Taking a brief pause from our usual pet travel tips to sprinkle some sweetness into your day! Because what’s better than a little detour into the world of delicious treats to spoil your pets during the holidays? Join us as we temporarily shift gears to bring you mouthwatering recipes that will not only delight your furry friends but also add a dash of joy to your holiday celebrations. Fear not, pet travel enthusiasts – we’ll be back with more tips and insights soon. For now, let’s dive into the festive fun of creating unforgettable moments and tasty memories with our beloved pets!
Spoil your pets this season with love, laughter, and the joy of homemade treats that’ll have them begging for more!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Author: Molly Weinfurter
Indulge your pup with a delightful homemade treat that’s bound to make their tail wag with joy! These Peanut Butter Dog Treats are a canine favorite, packed with natural goodness and a lip-smacking taste that will have your furry friend doing tricks for more. This simple yet irresistible recipe combines the wholesome goodness of peanut butter with canine-friendly ingredients for a crunchy, paw-licking delight. Spoil your fur baby with these treats, and watch their eyes light up with pure canine bliss. Let the baking begin for a tail-wagging experience your dog will cherish this holiday season!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup all-natural smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup milk (organic cow milk or unsweetened plain almond milk that does not contain any artificial sweeteners)
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour and baking powder. Add the peanut butter, milk, and molasses; mix until well combined.
- Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper (or waxed paper) to ¼ inch thickness.
- Cut the dough into small shapes with a cookie cutter. Transfer each dog treat to an ungreased baking sheet, leaving ½ inch of space between each treat.
- Bake at 350F for 15-17 minutes. The treats may still be slightly soft in the center but should be fairly dry and hardened around the edges.
- Remove the dog treats from the oven and cool to room temperature.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
SUPER IMPORTANT: Make certain to avoid peanut butter or almond milk that contains xylitol as this is harmful to dogs.
Also, never give your dogs a low sugar peanut butter that contains sugar alternatives. The very best option is peanut butter that is made from just ground peanuts with no sugar or other things added.
Sweet Potato Holiday Treats
Author: Kaylee Pauley (Adapted from My Baking Addiction)
Give your pet a taste of the holiday season with our delectable Sweet Potato Holiday Treats! Bursting with seasonal flavors and wholesome ingredients, these treats are a delightful way to share the joy of festivities with your furry companion. Packed with the nutritional goodness of sweet potatoes, these homemade delights are not only delicious but also provide a healthy and satisfying snack for your pet.
- 2 cups fresh sweet potato puree
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup oats
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 Tbsp of all natural peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 salt optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Peel and cube two medium sweet potatoes and bring to a boil in pot of water. Reduce to low and simmer approximately 15-20 minutes or until soft. Drain cooked potatoes and puree using blender or food processor.
- In small bowl, stir together the flour, oats, and cinnamon.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together the egg, sweet potato and peanut butter until combined. Stir wet ingredients into dry.
- Pour onto a floured surface and roll dough out to 1/4 – 3/8 thick. Cut out using Christmas cookie cutter. The dough will be a little sticky, dust your hands and the rolling pin with a little flour to help!
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
- Place on cooling racks and let cool thoroughly. They will harden as they cool.
The salt can be added to help extend the shelf life of these treats but is not necessary.
Do not use a pumpkin spice blend or anything that may contain nutmeg as it is toxic to dogs, even small amounts.
As we revel in the joy of creating special moments for our pets this holiday season, remember that at World Pet Travel, we are not just about travel tips – we’re your dedicated companions on the journey of making every moment with your pet extraordinary. Whether it’s exploring new destinations or whipping up delightful treats in the kitchen, we’re here to share in the joy of the pet-loving community.
Stay tuned for more pet travel insights and tips, and, in the meantime, let’s savor the sweetness of the season together!
Happy holidays from the World Pet Travel family 🐾