Fermented Probiotic Peanut Butter
by Chefs and Dogs
With the growing number of pet parents wanting to know where each and every ingredient comes from for their pet's diet. We were excited with the NEW rebrand of Big Dog Pet Foods raw range that does just that on the boxes, along with some great new changes to some of the recipes. We have taken inspiration from that idea and sourced some of the freshest peanuts from markets nearby to create a fermented probiotic peanut butter with just a few simple ingredients.
By fermenting and adding probiotics this will help with nutrients and make the peanuts become more bioavailable to your pet when digesting. Although we don't recommend feeding large amounts of this recipe in a short period of time, Caelan definitely had fun licking this recipe up with plenty of the Big Dog bites sprinkled on top.
⦁ Blender or mortar and pestle
⦁ Glass jar
⦁ Oven + tray
⦁ Baking paper
⦁ 100 g Peanuts
⦁ 70 mLs Filtered water
⦁ 1 tsp Big Dog Probiotics
Step 1: Shell and peel peanuts, then place onto a lined oven tray and bake till lightly golden 10-15 mins at 170°C.
Step 2: Place into a food processor or mortar and pestle and mix until thick and creamy.
Step 3: Add filtered water and Big Dog probiotics and mix till smooth.
Step 4: Transfer into a clean glass jar and place the lid lightly on.
Step 5: Place the jar in a temperature stable place for 13 hours at around ~25°C and no higher than 30°C as this will destroy the live probiotics.
Step 6: Keep in the fridge and use within 2 weeks.
To serve we recommend spreading a small amount on a lickimat followed by your dogs favourite ingredients. We used the NEW Big Dog bites (chicken) and we always love having our dogs try new ingredients so today we also added in some fresh passion fruit as a first time choice which was very much enjoyed.
We also recommend talking to a holistic vet or dog nutritionist before including new foods to your dogs diet.
Peanut Butter serving size:
1/2 - 1 teaspoon small dog
1-2 teaspoon medium dog
2-3 teaspoons large dog
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