November is Peanut Butter Lover’s Month! Here’s The Best Peanut Butter Recipes For Your Dog.

Young Boerboel dog with snack

November is Peanut Butter Lover’s Month. That is sheer heaven to our canine furry friends. So fire up the oven, get out the baking utensils and prepare to conjure up the best peanut butter recipes for YOUR dog. Not only are they the best tasting but they’re healthy too! By healthy we mean nutritious balanced ingredients, while keeping in mind common allergies dogs can have. Most importantly, always use Xylitol-free peanut butter!

What is Xylitol and why is it in my Peanut Butter?

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener used in many products including peanut butter. Small amounts of  Xylitol cause blood sugars to drop, seizures, and possible liver failure making the toxicity deadlier than chocolate to dogs. To keep your pet safe, always read the ingredient labels. Our best recommendation is to make your own peanut butter. This wholesome, surprisingly simple and cost effective recipe makes the best peanut butter around.

Homemade Peanut Butter – naturally Xylitol-free

Adapted from BrownEyedBaker.com

Yield: 2 cups     Prep Time: 10 min.   Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

4 cups UNSALTED Dry Roasted Peanuts

Directions:

Toss unsalted dry roasted peanuts into food processor for 2 minutes 30 seconds until creamy. Refrigerate for up to 1 month.

Recipe flexibility

This recipe is top notch for it’s flexibility to use nutritional hypo-allergenic ingredients with add-ins to boost flavor, and added beneficial health factors.

5 Ingredient Grain-Free Dog Treats

Adapted from LexisCleanKitchen.com

Yields: 50

Prep time: 10 min     Cook time: 15 min     Total time: 25 min

Ingredients:

6 cups whole wheat flour (substitute 1 ½ cups coconut flour)

½ cup Xylitol-free peanut butter

4 eggs

½ cup coconut oil

1 cup + 2 tbsp sweet potato puree

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly until well blended. Form dough into a ball.
  3. Place dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out to ¼” thickness.
  4. Use desired cookie cutter to form fun shapes and place onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until golden and hard. Allow to cool.

Notes: If dough is too dry use an additional egg. Alternatively, you may substitute unsweetened applesauce in place of the sweet potato puree.

TIP: The original recipe boasts add-ins such as:

  • ⅓ cup shredded baby carrots
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free Dog Treats

Adapted from TheHungryHedgeHog.com

Prep time: 15 min     Cook time: 15 min     Total time: 30 min

Ingredients:

2 cups gluten-free flour

½ cup Xylitol-free peanut butter

2 tbsp peanut oil

¾ cup water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix peanut butter, water, and peanut oil together. Add flour until the dough begins to form.
  3. Roll out dough onto floured surface approximately ¼” thick. Cut out treats with cookie cutter and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Optionally, you may lightly grease pan with peanut oil.
  4. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet.

Let The Drool Begin!

Our pets love to celebrate the holidays as much as we do. Why not bake up their own batch of holiday cookie goodness with the best Xylitol-free peanut butter recipes available on the internet? It’s a nutritious treat sure to warm their tummies, as well as your heart!

Original Source: https://www.bedandbiscuitaustin.com/dog-nutrition/november-is-peanut-butter-lovers-month-heres-the-best-peanut-butter-recipes-for-your-dog/

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