Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Blueberry Peanut Butter Oatballs

Did you know that July is national blueberry month?  The perfect time to make a blueberry treat for your canine companion.  Blueberries are full  of nutritional benefits for dogs as well as humans.  They are loaded with cancer fighting antioxidants and high in fiber.  Blueberries also have brain boosting properties, especially important for senior dogs that may be having memory problems.  For national blueberry month I decided to make the dogs very simple blueberry cookies.  I used a simple method for making peanut butter and oat cookies as my base for the treats.

Weasley eyeing a plate of blueberry cookies.


Blueberry Peanut Butter Oat Balls


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  •  1 cup peanut butter, preferably all natural
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  •  1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Zukes Mini Naturals Peanut Butter Treats, or other small soft peanut butter treat (optional)  
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grind 2 cups of the oats in the food processor to make a course flour.  Pour into a bowl and set aside.  Add the remaining cup of oats to to the bowl.  Heat the peanut butter in the microwave on a low setting until soft and runny.  Add the peanut butter, oil, warm water, and maple syrup or honey to the bowl with the oats and stir will.   Fold in the blueberries and the peanut butter treats if using.   Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a spoon to scoop out small pieces of dough and roll into balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly.  You may need two baking sheets.   Bake for 10 minutes until the  bottoms of the cookies are a golden brown.  Cool and serve.

The Finished Treats

If you are interested in a blueberry treat for humans I wrote about one on my vintage style blog, The Old Fashioned Way.

21 comments:

  1. Oh yummmers!!!! {drool Drool}
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  2. Looks tasty! Never thought of grinding the oats up in the food processor.

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  3. Looks great! Too bad for Jimmy and Wilson, 'cause I'm too lazy to bake them ;-) They get their blueberry fill by just eating them as is. They like them enough to eat them as a tossed treat.

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  4. I'm kind of like Taryn...too lazy. But I'm looking for special birthday treats, so these may just make it on the menu.

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  5. Blueberries! You just reminded me that I haven't made breakfast, which would explain the headache ... off to have a blueberry smoothie! Which I will NOT be sharing with my dogs.
    www.dogtreatweb.com

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  6. We give the pugs blueberries often.
    Love,
    Christy

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  7. Forget the pups, I want these! Great recipe. We just picked the last of our blueberries in the garden and I've been looking for something different to try. Definitely heading to your other blog. And sharing... definitely sharing.

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  8. Oh my Dog, our mouths are ready for those - RIGHT MUM !!!!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  9. Leave out the Zukes and this sounds yummy to me too...Sadly my local blueberry farms has closed down so I have to find another place to go picking this year

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  10. Oh yum! I love blueberries and blueberry cookies!

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  11. I want some too! Maybe mommy will make me some.
    love
    tweedles

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  12. Those sound good enough for us humans to eat! Minus the Zukes, of course :)

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  13. Can I have one please? I love blueberries!

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  14. Looks DEEELISH! I love when my dad buys blueberries because he usually gives me a few when he puts them on his cereal. They are so tasty!

    -Love,
    Sid.

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  15. The sad (for me) yet funny thing is I thought these delicious treats were for the humans, till I got to the end! What a lucky poochie, to have a baker like you! XD

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  16. You are all so very pampered. Those look yummy. We haven't had any homemade goodies in a long time. We're gonna have to sit Mom down and have a chat with her.

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