No Toxic Ingredients
This dog treat recipe doesn’t contain propylene glycol, caramel color, or sodium nitrate, unlike so many commercial dog treats. Many “vitamins” found in dog treats aren’t really vitamins at all; they’re drugs that can come with side effects. If you’d like to learn why I would never give “vitamins” to my dog, and how those drugs are made, check out this article by Dogs Naturally Magazine. If you’d like to delve even further into the world of “vitamins,” check out this article: The Truth About Vitamins in Nutritional Supplements.
PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR PEANUT BUTTER DOES NOT CONTAIN XYLITOL!!!
- 1 Cup Brown Rice Flour
- 1 Cup Freshly Ground Oat Flour
- ¾ Cup Freshly Ground Flaxseed
- 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
- 2 Tablespoons Brewer's Yeast
- ½ Teaspoon Garlic or Onion Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Parsley
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- 2 Slightly Beaten Eggs
- ½ Teaspoon Sea Salt
- About 1 Cup Liquid--bone broth, apple juice, apple cider, or water. PLEASE NOTE: You may or may not need more or less liquid depending on how much oil is in the peanut butter.
- Add all dry ingredients to mixing bowl (stand mixer works great)
- Mix thoroughly.
- Add peanut butter and egg.
- Mix together, then add enough liquid to make into a ball.
- Roll out onto floured pastry board.
- Use cookie cutter to cut into dog bones or cut into squares.*
- Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
- Flip bones over and bake for 25 more minutes.
- Reduce oven to 175° and bake for 6 to 8 hours or dry in a dehydrator overnight at 155° or until completely dry.
- Dehydrate longer, if necessary, making certain treats are completely dry. (Moisture will cause them to spoil quicker.)
- Leave out enough for the week, and store remaining in an airtight container in freezer.
- * I have a tiny dog and lightly score dough into tiny pieces before baking, which is quicker and makes it easy to break when they are dry.
Please Be Sure To Properly Dehydrate
As with any dry dog treat, beware that they can be a choking hazard, especially if they are too large. Please give them small, bite-size pieces appropriate for your size dog.
Did you know you can get a dog bone cookie cutter with your dog’s name personalized on it? Personalized Dog Bone Cookie Cutter.
When I don’t have time to make these, I purchase made-in-New-Hampshire Casey Jones Bones. In my local area they sell for about $5.99/box. UPDATE: I know Casey Jones Bones was sold, but I can no longer find any information about the company.