POST UPDATE November 2017: I rarely make these treats anymore but our male Lab, Mason still loves them. I learned over the past year that oats just really aren’t awesome for dogs and cause yeast among other issues. While we’ve not had any problems, I veered away from making these except for on a Holiday for a dog dessert.
Our family loves granola in our morning fruit + yogurt parfait. We use a variety of oats or homemade granola and fresh fruits in them. Each time I make a fruit bowl for our silver Lab Mason, I think about how he is missing out and really needs some granola in his life! Then it dawned on me the other week that he CAN have some granola if I was to come up with a dog granola recipe.
DogsButter is the Key to Dog Heaven
Dogs surely love peanut butter and I have always been wary about letting them have it. I Googled “Organic, Natural, NON-GMO Peanut Butter Made For Dogs.” Yeah, I’m a little specific about my dog peanut butter, haha!
Voila, DOG for DOG DogButter popped up. All the things I wanted it to be, it is! Natural, canine specific, multiple organic formulas to choose from; and something completely cool about them is they donate food to dog shelters across America.
I decided to go with the original peanut butter with Flaxseed for my first jar. When it arrived I was really pleased because it looked and smelled just like human peanut butter because it’s made with real ingredients!
Your dogs will love you forever once you make them this quick and easy no-bake recipe for dog granola. My family thought it looked pretty amazing when I served it to our silver Lab for the first time.
The granola is stored in the freezer and can last a couple of weeks. It does have a natural crumbling effect if moved around too much. I like to break it into natural larger chunks and store it. It can break down on its own from there.
So here we go, see below for the dog granola recipe your furry friend will flip for!
Dog Granola Recipe
- 2 cups of organic rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon of organic solid form coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of DogsButter with Flaxseed
- Hand-mix and knead the ingredients together *if you need more Dogsbutter it’s okay to add a bit in for texture
- Press into metal or glass dish and freeze for 2 hours
- Release from dish with a rubber spatula and crumble into a natural crunchy granola
Can be fed as small treats alone or added to fruit cups. We feed strawberries and blueberries in our fruit cups with an occasional dollop of Greek Yogurt.