There is a lot of controversy about peanut butter on the net; some people say it is good for your dog whilst others put it firmly into the “prohibited” foods category.
I am a huge believer in moderation; I think that if consumed in the right amounts everything is valuable for the body, so is peanut butter. At the end of the day peanut butter is a good source of protein, vitamins and healthy fats. I have very large dogs so crunchy peanut butter doesn’t presents a choking hazard and I have no objections what so ever with feeding it to them from time to time.
In light of this I’ve remade my recipe for Sardine & Oats Dog Cookies and created some tasty peanut butter treats. They enjoy it and I am happy to be able to reward them with some home baked goodies, and best of all I know completely what is inside them something you can’t say for shop bought treats.
- 300g oats
- 60g wholemeal flour
- 3tbsp crunchy peanut butter; heaped
- 75ml chicken stock
- A dash of olive oil
Preheat your oven to 180C.
Prepare a large baking tray and line it with some baking paper (or not if you don’t mind washing up later on).
In a large bowl mix all the ingredients. The mixture is quite sticky but it forms well.
Once everything is well combines move the mixture onto a flat surface and with a rolling pin that you have oiled roll it out gently till it is about 1- 1.5cm in thickness.
Use a cookie cutter to cut your desired shapes.
Place on a baking tray and bake in the earlier preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and move onto a cooling rack.
Store in an airtight container. They should remain edible for a couple of weeks.
So what do you think about my latest happy doggy treats?
Are you in my camp of being happy giving peanut butter to you dog?
Does your dog go mad for an ingredient? Let me know and I will try and make a recipe for you.