Some of you may already know that I have two furr-babies of my own, Grizz-Lee and Chocolate, and I adore them. They truly are the loves of my life and because they are, I want them to be as healthy as possible and this starts with their diet of food and snacks.
Today, many consumers are skeptical of certain food products sold not only for themselves but also for their furry little ones. They worry where the food is manufactured and if the ingredients used may cause certain health deficits. I, like many others, are also a bit weary of some of the pet snacks in the market. So to save myself the stress, I make my own and my dogs LOVE it!
Peanut butter has been known to be a safe ingredient to use for most dogs; unlike the human race in which some people may be extremely allergic if the scent of peanuts are in close proximity. With a bit of research over the net, I coincidentally came across the same recipe found with a cookie cutter in the dollar section of one of my favorite stores, Target. This recipe is so easy to make and unlike human desserts, if you mess up a little, your furry little one won’t even notice.
|Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits before baking|
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 50 min | Yield: 3 dozen 3-inch bone shaped biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup water (add more water if needed)
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) and lightly grease cookie tray(s).
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal and oats together.
- In a large bowl mix water, oil, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.
- Combine and mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture to form a ball of dough.
- Roll out dough and cut out shapes with desired cookie cutters.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F and allow to cool in oven for approximately 10 minutes until biscuits are crisp and hard.
- For large breed dogs, use larger cookie cutter shapes.
- For small breed dogs or for training, use smaller shaped cookie cutters.
- For added texture, use chunky peanut butter.
The recipe is dedicated to Grizz and Chocolate.