Peanut Butter And Strawberry Jam Dog Treat Recipe

Peanut butter and jelly – that’s what your dog wants in his belly. Try our take on the iconic lunchtime sandwich!


Peanut butter and jam sandwiches were a favorite in my house when I was a kid. Yeah, I know that it was quick and easy for my mom to throw together in a pinch, but it’s pretty hard to mess up that tried and true formula. And with our Peanut Butter And Strawberry Jam Dog Treat Recipe, you can share those happy memories with your pooch with our take on the seasoned sandwich. I used fresh strawberries to cut out the sugar, but you can substitute with strawberry jam if you’re in a pinch.


Peanut Butter And Strawberry Jam Dog Treat Recipe

Makes 25-30 cookies


Ingredients:


2 cups whole wheat flour


1/2 cup rolled oats


1 egg


2 tsp cinnamon


1 cup strawberries, pureed (frozen or fresh)


1/2 cup peanut butter


1/2 cup water


Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 320°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend strawberries and ¼ cup of water until pureed. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats and cinnamon.
  4. Microwave peanut butter in microwave for 30 seconds to soften. Add peanut butter and egg to dry mixture and combine.
  5. Add strawberry puree to mixture and combine well. Add the remaining ¼ cup of water as needed.
  6. Roll out dough onto parchment paper or floured surface. Roll out to ¼ inch thickness and cut using cookie cutter shapes. Using a fork, poke each cookie to reduce air bubbles.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn off the oven but leave the cookies inside cooling oven for 2-3 hours.
  8. Take hardened cookies out of oven and let cool on cooling racks. Store in air tight container in refrigerator or freezer.


It’s it great to be able to share your childhood staple with your pooch?! And don’t forget to share your Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Dog Treats with us – take a picture after you try them out for yourself and post them to our Facebook wall.


Benefits of Homemade Treats


Are you considering baking for your dog, but not sure if it’s worth the time and effort? There are a few benefits to treating your dog with something homemade.


  • Complete control over the ingredients going into your dog’s treats
  • No unnecessary fillers and preservatives
  • Save money
  • Customize your treats to your dog’s preferences


Have fun experimenting with different recipes and styles of homemade dog treats. Your dog will enjoy the variety and it won’t take long before you start to learn which treats they prefer most!


Are Strawberries Good for My Dog?


Yes! Strawberries, like many fresh fruit options, are a great option when choosing a healthy snack for your dog. A popular choice due to its sweet taste, you may be surprised to learn that they are low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with both fiber and vitamin C. Not only will your dog be enjoying a delicious treat, but (over time) this fruit can help to strengthen your dog’s immune system, help with any weight loss efforts, and even whiten your dog’s teeth due to an enzyme in the berry.


If you’ve never fed strawberries to your dog before, it is best to start small (such as with the amount included in this treat recipe). This will give your dog’s system the opportunity to adjust to the new food. If you see that the strawberries are a hit, try adding them to your dog’s food as a fun food topper both to increase the nutritional value of his meal and give him a fun little treat during mealtime.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

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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