During this time of the year when we show our appreciation and love for others, why not do the same for pets with these Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits?
Our oven works overtime during the holidays. We have so much to bake and cook for friends and family– and for those of us with furbabies, we usually have a little companion staring at our every move hoping we’ll drop a crumb of something they can munch on.
Try making these Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits and a doubling up the recipe for your favorite neighborhood dogs too.
Most dogs are a BIG fan of peanut butter. (Actually, I’ve never met a dog that didn’t love peanut butter.) This is a quick one-bowl biscuit that is packed with good stuff like flaxseed and rolled oats. Just in case you were wondering- yes, these biscuits are safe for human consumption. And yes, I have tasted them. They smell so good coming out of the oven. But like all dog treats, they are not sweet.
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits, makes 15- 3 inch bones
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
3 Tbsp flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter*
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp light brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats and flaxseed. Add chicken broth, peanut butter, honey and brown sugar. Stir together and fold to combine.
3. Once the dough is one cohesive mass. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until dough is soft.
4. Roll out (or pat) to 1/3-inch thickness. Using a floured dog bone cutter (or any desired cookie cutter shape), cut out biscuits. Transfer cut-outs to the prepared parchment lined baking sheet.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until biscuits are firm to the touch. Let cool slightly on baking sheet, then transfer to wire rack to room temperature.
*Note: Try to use salt-free or reduced salt peanut butter. These treats are good for 2 weeks in an airtight container or 1 month in the refrigerator.