vegan dog treats

Vegan Dog Treats with Peanut Butter & Oats

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We’ve got a dog and it’s time to get the vegan dog treats out! There’s something really special about sharing your home with a furry companion, and learning each other’s quirks. At the moment, Kira is still on a meat-based diet, having come from a different home. But as I mentioned in my post about vegan dogs, we’re going to be transitioning her towards a plant-based diet. Not only can dogs thrive on plants, but it’s way better for the planet, and for the wallet.

In the meantime, I thought I’d try make some vegan dog treats. Since Kira adores peanut butter, this is the star ingredient. The recipe is inspired by this one and this one, which I found via the Vegan Dog Nutrition group on Facebook.

It’s delish – I was scraping the bowl and licking my fingers at the end, and Kira loved both the raw dough and the baked cookie.

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The ingredients are all natural and plant-based: I used whole oats, ground into a flour, homemade peanut butter (with peanuts and nothing else), banana, ground flaxseed (for Omega-3), some cinnamon and a touch of salt. These could be great as human treats too, with some added oil and sweetener.

If you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @PlantifulCoach + #PlantifulCoach! I’d love to see your foodie creations 🙂

Peanut Butter Oat Dog Treats

Easy, quick and healthy homemade dog treats, vegan of course
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dogs
Keyword: dogs
Servings: 20 biscuits

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour (or whole oats, ground into flour in a food processor)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (no added sugar, salt or oil – just peanuts)
  • 1 large ripe banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • If you don't have oat flour, grind the whole oats into a flour using a food processor.
  • Add the oats, banana, peanut butter, flax, cinnamon and salt to the food processor, and blend until smooth.
  • Add a bit of water to help the dough form – but it should still be a thick, sticky dough.
  • Take a heaped teaspoon of dough into your hand and roll it into a ball, then place on the baking sheet.
  • Repeat until the dough is used up, then take a fork and press each ball into a flattened cookie shape.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then leave on a cooling rack until at room temperature.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

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