Four-legged friends have always been a part of my family. I pretty much grew up on Noah’s Ark – with cats, dogs, horses, and chickens around. And, animals are definitely a part of our little family’s circle now. Duke, our sweet mutt that we found on Craigslist four years ago, is most definitely our shining star. He’s kind and calm, and loves nothing more than to go out on the boat and swim with the boys. We couldn’t ask for a better pup.
So, it’s nice to be able to make him a homemade treat too. This is totally a basic guideline, ingredients can be easily added and substituted. If we have leftover spent grains from homebrew day, they make a great addition in place of the oats. Cheese or cornmeal are also great ideas to switch up the flavor.
No matter how you decide to make them, I’m sure your puphead will be thrilled at the prospect of a homemade doggie treat. And, I’m always thrilled at the prospect of cutting out processed junk from another member of my family’s diet. Here’s to all the furry friends of the world!
Homemade Doggie Treats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together peanut butter, honey, oil and chicken broth. In a separate bowl, combine flours and oatmeal. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
Place dough on flour dusted surface. Roll or press dough out to about 1/2” inch thick. Use a small bone cookie cutter to cut out cookies, or just cut into squares using a pairing knife.
Roll out leftover scraps and cut out as many as possible. Put cut out cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack. Cool for 2 hours before storing in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Source: barely adapted from Shared Sugar