Praise your furry friend with homemade 4-ingredient no bake dog treats that are not only delicious, but add shine to their fur, build muscles and increase brain power. These dog treats are made with peanut butter, coconut oil, turmeric and cinnamon for pups of all sizes and ages!
Dogs are the best! These tasty homemade no-bake dog treats will help them thrive and are simple to make in as little as counting 1,2,3! Not only that, they are grain-free, gluten-free and you can totally nibble on them too! Maybe just dip them in or add a little bit of honey to sweeten them up for you😊.
This is a recipe that flourishes among my mom, sister and I. We go back and forth sharing and making this for all of our dogs. The main ingredients are simply- coconut oil and peanut butter and I add a few extra spices to keep pets getting the nutrition they need.
How to make no bake dog treats
These dog biscuits literally take about 5 minutes to make. Simply melt the ingredients to mix, pour them in your favorite silicon molds then pop them in the freezer to harden. Transfer to a freezer bag and store the treats in there to serve to your furry friends!
Recently we just watched the Disney movie Togo. It is a must family friend movie to watch. It’s about the loyalty, honor, determination and love a dog has for its owner. Not just anyone. The one who saved them.
This year we adopted a new little pup this year named Skye. She is loving and adorable in every way possible, always eager to greet us with kisses the moment we walk through the front door. Two weeks ago, she had to have an eye removed and I had captured these pictures prior. One week ago, we had to put our older dog down. Dogs are forever always a part of us and teach us so many valuable things, especially how to love.
We have always provided our pups with natural foods to keep them strong and healthy. And one of my favorites is making these no-bake dog treats or giving our pup frozen or fresh pineapple to nibble on. I have been especially giving them to our dog to help her as her eye heals thanks to all the health benefits of turmeric, coconut oil and cinnamon.
Health benefits of peanut butter & coconut oil dog treats
These tasty no bake dog treats are flavored with cinnamon and turmeric, which is optional to add. My family loves cinnamon added in all of our “human” no-bake nut butter snacks. It adds a little bit of spice and satisfying flavor which compliments peanut butter. Not only are these spices good for flavor they have intense healing powers.
Turmeric is a spice that helps to prevent and even reduce tumors, reduces inflammation, decreases risk of cancers, heart disease and symptoms of depression. It is a rich antioxidant to aid in healing the body and fighting off disease [source].
Cinnamon is a wonderful anti-inflammatory spice. It is high in antioxidants, helps regulate hormones and supports a healthy heart [source].
Coconut Oil can help with weight loss and is packed with omega’s to support a healthy brain, prevents candida, boosts digestion, reduce cardiovascular risks, and in animals especially, helps to give them a shiny fur coat [source].
Organic Valencia Peanut Butter is packed with protein and minerals. Make sure to use organic Valencia peanuts. Valencia peanuts are grown in Mexico where the climate is dry and mold most likely does not effect the peanut. Other varieties (even just organic) may have harmful molds in them during production [source].
If you have a smaller dog you can break them up into smaller pieces and give them in small bites at a time. There are various molds to use such as these larger dog biscuit shapes but you can also use small squares.
Here is the dog biscuit mold I used and I also recommend these trays for smaller ones.
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No-Bake Dog Treats
- In a microwaveable bowl, add the peanut butter, coconut oil, cinnamon and turmeric and heat for 30 seconds-1 minute until slightly melted. You can also do this on the stove top by whisking it together in a small saucepan over low heat.
- Whisk to combine, then using a ladle scoop it into the silicone molds to fill slightly over half way full. For biscuits this makes 5 or equivalent to 1 cup. Do not fill too high or it will spill over.
- Transfer to a freezer keeping the silicon mold flat to harden evenly. Freezer for 25 minutes or until hardened. Once hard, transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer.