My dogs love peanut butter. In fact, a couple of our cats enjoy peanut butter as well. A lot of the homemade food and treats that I make include this delectable ingredient. These treats are also a limited ingredient option, which makes them ideal for dogs with digestive sensitivities or food allergies.
Not only is peanut butter a great source of protein, it also has Vitamin B and E, niacin, heart healthy fats and many other nutrients that your dog's body needs. Just be careful that the peanut butter you purchase does not contain xylitol – it can be toxic to canines.
If your dog has allergies, you can substitute rice flour, coconut flour or any other type of flour that is suitable for his digestion.Semolina, ground oats or bread crumbs could be substituted for the cornmeal as well.
Peanut Butter and Cornmeal Dog Biscuits
As I mentioned, this is a limited ingredient recipe. With just seven ingredients, it's an excellent option for pets with food allergies or sensitive stomachs. You can also choose natural, organic ingredients to ensure that you make this recipe as healthy as possible.Print
Recipe: Peanut Butter and Cornmeal Dog Biscuits
These treats are simple to make and can be made in any size or shape that you'd like. You can use cookie cutters to cut the dough into cute shapes if you'd like to give these treats as a thoughtful homemade gift. You could also make them in a very small size to be used as training treats or snacks for an overweight pooch.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: about 72 cookies 1x
- Category: Biscuit Treats
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup quick oats
Preheat your oven to 400˚ F.
Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil and set it aside.
Whisk together the water, vegetable oil, eggs, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Add in the flour, cornmeal and oats. Mix together until it forms a dough ball.
You can drop small balls of dough onto the cookie sheet and press them down or you can roll the dough out and use cookie cutters to make fun shaped biscuits. One of the easiest ways to make treats with this dough is by putting spoonfuls into a well-greased mini muffin tray.
No matter what shape you make them, bake the treats for about 20 minutes or until they're browned and begin to crack on the top. Turn off the oven and allow the treats to cool and harden in the warm oven for 30 additional minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 treat
- Calories: 37
- Sugar: .1 g
- Sodium: 5 mg
- Fat: 2.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 3.8 g
- Fiber: .3 g
- Protein: .8 g
- Cholesterol: 5 mg
How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade 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.
For More Information
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.