Peanut Butter Turmeric Coconut Oil Dog Treats - Erin's Inside Job

Peanut Butter Turmeric Coconut Oil Dog Treats

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
  1. Melt coconut oil so that it is liquid (I microwaved mine for ~ 20 seconds).
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour into silicone molds and freeze for approximately 15-20 minutes.
  4. Store in the freezer as they will soften quickly when left at room temperature.

21 comments on “Peanut Butter Turmeric Coconut Oil Dog Treats

  1. Just fyi, depending on the size of your dog, sometimes turmeric can give your dog an ammonia/cat pee smell. If that happens to your dog and it bothers you cinnamon counteracts that side effect and you can just add more to the recipe. That’s why you usually see them together in these pet recipes. I can’t wait to make these for my pupper.

    1. Oh thank you that’s great info! Let me know if you make them; I have to make more this weekend I’m almost out 😀

  2. How many of these would you give a 20lb dog? I don’t want to give her too much of any of the good things in this recipe.

  3. Do you take out of ice cube tray and put in an air tight container? Also. Do you keep in the freezer or refrigerator?

    Thank you!!

    1. I put them in another container, but if you have a silicone tray like this one it would be fine to just pop that in. I keep them in the freezer!

    1. My dog is 55 lbs and this is the recipe I give her 😀. I also found this which is helpful:

      According to Dogs Naturally Magazine, “the recommended dose of turmeric for dogs is 15 mg – 20 mg per pound of body weight per day, or more simply put, 1/8 to 1/4 tsp per day for every 10 lbs in weight.”

  4. Going to try these today but please remember to use Ceylon Cinnamon only as Cassia Cinnamon is toxic for animals.

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