Since becoming a dog mum, I’ve learnt that treats = power. Whether I’m trying to teach my boys new tricks, or encourage good behaviour on walks – treats are never far from my side. I’ve always used store bought treats, but was recently inspired to make my own. I figured that not only would it save money but I’d also be able to control exactly what was in the food my dogs were eating.
I decided to start with a really easy recipe – 4-ingredient biscuit bites that my dogs absolutely love. The ingredients cost me $12 and most of what I bought will last for multiple batches making this a quick and cost-efficient exercise. I’m going to start creating treats every few weeks, but working in more sophisticated options. If you’d like to know how I created these simple peanut butter bites, keep reading.
- 250ml (1 cup) of low fat milk
- 250g (2 cups) of wholemeal flour (you can use all purpose but wholemeal is more nutritious)
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 270g unsalted natural peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees and line baking trays with grease proof paper.
- Stir together the flour and baking powder and set aside
- In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter and milk and stir in the flour mixture until well blended
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll into 1cm thickness and cut into shapes (dog shapes preferred but in my case, stars). Place 2cm apart on the baking tray
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Wait to cool before serving to your good dogs
*Before beginning, please check with your vet about any allergies your dog may have.
If you have any recipes you love, or give these ones a try – please let me know below. I think I’m going to include chopped up bacon in the next batch!