These homemade blueberry dog treats are made with dried blueberries, oats, and peanut butter.
The best thing about these all-natural dog treats is that they are less expensive than store-bought and have simple ingredients with no preservatives. They are actually pretty nutritious for your dog!
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The Best Things About These Cookie Dog Treats
Did you know that blueberries are high in antioxidants and low in sugar? That’s why blueberry treats for dogs are so good for them!
These are the best DIY dog treats because they are super-easy to make and use only whole ingredients. In fact, I’ll share more information about the health benefits before we get to the recipe.
I prefer to make my healthy dog treats because I can control exactly what I put into them. No more mystery ingredients or wondering if they are safe for my pets. I know these are healthy for them!
Plus, not only do the blueberries add essential nutrients, but they add a delightful color as well. These are fancy dog treats – especially when you use the bone-shaped cookie cutter.
Ready to make some cute dog treats? Keep reading!
Blueberry Dog Treats Recipe Ingredients
The entire list of ingredients and the step-by-step directions are in the printable recipe card, at the bottom of this post. First, I want to share some additional information about the ingredients I used in the best homemade dog treats you’ll ever make.
Here’s a list of what you need. If you want to make organic dog treats, make sure you buy all organic ingredients.
- Dried blueberries – use unsweetened dried blueberries or dried blueberries sweetened with apple juice. Avoid ones with added sugar.
- Quick-cooking oats – If you don’t have quick-cooking oats, just use a food processor to chop up some old-fashioned or steel-cut oats.
- All-purpose flour – Want to make these treats gluten-free? Use a gluten-free all-purpose flour instead.
- Eggs – to bind the dough.
- Peanut butter – If your pet has a peanut allergy, use a different type of nut butter or sunflower butter instead. Always use nut butter with no sugar added.
- Water – for adding moisture to the dough.
When you make this easy dog treats recipe, here are a few more notes to keep in mind.
Fresh or frozen blueberries may be substituted for dehydrated. They will cause your dough to turn blue and be stickier. You may need to add less water to the dough.
Freeze-dried blueberries may also be substituted for dried/dehydrated. They tend to be lighter and airier so they may crumble when added to the dough. You may need to add more water to the dough.
Difference Between Dried and Dehydrated Blueberries
You can use either dried or dehydrated blueberries in this recipe.
Dried and dehydrated blueberries are essentially the same thing. They have been through a process to remove water.
Air dried and dehydrated blueberries are chewy, dense, and look like small raisins. It takes a long soak in warm water to rehydrate them.
Freeze-dried blueberries are airy and lighter. They rehydrate faster and retain their original shape.
How many homemade dog treats should you give your dog at once? That depends on what else they ate that day.
Dogs shouldn’t overeat too many carbs – even healthy ones from flour and blueberries. For this reason, I suggest only giving your pup one treat per day.
How to Make Blueberry Dog Treats
These are the recipe steps and photos of the process for making the treats. I hope they help you make this healthy dog treats recipe!
You can scroll down to the bottom of this article for a printable recipe card.
- In a small bowl, mix together the eggs and peanut butter. Use a hand mixer or a whisk for this step.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour and quick oats.
- Add the peanut butter and egg mixture to the flour and oat mixture.
- Pour about half of the water into the bowl.
- Using your hands or a large spoon, combine the ingredients. The dough will begin to form. Continue until well combined adding more water as needed.
- Add the dried blueberries to the dough.
- Push the dough down and onto the blueberries and work with your hands to combine them.
- With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about ¼ to ½ inch thickness, according to your preference.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out the dog treats from the dough.
- Place the cutout dough on a non-stick baking sheet. You can also an aluminum baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Remove the dog treats from the oven and place them on a wire rack to cool.
How to Store Baked Blueberry Dog Treats
Store the baked dog treats in an airtight container. A dog treat jar is a good idea so they are not mistaken for human treats. Here are some cute ones on Amazon:
- Metal Farmhouse Style Dog Treats Jar
- Rae Dunn Good Dog Ceramic Dog Treats Canister
- Clear Plastic Paw Print Air-tight Container
Can humans eat these blueberry dog treats?
They sure can! Everything in the crunchy dog treats is safe for human consumption. Although people probably won’t like them since they are not sweet. I suggest making Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies for people.
Recipe Procedure: Blueberry Dog Treats
- Servings: 20
- Calories: 104kcal
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (no sugar or sweetener)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup dried blueberries unsweetened
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl, mix together eggs and peanut butter using a whisk or hand mixer.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and oats.
Add the peanut butter and egg mixture to the flour and oat mixture.
Add half of the water.
Using your hands or a large spoon, combine the ingredients. The dough will begin to form. Continue until the dough is well combined and adding more water as needed.
Add the dried blueberries.
Push the dough down and onto the blueberries and work with your hands to incorporate the blueberries into the dough.
Place the dough on a work surface.
Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to about ¼ to ½-inch thickness, to your preference.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out the dog treats.
Place the cut out pieces on a non-stick baking sheet. You can also use an aluminum baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove the dog treats from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
You can gather the dough scraps, shape them into another dough ball, and then re-roll the dough to make more treats.
Store the treats in an air-tight container.
Do not use peanut butter that contains xylitol because the sweetener is toxic to dogs.