Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats with Blueberries

These Peanut Butter & Jelly dog treats are made with 100% real ingredients! But no, there's not really jelly in them! :-)

Yesterday we celebrated Katie’s 9th birthday with these Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats! I like to call them PB&J Dog Treats, but I confess—they don’t contain any jelly (that’s a good thing, btw). But when I was making these dog treats they smelled EXACTLY like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, hence the name!

These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are made with 100% real ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, blueberries, and applesauce. No additives or artificial ingredients for your puppy!

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats Your Puppy Will Love!

Made with oatmeal, peanut butter, blueberries, applesauce, and a little salt, these homemade peanut butter dog treats are amazing. And boy, does Katie love them! It was hard to get her to stay put for this photo, but in general, she’s a pretty well-behaved dog—especially for a treat!

These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are made with 100% real ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, blueberries, and applesauce. No additives or artificial ingredients for your puppy!

Katie patiently waiting to try a Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treat!

Other Homemade Dog Treat Ideas

Now, if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know how crazy we are about Katie. I like to call her “a big part of our little family.” So about 3 times a year I whip up some sort of homemade treat—typically to celebrate her birthday, adoption day, or the holidays. So far that has created a nice little line-up of treat ideas for dogs. If you’re interested, here’s a quick list:

I’m sure we’ll keep adding to the list and experimenting, but that’s a pretty darned good list so far! 🙂

These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are made with 100% real ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, blueberries, and applesauce. No additives or artificial ingredients for your puppy!

 


My Recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats with Blueberries!

This recipe is super easy to make and contains only healthy, real ingredients that are safe for your furry friend. Although you can roll out these treats and cut them into different shaped biscuits, I chose to make them into “thumbprint” cookies like you might make with jam.

Also, I made the treats nice and small since Katie is only 19 pounds, and we want her to stay healthy and fit. Depending on the size of your dog, you may want to increase the size of the treats.

Finally, to help visualize the recipe’s instructions, I inserted a quick, “how to” picture at the bottom of this post. As they say, a picture (or 2 or 3) is worth a thousand words!

We hope you enjoy making these Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats with Blueberries as much as we did. And we can promise you, your dog is going to love them!

Cheers!

Bruce

These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are made with 100% real ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, blueberries, and applesauce. No additives or artificial ingredients for your puppy!

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Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats with Blueberries
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Recipe type: Pet Treats and Food
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Serves: 250 treats
 
Ingredients:
  • 6 cups rolled oats, regular or quick
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 6 heaping tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Optional:
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. For best results, use a food processor with a sharp mixing blade. Add rolled oats into food processor bowl and pulse for 10 - 20 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until completely blended.
  3. Scoop out large handfuls of dough and roll into small logs. Then break off small pieces of dough and roll between your hands and place on prepared cookie sheets. Then using your thumb, press the dough ball to create thumbprint treats.
  4. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until the treats start to brown on the edges. Cook and store in an airtight container for several months.
Notes:
We recommend using organic ingredients whenever possible.

You don't want whole or large pieces of blueberries in these treats since they may retain moisture and increase risk of spoilage for these treats.

These treats should be baked thoroughly so they are dry and crunchy. Moist, soft treats will spoil more quickly.

If you want to add a little breath-freshening power to these treats, try adding the optional parsley!

Kitchen Resources and Tips for Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats with Blueberries:

  • I love my Cuisinart Food Processor. It makes it super easy to whip up a batch of dog treats!
  • A high-quality baking sheet is indispensable in the kitchen. Here’s one from NordicWare that’s similar to what I use.
  • These Homemade Peanut Butter dog treats make wonderful gifts. Just fill up a pint-size mason jar with them, add a bow or some ribbon, and your friends and their dogs will love you forever!
These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are made with 100% real ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, blueberries, and applesauce. No additives or artificial ingredients for your puppy!

Quick, How-To Instructions for Making These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats:

As promised, here’s a quick, visual guide for making these dog treats. I promise, they’re super easy to make!

These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are made with 100% real ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, blueberries, and applesauce. No additives or artificial ingredients for your puppy!

 

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10 thoughts on “Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats with Blueberries

  1. Should I thaw the blueberries first and drain if I am going to use frozen? Think my grand furbabiew would love these!

  2. Unfortunately my food processor wasn’t quite large enough to do the trick and wow that’s a whole lotta oats! So I had to use my hands to mix. Mine definitely is not as dark as what yours appears to be. However, the kitchen smells great so I’ve got my fingers crossed they turn out! IF I decide to do this recipe again, definitely going to cut it in half. Well, Lucy my boxer, ate them, but she wasn’t crazy, crazy about them. Hubby came in and first thing he said, “Yay somebody’s baking”. I will try again, cut it in half and probably add more blueberries.

    • Hi Cindy! Thanks for your comment. Unless you have a smaller sized food processor, I’m not sure why all the ingredients wouldn’t fit–standard sized food processor will be full, but not over capacity. Perhaps you measured out too much oats? That might also explain why Lucy didn’t love them. Another option would be increasing the peanut butter since that’s one of the main ingredients in these treats that dogs LOVE!

      Thanks again for visiting my blog and trying this recipe!

      Cheers!
      Bruce

  3. Hello Mr Bradley!

    We are from a global Pets community based in Singapore, it’s an absolute pleasure chancing on your blog, We are writing in to say that we absolutely love this recipe and we would like to have it featured as our weekly recipe hunt. May we have your permission to publish namely the photos, ingredients and intructions as written by you in this recipe? Will be honoured to link it back to your recipe, along with credits and a brief shoutout. Feel free to response through the given email!

    Looking forward to hear from you soon,
    The Pets Dialogue

    • I’m sorry, but I don’t permit the publication of full recipes including photos, recipe and instructions. If you would like to share a link with a photo and recipe description/blurb, we can discuss that option. Thanks, Bruce

  4. These treats are amazing! My furry friend loves them, but we only give him 1-2 a day. Definitely try this recipe! Smells like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches baking!
    J

  5. We’re moving so my food processor is already packed. What I still have on the counter is a single serve fruit smoothie blender. I just did an oat whirl x 3 and had a great oat flour for my cookies! I also blended my frozen strawberries, bananas and lots of blueberries with a little water. The bananas and strawberries took the place of applesauce, since I’m out.
    Then the peanut butter held it all together! What I don’t add is the salt. Salt is not good for dogs and mine are used to me cooking with no salt anyway.

    Oh My! They smell so good in the oven! Don’t kid yourself on this….I have been known to steal a cookie or two from my fur daughters! LOL Why not? They’re made with wholesome ingredients that we eat ourselves! They think they are getting Mommy’s treats instead of the other way around! Haha!

    I bake all the time for the girls, rather than buy store bought. I got a horrible scare the last time dog food was killing pets because of melamine. I cook everything for them. If I won’t eat it, they won’t get it either!

    Our last batch was peaches and cranberries. I can’t keep them long enough for them to go bad! 😀

  6. Hi Bruce,
    This recipe sounds lovely and I would love to try it out for our 6 month old pup. However, I was wondering if I could substitute the rolled Oats for Oats flour or steel cut oats and if so, how many cups of flour should I use.
    Thanks,
    Veena.

    • Hi Veena!

      Thanks so much for your comment / question!

      You can substitute oat flour for the rolled oats on a 1 for 1 basis. While I’ve never tried using steel cut oats, I image they would work if you use your food processor and pulse them into a finer, flour-like texture first.

      Hope to see you on our site again soon!

      Cheers!

      Bruce