Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits are easy, homemade dog treats you can make for your dogs. Your dogs will love you forever for taking the time to bake the best dog treats! Be sure to watch the video in the recipe card at the end of this post to see how to make this recipe.
February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! Our furry friends give us love all day every day, so it’s only natural to want to return the favor. Dogs love their treats, but they especially love them when they’re homemade.
Celebrate this day by baking some homemade dog biscuits for your pup. Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits are much-loved, but you might like to try Pumpkin Dog Biscuits too! Use the hashtag #dogbiscuitappreciationday or #nationaldogbiscuitappreciationday if you want to share your dog eating dog biscuits on social media on this special day!
There are 75 million pet dogs in the United States. The most popular breed of dog to have as a pet is the Labrador Retriever. The smartest dogs are the Border Collie, Poodle and German Shepard. All dogs are intelligent though. Many breeds can learn up to 250 words and gestures, and dogs have the ability to interpret human emotions too.
- smooth peanut butter (use peanut butter that does not have Xylitol since that is an ingredient that can be poisonous to dogs)
- nonfat plain yogurt
- whole wheat flour, oat flour or brown rice flour
About PEANUT BUTTER FOR DOGS:
Jif, Smuckers, Skippy and Peter Pan are all Xylitol-free. But the ideal peanut butter for dogs has just two ingredients: peanuts and salt. Look for the creamy natural style peanut butters. Those will be best for your dog.
How to make Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits:
Combine the wet ingredients together. Then stir in the the flour until it forms a stiff dough.
Roll out the dough, and use bone cookie cutters to cut out the biscuits. Any shape will do if you don’t wish to buy a cookie cutter.
Place the peanut butter dog biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn them over and bake for an additional 15 minutes. You want to get them nice and crisp.
How to store Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits:
Store your dog biscuits just as you would store cookies- in a covered container. They’ll last two weeks or so when stored at room temperature. If you store dog biscuits in the refrigerator or freezer, they’ll last up to one month.
Fun Facts About Dogs:
- A dog’s sense of smell is at least 10,000 times better than a human.
- Dogs can hear things from much farther away than humans can.
- 45% of dogs in the USA sleep on their owner’s bed.
- Dogs don’t sweat like people do (they sweat through their paws only). Dogs pant to cool down.
- 70% of people add their dogs to their holiday cards.
- Dogs curl up to keep themselves warm and to protect their vital organs.
- Human blood pressure goes down when petting a dog (and so does the dogs!) Petting a dog can lower stress and decrease depression too.
- A dog has the ability to feel jealous. If you pay attention to other animals, your dog may show signs of jealousy!
- Don’t feed dogs chocolate cake or chocolate of any kind. Chocolate can make dogs extremely sick and it can also be deadly when consumed by dogs.
- Dogs have a sense of time. They’ll tell you when it’s time to take a walk and when it’s time to fill their bowl with food. If you have a snack time, your dog will be able to tell you when to feed them their peanut butter dog biscuits!
- 1 cup peanut butter (xylitol-free)
- ¾ cup nonfat plain yogurt
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour, oat flour or brown rice flour (more, as needed)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the peanut butter, yogurt and honey. Mix until well-blended.
- Stir the flour into the wet ingredients until well-combined. You need a stiff dough, so if you need to sprinkle in a little more flour, then do it!
- Flour a work surface and roll out the dough to ¼-inch thickness. Cut into dog-bone shapes, and bake for 20 minutes. Turn the biscuits over and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
- Xylitol can be poisonous to your dog. Jif, Smuckers, Skippy and Peter Pan are all Xylitol-free. But the ideal peanut butter for dogs has just two ingredients: peanuts and salt. Look for the creamy natural style peanut butters. Those will be best for your dog.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1 biscuit
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g
Nutritional information is estimated using a nutrition calculator