Peanut Butter and Flax Dog Treats

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Everybody loves a treat once in a while, so make sure to treat your loyal friend with these homemade peanut butter and flax doggie biscuits. These were incredibly simple to make and not to mention the most fun I’ve had in the kitchen in quite a while, mostly because I knew these were going to make my dog jump for joy!

The ingredients are simple, there’s no filler or preservatives, and they’re just as crunchy as store-bought. And the flavor? Well, of course I wouldn’t feed my dog something I wouldn’t eat…they taste like savory crackers, if you get my drift. Heck, I could have reshaped these as circular biscuits and served them with soup and none would have been the wiser ;)

And just what makes these healthier than store-bought, you might ask? As I mentioned earlier, no preservatives or fillers, just healthy fats and oils for a nice shiny coat, enough protein to satisfy their hunger, and some whole grains and fiber to help make that late night trip outdoors more pleasant for everyone involved.

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Peanut Butter and Flax Dog Treats

prep time: 10 mins       cook time: 18 mins per batch
recipe yields 18-20 dog treats (large size)

Things you’ll need:
Two mixing bowls, mixing utensils
Dog bone shaped cookie cutter
Baking sheets x 2
Baking paper or nonstick aluminum
NutriBullet or food processor (for milling flours)

Ingredients:
1 egg
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter, unsalted
1 cup beef broth, unsalted
1/4 golden flax, milled
1/4 cup chia seed, milled
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats, milled into oat flour
1 cup whole wheat flour or 7-grains mix (red hard wheat, spelt, white soft wheat, oats, rye, barley, and triticale – milled into flour)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325ºF

Combine egg, peanut butter, coconut oil, and beef broth in mixing bowl and whisk until well-blended.

Using separate mixing bowl; add all-purpose flour into bowl; then use NutriBullet or Food Processor to create Oat Flour and 7-Grains Flour.

Add rolled oats into large NutriBullet cup and using milling blade; blend until flour consistency. Add to dry mixing bowl.

Add 7-grains mix into large NutriBullet cup and using milling blade; blend until flour consistency. Add to dry mixing bowl. (Or if using whole wheat flour, simply add to mixing bowl with previous ingredients.)

Add the flax seed and chia seed into large NutriBullet cup and using milling blade, blend until meal-like consistency. Add to dry mixing bowl and combine all ingredients until well-blended.

While stirring your wet mixture, slowly add dry ingredients, continue to mix using spatula until it forms a dough.

Flour your surface and roll out the dough until 1/4″ thickness, making sure it is uniform all around the edges (no cracks, no thin spots). Using the cookie cutter, make as many cuts as possible. Transfer cutouts to baking sheet and line them up so they’re not touching. Repeat this process until all the dough is used up, or no more cutouts are possible.

Bake each sheet for at least 18 minutes (and no longer) at 325ºF. Check occasionally. You’ll notice they’re done when they change from a dark brown to a pale brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool  for at least 2-3 minutes before removing from baking sheet.  Move to wire rack and allow to cool completely. You can store these in an airtight container for a few days or freeze them for later.

Questions or comments? I’d be more than happy to answer :)

Baker’s Note:  I used a NutriBullet to mill my grains, it’s quick, easy, and clean up is over in seconds. You can use a food processor, or just buy the flours already made. If you have any questions about making the flours, feel free to contact me.

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2 responses to “Peanut Butter and Flax Dog Treats

    • Hi Cecily,

      Everything in these dog treats is 100% approved by my Vet and safe for my dog (who has a sensitive stomach). But every dog is different.

      So long as you are using real peanut butter (i.e. NOT the Jiff kind that says “All-natural” but actual ground up peanuts – no salt, no molasses, etc. – then it’s easily digested by any dog.)

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