Give your furry best friend the best nutrition by knowing exactly what goes into their diet. Sometimes store-bought dog treats are full of preservatives. While we still buy the brands we trust, I make these Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Bones to supplement. They’re made from wholesome ingredients that you probably already own in your pantry and they’re budget-friendly. You’re going to make more than 2 dozen from only a few bucks worth of supplies.
Our dog, Maru, is our family’s best friend. He was around long before I was and my Husband’s dog first. Now that he’s in his senior years, we strive to give him the best nutrition possible. Since I love baking (and make too many human treats), I knew that I would enjoy making some homemade dog bones. They’re simple to throw together and have a long shelf life – without the additives.
Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Bones
Every single dog bone recipe is going to be the same concept: dump the wet ingredients together and slowly add the dry ingredients to form a dough. You can roll the dough out and cut out your bones with a cookie cutter. I invested in this 3-pack dog bone cookie cutter kit from Amazon. I prefer the traditional shape. However, you can make them whatever shape you want from any cookie cutter. Change the shape for the season!
What To Buy For Peanut Butter Dog Bones:
- Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
- Vegetable Oil
- Whole Wheat Flour
A few other things that you’ll want is wax paper, a rolling pin and silpat (or parchment paper). You’ll roll out the dough in-between two sheets of wax paper for easy clean up. I adore my silpat and use them every time I bake. However, you can easily substitute parchment paper sheets and they’ll work too. They keep the dog treats from sticking to the sheet as they bake.
How To Keep Homemade Dog Bones Fresh
After you bake them, and they’ve cooled, you want to store your dog treats in an airtight container. They won’t go bad easily, but it will help keep them fresh for as long as possible. Typically, they’ll last for six months in a sealed container. Good luck having any left by the six month mark though. I promise that you’ll be making more by then!
Give Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Bones As A Gift
Not only do I make these for our dog, but I also give them out as a gift. People are always impressed and nobody realizes how easy they are to make. If you know someone who just got a puppy, it’s a nice accompaniment to a dog toy. Or maybe make a big batch for your next agility meet – the possibilities are endless.
How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Bones
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, oil and water.
Gradually add flour, then oatmeal. You’ll have a ball of dough.
Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with dog bone cookie cutter.
Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.
Store leftovers in an air-tight container.
- 1/4 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter (Organic If Possible)
- 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Cup Oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, oil and water.
- Gradually add flour, then oatmeal. You'll have a ball of dough.
- Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with dog bone cookie cutter.
- Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.
- You can substitute regular peanut butter if you don't have organic
- You can substitute all-purpose white flour if you don't have whole wheat flour.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party and based off of a human diet. Actual values may vary.