Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats

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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.

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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 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!

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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’s 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)

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Thus, after a few tries, I created these easy and delicious 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!

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Recipe Tips:

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!!

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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:

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Healthy + Delicious Homemade Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats

Healthy and delicious homemade dog treats made with coconut oil. Coconut oil has incredible health benefits for dogs!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Freezing Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 treats
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup of refined coconut oil for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Silicon ice cube tray

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Easy delicious dog treats recipe made with coconut oil and peanut butter. Instructions included for making these easy dog treats. A great healthy homemade treat for your pup!
Keyword dog treats, dogs

My doggy is in love with these! Thanks for the recipe!

peanut butter homemade dog treats on a plate

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?

There are a few different types of hypoallergenic dog treats that are safe for dogs with allergies. These include treats made with limited ingredients, grain-free treats, and treats made with clean protein.

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Join the Conversation

  1. I can’t wait to try these, just ordered some paw print trays 🙂

  2. Ren Lenhof Author says:

    YAY! I can’t wait to see your treats!!!!

    1. Jordanne Farrier says:

      How long do they last in the fridge please?

      1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

        Hi!
        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!

  3. Does your dog eat them frozen?

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Hi!!
      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. 🤣

  4. Nicholas Medina says:

    How long do they last in the refrigerator?

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Hi! I would say, 2 weeks, or just like any other baked goods you would make for yourself. Thanks for following along!

  5. Ashley Looez says:

    Can any dog eat them ?

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      HI!
      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!

  6. Roxanne says:

    What would be the serving quantity recommendation and how often? Thank you for these alternatives!

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Hi!! I would do one a day if your dog is 45lbs or less or 2 if they are larger.

  7. Jennifer says:

    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.

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Hi!
      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!

  8. My dog threw up after eating one. It is a lot of oil.

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      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!!

    2. 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.

  9. 5 stars
    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.

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      That is such a great idea!!!

  10. Alice J Young says:

    I thought cinnamon is bad for dogs

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      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!!

  11. 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 😉

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Hi!

      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!! 🙂

  12. 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!

  13. I’m curious how soft these get and would hold their shape if not placed in the fridge or freezer?

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      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!

  14. 5 stars
    Will the treats melt if you don’t keep them frozen? Btw I have not made them so I just gave it 5 stars.

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Hi Gianna,
      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.

  15. 5 stars
    Pups ? these!

  16. Katie Pearson says:

    Can I use this recipe to hand out free samples to my customers??

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      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!

  17. 5 stars
    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.

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Hi!
      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 🙂

  18. 5 stars
    My dog loves these, I also add some turmeric in mine.

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Oh yay!!! Thanks so much for sharing that with me!!! Happy New Year!!

  19. 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

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Yes – you can definitely leave it out 🙂
      Thanks for reading!! Let me know how your dog likes the treats! 🙂

  20. 5 stars
    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!

  21. Taylor C. says:

    5 stars
    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

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Awe!!! I love that your doggies love them!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! And – – an easter mold!! that sounds SO cute!!!!

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