Since it was Donut’s second birthday last week, I decided that I wanted to make her a little something special. This recipe makes a ton of treats and literally involves less than 10 min of work!
I’ve been trying to get a lot of use out of my new mini-cup silicone tray since I bought it for this recipe. It’s SO convenient, dishwasher-safe, and whatever I make in it takes basically no time at all (my favorite).
I’ve had dog treats on my recipe list for awhile and decided that Donut’s birthday was a good enough reason as any to make them. There’s only four ingredients — peanut butter, coconut oil, turmeric, and cinnamon. All are safe for dogs, but as I’m obviously not a vet, make sure to check with yours if your dog has any allergies or other food issues.
I wanted to make coconut oil treats rather than baked ones because I’ve also recently run out of the omega-3 capsules that I would give her every day. They made her coat so soft and I wanted something similar to be able to keep that going until I bought her more.
According to vets,
start slow with the coconut oil. A good starting dose is ¼ teaspoon daily for small dogs up 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon daily for big dogs.
This recipe makes 30 mini cups, so using 1/4 cup of coconut oil in the total recipe results in less than half a teaspoon per cup (yay math!).
Peanut butter is delicious, turmeric helps with inflammation, and cinnamon just helps with the taste. I made sure to let Donut taste test them and she bit it twice before swallowing the whole thing. I’d say she approved.
Peanut Butter Turmeric Coconut Oil Dog Treats
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Melt coconut oil so that it is liquid (I microwaved mine for ~ 20 seconds).
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and stir until smooth.
- Pour into silicone molds and freeze for approximately 15-20 minutes.
- Store in the freezer as they will soften quickly when left at room temperature.