Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones

Show your 4-legged friends some love this holiday season with a batch of these homemade Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones!


These Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones are easy...and sure to get a high-five from your 4-legged friends! #EveryDayCare

It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of Christmas.  There’s always one more present that needs to be wrapped and one more party to go to.  Not that I’m complaining or anything…who doesn’t love presents and parties?  But I always have to remind myself to slow down and actually enjoy the season.  Otherwise, I wake up on January 2nd and wonder what the heck happened to the holidays.

These Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones are easy...and sure to get a high-five from your 4-legged friends! #EveryDayCare

As a food blogger, I make a lot of food.  I’m in the kitchen every day tweaking recipes or trying out new ideas.  No matter what I’m baking or cooking, I have two pups who are always there to keep me company.  (Actually, to be honest, I have one 4-legged friend keeping me company while the other one patiently waits for Mom to come home from work.  What can I say?  She’s a Mommy’s dog.)

I got Maximus after I graduated from college, and he’s been a faithful friend ever since.  He’s moved with me from North Carolina to Louisiana to Georgia and now New York.  He sat under my feet while I read countless journal articles and worked on my dissertation for hours upon end.  And now he follows me back and forth between the kitchen and the office.  Sure, he gets to nibble on bits of fruit and veggies while I’m working, but it’s about time for him to have his very own batch of Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones.  (Ok, so he does have to share with his sister, but he’s always been pretty good about looking out for her.)

These Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones are easy...and sure to get a high-five from your 4-legged friends! #EveryDayCare

Ethel joined the Spiced house when I met my wife while we were both living in Atlanta.  She’s a mixed breed rescue dog, and she has the biggest heart ever for a 9-pound pup.  To be honest, I didn’t think I was a fan of small dogs…until Ethel hopped into my lap and went to sleep.  Actually, she’s curled up in my lap while I am writing this post.  I think she’s just trying to be nice so that she gets another one of these dog bones.

Homemade dog bones are incredibly easy to make, and it’s great to see the reaction on the dogs’ faces when they realize the treats are for them.  Here’s the thing about these Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones…there’s nothing in there that I wouldn’t eat.  Ok, I might even have taken a nibble of one of the bones.  They’re kinda like a peanut butter sandwich on honey wheat bread.  With chicken stock.  Not sure how the chicken stock works its way in, but the dogs sure seem to love it.

 These Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones are easy...and sure to get a high-five from your 4-legged friends! #EveryDayCare

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is how easy it is to give back to other people.  However, it’s all too easy to forget that animal shelters need some love, too.  I wanted to make a batch of these Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones and take them to our local animal shelter, but I wasn’t sure if they could accept homemade treats.  Instead, I looked up what sorts of items they needed on their website and then just grabbed those on my weekly grocery run.

My wife and I went down this past weekend to drop off the supplies.  The staff there was so incredibly appreciative, and it truly made us feel great to give back.  We’ve now decided that we are going to make a regular habit of dropping supplies off at the animal shelter.  So even if you can’t bring any more cats or dogs into your home, you can still do something to help the animals while they wait for their new homes.  Just call your local animal shelter to see what you can do to help…trust me, it feels awesome to help out!

These Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones are easy...and sure to get a high-five from your 4-legged friends! #EveryDayCare

These Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones are easy...and sure to get a high-five from your 4-legged friends!

Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones

Show your 4-legged friends some love this holiday season with a batch of these homemade Peanut Butter Oat Dog Bones!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 65kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats and baking powder; stir until well mixed.
  • Add the egg, chicken broth, honey and peanut butter. Stir until a smooth, but crumbly dough forms. Press the dough together into a large ball.
  • Place the dough on a well-floured countertop and roll out to about ½” thick.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut the dough into various shapes. Place bones on a parchment-lined sheet pan. (The bones will not expand much when baking, so you can place them close together.)
  • Re-roll the scraps and continue cutting until all dough has been used.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, or until bones are light golden in color. Allow bones to cool completely.
  • Store leftover bones in an airtight container for 5 days.

Notes

I have confirmed that all of these ingredients are dog-friendly. However, if you have any concerns, please consult your veterinarian.

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23 Comments

  1. I love these! I’ll have to make them for the beagles. The girl especially likes peanut butter. Ever since the Great Fiasco with the treats and food from China, I’ve been making my own dog treats. Just can’t take a chance. Thank you for taking things to the shelter. All three of our current furbabies are rescues, as was our last beagle and two previous cats. Yes, we’re THAT family, and proud of it. Now, go give those pups of yours an extra treat and have a great weekend.

    1. Haha…thank you so much, Julie! Making homemade dog bones is so easy to do…and I absolutely love how our pups just circle around and around my feet begging for them. It sounds like you are definitely a rescue family…and that is awesome! Happy Holidays to you, your family and your 3 pups!!

    1. Hahaha…thanks, Kevin! Making homemade dog bones is so much fun…and really not that difficult at all. Happy Holidays to you and the entire KevinIsCooking household, too! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Pamela! I recognize that not everyone has dogs…but if you do, then this recipe is totally fun to make. I appreciate you sharing this recipe! 🙂

    1. Hahahaha…thanks, Greg! I definitely took a nibble of these. Makes you feel good when you know everything that goes into your dog’s treats!

  2. I don’t have a dog…and I’m pretty sure my cat would turn up her nose at these (butter sticks and cream are more her style), but they are Adorable! I’ll have to bake some for my mother in law who has several dogs and LOVEs them! My cat is a rescue though – wonderful post David.

    1. Hahaha…well, maybe you can convince Tyler that you’ll make a batch for his dogs if he’ll eat one along with them. Seriously, though, it’s kinda fun making homemade dog bones…especially when there’s nothing in there we wouldn’t eat ourselves. It’s kinda like a peanut butter sandwich on oat bread…that’s been soaked in chicken broth. 🙂

  3. Can’t wait to make these for the boys. Recently made them cookies that were just peanut butter, flour, milk and baking soda. I know they will love the addition of chicken broth and oats! Thanks!

    1. Don’t you just love making homemade dog bones, Mary? Now that the holidays are almost over, I can take a week or two off of “people cookies.” Maybe I’ll turn my attention to more dog bones instead…haha! Happy New Year!

      1. Made these this past weekend for my boys and made up treat bags for the neighborhood dogs. They were a huge hit! Thanks and Happy New Year to you David.

        1. Awesome! I’m so glad you made these and the pups enjoyed them, Mary. I might have to get into the kitchen and make our dogs another batch of these this weekend! And thanks for coming back and reporting, too. Cheers!

  4. Hi David! I have been making a similar dog cookie for our dogs for years and, yes, they really do appreciate them! Mine are entirely people friendly, kind of a granola bar taste. We have two Border Collies and one cat, Henry, who came into our lives when my female dog brought him to the back door – he was curled up on her tail (she has very long hair) and when I let the dogs in, in walked Henry! Both dogs are black and white and so is Henry, so they all match!

    1. Hah! What a great story about how Henry joined your family. Your pup must have decided that he would make a good addition to the crew. 🙂 And yes, homemade dog cookies are the best! Our two dogs just circle my feet whenever I have a batch in the oven. Maybe I’ll make another batch today…it’s been a while! 🙂

  5. Hi David! I’ve been making my little girl Pippi,she’s a Pappillon,dog treats since we got her about a year ago and she absolutely loves them. This looks like a good one to me so we’re going to give them a try and include them in our gift baskets we give to our neighbors and the local shelter/ vets in our area for all the little boys and girls to enjoy! Thanks for the recipe and keep up the great work! 😊

    1. Hey Edward! How sweet of you to make Pippi (great name, by the way) homemade dog bones! We love making our two pups dog bones, and your comment reminds me that I should make a batch for Maximus and Ethel for the holidays. I really appreciate you leaving a comment, and I hope you and Pippi have a very merry Christmas! 🙂

    1. Hey Hilary! So I’ve never tried keeping these in the fridge, but that’s a good idea for sure. I’m guessing they would definitely keep longer in the fridge. Of course, you could also just make a 1/2 batch, or give the other half to a dog friend. 🙂 Thanks so much, and I hope your pups enjoy these bones as much as ours do!

  6. I made these for my dog and he loved them. I switched out some of the wheat flour and used oat flour instead which worked really well. I’ll be making these again. Thanks for a good recipe.

    1. Awesome! I’m so glad your pup enjoyed these bones…they’re one of our dog’s favorites, too. And that’s a good tip about the oat flour. Thanks for sharing, Didi!

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