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Air Fryer Dog Treats

Air Fryer Dog Treats are the perfect treats your dog has been begging for. These delicious treats are made from flour, pumpkin puree, natural peanut butter, and eggs. Make these soft or crunchy based on your dog’s preference. These treats will have your dog wagging their tail! 

When it comes to treating your furry companion, Air Fryer Dog Treats offer a delicious and wholesome option that your pup will love. Crafted from simple and nutritious ingredients like flour, pumpkin puree, natural peanut butter, and eggs, these homemade treats are not only irresistible but also packed with essential nutrients. Whether your dog prefers soft or crunchy snacks, you can easily adjust the cooking time to tailor the texture to their liking. With every bite, your canine companion will be wagging their tail in delight, eagerly anticipating their next tasty treat. Try making these Air Fryer Dog Treats today to show your furry friend some extra love and care while providing them with a healthy and satisfying snack option.

air fryer dog treats

Air Fryer Dog Treats

A while back I shared with you these fun frozen yogurt dog treats and they were a huge hit, in fact, everyone has been asking for more doggy treats ever since. This weekend I set out to make Air Fryer Dog treats and let me tell you they were a huge hit among the dogs in our house! This recipe is so easy and fun to make. I love that you can leave these treats a bit on the soft side or crisp them up more based on what your dog likes. Once you make these you will no longer buy dog treats at the store! 

air fryer dog treats

Items Needed:

  • 2 ¾ Cups Flour or Whole Wheat Flour (or alternative flour like oats or coconut flour for dogs with wheat allergies)
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • ⅓ Cup Peanut Butter (make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs)
  • 2 Eggs

How to Make Air Fryer Dog Treats

  • 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. 
  • Layout 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 them 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.
air fryer dog treats
  • 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 Pup! 
  • Repeat until all treats are done. Store in an airtight container away from moisture and heat.
air fryer dog treats

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Be sure to only use natural peanut butter with no added sugar and zero xylitol. Xylitol is toxic to dogs and can alter their blood pressure. You can find natural peanut butter at most grocery stores. 
  • If you don’t have a setting on your Air Fryer for 370 degrees, cook at 365 degrees instead. 
  • You will want to bake your air fryer dog treats in batches. Be sure they are not touching so they have room to circulate. 
  • For some reason if you are making a smaller batch in a big Air Fryer the treats may curl a bit, they will still taste great to your dogs, they may just look a bit odd. 
  • You can double the recipe if you prefer or halve it. 
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  • 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 or 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 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. However, they can be cooked in an oven, if desired.
  • Be sure to let these cool completely prior to giving them to your dog. 
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How Long Are Homemade Dog Treats Good For

Most dog treats will keep for several weeks in the fridge. In you keep them in an airtight container in the fridge, this ‘shelf-life’ can be extended to a couple of months or even longer.

air fryer dog treats

Can You Freeze Homemade Dog Treats

Yes, you can keep your dog treats in the freezer for several months. If you freeze them in a thick air tight freezer bag or container, they should stay fresh for as long as 6 months.

air fryer dog treats

What Type of Peanut Butter Should You Use

When making homemade peanut butter dog treats, it’s crucial to choose the right type of peanut butter for your furry friend’s health and safety. Opt for unsalted, unsweetened, and creamy peanut butter that does not contain any added sugars, salt, xylitol, or artificial sweeteners. Xylitol, in particular, is extremely toxic to dogs and should be avoided at all costs. Additionally, choose a peanut butter that is made from 100% peanuts, without any added oils or preservatives. Natural, organic peanut butter is often the best choice as it contains minimal ingredients and is free from harmful additives. Always check the ingredients label carefully before using peanut butter in your dog treats, and when in doubt, consult with your veterinarian to ensure that the peanut butter you choose is safe and suitable for your dog’s dietary needs. Your pup will appreciate the delicious homemade treats made with high-quality peanut butter, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re providing them with a wholesome and nutritious snack.

air fryer dog treats

Are Homemade Dog Treats Better For Dogs Than Store Bought Dog Treats

Whether homemade dog treats are better than store-bought ones depends on various factors, including ingredients, quality, and your dog’s individual needs. Here are some considerations to help you decide:

  1. Ingredients: Homemade dog treats often allow you to control the quality of ingredients, avoiding additives, preservatives, and fillers commonly found in some store-bought treats. You can choose wholesome, natural ingredients that cater to your dog’s specific dietary requirements and preferences.
  2. Customization: Making treats at home enables you to tailor recipes to your dog’s taste preferences and dietary needs. You can easily adjust ingredient quantities or omit ingredients that your dog may be allergic to or sensitive to.
  3. Freshness: Homemade treats are typically fresher since you prepare them in smaller batches and can use fresh, whole ingredients. This freshness may contribute to better taste and nutritional value.
  4. Cost: While homemade treats can be cost-effective, especially if you use ingredients you already have on hand, store-bought treats may offer convenience and affordability, particularly if you opt for budget-friendly options or purchase in bulk.
  5. Safety: When making treats at home, you have full control over the cooking process, reducing the risk of contamination or spoilage. However, it’s essential to follow proper food safety guidelines to ensure that homemade treats are safe for your dog to consume.
  6. Variety: Store-bought treats often offer a wide range of flavors, textures, and formulations, catering to different preferences and dietary requirements. While homemade treats can also provide variety, it may require more effort to experiment with different recipes and ingredients.

Ultimately, both homemade and store-bought dog treats can be suitable options, depending on your preferences, resources, and your dog’s individual needs. It’s essential to choose treats that are made from high-quality ingredients, free from harmful additives, and suitable for your dog’s dietary requirements. If you have any concerns about homemade or store-bought treats, consult with your veterinarian for personalized recommendations.

air fryer dog treats

Storage

You will want to store these in an airtight container at room temperature in a cool dry place. 

air fryer dog treats
air fryer dog treats
air fryer dog treats

Air Fryer Dog Treats

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Air Fryer Dog Treats are the perfect treats your dog has been begging for. These delicious treats are made from flour, pumpkin puree, natural peanut butter, and eggs. Make these soft or crunchy based on your dog's preference. These treats will have your dog wagging their tail!

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ Cup Flour or Whole Wheat Flour (or alternative flour like oats or coconut flour for dogs with wheat allergies)
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • ⅓ Cup Peanut Butter (make sure it doesn't contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs)
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions

  1. Add the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs to a large mixing bowl and mix until fully combined.
  2. Add in 1 cup of flour and mix until combined. Add in another cup of the flour and mix until a doughy mixture forms.
  3. Knead the dough by hand and add the remaining flour as needed, until the dough reaches a soft, but not sticky or crumbly consistency. 
  4. Layout a large piece of parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with flour before dumping the dough onto the prepared surface.
  5. Roll out with a rolling pin to about ¼-inch thickness. 
  6. Cut out as many cookies as you can with your cookie cutter (I used the bone) and set them aside on a cookie sheet or similar dish.
  7. 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.
  8. 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! 
  9. Repeat until all treats are done. Store in an airtight container away from moisture and heat.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

40

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

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  1. Just made these for my dogs to try. I used a shot glass to cut out , as I don’t have a small cookie cutter. It made a tonne of treats. I added a small bit of finely shredded old cheddar I had leftover to my very last rollout, and they turned out darker and crisper. I have some very happy dogs! I used canned pumpkin, and froze the leftover for future batches.

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