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These 5-ingredient Peanut Butter Dog Treats are so easy to make: just mix, roll, cut, and bake!
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These 5-ingredient Peanut Butter Dog Treats are so easy to make: just mix, roll, cut, and bake! In no time, your furry family member will be enjoying a healthy homemade dog treat. What better way to show your puppy you love them!

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I am always baking treats for my 2-legged family members, so I thought it was about time to make something for my 4-legged family members! And let me just say, these homemade dog treats were a huge hit among the pups of our household. I’m not sure if they will ever go back to store-bought treats after enjoying these.

Truthfully, that might be okay with me, since these are super easy to make and healthy for the dogs. These peanut butter dog treats use natural ingredients that are dog-safe. So, they are treats that we love to give our furry friends, as much as they love to enjoy them! 

If you want to create other homemade treats made of fresh fruits, check out this Blueberry Dog Treats your dog will love and it’s loaded with vitamins and fiber.

Why you’ll love Peanut Butter Treats for Dogs

  • Natural treat for your dog
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Totally dog-friendly and approved
  • Short list of ingredients
  • Healthy dog treats
  • Cheaper than store-bought treats
  • Makes a big batch of about 40 treats
  • Can be stored in the freezer for months
  • Safe for humans, too!
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Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe Variations

  • PEANUT BUTTER: You can use any brand of peanut butter that you prefer. However, it is important to note that dogs can’t have peanut butter containing xylitol. So, be sure to look for this in the ingredients. Most peanut butters do not have this, but it’s best to check to make sure!
  • FLOUR: I always use whole wheat flour when I make these, but you could use white flour as well. 


How to make Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

There are just 4 steps to making these delicious homemade dog treats. They will come together very easily in just 10 minutes prep time.

  1. Beat together peanut butter, egg, banana, and syrup.
    peanut butter, egg, banana, and syrup mixed together in a bowl
  2. Slowly mix in the flour.
    mixed in flour slowly into the mixture
  3. Roll dough out on a floured countertop.
    Pro-tip: When you’re rolling out the dough you want it to be about ½ inch thick. This is the optimal thickness for proper baking.
    Roll dough out on a floured countertop
  4. Cut into cookies using dog-inspired cookie cutter.
    Pro-tip: You can use whatever type of cookie cut-out or shapes that you, or rather your dog, prefers!
    cut cookies using dog-inspired cookie cutter
  5. Set them on the sheet pan.
    uncooked cookies in a baking pan
  6. Bake for 15-25 minutes at 350 degrees. 
    cookies fresh from the oven in a baking pan

You can keep these at room temperature for a day or two, but afterwards they should be placed in your refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container.

If in the refrigerator, they will keep for up to 10 days. If you freeze them, they will be good for a few months. 

FAQs for Peanut Butter Dog Treats

How long do I cook my Home Made Dog Treats?

The cook time is dependent on how soft or crunchy you would like your dog treats and how large your cookie cutter are. I like to bake three different sizes of treats at the same time and temperature so that I have a variety of crispy and soft treats, depending on what I would like to feed my dog at the time. 

What brand peanut butter is safe for dogs?

Any peanut butter that doesn’t contain xylitol is safe for dogs. JIF, Peter Pan, Skippy are all xylitol-free.

Can I use regular flour for dog treats?

White flour is not recommended to use in homemade dog treats.

What age can I give my dog regular peanut butter?

Dogs can start having little bits of peanut butter starting at 6 weeks. Peanut butter should be given to dogs in moderation.

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Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Serves — 40
These 5-ingredient Peanut Butter Dog Treats are so easy to make: just mix, roll, cut, and bake!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ ripe banana mashed
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and set aside a baking pan that is lined with parchment paper.
  • In a mixer, beat together the peanut butter, egg, banana, and maple syrup until fully combined. Slowly beat in the whole wheat flour.
  • Take the dough and roll it out on a floured countertop until it is ½ inch thick. It should be a crumbly dough. If you would like to firm it up slightly, add in 2-3 Tablespoons of water.
  • Once rolled out, use a dog-inspired cookie cutter to cut out cookies and set them on the sheet pan.
  • Bake for 15-25 minute or until golden brown. Remove and let cool before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

  • The dough will be crumbly as you’re working with it. If you want to firm it up slightly you can add in 2-3 tablespoons of water.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. I love making homemade dog treats but I have issues with the biscuits being too dry and crumbly after they cool. I literally have them fall apart when I try to lift them off the cookie sheet. What am I doing wrong? Will the dog treats in this recipe stay intact?

  2. I’m happy that you share dog treats recipe with me. I have 4 dogs and they love treats. It hard to get treats at the store because don’t really don’t know what treats they can have or what they can’t have so now I can make their treats. So Thank you for sharing!

  3. This was so easy and came out great! I accidentally used a whole banana not half, so I added an additional 1/2 cup of flour and they came out perfect 🙂