These healthyhomemade wild blueberry and oatmeal dog treats are made with oats, wild blueberries and creamy peanut butter and will leave your dog drooling for more.
Any chance I get to add blueberries to homemade dog treats, I will take it.
Not only are blueberries considered a superfood for humans but also for dogs!
They’re packed with antioxidants that can prevent cell damage and according to the American Kennel Club, they also contain high amounts of vitamin C, fiber, and phytochemicals AND they’re low in calories and safe for most dogs to eat in moderation.
I prefer to give my dogs wild blueberries over the regular blueberries you find in the produce aisle. Wild blueberries are smaller, have a more deep purple color and are said to contain double the benefits of cultivated blueberries.
The downfall is that they tend to be a little more expensive which is why I stock up on them when I see them on sale.
They can also be a bit messier than fresh blueberries so keep that in mind if you plan to give your dog wild blueberries.
My dogs go crazy for wild blueberries instead of making them frozen blueberry dog treats as I usually do, I switched it up and made a batch of crunchy baked treats.
Instead of adding whole blueberries to these homemade dog treats, I blended the blueberries and peanut butter together to incorporate the berries into the entire treat.
This method does make the dough a little on the sticky side, so I recommend that you chill the dough for a few minutes before rolling it out.
Also, since I used thawed wild blueberries, I can’t say if this recipe will work with fresh blueberries but it should!
Wild Blueberry Dog Treat Recipe
This blueberry dog treat recipe calls for 6 ingredients one of which is peanut butter.
You can use homemade peanut butter or store-bought peanut but always make sure that it doesn’t contain xylitol which is highly toxic to dogs.
If you don’t have oat flour you can easily make your own oat flour using old-fashioned oats and tossing them in the food processor until they have a flour consistency.
This recipe made 36 dog blueberry dog treats for us but I used 3 different-sized star-shaped cookie cutters so the amount you get might vary.
- 2 cups of oat flour
- 1/2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol)
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup of thawed wild blueberries
- 1 tbsp of water
- Thaw 1 cup of frozen wild blueberries ( I usually do this by putting the frozen blueberries in a colander and running cool water over them. I then let them sit for 10 to 15 minutes and then drain well.
- Add thawed blueberries and peanut butter to a blender
- Add water to thin out the mixture
- In a large mixing bowl combine oat flour and flaxseed meal
- Add in blueberry/peanut butter mixture
- Add egg
- Combine all the ingredients
- Once all the ingredients are mixed well, chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Place chilled dough on parchment paper and roll dough to about 1/8 of an inch thickness
- Use your choice of cookie cutters to cut dough
- Place cutouts on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet
- Bake for 30 minutes or until a light golden brown
- Cool on a cooling rack
- Once the blueberry treats are cooled, serve them to your dog!
- Store the rest of the treats in a container in the fridge
These dog biscuits contain a lot of moisture and are supposed to be crunchy treats so adjust your time as needed so that they’re crunchy and not soft.
These wild blueberry dog treatswill stay good for about 3 days if not refrigerated and about 7-10 days if stored in the fridge.
You can also freeze them in the freezer and they’ll stay good for about a month.
As always, make sure to add any new treats to your dog’s diet and if you have any questions about any of the ingredients being safe for your dog, reach out to your favorite veterinarian.