Homemade Dog Biscuits

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Your pups will love these homemade dog biscuits loaded with whole wheat flour, peanut butter and molasses. They make a healthy crunchy treat.

I’ve always thought I’d live in a one dog household. But somehow….we have 3. I’ve become a dog mom and now it’s dangerous to let me anywhere near puppies because I’d have zero self control to not bring one home.

Dogs are the best though. They give such good love and have been a perfect addition to our family. So…in all of our baking, we like to treat them once in awhile! These peanut butter homemade dog biscuits have become a favorite…and I hope you can spoil your pup with them too.

stack of homemade dog treats

Why your pups will love this recipe:

  • crunchy texture helps clean their teeth
  • peanut butter flavor
  • lightly sweetened with molasses
  • their owners will be happy with how easy they are!

Are homemade dog treats good for dogs?

Yes! If you focus on ingredients with a high nutritional value, they can be a really good, economical snack for your dog.

Ingredients

  • Whole Wheat Flour: Whole wheat flour is best because it has a high nutritional value for your dogs.
  • Baking Powder: Buy baking powder that is aluminum free.
  • Peanut Butter: I recommend all-natural peanut butter. Never give your dogs a low sugar peanut butter that contains sugar alternatives. These sugar additives can be harmful to dogs. The very best option is a peanut butter that is made from just ground peanuts with no sugar or other things added.
  • Milk: You can use cow milk or almond milk. Just check the ingredients. Some almond milk that contains xylitol which is harmful to dogs.
  • Molasses: Blackstrap molasses is full of minerals that are good for your dog.

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How to Make Homemade Dog Biscuits

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour and baking powder. Add the peanut butter, milk, and molasses; mix until well combined.
  • Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper (or waxed paper) to ¼ inch thickness.
  • Cut the dough into small shapes with a cookie cutter. Transfer each dog treat to an ungreased baking sheet, leaving ½ inch of space between each treat.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes. The treats may still be slightly soft in the center but should be fairly dry and hardened around the edges.
  • Remove the dog treats from the oven and cool to room temperature.
homemade dog treats on cooling rack

How many treats are safe to give to my dog?

It’s best to just give your dog one or two treats a day, especially until you see how your dog reacts to the ingredients in the recipe. Start with just a small amount, then give more if you need to if your dog reacts ok.

How long do homemade dog biscuits last?

These treats are ok to store in an airtight container at room temperature for one week. You can also freeze these treats if you won’t use them within a week.

small dog biscuits
small dog biscuits

Homemade Dog Biscuits

4.34 from 3 votes
Your pups will love these homemade dog biscuits loaded with whole wheat flour, peanut butter and molasses. They make a healthy crunchy treat.
Servings 36
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup all-natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk (organic cow milk or unsweetened plain almond milk that does not contain any artificial sweeteners)
  • 1 tablespoon molasses

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour and baking powder. Add the peanut butter, milk, and molasses; mix until well combined.
  • Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper (or waxed paper) to ¼ inch thickness.
  • Cut the dough into small shapes with a cookie cutter. Transfer each dog treat to an ungreased baking sheet, leaving ½ inch of space between each treat.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes. The treats may still be slightly soft in the center but should be fairly dry and hardened around the edges.
  • Remove the dog treats from the oven and cool to room temperature.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Calories 71
Keyword dog, dog treat

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use regular flour for dog treats?

Yes you can, but whole wheat is recommended because it has more nutritional value.

Does it have to be blackstrap molasses?

It can be regular molasses, but blackstrap is recommended because of nutritional value.

Can the peanut butter be regular creamy peanut butter?

Yes, just make sure you look at the ingredient list to make sure there is nothing in it that will harm your dog.

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Diane
11 months ago

5 stars
I made these for my dog for Christmas and now again for her birthday. Very easy to make and she loves them! Thank you!