Although baking with brown rice flour is my go-to method for making most baked dog treats (I like playing with shapes), this recipe is one of our reader favourites. In the years since this little post was first shared on our blog, many of you have messaged, comments, and even shared photos of you own baking of these treats. We never imagined when we started sharing our blog that it would touch so many people and pets. Woofs to our furfriends all over the world.
This is a very easy recipe for anyone looking for a special homemade dog treat idea. It’s quick, simple, and hard to mess up. It’s a great one for cooking with children to make a special treat for their best furry friend. They can even taste test the treats together after baking. They do smell really good. Haha! The cooling rack was well guarded at our place by handsome (albeit slightly drooly) spotted sous-chefs. These soft cookie style dog treats are doggone delicious, but not so yummy to us humans who are used to sweeter (naughtier) human treats.
When I bake with coconut flour, I usually hand-form my treats, like these. Although it’s a nutritious flour option, I find coconut flour tricky for shapes – it’s prone to cracking or crumbling in thinner rolled treats. For those of you looking for a roll and cut peanut butter dog treat dough, check out our smooth roll and cut peanut butter dog treat recipe.
Easy Peanut Butter Biscuit (Cookie) Dog Treat Recipe
Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats with Coconut Flour
These simple soft biscuit (cookie) style homemade dog treats combine the delicious scents and flavours of peanut butter and coconut in an easy three ingredient recipe.
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
Making the Treats:
- Preheat your oven to 180C (or local equivalent) and gather together your baking ingredients and materials.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly to form a cohesive dough. You can adjust consistency with a little extra flour or water, if needed.
- Hand roll into small bite-sized balls, place on a prepared baking sheet, and flatten gently. Use a fork for flattening if you want a classic peanut butter cookie style cross-hatched top. Simply press the tines gently twice, with the second press perpendicular to the first. Easy peasy!
- Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes. Cooking time will vary with shape/size, so keep an eye on the oven.
- Cool before serving and storage.
Baked Biscuit Dog Treat Making Tips and Tricks
- See our introduction to making homemade baked biscuit (cookie) dog treats for additional information on baked dog treats. Homemade baked dog treats are best consumed within a couple of days from baking or frozen for longer storage. See our post on baked dog treat shelf life and storage for information and tips.
- We don’t include yield in our treat recipe posts because it is very dependent on what the maker decides for treat shape, size, and thickness when they’re baking. We like to bake small batch treats though (variety is the spice of life!) and you can multiple our recipes if you’d like to batch bake for frozen storage or to share with furfriends.
- Baked treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made bigger/smaller. Keep an eye on your time and temperature. The smaller the treat, the shorter the baking time.
Recipe and Ingredient Tips and Tricks
- When using ingredients like peanut butter for dogs, take care when shopping to avoid artificial sweeteners, especially xylitol, which is extremely dangerous for dogs. Xylitol may also be labelled under as sweetener code 967. I use a no added salt or sugar smooth peanut butter.
- Coconut flour gluten-free / grain-free and for a flour it’s relatively high in fibre, high in protein, and low-GI. You can experiment with substitutes flours, but you will need to adjust the recipe substantially as coconut flour is very absorbent. Check out our post on homemade dog treat ingredients for flour information or see our peanut butter dog treat recipes for other ideas.
Hungry for more tasty treats? There are all sorts of homemade dog treat ideas in our blog archives. You can also use use the category and tag labels above/ below this post to find other recipes that might be of interest or use our internal search tools to find something specific. Remember, treats (bought or homemade) are for spoiling your pup in moderation. We share ideas from treats that we’ve made ourselves for our pets, but different animals have different preferences (likes/dislikes), just like people. Some pets may have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about what’s suitable for your pet, have a chat with your trusted vet.