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Peanut butter is definitely one popular ingredient for crackers, cakes, brownies, pretzels, jam, jelly etc. Most people seem to enjoy it! Dogs, too. Actually, dogs love it! I’ve never heard of a dog that is not fond of peanut butter dog treats or biscuits.
Peanuts and peanut butter are well-known for a wide range of nutrients including vitamins B3 and E, magnesium, fiber and protein. Peanuts are considered natural antioxidants since they contain a high level of resveratrol.
According to Wikipedia,
the butter prepared with the skin of the peanuts has even a greater level of resveratrol and other health-aiding agents.
I am a big fan of homemade treats for my furry friend, mostly because commercial dog treats are full of preservatives and other harmful ingredients. With peanut butter, I can make some really tasty and healthy dog treats. The trick is to use organic peanut butter, free of excessive sugar, salt, preservatives, artificial flavors and colors. Also, natural peanut butter should not contain hydrogenated vegetable oils (that are dangerous for humans too, causing heart diseases and atherosclerosis). I go with Adams peanut butter creamy but there are other big companies like Jif and Skippy that have natural products on the market, too.
One thing you should keep in mind is that dogs can be allergic to many foods and peanut butter makes no exception. So, avoid feeding your dog too many peanut butter dog treats and pay attention to his reactions. Also, you can consult with your dog’s vet before cooking any peanut butter treats.
Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipes
Here are some easy peanut butter dog treats recipes. They are ready in no time and your dog will probably love them.
½ cup oil
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
½ cup oats
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup milk
4 Tablespoons of peanut butter
2 Tablespoons of water
1/2 Teaspoon of salt
1/2 Cup of flour
|Blend wet ingredients together. Whisk dry ingredients together and mix into wet mixture to form a ball of dough. Roll out and shape. Put onto a non-stick cookie tray or lightly greased one. Cook 20 minutes at 400 F. Turn off oven and allow the biscuits to cool in oven until crisp and hard. Store in airtight container.||Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container.||Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well with your hands. Roll into bite-sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Freeze any unused treats for optimum freshness.|
And here is a useful video showing you how to prepare peanut butter dog treats.
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