There’s no better way to ensure that your dog is getting exactly what he/she needs in their diet than making meals for your dog. But for some, the idea of hand-making meals is just another thing we don’t have enough hours in the day for. That’s why when selecting the recipes we ensured that they were simple enough to make, both in regards to the ingredients and the time and steps to make them. And we’ve already done the research for you so click through our list of amazing recipes and bookmark your favorites! Remember to keep any dietary restrictions (like food allergies) in mind, and be sure to talk to your vet about the switch to homemade meals and how it could affect your pup.
Homemade Dog Treats are the best way to show your pet that you love them like family! These ‘Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats’ are an easy dog biscuit recipe that your fur baby would request every week if they could.
For the Dog Treats
- 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour see note below for substitutions
- 1 egg
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons honey
For the Frosting
- ⅓ cup cornstarch can also use potato starch or arrowroot powder
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 3-4 tablespoons hot water
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl combine flour and the egg. Add peanut butter, water, honey and stir until you have stiff dough. the dough becomes very firm and sticky. you may need to use your hands, or the paddle attachment on your mixer.
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour,1 egg,1 cup peanut butter,1 cup water
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about 1/2 inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. the treats barely spread and rise, so get creative with your shapes.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden. Once done, set aside to cool. (If you have smaller cookies, use less time, otherwise, the bottom might burn.)
- To make the frosting, combine the peanut butter and honey in a microwavable bowl, and heat in the microwave in 15-second increments, stirring in between until melted.
⅓ cup cornstarch,2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- Add melted peanut butter mixture to cornstarch and stir until just combined.
- Slowly add in water 1 Tablespoon at a time until you have reached the consistency that you would like. For a thinner frosting, add more water.
1 Tablespoon honey
- Add frosting to a piping bag and pipe designs on top of each dog treat.
- Frost treats with the peanut butter/honey mixture for an even more tempting cookie.
- Store in an airtight container or give as gifts!