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Recipe: Peanut Butter and Carob Dog Treats

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These tasty treats are made with carob powder, a healthy substitute for cocoa powder in dog treats. Although it has a slightly different taste, carob powder is much healthier than cocoa and is 100% safe for canines to consume. If you're looking for a safe homemade snack for your pet, these carob dog treats are sure to please your pup.

Carob powder only contains 1/3 of the calories of traditional cocoa powder, and it is  hypoallergenic. Unlike cocoa, carob contains no caffeine. Containing up to 80% protein, carob is a great choice for humans and dogs alike. It contains:

  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • potassium
  • manganese
  • vitamins A, B, B2, B3, and D

Switching to homemade dog treats will save you time and money, plus you won't have to worry about any unhealthy ingredients. Did you know that hundreds of pet food products are recalled every year? Many of these products are treats that are recalled for contamination issues or due to harmful ingredients.

Peanut Butter and Carob Dog Treats Recipe

carob dog treatsThe best thing about making homemade dog food and treats is that you can substitute ingredients to cater to your dog's nutritional needs and add variety to his diet. In this recipe for carob dog treats, you can substitute rice flour or tapioca starch for the cornmeal. Chia seeds, quinoa flakes or barley could be substituted for the oats.

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Recipe: Peanut Butter and Carob Dog Treats

Peanut Butter and Carob Dog Treats

These carob dog treats are made with just 6 ingredients. They are a great option for dogs with a sensitive stomach or food allergies. Keep in mind that they don't contain preservatives, which is a good thing, but means that they don't keep as long as commercial products.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: about 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Biscuit Treats
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dog Treats

Ingredients

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup fine cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 2 tbsp. water

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350˚F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and peanut butter together. Add the oats, cornmeal and carob powder.

If the dough is too dry, add the water and mix completely. Place walnut-sized balls of dough on the baking sheet and press lightly to flatten them. Bake the cookies for about 25 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 treat
  • Calories: 41
  • Sugar: 1.8 g
  • Sodium: 16 mg
  • Fat: 1.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.3 g
  • Fiber: .9 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 9 mg

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Keep in mind that the nutrition information above is calculated on the basis that you use cornmeal and steel cut oats. If you substitute different ingredients, you'll have to use an online recipe calculator to get accurate nutrition information.

How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that these treats do not have the preservatives that store bought products do. They will not last as long. If you'd like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.