Last May, my husband and I purchased a goldendoodle. Even though our furry boy was quite expensive, he was the best money we have ever spent. He brings so much laughter into our home and we love being fur parents.
I guess you can call me the helicopter dog mom because my boy Lucia is so important to me. Just like the food my husband and I eat, I want to make sure that the food and treats we are giving Lucia is not going to be detrimental to his health in the future. I want my boy to live a long and healthy life!
I prefer to feed him grain-free because I know many dogs can have issues with digestion if fed grains so we try to stay away from that as much as possible. Also, one thing I always try to add to Lucia’s diet is more fiber. Most puppy food does not contain the proper amount of fiber for a growing boy like ours so I am always sneaking it into his meals.
Lucia is nowhere near a picky eater but the one thing I have found that he loves more than the rest is peanut butter. So I decided to whip up some easy grain-free peanut butter treats and I added some fiber to help his digestion. Lucia sure did love these easy treats so I hope your fur baby will as well!
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 apple blended
- 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients together.
Core apple and blend in a high powdered blender until the apple becomes liquid.
Mix all wet ingredients into dry with a fork.
I use silicone bone molds to bake – I will link the ones I have below.
If you don’t want to use bone molds to bake the treats, just use a regular baking sheet.
Spray bone molds or baking sheet with coconut oil.
Bone mold option:
Spoon mixture into the molds and bake for 12 minutes.
Baking sheet option:
Spoon a tablespoon of mixture onto baking sheet about 1 inch apart and press down with a spoon until they look like cookies. Bake for 12-15 minutes until cookies are firm and will not crumble.
After baking, place on a cooling rack and bring to room temperature. Let your furry friend sample a treat and then refrigerate in a sealable bowl – I just put Lucia’s treat jar into the refrigerator.
*If treats are not refrigerated, they will mold.
Treats will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks – if they last that long!
You can also make several batches at once and freeze!
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