Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Recipe
Dogs love peanut butter and anything that tastes like it! That's why you can't go wrong with this dog biscuit. The ingredients are simple but are all good and healthy for dogs.
This peanut butter dog biscuit recipe is high in manganese and vitamin B6. It is suitable for all dogs and in particular older dogs due to its antioxidant content. It is also good for dogs with anemia due to the iron content in the blackstrap molasses. The high manganese level helps produce energy from protein and carbohydrates, so this treat is also a good energy source for dogs.
Health Benefits of Ingredients
- Peanut Butter: See this page to learn more about the health benefits of peanuts and peanut butter for dogs.
- Brown Rice Flour: See this page for more information on this ingredient.
- Blackstrap Molasses: Blackstrap molasses is extracted during the process of refining sugar cane into table sugar. It contains high levels of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B6, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, selenium, and potassium. These trace minerals are essential for heart health and strong bones.
In addition, manganese has antioxidant properties and may help prevent cancer and slow down the aging process.
Vitamin B6 is essential for supporting the immune system and the nervous system. It also has anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit with Molasses
- Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour and cinnamon.
- Add all the wet ingredients and mix well.
- If the dough is too dry, add water, a teaspoon at a time.
- Knead the dough well and make it into a ball.
- Put the dough between two sheets of saran wrap. Press it down a bit, and roll it out to your desired thickness.
- Cut with cookie cutters of your choice.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Turn the oven off and allow the biscuits to cool inside the oven completely before removing.
- Store in an airtight container.
- Much as we dogs love sugar, they are not good for us, so be sure to use unsweetened and unsalted peanut butter.
- If the dough is a bit too sticky to handle (but not wet), let it sit in the fridge for 15 minutes or so.