Our dog Sitka is 4 now and we really want him to live forever and ever, or at least as long as we are lucky enough to have him to spoil and love! It’s super tempting to grab those easy, super stinky dog treats that all dogs adore from the store, but our Sitka loves homemade treats even more!
I use quick oats and process them down to a flour for pup treats…
Same with organic cheerio type cereal…
As well as organic rice cereal! These have a consistency of panko bread crumbs. Just wait, you’ll get it in a sec.
These peanut butter balls are no-bakes and so freaking easy and just 4 ingredients! Here’s the recipe:
No-Bake Peanut Butter Ball Pup Treats
- 3 cups rolled oats, processed into medium coarse thickness (not fine)
- 1 cup fresh peanut butter, non-salted (I use organic, non-salted fresh peanut butter)
- 1/2 cup water (you can sub out the water for milk or broth if you’d like)
- 1 4oz pouch of baby food fruit, such as apples & oats
Hand mix or food process all of the ingredients in a bowl until it looks like this gooey mess:
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out mixture and hand roll.
Roll the formed balls in processed oats.
It’s that easy! I store these in an airtight container in the fridge, which can last in there for up to a week, but they never last that long! 🙂
Blueberry Chia Pup Treats
Seriously, Jon even tried these and said they were bomb! (Sitka agreed!) You don’t need to worry about using chia seeds for these- they’re vet approved! Chia seeds even help with dogs shiny coats- just make sure you soak them first!
1 4oz pouch of baby food fruit or veggies
1/4 cup of frozen blueberries, processed or chopped
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup powdered cherrios
1/2 powdered rice cereal
2 tsp soaked chia seeds
1 large egg, beaten
1 tbsp honey
I just throw blueberries into my food processor and use them this way!
I wasn’t kidding about the baby food! It’s awesome! I make veggie treats with them too!
I put everything into my food processor and pulse until its all combined. Depending on the type of baby food you use, etc. you may need to add a little more of the dry ingredients to get a wet dough, but something that you can roll out and cut with a cookie cutter. I added about 1/4 of powdered cherrios today to get the right consistency.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 mins. They will be a little soft still, but firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack after a few minutes.
You can store these in your fridge for up to a week!