Almond Butter Dog Treat Recipe
I bought some new cookie cutters and I couldn’t wait to try them out. And the Almond Butter Dog Treat Recipe was the perfect dough to sink them into. Not only that, this is the perfect treat for your dog to sink his chompers into, especially if you’re trying to get him off the peanut butter bandwagon. This was the first time I’ve tried almond butter as a substitute and Oscar loved it. Just like the cookie promises, Oscar though these treats are “Nom Nom Nom!”
Almond Butter Dog Treat Recipe
Makes 30 cookies
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1 egg
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line a non-stick cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, mix almond butter and egg until combined. In a larger bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Stir the almond butter, egg, and water in the flour mixture. Stir until the dough is stiff.
- Roll out on a counter sprinkled with flour. Cut out using cookie cutters and place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool on racks.
Is Almond Butter Good for My Dog?
While almond butter isn’t a common ingredient in dog treats, it does offer some great benefits. In fact, you may read this and find yourself searching for ways to include it more moving forward!
You may be surprised to learn that almond butter is high in calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium. All three of these minerals work together to improve your dog’s bone and joint health. They encourage strong, bones and teeth while also helping to prevent joint problems.
It contains high levels of vitamin B3. Also known as Niacin, vitamin B3 is an important nutrient for the care and maintenance of your dog’s skin and coat health, GI tracts, and nervous tissue. It also plays an important role in the breaking down of essential fatty acids in your dog’s body. It also helps to lower cholesterol, boost energy levels, improve memory, and support proper circulation.
Another major benefit of almond butter is the high levels of vitamin E that it offers. In fact, the vitamin E levels are higher than those that are found in peanut butter (a key reason why peanut butter is such a popular choice for dogs). Vitamin E contributes to the health and well-being of your dog in many different areas of the body including the immune system, heart, liver, muscles, nerves, and skin. It is also said to have anti-inflammatory properties, meaning that it can help to ease some of the discomfort experienced by dogs living with arthritis.
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Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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