Dog treats are generally expensive. And if you go through all the processed ingredients they contain, they’re not the healthiest option for your precious pup.
But we have a healthy and easy-to-make alternative – our Bake a Bone Peanut Butter Recipe! So super simple and healthy, your dog will not ask for anything else as a treat again!
Bake a Bone Peanut Butter Recipe
- 2¼ cups Whole-wheat flour.
- 1 tbsp Baking powder.
- 1 cup All-natural peanut butter (chunky/smooth, melted).
- 1 tsp Melted and unrefined coconut oil.
- ½ tsp Cinnamon.
Instructions for Making Recipe Using Bake-a-Bone Machine
- Plugin your Bake-a-Bone machine. Once the green light turns on, it’s ready for use.
- Place all the ingredients in a big bowl. Use a large spoon or spatula to mix everything evenly till a paste-like consistency is obtained.
- Open the Bake-a-Bone and use the spatula to pour the batter into the molds (1/8 inch above each mold wall).
- Close its lid and leave the batter to bake for about 10 minutes. For protection and accuracy, it’s best to set a timer.
- Open the Bake-A-Bone carefully, remove the peanut butter bones, trim any excess edges, and cool on a rack for about 30 minutes.
Instructions for Making Recipe Using Oven
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix all ingredients evenly. If the batter is excessively runny, add some whole wheat flour or an egg to get a cookie dough consistency.
- Pour all batter onto the parchment paper onto a cookie sheet. Place the second strip of parchment paper on top of the batter and roll it till the batter becomes about ½ in ches thick. Then remove the top layer of parchment paper.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes of bone treats. Gather surplus dough and reshape it so that you use all of it.
- Keep the cookie sheet in your preheated oven and bake for at least 40 minutes.
- Turn off the oven but don’t remove the treats for an hour so that they harden.
- Remove and cool.
Yes! You can store the treats in an airtight container and refrigerate them.
If you’ve made a particularly large batch, store half in an airtight container in the fridge, and place the other half in an airtight container in the freezer.
Just thaw at room temperature before serving to your canine buddy.
- Make sure to use all-natural peanut butter; otherwise, you’ll be giving your dog large amounts of sugar-filled peanut butter, which is not a healthy option. Also, make sure to read the labels of the peanut butter you are buying to check whether it contains Xylitol – this is absolute poison for dogs and can even kill them in small doses.
- Before operating any machine, always read the manual to understand how it works and what risks are involved fully.
- The Bake-a-Bone machine yields slightly softer bone treats. If your dog prefers something dry and hard, just place the baked bones on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes. Then, turn off the oven and let them sit inside for an hour.
Feed your pet pup carefully. Use the bones as rewards so that you do not over-feed your dog, and never use them as a substitute for their regular food. Remember to always consult your vet before giving your dog any new foods to ensure they fit their particular needs.
If all this peanut butter talk has made you want to cook up a treat for yourself, here are a few ideas you can try.
- A refreshing Peanut Butter Banana Juice Recipe to soothe you from within.
- This Peanut Butter and Jelly Graham Cracker Sandwich, Peanut Butter and Syrup Sandwich Recipe, Whipped Peanut Butter & Almond Baileys for a quick snack before bedtime.
- Try mouth-watering and easy-to-make Sicilian Almond Granite, Almond Float & Lemon Almond Pound Cake to satisfy your cravings.
I am a yogi with a smoldering passion for nutrition and healthy living. I have been a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach for over 11 years and now I want to help you. My mission is to inspire as many people as I can to expand their awareness and broaden their horizons by giving a voice to the choices that create abundant, radiant health. Here I share deliciously simple plant-based recipes, nutrition resources, detox tips, and a glimpse into my whole lifestyle.