Last updated on October 22nd, 2022 at 01:47 am
With this simple air fryer dog treats recipe, you can have wholesome and delicious snacks your pup will love in no time!
In only a few minutes, you can whip up delicious and unprocessed dog treats that are much better for your dog than anything you’ll find in the store. Make these pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats today–your dog will thank you!
Can you make dog treats in the air fryer?
Yes, you can make dog treats in the air fryer. While there are other ways to make yummy dog treats, using an air fryer is the quickest and easiest!
The air fryer is not only simple to use, but you can also make the treats in half the time of a traditional oven.
Just combine the ingredients, put them in the air fryer, and in minutes you’ll have amazing and scrumptious treats your dog will be begging for again and again!
What are the benefits of using an air fryer to make homemade dog treats?
There are many reasons an air fryer is the best way to go when making dog treats, the most important one probably being the time you’ll save. You can have six or seven dog treats in under five minutes instead of nearly triple that in an oven, not even counting the time it takes to pre-heat!
Using an air fryer also lets you choose what level of firmness you want for your dog treats, but trying to do that with an oven is almost impossible. Need an easier to eat, softer treat for an older dog? Just cook it for four or five minutes. Have a younger dog that just loves their crunchy treats? Simply add a minute or two onto your baking time!
What are some healthy homemade dog treat recipes?
Easy recipes that use simple, wholesome ingredients are best. Getting a recipe your dog will love, but also one you can make easily, is important. Popular recipes often include whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, various veggies and fruits, coconut oil, bone broth, dog-safe peanut butter, etc.
Dogs usually love peanut butter, so that should be a safe choice. Just combine peanut butter (with NO xylitol), pumpkin puree, eggs, and flour–see the recipe below.
What kind of peanut butter should you use for dog treats?
All-natural peanut butter is the best when preparing dog treats at home. Some peanut butters contain xylitol which can be poisonous to dogs, so always be sure to check the label before giving peanut butter to your dog!
How to store air fryer dog treats
Once your dog has enjoyed their tasty homemade dog treats, make sure you store them properly. If kept in a sealed bag, these treats should last for around a week.
Are there any other tasty treats you can make in an air fryer?
Nearly every dog treat you can make in the oven can be made in the air fryer. It may take some trial and error, but once you get the hang of it, you can make traditional dog treats and even dried meats and jerky treats for your dog in an air fryer.
Here’s your easy air fryer dog treats recipe. Let us know how they turn out for you.
Air Fryer Dog Treats
Here’s everything you need to make your air fryer dog treats–just four basic ingredients!
First, add the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs to a large mixing bowl.
Mix the ingredients until fully combined.
Add in one cup of flour, and mix until combined. Then, add in another cup of the flour, and mix again.
Knead the dough by hand, and add the remaining flour as needed, until the dough reaches a soft, but not sticky or crumbly consistency.
Roll out the dough onto parchment paper that has been sprinkled lightly with flour.
Cut out as many dog treats as you can with your dog-bone (or other) shaped cookie cutter.
Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper, and place as many treats as you can in the bottom, without them touching. Cook until lightly browned, four to five minutes.
Be sure to let the treats cool before serving them to your pup!
Air Fryer Dog Treats Recipe Tips:
If your air fryer doesn’t let you set it to 370 degrees, use 365 instead. If it doesn’t have that setting either, use the next closest, as long as that option isn’t very far over the suggested temperature.
Air Fryer Dog Treats
- Bone or Dog-Themed Cookie Cutter
- Rolling Pin
- Parchment Paper
- Air Fryer
- 2 ¾ Cup Flour
- 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- ⅓ Cup Peanut Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 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 again.
- Knead the dough by hand, and add the remaining flour as needed, until the dough reaches a soft, but not sticky or crumbly consistency.
- Lay out 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 dog treats as you can with your cookie cutter (I used a bone shape), and set aside on a cookie sheet.
- 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 air fryer.
- Cook on 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!
- Repeat until all treats are done. Store in an airtight container away from moisture and heat.