Friends, these golden peanut butter and applesauce dog treats are currently one of my all-time favorite homemade treats that I’ve created so far.
Not only were they super easy to make but all 3 of my dogs are addicted to them!
So much so that Finn was trying to crawl up leg to get another one and Lou actually jumped up on the counter and tried to steal one from the treat container!
There’s no eggs needed for this dog treat recipe and it combines whole wheat flour and oat flour making the dough very easy to work with and it bakes amazing!
So if you’re looking for an easy treat to bake for your dog, these are definitely the treat for all the good dogs out there!
We had a dreary and rainy weekend and because of that the dogs and I were feeling a little on the lazy side.
We couldn’t go for a walk or play in the yard so I thought I would bake them some new treats to turn their droopy jowls upside down.
I decided I wanted to do something different than regular peanut butter dog treats but I also wanted to keep it easy, plus the new cookie cutters that I ordered from Amazon showed up at my door and I wanted to test them out!
Guys, these dog paw cookie cutters are so darn cute!
I got them off of Amazon from Barkology because I love their cookie cutters!
Before we get to the peanut butter and applesauce dog treat recipe I just want to fill you in on a few things.
I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oat Flour but if you don’t have that you can easily grab some old-fashioned oats out of your pantry and make your own oat flour.
Next, instead of eggs I used water and since I was out of homemade peanut butter I used Crazy Richards creamy peanut butter.
If you don’t have that kind, there are several different types of peanut butter that you can use in this recipe, including chunky!
Golden Peanut Butter and Applesauce Dog Treats
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1 cup of oat flour
- 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter (no xylitol)
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce (you can use homemade applesauce if you have it!)
- 1/2 cup of cold water
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Combine wheat flour, oat flour, peanut butter and applesauce in bowl
- Add water and mix
- Form the dough into a ball (I split my dough into 2 balls)
- Place dough on flat surface and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick with a wooden rolling pin (you can flour the surface if needed, I didn’t have to)
- Use cookie cutters to cut the dough (you don’t have to have special cookie cutters. use what you have or use a pizza cutter)
- Place cut out cookies onto to parchment lined cookie sheet
- Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes (time will vary based on size and thickness so make sure to peek on them)
- Remove from oven and let cool
- Serve to the best dog!
How Long Do Homemade Dog Treats Last?
After your dog treats cool completely, store them in an airtight container.
These golden peanut butter and applesauce dog treats will last the best stored in the fridge for about 7-10 days. In a cupboard or pantry they will stay good for about 3-4 days or you can freeze them for up to 2 months.
You can serve them straight from the fridge or thaw them as you want.
This recipe made 28 paw shaped cookies for me but I use 2 different sized cookie cookies so yours might make more!
Dog Friendly Ingredients
The ingredients in these peanut butter and applesauce dog treats are safe for most dogs.
My dogs do not have any current allergies and do not have to be on a grain-free diet.
If your dog is on a grain free diet you could try to substitute with almond flour but I haven’t tested it with this so I can’t guarantee that it will turn out.
Peanut butter – Always make sure that the peanut butter your using in a dog treat recipe does not contain xylitol, most do not be it’s always best to read the ingredient list.
Applesauce- most dogs love applesauce! You’ll just want to make sure that you’re with using homemade applesauce or using unsweetened applesauce.
Flour –There are many different flours that you can use in dog treat recipes, these recipe calls for whole wheat flour and oat flour.
Always feed any new treat to your dog in moderation and if you have any questions about the ingredients, speak to your veterinarian.