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How to Make Cranberry Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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Cranberry peanut butter dog treats are a wonderful snack that offers a burst of dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that are beneficial to your dog’s health.  They also happen to be pretty tasty!

Commercially packaged dried cranberries should not be used in homemade pet treats due to the high sugar content. Fresh cranberries or home-dried cranberries offer a nutritional boost that can help prevent pet UTI’s.

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While fresh or dried cranberries are perfectly safe additions to homemade pet treats, please do not, under any circumstance, substitute raisins. Raisins are highly toxic to dogs and even a tiny amount can result in death.

While we love the health benefits that cranberries offer, the truth is, our pup just loves these delicious Autumn treats.

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Cranberry Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

You’ll Need
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups of Oatmeal flour (here’s how to Make Your Own in 30 seconds flat! )
1 cup of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie Filling)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth, chunky, or natural)
1/2 – 1 cup of fresh or home-dried cranberries

Combine the oat flour and wheat flour together in a small dish, mixing well, set aside.

Beat the eggs and peanut butter together until smooth and creamy. Add the pumpkin, mix until smooth. Add the flours, a bit at a time,  forming a soft dough, stir in the cranberries.

Overturn the dough onto a lightly flour surface or onto a pastry mat and pat it flat or roll it out, (whichever you desire).

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Cut out treats in the desired size. We prefer to roll the dough to 1/2″ thickness, but if you have a smaller dog, or want to make small crisps instead, simply roll the dough thinner.

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If you plan on making thinner, small treats, it is advisable to finely chopped the dried cranberries first. This helps ensure that the treats bake evenly and don’t under or overcook. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, for crunchy cookies.

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Cool completely before serving. Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 10 days. These cranberry peanut butter pumpkin treats freeze quite well. Thaw before serving.

The best part of making these is that you’ll have plenty of help in the kitchen!

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3 thoughts on “How to Make Cranberry Peanut Butter Dog Treats”

  1. 5 stars
    Wow, amazing recipe my dog loved them! I was thrilled to give him a healthy treat and they were very easy to make. Many Thanks

  2. The healthiest option for these is if you use unsalted peanut butter or homemade peanut butter, but I just used a natural brand from Whole foods. Dudley thinks they’re the bomb, so I’ll definitely make them again. Cranberries were on sale at Aldi for 99¢ so I’ve added a couple of bags to the freezer so I can more cookies. Do you suppose the dough would freeze well??

  3. I made these cranberrypeanut butter dog treats and my dog loves them. It’s my first time making homemade treats for her so I was beyond thrilled when she chowed one down and begged for another. She’s usually super picky!


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