeze well up to 2 months.
Dog biscuit and stock ice blocks
Here's a bonus treat to beat the heat as the spring brings and the sun returns. As the year turns towards summer, we can expect some hot days coming, but this easy to make icy treat recipe from the RSPCA is a great way to help keep your pup cool in the heat.
Your pup’s favourite dog biscuits
Take an old, clean butter or yoghurt container, fill it with low-salt, liquid stock.
Drop in some dog biscuits (one, two or more depending on the size of your container, then freeze before presenting the final product as a surprise to doggo.
Your canine is sure to love both this and you!
Good luck baking!