11 Yummy Peanut Butter Recipes Your Dog Can't Resist

Published: 01/21/2021
It's no secret that doggos love peanut butter just as much as their parents. While your fur-baby might love a little bit of PB, try not to give your canine too much, as peanut butter is high in fat and will make them pile on the pounds in no time.

Note: When picking out peanut butter for your pup, you should avoid any that use xylitol as an ingredient. This artificial sweetener is toxic to dogs and is most commonly used in highly-processed peanut butter. To avoid xylitol, opt for all-natural peanut butter, and always check the ingredients list. If you're looking to treat your woofer with a special snack...check out these 13 yummy peanut butter recipes your pets won't be able to resist!

1. Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats

This simple peanut treat recipe is sure to get your pup's tail wagging. It also contains coconut oil, which helps regulate your canine's digestion and maintain a glossy coat.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions:

Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Combine and whisk together peanut butter, chicken broth, honey, and oil. If you don't have coconut oil, replace it with olive oil. Combine remaining dry ingredients separately. Mix together wet and dry ingredients. Dust your kitchen surface with flour, and roll out your dough until it's roughly a 1/4 inch thick. Use a bone-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies, combining leftover scraps to make additional cookies. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and cook for around 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the cookies on a cooling rack.

2. Doggy Donuts

Don't leave your pupper out next time you're enjoying a delicious donut with this doggy donut recipe. This recipe is also super unique and great fun to make as a family.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs

Toppings:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Bacon bits

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, and grease your donut pan with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients apart from the bacon bits and Greek yogurt. Once you've formed your dough, press it into the donut pan, ensuring the molds are completely full. Bake the donuts for approximately 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the donuts from the pan and let them cool before decorating. Allow the toppings to set by placing the donuts in your fridge or freezer before feeding them to Fido.

3. Frozen Peanut Butter Bites

These dog treats are perfect for pet parents in a hurry, as they only take a few minutes to throw together. They're also sure to keep your pooch cool on a hot summer's day!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable or chicken broth 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Distribute the mixture evenly into an ice cube tray or a similar suitable mold. Allow 12 hours for the mixture to freeze before feeding it to your pup.

4. Peanut Butter "Pupcakes"

Simple and yummy, your woofer will love this canine spin on a classic cupcake. This recipe makes between 6 and 8 "pupcakes."

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter 

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of honey 

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and fill a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Combine all ingredients and mix until a smooth batter. Evenly distribute your mixture into the muffin tin (use an ice cream scoop for easy measuring). Bake for roughly 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Allow to cool on a cooling rack before decorating with honey and peanut butter.

5. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Treats

Another easy 3-ingredient recipe, these peanut butter oatmeal bites require very little prep time and only a half an hour in the fridge to get ready for canine compadre!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. Scoop small 1-inch wide balls onto a tray, and place them in the refrigerator for roughly 30 minutes to set.

6. Carob and Peanut Butter Bites

While your pup can't indulge in chocolate as a treat like their pet parents, they can enjoy the next best thing — carob and peanut butter bites. Carob is a chocolate substitute that's non-toxic to dogs and is perfect if Snoopy has a sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup fine polenta
  • 1/4 cup carob powder, no sugar added
  • 30 carob buttons, no sugar added
  • 2 tablespoon water

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking trays with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and peanut butter together, then add rolled oats, polenta, and carob powder. If your mixture is too thick, add a small amount of water. Wet your hands and roll out the mixture into small balls about an inch wide and place them on the baking trays. Take your carob buttons and press them into the center of each ball. Bake for roughly 25 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before giving to your dog.

7. Peanut Butter Apple Dog Treats

Peanut butter and apple go great together; even your pup thinks so! These peanut butter and apple biscuits are sure to go down well with your woofer, and with only 5 ingredients, they're super simple to make. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 small apple 
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter 
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Extra oat flour or regular flour for rolling

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Using a food processor, puree an apple before adding peanut butter and egg. Puree again until smooth. Then, add cinnamon and oat flour until the mixture forms a dough. Cover your kitchen surface with a dusting of flour and roll out your dough until 1/4 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter (preferably paw or bone-shaped) to form your cookies, and place them on an unlined baking tray roughly a 1/2 inch apart. Cook for around 25 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on a rack, and once cool, drizzle with extra peanut butter.

8. Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream for Dogs

Looking for something to keep your doggo cool that they'll love this summer? Try this simple recipe for peanut butter and banana ice cream for dogs!

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 4 cups of plain yogurt, low-fat
  • 1 cup organic peanut butter

Directions:

Using a blender, mix together all ingredients until smooth. Take an ice cube tray or mold and pour the mixture into it evenly. Freeze for around 12 hours.

9. Peanut and Pumpkin Dog Bones

Get your pup involved in the festive fun this fall by trying this peanut butter and pumpkin dog treat recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Using a food processor, grind your oats into a powder. Add peanut butter and pumpkin into the food processor and mix until a sticky batter. Flour your countertop, and roll out the dough until a 1/2 to a 1/4 inch thick.  Using a bone-shaped cookie cutter, cut out your treats and place them on the baking tray. Bake for roughly 25 minutes until the treats are hard. Let cool on a rack before feeding to your pooch.

10. Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Make some extra special treats for your doggo with these peanut butter sandwich cookies. Two peanut butter cookies stuck together with even more creamy peanut butter is sure to put a spring in your Spaniel's step.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Extra peanut butter for filling 

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking trays with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until you form a soft dough. Dust your counter with flour and roll out your dough until around 1/2 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your cookies and place them on the baking trays around a 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on a rack before sticking two cookies together using a small amount of peanut butter. We recommend you only stick the cookies together right before feeding your pup, as they'll keep for longer without peanut butter in the middle.

11. Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Peanut butter and banana are like two peas in a pod, and your canine will also love this classic flavor combo! This recipe is a great way to get rid of any overripe bananas you have lying around your kitchen. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas 
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour 

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Mash your banana into a puree before adding peanut butter, eggs, and cinnamon. Mix until smooth, and then fold in your flour. Your dough should be similar to traditional cookie dough and shouldn't be overly sticky. Slowly add flour if your dough is too wet. Dust your counter with flour and roll out your dough until a 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes using a knife or a cookie cutter and place on a baking tray about 1/2 inch apart. Cook for 20 minutes before turning the cookies and reducing the heat to 300 degrees F. Then cook for a further 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack before feeding them to your pupper.