Homemade Alphabet Dog Treats

Now this is how you spell d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!
By: Kristina Johansen
Alphabet dog treats

We love everything about our dogs, from A to Z, so why not make a delicious alphabet of homemade dog treats to celebrate and honor that bond?

Making DIY alphabet dog treats is a great way to make a personalized present for your dog, by either spelling out their name or making other canine-related phrases, like “WOOF,” “WAG,” or “GOOD BOY.” These homemade dog treats are easy to make and taste delicious.

I used dark rye flour in this recipe as an excellent alternative to wheat. Rye flour is high in fiber, which can aid in a dog’s weight loss and help their digestive system. It also contains less gluten than wheat flour, producing a dense, dark, richly flavored biscuit.

Ingredients

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  • 1 ¾  cup dark rye flour
  • ½ cup peanut butter *
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

* Not all peanut butter is safe for dogs. Some manufacturers of peanut butter add xylitol as a low calorie option. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in baked goods and chewing gum, but it’s extremely toxic to dogs—even in small quantities.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F and place a baking sheet in the oven.

In a bowl, mash the banana and mix with peanut butter and cinnamon. This is a great way to use up bananas that are going brown on the outside but still tasty on the inside.

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Add the rye flour and knead to form a stiff dough.

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Roll the dough out on a floured surface, about 3 mm thick. Use alphabet cookie cutters to create letter-shaped treats and place them on the baking sheet.

Bake until the surface of the treats is golden brown, usually around 20 minutes.

Turn the oven off and allow the treats to cool completely inside the oven before removing.

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Store your alphabet dog treats in an airtight container to keep them fresh and tasty.

Nutritional Facts Per Batch (40 biscuits):1,627 calories, 71 grams of fat, 65 grams of protein, 217 grams of carbohydrates.