Homemade Dog Treats: Banana & Peanut Butter cookies

June 2, 2014

doggie_cookiesThis week was my Boston Terrier’s 10th birthday. I thought I would commemorate the occasion by making some organic dog treats. Admittedly I don’t give my dogs “treats” other than baby carrots because I’m so paranoid about the weird ingredients of dog foods and treats considering it’s not a fully regulated industry. Not only that but the gourment-style dog treats we all know and love are SO expensive. So why not make my own?! 🙂

I decided to take to the internet and find a recipe for homemade treats, and I figured what better source than Whole Foods. Right? So this is where I got the following recipe (sans the parsley  because my dogs don’t like parsley.)

Enjoy! Woof woof!

Ingredients:

• 1 Banana
• 1 cup of flour
• 3/4 cup of rolled oats
• 4 tbs. of organic peanut butter
• 1 egg, beaten
• and just a splash of warm water to keep the mixture from drying out while mixing (maybe 3-4 tbs. of water at most and only apply as needed.)

cookiesheetPreheat oven to 300°F. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. Add flour, oats, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine (add a splash of water of mix is overly dry). Set aside for 5 minutes.

Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.

Storage note: It’s best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, freeze them to give to your pal later; just be sure to thaw the treats befor handing them out.

 

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1 Comment

  • Paulene
    March 13, 2015 10:03 pm

    This is the best recipe ive seen so far Im sure my Bullie Shaka who absolutely loves his treats will enjoy these.
    Thank you for the recipe its affordable and i did not have to go out of my way to buy the ingredients.
    Thanks again
    Paulene

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