What dog doesn't love to get spoiled? This peanut butter blueberry dog treat made with peanut butter and oats will be your dog's new favorite!
These dog biscuits were just a whim. When I was cleaning out the freezer to load up on fresh berries, I found a bag of blueberries from last year.
I have two dogs, Ruby and Callie, who love this one blueberry treat that's hard to come by, so I thought it'd be fun to make some for them.
We actually tried them. They're good, but kind of dry and crumbly, like a Milk Bone treat.
🍪 Can I Add Blueberries to Homemade Dog Food or Dog Treats
Many people wonder if they can add blueberries to dog food. Just like humans, dogs can be picky eaters, and they sometimes need a little extra persuasion to try a new food.
The good news is you can add blueberries to dog food. Cooked or fresh berries can work.
Besides blueberries you can also try these dog treat recipes with raspberries and blackberries.
🥣 How to Make Peanut Butter Blueberry Dog Treats Recipe
🥘 Ingredient Notes:
Blueberries - If you're using frozen blueberries, you can also add the juice from the bag. If you use dried blueberries, you'll need more liquid.
Oats - I like to use rolled Oats. However, you can use quick oats or old-fashioned oats.
Whole Wheat Flour - I prefer using King Arthur Flour. However regular Whole Wheat and White Whole Wheat are both good. In the store, it'll be under $5 a bag - prices online are high right now.
Eggs - I used eggs as a binder to hold it all together.
Peanut Butter - Make sure that you find a kind of peanut butter that has nothing that’s toxic to dogs.
Ground Cinnamon - adds a delicious taste to your recipe.
Wheat germ - Wheat germ is packed with many benefits for dogs, so put some in your homemade dog treats.
If your dog doesn't react to gluten, she'll get tons of wheat germ benefits, whether you add whole wheat flour, wheat germ oil, or wheat germ to her dog treats.These healthy dog treats are full of good nutrition, so they'll protect your dog against heart disease and cancer.
Honey - Dogs can eat honey in small amounts. It contains natural sugars and small amounts of vitamins and minerals, and is used to sweeten food and beverages. ... Puppies and dogs with compromised immune systems shouldn't eat raw honey, as it might contain botulism spores.
Olive oil - Olive oil isn't just safe for dogs, it has tons of health benefits too. The many benefits include it’s good for your dog’s skin and coat, help your dog maintain a healthy weight and improve the taste of your dogs treats or food.
🍽 Supplies Used:
- A stand mixer
- Cookie Cutters - I used the small circle (1 inch) and dog biscuit (3 ½ inch) cookie cutters.
- Rolling Pin
- Baking Sheet
- Medium-Size Bowl
- Rubber Spatula
- Parchment Paper or Silpat Mat
Start by pre-heating your oven to 350° degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium-size bowl, mix peanut butter and honey.
Stir in egg and olive oil. Add wheat germ and cinnamon. Add oats and mix. Alternate flour and water, mixing to combine.
When dough is like thick cookie dough, slice blueberries in half and fold into dough. • Place dough on a floured board, sprinkle with flour, and roll to ½” thick. • Cutout shapes with cookie cutters.
Place treats onto baking sheets. If you create small circles and bone shapes, cook them separately as the baking times will vary.
📖 Frequently Asked Questions
What blueberries can you use?
Fresh, frozen, or dried blueberries will do. If you use dried blueberries, avoid sweetened ones and definitely stay away from artificial sweeteners.
Can you make these treats with any other fruit?
Absolutely! Put one cup of canned pumpkin or unsweetened applesauce in place of the blueberries. If you're using applesauce or pumpkin, you probably won't need much water so keep an eye on it! (You can also use mashed sweet potatoes!)
Can you bake these treats in other shapes?
Absolutely. You can cut the dough into any shape you want, including squares, rectangles, circles, hearts, or even Santa Claus or Christmas trees.
What can you use in place of a rolling pin?
You can use a glass bottle if you don't have a rolling pin. Just make sure the outside is clean and don't be rough.
🦴 Recipe Variations
You can use blueberries in any dog treat recipe.
- Woofies Bacon and Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- Strawberry Applesauce and Banana Dog Treats
- Banana and Peanut Butter Dog Bones
🐶 Serving Suggestions & Uses
You can give your dog these treats as often as a regular hard biscuit - not too many, but make sure they're spoiled.
Callie weighs somewhere around 75 pounds and she usually gets 2 or 3 of these a day. Ruby weighs 20 lbs and gets ½ twice a day. Although they would both happily accept more!
🥗 Storage/Shelf Life/Reheating
Store these in an airtight container. You can store them for a while if you don't expose them to moisture. My dog won't go through them that fast, so I like to freeze half the batch.
- Don't overwork or over roll your dough. It'll lose some stretch and be hard to work with. (It will get like pizza dough when you roll it out and it shrinks back up.)
- Dogs would love these treats for their birthday!
- Choose a peanut butter without artificial sweeteners like xylitol, they're toxic to dogs.
- Use different shapes and sizes - these cookie cutters from Amazon come in a set of five and I usually use the middle size, which is about 3 12 inches long.
Printable Dog Treat Recipe: Peanut Butter Blueberry Dog Treats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- • ½ cup oats
- • ⅓ cup blueberries
- • ⅓ cup smooth peanut butter
- • 1 egg
- • 3-5 tablespoon water
- • 2 tablespoon wheat germ
- • 1 tablespoon honey
- • 1 tablespoon olive oil
- • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
- Gather ingredients.
- In a medium size bowl, mix together peanut butter and honey.
- Stir in egg and olive oil.
- Add wheat germ and cinnamon.
- Add oats and mix together.
- Alternate flour and water, mixing to combine.
- When dough is similar to thick cookie dough, slice blueberries in half and fold into dough. • Place dough on a floured board, sprinkle with flour, and roll to
½” thick. • Cutout shapes with cookie cutters.
- Place treats onto baking sheets. If you create small circles and
bone shapes, cook them separately as the baking times will vary.
- Bake at 350° for 25 minutes (biscuits) and 20 minutes (small
circles) or until golden brown and crisp.
- Remove from oven and
allow to cool completely.
- Store in a ziploc bag or covered container for 1 ½ weeks. These
can also be stored in the freezer and thawed as needed.
- Feed to your favorite furry friend.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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