Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious homemade dog treat that your furry friend will love? Look no further than these air fryer dog treats!
These homemade dog treats are made with healthy ingredients, and you can make them soft or crunchy, depending on what your dog prefers. Plus, they are packed with nutrients that will keep your dog healthy and happy!
Homemade Dog Treats are the best way to show your pet that you love them like family! I always joke that my dogs eat better than me, but it’s true!!
These Homemade Air Fryer Peanut Butter Dog Treats are an easy dog biscuit recipe that your fur baby will love!!! If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to make homemade dog treats, an air fryer is a perfect gadget. Not only are they quick and simple to use, but they also produce delicious and nutritious snacks your pup will love. These are everything a dog treat should be!
I love making homemade dog treats for my doggies!
Health Benefits of Pumpkin
Pumpkin is a superfood that’s packed with nutrients like vitamin A and fiber. The seeds, pulp, and flesh provide health benefits for dogs when consumed in moderation. In addition, it can help prevent constipation by adding extra bulk to their stool and giving them energy from the carbohydrates found inside it!
Pumpkin also contains beta-carotene, which is great for helping your eyesight if you’re eating too much sugar or fat from all those tasty homemade treats we love giving our dogs.
Health Benefits of Peanut Butter
Peanut butter offers an array of health benefits for both humans and animals! It’s high in protein, can help reduce cholesterol levels when eaten regularly as part of a balanced diet, plus its rich flavor makes it an excellent treat for training sessions or just because.
Peanut butter is also packed with vitamins and minerals such as potassium which helps to regulate blood pressure while being low in sodium levels (great news if you’re trying not to retain water); magnesium that keeps bones strong & healthy; zinc helps your immune system fight disease and iron which carries oxygen around the body.
The Benefits of Using an Air Fryer
Air fryers are a great addition to any kitchen appliance lineup, but they’re especially useful when making homemade dog treats! With this method, you’ll get crispy on the outside while staying soft inside just like store-bought biscuits. They’re also a healthier option; unlike traditional frying, they use little-to-no oils.
Plus, air fryers are super quick and easy to use! Simply add your ingredients, set the timer, and you’re good to go. No need for any special skills or kitchen know-how – anyone can make homemade dog treats in an air fryer!
So why not give them a try? Your furry friend will love the delicious and nutritious homemade treats you make with your air fryer!
Need an Air Fryer? I recommend the Ninja AF101 Air Fryer
Ingredients for Homemade Dog Treats
- All-Purpose Flour
- Pumpkin Puree
- Peanut Butter
Items Needed for these Dog Treats
- Bone or Dog Themed Cookie Cutter (I like this set because it has cookie cutters and the silicone molds that you need for some of my other dog treat recipes)
- Rolling Pin
- Parchment Paper
- Air Fryer (I have the Ninja Foodi)
Air Fryer Dog Treat Details
There are no funny ingredients in these dog treats, no chilling, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, dog treat that turns out perfectly every single time!!
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 5 Minutes
- Yields: Around 40 Treats
How to Make These Air Fryer Dog Treats
Let’s walk through how to make air fryer dog treats step-by-step!
The first step is to add the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs to a large mixing bowl.
Slowly add in flour and mix until combined. Add in more flour and mix until a doughy mixture forms.
Knead the dough by hand and add the remaining flour as needed, until the dough reaches a soft consistency.
Lay out a large piece of parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with flour before rolling the dough onto the prepared surface.
Roll out with a rolling pin to about ¼-inch thickness.
Cut out as many dog treat cookies as you can with your cookie cutter (I used the bone) and set them aside on a cookie sheet or similar dish. The dog treat dough should be easy to roll and not sticky addition; it should not be dry or crumbly. (See the photo below for the optimal texture.)
Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper and place as many treats as you can, in the bottom, without them touching. I was able to fit 6-7 at a time in my particular air fryer.
Cook at 370 degrees for 4-5 Minutes or until just lightly browned on the top. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before feeding to your pooch!
Freeze the Dog Treat Dough
Since this dog-treat cookie recipe makes so many cookies, I always make a full batch and freeze some. That way I have dough on hand for whenever I run out of treats.
I prefer to flash-freeze the treat dough before putting it in an airtight container. To do this, cut out the dog treats and space them out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Then put the baking sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes, or until the dough slightly freezes.
Once the dough is slightly frozen, transfer the treats to an airtight container or plastic bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
Air Fryer Dog Treats
- Bone or Dog Themed Cookie Cutter
- Rolling Pin
- Parchment Paper
- Air Fryer
- 2 ¾ Cup Flour
- 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- ? Cup Peanut Butter
- 2 Eggs
- Add the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs to a large mixing bowl and mix until fully combined.
- Add in 1 cup of flour and mix until combined. Add in another cup of the flour and mix until a doughy mixture forms.
- Knead the dough by hand and add the remaining flour as needed, until the dough reaches a soft, but not sticky or crumbly consistency.
- Lay out a large piece of parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with flour before dumping the dough onto the prepared surface.
- Roll out with a rolling pin to about ¼-inch thickness.
- Cut out as many cookies as you can with your cookie cutter (I used the bone) and set aside on a cookie sheet or similar dish.
- Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper and place as many treats as you can, in the bottom, without them touching. I was able to fit 6-7 at a time in my particular air fryer.
- Cook on 370 degrees for 4-5 Minutes or until just lightly browned on the top. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before feeding to your pooch!
- Repeat until all treats are done. Store in an airtight container away from moisture and heat.
- It’s important that you only use natural peanut butter with no added sugar and zero xylitol. Xylitol is toxic to your furry friend and added sugar can mess with their blood sugar. No need to chance that sort of thing! Natural peanut butter options are easy to find in just about any grocery store.
- You can use all-purpose flour or wheat flour. Both are safe for dogs, especially since they’re being cooked.
- If your air fryer doesn’t let you set it to 370, use 365 instead. If it also doesn’t have that setting, use the next closest, as long as that option isn’t very far over the suggested temperature.
- Each air fryer is shaped differently and can hold varying amounts. My air fryer is 4 quarts, but due to its shape, it’s great for holding 6-7 of these treats at a time. If your air fryer doesn’t hold that many, that’s perfectly ok, just add as many as it will hold.
- If you are cooking only a couple at a time in a larger air fryer, the treats will want to curl. I’m not sure why this is, but they still taste great for your doggie, they just look a little strange.
- You can make a smaller batch of these dog treats, just cut the recipe in half.
- Be sure to not have extra parchment paper that goes up the walls of your air fryer. You want it to lay firm and flat in the bottom of it will have the potential to get caught and the corner fall over the treats.
- If you need softer treats, keep the cooking time as listed. If you want a crunchy treat, increase your cook time by three minutes or until the dog treat has reached the right consistency. Be careful to not burn the treat.
- It’s important to note that these treats won’t cook the same as an oven treat.
How to Store Air Fryer Dog Treats
Once your pup has enjoyed their delicious homemade dog treats, make sure you store them properly. If kept in a sealed bag or container and stored away from heat and moisture, these treats should last for around 1 week.
Thanks for checking out our peanut butter dog treats! We’re confident you now have the best dog treats recipe to make your pup some delicious and healthy snacks. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
Can you make dog treats with an air fryer?
Yes, you can make dog treats with an air fryer. While there are various ways to cook up tasty morsels for your favorite pup, an air fryer is definitely a great option.
Why use an air fryer? Because it’s easy!
All you need to do is combine the ingredients, place the dog treats in the air fryer, and in minutes you’ll have hot and fresh treats your pup will love.
What are the benefits of using an air fryer to make homemade dog treats?
Although there can be many reasons why an air fryer is a great choice for making dog treats, the time it saves is definitely at the top of the list. You can make a batch of 6-7 dog treats in 4-5 minutes as opposed to triple that in the oven, not counting warm-up time.
An air fryer also allows you to choose various levels of firmness with your dog treat, but doing that with the oven is about impossible. Need a softer dog treat because your dog has bad teeth? Cook it for 4-5 minutes. Want a crunchier treat for your fur baby? add a few minutes of cooking time.
|If you’re looking for another healthy and delicious homemade dog treats: I have a bunch of recipes on the blog!|
Is pumpkin safe for dogs?
Yes, pumpkin is safe for dogs! In fact, it’s a great ingredient to include in homemade dog treats because it’s packed with nutrients like vitamin A, beta-carotene, and fiber. Plus, it has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe upset stomachs.
If you want another dog treat made with peanut butter and pumpkin, you can satisfy your doggie’s sweet tooth with these homemade peanut butter pumpkin treats.
What kind of peanut butter can you use for dog treats?
The best peanut butter to use for dog treats is one that is all-natural and contains no salt or sugar. In addition, make sure the peanut butter has no xylitol in the ingredients list. Xylitol is a toxic ingredient for dogs!
Any other tasty treats you can make in an air fryer?
Just about any pet treats you cook in the oven can be made in the air fryer. It may take some trial and error to get it just right, but treats such as sweet potato chews, chicken jerky, and other biscuit recipes are perfect for your canine friend.
Is it hard to make healthy homemade dog treat recipes?
Homemade dog treats don’t have to be complicated. In fact, simple and easy recipes are the best because you can whip them up in an air fryer in just minutes.
If you’re looking for a simple recipe to start with, try these peanut butter dog treats! Not only are they delicious but easy to make so you can enjoy spending time with your pup.
What are the best ingredients for healthy homemade dog treats?
As mentioned above, simple recipes that use easy-to-find ingredients are best. You want a recipe your pup will love but also one you can make without a lot of fuss. Some of the more popular ingredients are whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, dog-safe peanut butter, various veggies, various fruits, coconut oil, bone broth, etc.
This is why these peanut butter dog treats are a great choice. All you need to make these tasty air fryer dog traits is peanut butter (NO xylitol), pumpkin puree, eggs, and flour.