If you aren’t aware of my blog, I’m a big dog lover and I have written blog posts before talking about them. I’m not someone who is an expert in cooking or baking, but I hope your precious dogs enjoy these 2 simple, easy, no-bake treats. FYI: I tried it and enjoyed it myself, so have one for yourself and see if you like it too!
Before we begin, I would like you to remember: These are treats, which means it is meant to be fed to your dog not every day but occasionally. Peanuts are healthy, but still, are high in fat. My sister’s dogs enjoyed these treats and were fine, however not every dog reacts the same way. To be 100% confident, then always consult with your vet doctor before giving anything to your dog! My beloved dog Jocky used to eat anything and lived to be the age of 16 and 4 months old, but always better safe than sorry with your pet. Of course, this goes without saying make sure you wash your hands before doing this.
Now we can finally get into the recipes!
I’m not sure what to name the first recipe. If you have any ideas feel free to let me know in the comments!
- Rolled Oats.
(I got wheat free, but next time I would use rather organic, dairy free and gluten free rolled oats)
- Peanut butter. DO NOT USE THE INGREDIENT XYLITOL! It is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener and is harmful to your canine! Read the ingredients well. Make sure the peanut butter you use doesn’t contain salt or any artificial sweeteners. The peanut butter I used is a healthier brand called Oh Mega. It’s smooth and made from dry-roasted crushed peanuts, omega 3, vegetable oil, (flaxseed oil) 2% honey and vitamin E. Tasty! If you are wanting to go the vegan route, then opt for a peanut butter that doesn’t contain honey.
- Milk of your choice. Some dogs might be allergic to dairy, so opt for dairy-free milk instead. I used rice milk powder where I just needed to add water and blend it.
In a bowl, add your 3 cups of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of dairy-free milk and then 1 cup of peanut butter. Stir vigorously and combine the dairy-free milk and peanut butter in a generous size bowl. Begin to slowly stir and add the oats. Use your hands to create little balls. Once you’re finished, place them in the refrigerator. Mine was in the fridge, but since I didn’t use the oven it didn’t harden like proper dog treats. I ended up putting them in the freezer. Worked much then! I did my research and found out you can freeze them for up to 4 months. Perfect!
2. It must be love iced treats.
- 1/2 cups of smooth peanut butter.
(Once again, make sure the peanut butter doesn’t contain the ingredient Xylitol and has no added sugar or salt) The natural the peanut butter, the better.
- Dairy-free milk. (I went for rice milk again)
- 1 Apple.
- Silicone Molds. I went for a heart-shaped silicone chocolate mold. (You can use an ice tray for this, but I found the treats come out easily with the silicone baking mold compared to a regular ice tray, plus the designs give it that extra added touch)
Cut up 1 apple and important to remove all the seeds! Dogs can’t have that. Add the chopped apples, a little dairy-free milk, then put the 1/2 cups of smooth peanut butter into the blender. After blending, gently pour into your silicone baking molds and put into the freezer.
Videos on my Instagram of my sister’s dog Lucy enjoying the homemade dog treats: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgRFjKCgUrJ/?taken-by=lovelyk01
Until next time.