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Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats

Wholesome Delights: Homemade Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats for Your Furry Friend

As pet owners, we all want the best for our furry companions. Whether it’s picking the perfect pet or ensuring they live a happy, healthy life, we consider every detail. Treats are an excellent way to reward our dogs, teach them new tricks, or simply show them some extra love!

Briana’s Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats are a game-changer. Easy to make and adored by her dogs, Loki and Leo, these treats are bound to become your pup’s favorite.

Makes around 3 dozen

Freshly baked peanut butter applesauce dog treats shaped like bones on a baking sheet and a happy dog licking its lips.

Why You Should Make Baked Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats

When it comes to ingredients, we believe in simplicity and transparency. Our recipe uses only simple, human-approved ingredients you can trust. No unknown additives—just wholesome goodness made with love.

Say goodbye to preservatives, chemicals, and artificial sweeteners. Our treats are made with pure, natural ingredients, ensuring your dog enjoys a wholesome snack. It’s like baking your favorite peanut butter cookies tailored to your furry friend.

Looking to mix things up? Try our Chicken Wild Rice Dog Treats recipe. Packed with savory flavors, these treats will delight your dog while keeping their health in mind. Guilt-free love in every bite!

Making your own dog treats gives you peace of mind, knowing exactly what’s in them. No more deciphering complicated by-products or unfamiliar additives. You’re in control, providing your loyal companion with a treat made from genuine love.

And let’s not forget the irresistible peanut butter flavor! Dogs go wild for its rich, nutty taste. Our Baked Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats will have your four-legged friend jumping for joy and begging for more.

A plate stacked with homemade peanut butter applesauce dog treats shaped like bones, ready to be enjoyed by your furry friends.

Spoil Your Dog!

Every pup deserves to be spoiled now and then, and what better way 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 thrilled to share our simple recipe with you.

So, let’s get baking! This easy recipe yields around three dozen dog treats to satisfy your furry companions. Show them how much they mean to you with a homemade delight that will result in a wagging tail and a lot of love. (AKC)

Homemade peanut butter applesauce dog treats cooling on a wire rack with a plate of extra treats in the background.

 

Did I Mention They’re Easy to Make?

Here’s a little secret: these Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats are not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make. If you have kids, they’ll love taking charge of this fun and rewarding chore.

As you mix the ingredients, a delightful aroma fills the house, reminiscent of warm cookies fresh from the oven. Even my kids can’t resist the temptation to check out what’s baking when I whip up a batch for Bailey Mae and Jeb.

A quick tip: use natural peanut butter for this recipe, ensuring it doesn’t contain harmful ingredients like Xylitol, which can be toxic to dogs. Your pup’s safety is our top priority.

Preparing Peanut Butter and Applesauce Dog Treats

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!

 

A child using a cookie cutter to shape homemade peanut butter applesauce dog treats from dough on a baking sheet.

Preparing Peanut Butter and Applesauce Dog Treats

Ready for a simple and delightful baking adventure? You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Yield: Approximately 36 treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter (use natural peanut butter)
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 cups flour (whole wheat recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Close-up of freshly baked peanut butter applesauce dog treats in various shapes on parchment paper.

How to Make Baked Peanut Butter and Applesauce Dog Treats:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine the peanut butter, oats, applesauce, flour, and baking powder in a large bowl. Use a food processor, hand mixer, or mix by hand.
  3. If the dough seems too dry, add more applesauce for a dense consistency.
  4. Flour your countertop and roll out the dough to a ½-inch thickness.
  5. Use a cookie cutter (dog bone or paw) or roll the dough into tablespoon-sized balls to create treats.
  6. Place the treats on a baking sheet lined with silicone or parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, making the treats crunchier as they cool.
  9. Store 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.

A glass jar filled with homemade peanut butter applesauce dog treats, with a heart-shaped label and colorful background.

How to Store Dog Treats

Proper storage ensures these treats remain fresh and flavorful:

  1. Cool Completely: Let the treats cool to prevent sogginess.
  2. Airtight Container: Use a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid or a resealable plastic bag.
  3. Cool, Dry Place: Store away from heat and sunlight in a pantry or cupboard.
  4. Freezing: For long-term storage, freeze treats in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible. Label with the date for reference.

Homemade peanut butter applesauce dog treats shaped like bones, freshly baked on a baking sheet.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats:

Q1: Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy? Yes, either works fine!

Q2: Can I substitute the flour? Absolutely, whole wheat, oat, or coconut flour are all great options.

Q3: Should I use sweetened applesauce? Unsweetened is best to avoid unnecessary sugars.

Q4: How should I store the treats? Cool completely, store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, or freeze for up to 6 months.

Q5: Are these treats suitable for puppies? Consult your vet for treats suitable for puppies due to their specific dietary needs.

Q6: How many treats does this recipe make? Approximately 36, depending on the size of your cutter or balls.

Q7: Can I customize the shapes? Absolutely! Use fun cookie cutters for special shapes.

Q8: How long do these treats stay fresh? Up to one week when stored properly. Always check for spoilage before giving to your dog.

Q9: Can I add other flavors or ingredients? Feel free to experiment with dog-friendly additions like pumpkin puree or carrots.

 

They Make a Great Gift!

These treats aren’t just for your dog; they make wonderful gifts for other furry friends, too. They’re budget-friendly and easy to make, perfect for special occasions or holidays. Impress dog owners and their pets with your thoughtfulness.

Want to add a special flare? Check out these special dog frosting recipes for treats.

Consult Your Vet

Always discuss any changes to your dog’s diet with your vet. They can advise on any potential allergies or specific dietary needs. Tailored advice ensures your dog’s treats are both safe and nutritious.

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.

Have You Tried These Treats?

Share your experience in the comments below! And check out our CBD Dog Treats recipe for another delightful option.

Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats Recipe

Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats Recipe

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Make your own Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats with this easy recipe your dog will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter (use natural peanut butter)
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 cups flour (whole wheat recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, oats, applesauce, flour, and baking powder. Use a food processor, hand mixer, or mix by hand.
  3. If the dough seems too dry, add more applesauce for a dense consistency.
  4. Flour your countertop and roll out the dough to a ½-inch thickness.
  5. Use a cookie cutter or roll the dough into tablespoon-sized balls to create treats.
  6. Place the treats on a baking sheet lined with silicone or parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, allowing the treats to become crunchier as they cool.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Notes

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.

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