Wholesome Delights: Homemade Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats for Your Furry Friend
As pet owners, we want what’s best for our pets. After all, we consider a lot of things when picking out a pet and we want to ensure pooch and family are happy! Treats are a great reward system and can help teach a pet trick behavior or be an offering of love!
Briana shares her Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats Recipe. It’s easy to make, and her dogs, Loki and Leo, absolutely LOVE them.
Makes around 3 dozen
Why You Should Make Baked Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats
We believe in simplicity and transparency when it comes to the ingredients we use. Our recipe consists of simple, human-approved ingredients that you can trust. Say goodbye to unknown additives and hello to a treat that’s made with love and care.
Preservatives? Not in our treats. Chemicals and artificial sweeteners? Absolutely not. We understand the importance of providing your dog with a wholesome snack, and that’s why our recipe only includes pure, natural ingredients. It’s like your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe but with the indulgence tailored specifically for our furry companions.
But wait, there’s more! If you want to add variety to your dog’s treat options, we recommend trying out our Chicken Wild Rice Dog Treats recipe. Packed with savory flavors, this recipe will surely satisfy your dog’s taste buds while keeping their health in mind. It’s guilt-free love in every bite.
By making your own dog treats, you have complete peace of mind knowing exactly what ingredients are going into your pup’s mouth. Say goodbye to deciphering complicated by-products and unfamiliar additives. With our recipe, you’re in control and can provide your loyal friend with a treat that’s made with genuine love.
And let’s not forget about the irresistible peanut butter flavor! Dogs go wild for the rich, nutty taste of peanut butter. Our Baked Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats will have your four-legged friend jumping for joy and begging for more.
Spoil Your Dog!
Every pup needs to be spoiled once in a while, and what better way to show your love than with homemade dog treats? Meet our beloved furry friends: Jeb, Molly, Tink, and Bailey Mae. They can’t resist these tasty homemade treats, and we’re excited to share our simple recipe with you!
So let’s get baking! This easy recipe yields around three dozen dog treats, plenty to keep your furry companions happy and satisfied. Spoil them with a homemade delight that shows them just how much they mean to you. Get ready for a wagging tail and a whole lot of love with these homemade dog biscuits. Treats are a great reward system and can help teach a pet trick, behavior or be an offering of love! (AKC)
Did I mention they’re easy to make?
Let me tell you a little secret: these homemade Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats are not only incredibly tasty, but they’re also super easy to make. In fact, they’re so easy that if you have children, they’ll be begging you to let them take charge of making these treats as their very own chore at home!
As you mix the ingredients together, a delightful aroma starts wafting through the house. It’s a scent reminiscent of warm cookies straight from the oven. It’s no wonder that even my kids can’t resist the temptation to come and investigate what’s baking whenever I whip up a batch of these treats for Bailey Mae and Jeb.
Speaking of ingredients, it’s important to note that you must use natural peanut butter for this recipe. It’s crucial to ensure that the peanut butter you choose doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients like Xylitol, which can be toxic to dogs. Your pup’s safety is our top priority, and we want them to enjoy these treats without any worries.
Preparing Peanut Butter and Applesauce Dog Treats
Get ready to embark on a simple and delightful baking adventure with these Peanut Butter and Applesauce Dog Treats. The best part? You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now! So, let’s gather our supplies and get started.
Here’s what you’ll need: applesauce, creamy or crunchy peanut butter (whichever your pup prefers), flour (choose from whole wheat, oat, or coconut), old-fashioned oats, and baking powder. With these wholesome ingredients, we can create treats that will make your furry friend’s tail wag with joy.
Now, onto the fun part. You have a couple of options when it comes to shaping these treats. You can either roll the dough into small balls and place them on a baking sheet or use adorable cookie cutters to create fun shapes. While using cookie cutters may take a bit more time, the result is undeniably cute—although our furry friends might not notice the extra effort!
Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 20-25 minutes
Yield: Approximately 30 treats
- 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter (I use “natural” Skippy)
- 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
- 1 ¼ cups unsweetened applesauce
- 3 cups flour (whole wheat is recommended)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
How to Make Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
- In a large bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter, old-fashioned oats, unsweetened applesauce, flour, and baking powder. Use a food processor for quick mixing, or you can use a hand mixer or mix by hand.
- If the dough appears too dry, add more applesauce to achieve a dense dough consistency.
- Flour your countertop or surface and roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) on the floured surface.
- Use a cookie cutter in the shape of a dog bone or paw, a pizza cutter, or roll the dough into tablespoon-sized balls to create treats.
- Place the cut-out dough or formed balls on cookie sheets or baking sheets lined with silicone or parchment paper.
- Bake the treats in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are lightly golden brown.
- Remove the treats from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool. Keep in mind that the treats will become crunchier as they cool.
- Once completely cooled, store the Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats in an airtight container for up to one week.
Note: Adjust the baking time based on your dog’s preferences. If your dog prefers crunchier treats, bake them for a longer duration.
Enjoy making wholesome treats for your furry friend!
Fido will be ready to learn new tricks, snuggle, or wag his tail to get these Peanut Butter Applesauce dog cookies.
They’re so easy; you’ll be ready to get up and make your furry friend a fresh batch.
How to Store Dog Treats:
Once you’ve finished baking those scrumptious Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats, it’s time to think about how to store them properly to maintain their freshness and flavor.
Here’s a simple guide to help you store your homemade treats:
- Allow the treats to cool completely: Before storing the treats, it’s essential to let them cool down completely. This ensures that any remaining moisture evaporates, preventing them from becoming soggy or prone to spoilage.
- Choose the right container: To keep your treats fresh, opt for an airtight container that provides a secure seal. A plastic container with a tight-fitting lid or a resealable plastic bag works well for this purpose. Make sure the container is clean and dry before adding the treats.
- Store in a cool, dry place: Find a suitable spot to store the treats, preferably in a cool and dry area of your kitchen, such as a pantry or cupboard. Avoid areas that are exposed to direct sunlight or heat sources, as this can cause the treats to become stale or lose their texture.
- Freezing for long-term storage: If you want to extend the shelf life of your homemade treats, consider freezing them. Place the treats in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn. Don’t forget to label the container or bag with the date for easy reference.
- Monitoring freshness: While homemade treats don’t contain preservatives, they can still stay fresh for several weeks when stored properly. However, it’s important to check them periodically for any signs of spoilage or mold. If you notice any discoloration, an off odor, or a change in texture, it’s best to discard them and make a fresh batch.
By following these storage guidelines, you can ensure that your homemade Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats stay delicious and enjoyable for your furry friend. So, keep them in airtight containers, store them in a cool place, and if needed, freeze them for long-term storage. With proper care, your pup can continue to savor these delightful treats for many weeks or even months to come.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats:
Q1: Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy peanut butter? A: Yes, you can use either creamy or crunchy peanut butter based on your dog’s preference or what you have available.
Q2: Can I substitute the flour with a different type? A: Yes, you can use different types of flour such as whole wheat, oat, or coconut flour based on your dog’s dietary needs or your preferences.
Q3: Can I use sweetened applesauce instead of unsweetened? A: It’s best to use unsweetened applesauce to avoid adding unnecessary sugars to your dog’s treats.
Q4: How should I store these homemade dog treats? A: Allow the treats to cool completely, then store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place such as a pantry. For longer storage, you can freeze them in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 6 months.
Q5: Can I use this recipe for dogs with specific dietary restrictions? A: It’s always important to consult with your veterinarian regarding any dietary restrictions or allergies your dog may have. They can provide guidance on suitable ingredients and quantities for your dog’s specific needs.
Q6: How many treats does this recipe make? A: The yield may vary depending on the size of your cookie cutter or if you roll them into balls. On average, this recipe makes approximately [insert approximate number] dog treats.
Q7: Can I customize the shapes of the treats? A: Absolutely! Feel free to use cookie cutters in various shapes such as dog bones, paws, or any other fun designs to add a special touch to your homemade treats.
Q8: Are these treats suitable for puppies? A: It’s recommended to consult with your veterinarian regarding treats for puppies, as their dietary needs and tolerance may differ from adult dogs. They can provide guidance on appropriate portion sizes and ingredients for your puppy.
Q9: How long do these treats stay fresh? A: When stored properly in an airtight container, these treats can stay fresh for up to one week. However, always check for any signs of spoilage or mold before giving them to your dog.
Q10: Can I modify the recipe to include other flavors or ingredients? A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment and add other dog-friendly ingredients like pumpkin puree or carrots to customize the flavor and nutritional content of the treats. Just ensure that any substitutions or additions are safe for dogs to consume.
Remember, it’s always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian for personalized advice regarding your dog’s specific dietary needs and any concerns related to homemade treats.
They Make a Great Gift!
Not only are these Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats a favorite indulgence for Bailey Mae and Jeb, but they also make an excellent gift for other furry friends in your life. Whether it’s during the holiday season or any special occasion, these homemade treats are sure to bring joy to both the dogs and their owners.
What makes these treats even more delightful as gifts is how easy and budget-friendly they are to make. With just a handful of ingredients that are likely already in your pantry, you can whip up batches of these homemade goodies without breaking the bank. It’s a win-win situation—impressing both dogs and their owners with your culinary skills and thoughtfulness.
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Remember to Include your vet:
When it comes to your pet’s health and nutrition, it’s always essential to consult with your pet’s veterinarian. Before making any changes to your dog’s diet, including introducing homemade treats, it’s crucial to discuss any possible allergies or specific dietary requirements your pet may have. Every dog is unique, and their nutritional needs can vary based on factors such as age, breed, and overall health.
Your trusted vet is your best resource for tailored advice and guidance on what type of treats are most suitable for your dog. They can provide valuable insights into ingredients to avoid or ingredients that can offer additional health benefits. If you don’t have access to a veterinarian, consider visiting your local pet specialty store. The knowledgeable staff can provide advice on treat options that align with your dog’s specific needs.
In addition to treats, consider exploring other homemade options such as Instant Pot Dog Food. Preparing meals for your dog allows you to provide wholesome, balanced nutrition tailored to their specific needs. Just like with treats, it’s crucial to consult with your veterinarian to ensure that the homemade dog food meets your pet’s nutritional requirements.
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- 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter (I use “natural” Skippy)
- 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
- 1 ¼ cups unsweetened applesauce
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- If the dough is too dry- add more applesauce.
- It’s going to be a dense dough.
- Flour your counter/surface and roll out the dough to 1/2-inch thick.
- Cut the dough with a cookie cutter (I prefer to use dog bone/paw shapes for treats.) or roll into Tablespoon sized balls.
- Place the dough on baking sheets lined with silicone or parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
The longer they bake, the crunchier they are so it’s really up to your dog’s preferences.
They also get crunchier after they’ve cooled so keep that in mind.
Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is not accurate. It will depend on the size and thickness you cut them.