Air fryer dog treats made with peanut butter are puppies favorite bones. Easy with a few simple ingredients. Yes you can bake in air fryer and make dehydrated dog treats in some machines too!
Ever think about making homemade bones for dogs? Don’t want to use your oven to heat up the whole house? NO problem, you can cook air fryer dog treats this way and pamper your pooch this week. One of many easy air fryer recipes on our blog. (affiliate links present, originally published 3/22)
Dog Treats in Air Fryer
Why would you want to bake in a Ninja Foodi or Cosori?? Let me count the reasons why for you. First off when we lived in the desert it could get up to 110 degrees in the summertime, ain’t no way I was turning on the oven then. Sometimes I want to make a small batch of something too and this basket is perfect for that.
You may have made homemade dog biscuits before, you can use the same favorite recipe and just our timing / temperature. We have two versions below, one has pumpkin in it and the other is more of a peanut butter flavor only.
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- My Favorite Air Fryer is a Cosori or for a dual machine, the Foodi.
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Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats
If you want to make things REALLY easy you can buy a bag of dog biscuit mix. The cook time may vary slightly depending on the recipe you’re using because of how thick each one is. But the biggest difference will depend on how thick you roll them out. Try to just keep it at about 1/4″ or so.
Go the extra mile with bone cookie cutters or just slice them into bars. Believe me y’all, they won’t care what they look like. The steps are very similar to our air fryer gingerbread men, but won’t taste as good to you. Use a stand mixer to make things easier or elbow grease will work too.
When it comes to ingredients you want to make sure they are all vet approved. If your pet has allergies call your professional specifically (they’re the expert). In general if you aren’t sure just google what you are thinking of adding “can dogs eat _______” and you’ll find lots of answers.
Ninja Foodi Dog Treats
Like let’s talk about flour. It’s said that white or bleached isn’t great for pooches. There isn’t a nutritional value to it so whole wheat flour is better. You can find this in the same aisle and isn’t that much more expensive. If you hate the idea of buying a whole bag and only using a bit, make our bread in a bag with it later on. That is fun.
You will want natural peanut butter too. Justin’s you see here has been popular for puppy treats, and we actually love it too so that’s a win win. Honey should be included in very small amounts, could be omitted too.
NO need for two separate wet and dry bowls to make homemade dog treats. Just throw it all together and combine until you get a thick dough. Use just a tad of flour to roll it out.
Air Fried Dog Treats
There is a printable recipe card at the very bottom. Here is a brief step by step to let you know what to do basically.
- Mix all ingredients until you get a thick dough. Lightly flour cutting board and roll into 1/4″ inches thickness all the way across.
- Use cookie cutters or knife to cut into equal sized pieces.
- Preheat air fryer basket to 370 degrees F for 5 minutes. Lay bones without overlapping on to a piece of parchment paper (eyeball it knowing it needs to fit into your basket.)
- Lower into your basket and close. Cook for 4-5 minutes (timing depends on how thick/large your pieces are)
- Lift paper out when bones are lightly browned on the top. Set aside and allow that batch to cool completely before giving them to your puppy (as they sit they will continue to harden).
- Cook another batch until dough is gone.
Make half for just a few or double for a large batch. Store in a freezer bag void of air inside so they stay fresh as long as possible.
Dog treat recipe with all purpose flour
This is generally not recommended as wheat is better for them nutritionally but in small amounts it is okay. If this is all you have at home you can mix together the below ingredients and follow the same instructions below as far as temperature and timing go:
- 2 3/4 c. all purpose flour
- 1 c. pumpkin puree
- 1/3 c. natural peanut butter
- 2 eggs
If you want to try both ours below and a sweet potato bone recipe <——–we have one here you could follow. Timing and temp. would remain the same, just keep them all the same thickness.
Dehydrated Dog Treats
If you have a Ninja foodi or other brand you can slice chicken breasts thin and use the dehydrator function like this. These took 4 hours at 165 degrees F. Timing will change depending on how thick and large your pieces are. You can easily check as they go by lifting the lid or pulling out the basket.
Homemade chicken jerky and beef jerky (don’t marinate for pups, for you yes) treats for your dogs are the bomb.
If you only have an Instant Pot pressure cooker but have the air fryer lid you could “bake” them that way too. That typically will only fit about two at a time in that little basket though.
Have a slow cooker? Make a batch of Crockpot dog food for them too!
Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!
Air Fryer Dog Treats
- In a mixer combine all ingredients until you get a thick dough. Lightly flour a cutting board and roll dough into 1/4" inches all the way across.
- Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut into equal sized pieces, no more than 4"x1.5".
- Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees F for 5 minutes. Lay a few pcs. without overlapping on to a piece of parchment paper (eyeball it knowing it needs to fit into your basket.)
- Lower into your basket and close. Cook for 4-5 minutes (timing depends on how thick/large your pieces are and what recipe you decide to use.
- Lift paper out using pot holders when bone are lightly browned on the top. Set aside and allow that batch to cool completely before giving them to your puppy (as they sit they will continue to harden).
- Cook another batch until dough is gone. Store in freezer bags with air sucked out.