Favorite Peanut Butter Recipes for Pets
Important! Before we get to the recipes, it’s important to be sure you are purchasing peanut butter that is safe for your pet. You will want to avoid any peanut butters that include Xylitol. Xylitol is a common sugar-replacement sweetener that hides in many products on the market and, while it’s fine for human consumption, it can be extremely poisonous to dogs. Always be sure to check the label of foods that you plan to give to your pet, or ask your veterinarian what they recommend as safe options if you are not sure.
Brands that are known to have xylitol in their nut butters include: Go Nuts, Co., Krush Nutrition, Nuts ‘N More, and P28. It is always best to look for brands that do not include a lot of preservatives or extra sugar. Look around for brands like Crazy Richard’s or CB’s Nuts that use only one ingredient: Peanuts. Alternatively, seek out a peanut grinder and make your very own peanut butter!
Read on to see some of our favorite peanut butter recipes!
PB Yogurt Cubes
With Spring and Summer right around the corner, why not get in the mood with some summertime treats? These PB Yogurt Cubes are perfect for a warm day or when you just want to give your furry friend something special.
½ cup yogurt of your choice
½ cup peanut butter
- Combine yogurt with peanut butter in a medium size bowl and mix until well combined.
- Using a small spoon, spoon the mixture into ice cube trays. We recommend using flexible plastic trays (this makes it much easier to get them out later!).
- Let set for at least 2 hours.
MCN Peanut Butter Topping
Looking to add some more nutrients to your pet’s treat? Look no further than this MCN Peanut Butter topping.
1 package of your preferred Momentum Carnivore Nutrition Seasoning
¾ cup of peanut butter
- Separate out the amount of seasoning that is best for your pet. Use the following guidelines:
- Cats/Small dogs: 1-2 tablespoons
- Medium dogs: 2-5 tablespoons
- Large dogs: 5-8 tablespoons
- Combine peanut butter and seasoning in a medium size bowl and mix until well combined.
- (Optional) Put the mixture into the freezer to firm for at least 2 hours.
- Add frozen or unfrozen mixture to the top of a biscuit or as a stand-alone dessert after mealtime.
PB Banana Oatmeal Treats
If you want to add a bit of fruit to your dog’s treat, try these PB Banana Oatmeal treats. 3 simple ingredients and you’re good to go!
1 ½ cups uncooked Oatmeal
½ cup of Peanut Butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Using a blender or food processor, blend the oats until they resemble a powder.
- In a bowl, mash and mix together the banana and peanut butter until mostly smooth. The dough should stick together but should not be overly sticky to the touch.
- Pour the ground oatmeal into the banana and peanut butter mixture and mix until combined.
- Dust the surface of the countertop with flour or reserve a bit of ground oatmeal to use instead. Roll your dough out over the flour or ground oatmeal until about ¼ inch thick.
- Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes or simply cut the dough into your desired shape.
- Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes (until the edges start to brown).
- Let cool completely before serving.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Try adding the Momentum Seasonings on top before serving for an extra-delicious treat !
We hope you will give these three easy, simple recipes a try. They are guaranteed to have your dog drooling all over the house! If you try any (or all) of these recipes, snap a picture and tag us on social media. We’d love to hear from you!