Peanut Butter Dog Treats*

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When I am cooking you can always find Brody in the kitchen. ALWAYS. He loves all vegetables and fruits and has a particular soft spot for tomatoes. He is my little furry foodie! The only thing he ever turns his nose up to are leaves. Basil leaves, spinach leaves, lettuce…it doesn’t matter what kind. It must be a texture thing, like me and oysters. 😛  Besides tomatoes, Brody’s favorite thing to eat is peanut butter. So when I had a banana way past it’s prime, I thought I would make him some homemade treats. He would enjoy them way more then we would enjoy another loaf of banana bread!

These were extremely easy to put together. The original recipe tells you to roll them out and then cut them into shapes like you would sugar cookies. There were a couple problems with that. First, the dough was not a good dough to roll out. It was extremely sticky. Second, umm Brody gobbled one of these down without taking a second glance at it. I think he could care less if they were in the shape of a bone or hydrant!   Fair warning though, if you do not make them into shapes…warn your spouse that they are for the four legged only! Jorge grabbed one while I was showering and proceeded to tell me my cookies tasted like crap. LOL :-)  However, they would be good for humans too if you added a cup of sugar to them!!



Peanut Butter Puppy Treats


1 egg
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 overly ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoon honey
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup wheat germ (or a 1/2 cup flour)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.

Stir together egg, peanut butter, banana, and honey in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Stir in the oats and wheat germ; mix well.

Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately smash cookie into a disk with the bottom of a glass. Cool on a wire rack.

These save great in a zip lock bag up to a week for your favorite mutt!

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51 Responses to “Peanut Butter Dog Treats”

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    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — March 3, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    cutest. post. everrrrr.

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    Three-Cookies — March 3, 2011 @ 1:56 am

    Nice. I could happily eat that cookie myself, it does sound delicious.

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    Heather — March 3, 2011 @ 2:33 am

    What a nice treat for Brody! Between the pictures of your kitties a couple of weeks ago and now these pictures of your puppy, you have some adorable animals! :)

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    notyet100 — March 3, 2011 @ 4:06 am

    luved the last pic,..

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    Tori (@eat-tori) — March 3, 2011 @ 5:26 am

    This is brilliant! Oh my, that dog is the most precious thing I’ve seen in a long time.

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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book — March 3, 2011 @ 5:29 am

    It is easy to see how appreciative Brody is – what a lucky pup.
    :-) Mandy

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    Happy When Not Hungry — March 3, 2011 @ 6:33 am

    Brody is adorable! Definitely have to make these treats for my puppy Winston. He will devour them!

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    Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) — March 3, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    Awww, yay for puppy treats! :) My little doggie foodie doesn’t like leafy stuff either!

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    Suzy — March 3, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    He is sooooo cute! I’ll have to make up a batch of those for my mongrels-a big batch…we have 4 dogs. Sheesh!!
    I <3 Brody…so cute!!

    • Jessica replied: — March 3rd, 2011 @ 11:11 am

      If you make a double batch I think it would last you a while! :-) Let me know if your mutts like them too!

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — March 3, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    bahahaha i love the dog photo shoot! i laughed out loud. my dogs would love these. Tucker never turns down anything. he even eats random spinach leaves and green beans and it is SO funny to watch him chew them :)

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    Ammie — March 3, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Cuteness overload! Did you really get him to sit still on a chair? I would never be able to make that happen!

    PB is one of my Lacey’s favorite things too, besides fruit and cheese. I love how these are all staple ingredients. I will definitely have to try these.

    • Jessica replied: — March 3rd, 2011 @ 11:11 am

      Ha! Brody will do ANYTHING for a treat! Sit on a chair? No problem as long as a treat is promised! 😉

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    Dionne @ Try Anything Once — March 3, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    Awww Brody wants you to hurry up the pictures and hand over his cookie! What a sweet puppy dog. I love those photos of him enjoying his treat! Thank you for sharing this it made my morning.

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    Chris — March 3, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    I made these last time I made a batch of beer:

    Turned out really great, just a long cook time. Decent way to use up spent grains too.

    • Jessica replied: — March 3rd, 2011 @ 11:15 am

      Thanks for sharing Chris! I don’t make my own beer (sadly) but I am sure some others on here do! :-)

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    Cassie — March 3, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    Your Brody sounds like my Bruno. He LOVES all veggies, but anything leafy and he goes nuts when I pull out a tomato because I always give him the tops that I cut off.

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    Leah — March 3, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Sydney would love these! She is also a huge tomato lover and helps me “clean up” in the kitchen. I’ll have to make these for her someday.

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — March 3, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    Um, I’m pretty sure that is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Seriously, adorable! :)

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    Lindsey @ Our Share of the Harvest — March 3, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    I’ve been on a casual hunt for a recipe for good doggie treats that I can take to our annual ASPCA March for the Animals. I think our “pack” will love them!

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    Joanne — March 3, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    And to think, I have all of these ingredients on hand! I am SO making these for my puppy when I go back to my parent’s house next weekend!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — March 3, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    Too freakin cute! Bookmarking these to make for Jesse! I think I owe him something yummy since we had his surgery!

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    Tyler — March 3, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    What a cutie! My pup is a sucker for peanut butter so I’ll have to try these!

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    Eliana — March 3, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    Brody is the cutest thing ever! I must make these for my pooch too. I know he would love them.

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    Robyn — March 3, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    I love these photos! He’s so cuuuute!!! How did u get him to sit still for them? What a lucky dog, he looked like he really enjoyed those!

    • Jessica replied: — March 5th, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

      Brody will do anything for a treat! Even if that means having to sit still :-)

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    Michelle — March 3, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    Oh my gosh, he looks like he’s never enjoyed anything more in his life. His eyes are even closed in puppy treat ecstasy! Too darn cute!

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    Heather — March 3, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    I’m making these for our dogs-TODAY!!

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    mom — March 3, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    That is so cute! If you didn’t want to roll them you could just make them in the shape of a golf ball! You know how he loves golf balls!

    Oscar said for you to bring him some when you come 😉

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    Sarah — March 3, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    Your dog is adorable! These photos made me smile! I bet my dog, Reese would love them as well. Will have to try!

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    Angela — March 3, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    I saw your post on Tastespotting and I just had to click- your doggie is ADORABLE!!!

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    Paula — March 3, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Oh my goodness. Brody is so cute and you are such a great photographer. Love all the shots but the last three are award winning! Thanks for posting the recipe. My dog Max will love these.

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    Two Pitties in the City — March 3, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    Oh, what a great recipe! And I love seeing Brody’s expressions.

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    Lori @ Girl Meets Oven — March 3, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    That is too funny that your husband ate one your dog’s cookies! I’ve been looking for some new treats to make my dog, but I’ll be sure warn my husband when I try these. My dog has a history of stealing banana bread – so these cookies would be right up his alley. His name is Ruffy, and I have a picture of him on this post about his banana bread-stealing ways: Love your dog pics too – especially the one where he is licking his nose.

    • Jessica replied: — March 5th, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

      Aww too cute! :-)

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    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living — March 4, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    Those photos are fantastic! I must make these for my dog, Shelby. She loves peanut butter, and would adore these treats!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — March 4, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    too funny–I had plans to make homemade dog treats this weekend!! I’ve been researching recipes but I think I found mine :)

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    thecookingteacher — March 5, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    I always want to cook for my little guys too but I get afraid of unknown allergies, but this recipe has all things they can eat! Love it :c)
    Thank you ahead of time from my puppies!!

    • Jessica replied: — March 5th, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

      Let me know what they think of them! Brody loved them…but then again he is a garbage disposal! 😀

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    Amanda L. — March 5, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    That is just really adorable!

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    The Food Hunter — March 9, 2011 @ 4:14 pm


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    Doggy Dessert Chef — April 23, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    What a great recipe and cute pictures, I’m adding this to my facebook page right mow. Woof!

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    Sheri — May 23, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

    I just made these for my Bailey this afternoon, and she is still sitting at my feet whimpering for more. Somehow, though I have never ever baked anything for my dog previously, she knew they were for her, and she layed down in front of the stove (which she NEVER does) waiting for them to finish baking. This one is definitely a keeper!

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    dog biscuits treats — September 28, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    What a great recipe! I found this recipe earlier and wanted to try it before commenting and WOW! My dogs absolutely loved them – I used the wheat germ and not the flour and they looked, smelled, and evidently tasted fantastic. Thanks for posting the recipe. Oh – and Brody is ADORABLE!

    • Jessica replied: — September 28th, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

      So glad your dogs loved them too! I make them all the time for Brody, they are his favorite :-)

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    Kari — March 11, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    My pup sniffed around for 10 minutes after I gave him his treat, just searching for some leftover crumbs! He loved them!!!

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    Jen — March 8, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    My Thea loves these. She will do anything for peanut butter. I love that this is all from staples we had on hand. I’ve made these a few times now and once I chopped carrot finely to add because that’s a fave of hers too. I just tossed the chopped bits in flour to keep them firm and the rest of the cookie from getting soggy. Worked great. She loves the crunchy bits

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    Sandy Dent — March 9, 2014 @ 8:58 am

    I made this for Jasper my Goldendoodle and Lucy my Beagle. Both of them loved them. Mine are darker because I used a toasted wheat germ so I might try plain flour next time. Was wondering what you mean by old fashioned oats? I used large flake this time but next time might use quick oats because they are smaller. No matter what, I will make these again.

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