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Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats Recipe

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

You won’t believe how easy they are to make, and it involves only 5-ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Take a look at the store-bought treats, and they have an endless ingredients list.

This peanut butter applesauce dog treats recipe is super easy, with ingredients you can trust.

Ingredients that are human improved.

No unknowns.

Preservatives? None.

No chemicals.

Peanut butter applesauce dog treats on cooling rack on counter

 

It’s like your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe; only its indulgence is for the dogs! 

Want more savory treats?

Try out this Chicken Wild Rice Dog Treats recipe.

It’s guilt-free love!

Nothing beats homemade, and there is peace of mind knowing exactly what’s going into their mouths.

Buh-Bye by-products.

PLUS, your four-legged friend will love the peanut butter flavor!

Every pup needs spoiled.

One of the ways that we show our love to our dogs, Jeb and Bailey Mae, is with homemade dog treats.

They are incredibly simple to make, and they love these dog treats so much!

 

homemade peanut butter applesauce dog treats on baking sheet with small brown dog licking his lips

As pet owners, we want what’s best for our pets.

After all, we considered many 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 just be an offering of love!

Briana shares her dog treats recipe made with just five ingredients.

It’s easy to make and her dogs, Loki and Leo, absolutely LOVE them, so do Bailey Mae and Jeb.

This easy recipe makes around 3 dozen dog treats.

Did I mention they’re easy to make?

So easy to make that if you have children, they’ll want this to be their chore at home!

This recipe will fill your home with the most delicious smell–it’s like warm cookies–even my kids come to inquire what’s in the oven when I make a batch of these for Bailey Mae and Jeb.

To me, that’s how I know Bailey Mae and Jeb are going to find these peanut butter applesauce dog treats irresistible.

That aroma that fills the house with deliciousness.

Please remember you need to use natural peanut butter in this recipe or make absolutely certain that the peanut butter doesn’t contain Xylitol.

You can learn more about peanut butter and dogs.

cutting out the dog treats

You can simply roll these into dough balls and place them on the baking sheet, or you can cut them out with cookie cutters.

The cookie cutters take a little more time (honestly, that is the ONLY time-consuming part about this recipe), but we think they are adorable–even if our dogs don’t notice! 

Maybe the best part about this recipe is that we know exactly what is in the dog treats, and they are ingredients we feel good about giving our dogs.

There are no additives or crazy ingredients.

Just simple, already-in-the-pantry ingredients!

For best results, make sure your treat-giving occurs between meals and not immediately before or after a meal.

Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats Recipe Ingredients:

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

How to Make Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats:

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.

dog treats in a jar

Fido will be ready to learn new tricks, snuggle or just wag his tail to get these Peanut Butter Applesauce dog treats.

They’re so easy; you’ll be ready to get up and make your furry friend a fresh batch.

How to Store Dog Treats:

These dog treats should be stored just like cookies, in an airtight container for up to two weeks, or the refrigerator, for up to one month.

You can also place dog treats in a freezer-safe container and freeze them for up to 6 months.

homemade easy peanut butter applesauce dog treats on baking sheet

 

They Make a Great Gift!

We think they are the perfect treat.

During the holidays, we love to bake batches of these and bag them up with cute labels to hand out to all of Bailey Mae and Jeb’s dog friends.

The humans think this is a great gift, and it’s so easy and budget-friendly!

Please remember to consult with your pet’s veterinarian to assess any possible allergies your pet may have prior to changing its diet.

Your dog’s nutritional needs will vary based on age, breed, and other factors.

Your vet can give you the best advice on what type of treats are best for your dog.

If you don’t have access to a vet, try your local pet specialty store. 

We have no doubt, your pups will love these homemade dog treats as much as Bailey Mae and Jeb do!

HAVE YOU TRIED THESE PEANUT BUTTER AND APPLESAUCE TREATS FOR DOGS?

Tell me about your experience in a comment below.

peanut butter applesauce dog treats cut into bone shapes with WOOF imprint resting on cookie sheet after baking.

Peanut Butter Applesauce Dog Treats Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix all ingredients together. 
  3. If the dough is too dry- add more applesauce. 
  4. It’s going to be a dense dough.
  5. Flour your counter/surface and roll out the dough to 1/2-inch thick. 
  6. Cut the dough with a cookie cutter (I prefer to use dog bone/paw shapes for treats.)  or roll into Tablespoon sized balls.
  7. Place the dough on baking sheets lined with silicone or parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

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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