Did you know Coconut Oil is healthy for both You and Your Dog? I’ve created an easy delicious dog treats recipe made with coconut oil and peanut butter.
Instructions are included for making these easy dog treats. A great healthy homemade treat for your pup!
This is one of my easiest dog treat recipes! Want more? I have an entire dog treat cookbook!
Coconut Oil Health Benefits for Dogs (According to Veterinarians)
It is recommended that dogs can be given 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of the dog body weight per day in order for your dog to have all the benefits of coconut oil.
After doing some more research and reading an excessive amount of articles on the health benefits of coconut oil, I learned that there are plenty of benefits of coconut oil, not just for humans but dogs as well!
- It regulates insulin and can help prevent or control diabetes
- It can disinfect cuts and wounds
- Coconut oil is a good source of fatty acids (Omega-3)
- It can help with digestive disorders
- It can help balance normal thyroid function
- It can be used to clean teeth
- It is great for your dog’s skin & coat (can help with dry skin and cracked paw pads)
Healthy + Delicious Homemade Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats
I hope your doggy enjoys these healthy homemade coconut oil and peanut butter dog treats as much as Kenzo + Vík!
Loved how simple the recipe was! Thank you!
- You can get YOUR OWN Adorable Paw Print Silicone Trays on Amazon
- For Step 4, You may want to put the silicone tray on a sturdy cookie sheet to make transferring to the freezer easier.
Thanks SO Much to everyone on Pinterest who has made the treats, left comments, and shared photos! It means so much to me when you make the treats and share the photos with me!! Thank you so much to everyone who has tagged me on Instagram @House_Fur in their posts and stories too! Your kind reviews are so appreciated as well!!
My fur baby is addicted to these. I think she needs to go to PB rehab!
I have a handful of other FREE dog treat recipes:
Healthy + Delicious Homemade Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats
- 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
- 1 cup of refined coconut oil for cooking
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 Silicon ice cube tray
- Place coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until liquified.
- Add in peanut butter and cinnamon while stirring continuously.
- Continue to stir until mixture is completely combined and is the consistency of soup or chicken broth.
- Remove from heat and pour into silicone ice cube mold trays and refrigerate or freeze until they are set. (2-4 hours) You may want to put the silicone tray on a sturdy cookie sheet to make transferring to the freezer easier.
- Pop-out of the tray and treat your doggy! Store treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
My doggy is in love with these! Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks so much for sharing all of your photos!! I love Pinterest! Are we following each other?
Coconut Oil for Dogs FAQS
How do I store these homemade peanut butter dog treats?
Because these treats have coconut oil and peanut butter, they will quickly become soft. It is best to keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or the freezer.
Can dogs have coconut oil?
While coconut oil is generally safe for dogs, some canines may have an allergic reaction to the supplement. You can start your dog with 1/4 tsp a day and see if your dog has any response to the coconut oil. Talk to your vet if you have any concerns about a possible allergic reaction.
Can dogs have coconut oil for constipation?
According to Yum Woof, Coconut oil has various uses, one of which is aiding indigestion. This is because coconut oil may uniquely affect your dog’s gut microbiome, easing your dog’s constipation.
Is refined or unrefined coconut oil better for dogs?
Choose unrefined coconut oil, also called virgin coconut oil. Better yet, look for cold-pressed oil, which uses a method to process the oil quickly after the coconuts are harvested to preserve nutrients. If you’re feeding it to your dog, be aware that different oils have different smells and tastes.
What are hypoallergenic treats?
Hypoallergenic treats are an excellent option for people who have dogs with allergies. They are made without the most common allergens, including wheat, soy, dairy, and corn. This means that they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction in dogs who eat them.
What ingredient should not be in dog treats?
A few ingredients should not be in dog treats, including chocolate, raisins, and grapes. These ingredients can be toxic to dogs and cause serious health problems for your dog.
What treats can I give my dog with allergies?
A few different types of hypoallergenic dog treats are safe for dogs with allergies. These include treats made with limited ingredients, grain-free treats, and treats made with clean protein.
I can’t wait to try these, just ordered some paw print trays 🙂
YAY! I can’t wait to see your treats!!!!
How long do they last in the fridge please?
They will last about 1 week in the fridge, but I’ve been doing mine in the freezer because they keep their shape a little better and they last ~2 weeks! 🙂 Thanks so much for reading! I hope your doggy loves these treats!
Does your dog eat them frozen?
Kenzo likes to eat them frozen but Vík likes them when they are a little softer so I put his in his dog bowl for him so that it doesn’t make a mess on the floor. ðŸ¤£
How long do they last in the refrigerator?
Hi! I would say, 2 weeks, or just like any other baked goods you would make for yourself. Thanks for following along!
Can any dog eat them ?
As long as your dog isn’t allergic to any of the ingredients they should be alright. I would talk to your vet if you are concerned with peanut allergies. 🙂 Thanks so much for reading!
What would be the serving quantity recommendation and how often? Thank you for these alternatives!
Hi!! I would do one a day if your dog is 45lbs or less or 2 if they are larger.
I don’t use coconut oil and went to buy some the other day. Is there a preference in refined vs unrefined? I had no idea what to get.
Refined coconut oil is more processed, resulting in a milder-tasting oil, while unrefined coconut oil endures less processing and has a lower smoke point and deeper coconut flavor. We usually buy unrefined. 🙂 Thanks so much for your question! It is a great one and thanks so much for reading!
My dog threw up after eating one. It is a lot of oil.
Awe! Sorry to hear that!
Some doggies stomachs are just more sensitive than others. My first dog wasn’t crazy about certain treats, but other ones she loved. Thanks for trying them!!
You can minimize the vomiting by adding substances like oat flour and carrot peels. I would nix the cinnamon, as it can be caustic. Peanut butter is also high in salt and sugar, so an older dog with issues might not do well with these. These would be perfect in 1/4″ silicone molds.
I have been making these doggie treats for years. Our pups love them! I mainly keep them in a gallon zip lock bag in freezer. But try to keep a few in refrigerator for our older girl (rescue) who only has a few teeth left. If your dog has never had coconut oil, start with a small amount of coconut oil then increase gradually.
That is such a great idea!!!
I thought cinnamon is bad for dogs
Hi! I originally thought so too! But, I asked our family vet and she referred me to this article: https://wildearth.com/blogs/dog-knowledge/is-cinnamon-bad-for-dogs-the-pros-and-cons-of-this-tasty-spice#.X9eI3S2caMw Sometimes, I leave the cinnamon out, it won’t change the dynamic of the treat. 🙂 Thanks for reading!!
Hello, may I ask what benefit coconut oil has for dogs? Does it contribute to a healthy coat or does it have any other contribution? Just being curious ðŸ˜‰
Coconut Oil Health Benefits for Dogs
It regulates insulin and can help prevent or control diabetes
It is recommended that dogs can be given 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of the dog’s body weight per day
It can disinfect cuts and wounds
It can help with digestive disorders
It can help balance the thyroid
It can be used to clean teeth
It is great for their skin & coat
Thanks for reading!! 🙂
Don’t worry about buying a fancy silicone tray. Just put it on a tray, maybe lined with foil or parchment paper, then cut into appropriately-sized pieces for your pet!
I’m curious how soft these get and would hold their shape if not placed in the fridge or freezer?
Hi! After I make these I store them in my freezer so that they last longer when I give them to our dogs. Some prefer their treats to be a little softer, so in that case you could just put them in the fridge. 🙂 Thanks so much for reading!
Will the treats melt if you don’t keep them frozen? Btw I have not made them so I just gave it 5 stars.
The treats are naturally pretty soft – so they work better if they are kept in the fridge or freezer. 🙂 I like to put them inside my dog’s bowl after I feed them.
Pups ? these!
Can I use this recipe to hand out free samples to my customers??
Sure! If you wouldn’t mind sharing that you found the recipe on my blog, that would be so sweet! Thank you so much!! 🙂 So happy you like them!
If I want to mail these as a gift, when should I make them, and would they melt by the time it gets to the person? My friend lives in California, and I live in Florida.
Unless you have a ton of quality freezer packs, I wouldn’t recommend making these treats and mailing them. I would recommend making these ones: https://housefur.com/fat-elvis-peanut-butter-banana-bacon-dog-treats/ or any of my baked treats 🙂
My dog loves these, I also add some turmeric in mine.
Oh yay!!! Thanks so much for sharing that with me!!! Happy New Year!!
What does the cinnamon do? Just add flavor? If so, do you think my dog will not like it if I don’t add cinnamon? Or is there an alternative for it, my family is allergic so we don’t keep it in the house
Yes – you can definitely leave it out 🙂
Thanks for reading!! Let me know how your dog likes the treats! 🙂
If true to dog’s taste, especially the PB ones our 8 y/o rescue dog will feel like he is in heaven. Several years ago, when he was having tummy problems, my husband found the regular and then the PB frosty paws in the grocery store. Scotty Joe (yes a middle name too. Cousin. ha. ha, to Bandit Lee. Oliver Jacob, and Cooper James- our grand fur babies!) just loved them. When better we cut back to 1 a week and he threw a real life doggy hissy fit every night until he got one. Well we fell for his antics and so for the last several years he has gotten a FP (that’s what we call them) every single night . Big bucks when added to his pricy dog food, which is also mixed with his $2.40 a can wet food but he is worth it. We adopted him from an out of state kill center which had accepted him as an abused animal with burn spots all over his skinny body. He is a robust long haired Border Collie/Alaskan Malamute beauty now. Took training classes and loads of loving to convert him to his spoiled behavior. Am going to try both recipes this week! Thanks for recipe!
Just tried the recipe yesterday, simple to make and the 2 out of 3 dogs that love peanut butter went crazy for them (yes, I have a chiweenie that hates peanut butter) Made about 36 pieces with the bunny butt mold I got from Easter decor at Dollar Tree. I refrigerated them to get it solidified but then removed them from their mold and placed in the freezer. I will be making these again… and again
Awe!!! I love that your doggies love them!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! And – – an easter mold!! that sounds SO cute!!!!
Both my dogs threw up and had diarrhea after 3 days of eating these (1 treat a day). One dog worse than the other. Both had upset stomachs for almost a week. Almost had to bring them to the vet. Fed them plain chicken and rice until their stomachs regulated. Definitely too much coconut oil. They have never gotten sick from the other ingredients. After reading up on it, coconut oil can also be quite harmful to dogs. Be careful if it’s your first time feeding this amount of coconut oil to your dog. My dogs did like them while they lasted, but unfortunately I had to throw the rest out.