When it comes to dog treats, a lot of dog owners let their dogs eat treat that contain ingredients that are unpronounceable. While it is the food that they eat that matters most, treats and their nutrition are just as important.
For the past two years with my dog Dexter, we gave him a ton of different treats, with a ton of ingredients in a little biscuit. Then he developed some allergies, and could no longer eat any kind of potato, soy, and green peas. It was really hard to find treats (and kibble) that met his needs.
I developed this treat recipe based on my dog's taste buds. He loves peanut butter, and could eat it off of a spoon. I decided to make peanut butter the star, and have other ingredients like oats to provide a base for the treat.
If your dog has a wheat allergy of some sort, you can go ahead and use gluten free oats, or whatever rolled oats you have on hand. These treats are also soy free and dairy free, so it should be able to cater to many dogs out there.
This recipe is dog approved, as my dog, who every once and a while will turn down a treat he dislikes, gobbled up several before I cut him off.
These treats provide an inexpensive and nutritious snack for you dogs, they are easy to make, and dogs of all shapes and sizes will love them
Note: While these treats are fit with ingredients part many peoples diets, I would not advise for any of you to try this. It may fit a dog's palate, but it might not fit ours!
Serves: Depends on how big you make the treats
Preparation Time: Around 30 Minutes
- 6 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 3 1/2 cups rolled oats
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the first 4 ingredients until smooth. Add in the rolled oats and stir until combined. Press the mixture out onto a sheet pan until about 1/4 inch thick. Bake until the edges slightly brown, 16 - 18 minutes or so, but keep a watchful eye as they can burn quickly. Let cool completely before breaking into pieces.