As pet owners, we all want the best for our fur babies. Just like us, they deserve tasty, healthy, and wholesome treats. Nothing beats homemade dog treats made with natural and nutritious ingredients that can boost their immune system and cognitive health.
We have been making this homemade dog treat recipe for a while and the pups love it. This recipe is peanut butter based and our dogs adore peanut butter!
This recipe for homemade banana dog treats is an easy and quick way to show your furry friend how much you care. Your dog will love the taste and you’ll love knowing exactly what goes into the treats you’re feeding them!
If your furry friend is on a special diet or has allergies, you can make some ingredient substitutions to fit their needs. For example, you can use rice flour instead of whole wheat flour to make the treats gluten-free. You can also replace the peanut butter with sweet potato or use organic dog treats in place of rolled oats.
These homemade banana dog treats are not only delicious and easy to make but are also full of wholesome ingredients that are beneficial to your dog’s health. Bananas are a great source of vitamin C, B6, and fiber, while peanut butter is a good source of healthy fatty acids. Pumpkin puree is rich in vitamin A and fiber, which can aid in your dog’s digestion.
An added bonus is that by making homemade dog treats, you also have the ability to control what goes into them. No added sugars or artificial sweeteners here! This is a great way to ensure your dog is getting the best of the best without the added cost of purchasing store-bought treats.
You may wonder if itís really worth making your own treats when there are plenty of commercial options available. The best part about making homemade dog treats is that you get to customize the flavors, shapes, and sizes to your dog’s liking. Large dogs may prefer larger treats, while medium-sized or smaller dogs may prefer bite-sized pieces.
Homemade Banana Dog Treats Ingredients
- 2 overripe bananas
- q/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (optional)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
How to make Homemade Banana Dog Treats
- Preheat the oven to 350 degree F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until soft and smooth. Add peanut butter, yogurt, and pumpkin puree (if using) and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour and rolled oats.
- Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and mix well until you get a sticky dough.
- Dust your work surface with some flour and roll out the dough with a rolling pin to 1/4-inch thickness. You can cut the dough into fun shapes using cookie cutters or simply use a pizza cutter to make squares.
- Place the treats on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
Another great way to add some fun to homemade dog treats is using silicone molds to create paw prints or star shapes. These molds are inexpensive and can add an extra bit of excitement to your furry friend’s day.
If you don’t have a food processor to create your own oat flour, no worries! Rolled oats can be substituted with oat flour, or any other flour of your choice. And you can also use a blender.
As with all new foods, it’s important to introduce these treats gradually and watch for any signs of upset stomachs. Start with a little bit of the new treat to ensure the right consistency and then increase once your dog is accustomed to it.
Lastly, you can make your own recipe card to keep on hand so that you always have the recipe on hand in case you forget any of the ingredients or bake time.
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Things Youíll Need:
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup oil canola
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 mashed bananas
- well-greased pan cookie cutters
- Blend liquid ingredients, eggs and mashed bananas, making sure to mix well.
- Add flour and oatmeal, (mixture will be similar to cake mix)
- Spread into a well greased pan and bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes
- Cut into tiny squares using a pizza cutter, or cookie cutters
- Keep refrigerated: Store unused in freezer
Tips & Warnings
*Find out what your dog is allergic to before trying any of the treats
How to Make Banana Oat Dog Treats
Things Youíll Need:
- 1 1/2 cup Quick Oats
- 3 Tablespoon Oil
- 1 cup Water
- 1-2 bananas
- 2/3 cup Wheat Germ
- 3 Tablespoon Honey
- 2 1/2 Cup Wheat flour
Preheat oven 350.
Mix all ingredients together except Wheat Flour. Add Wheat flour 1/2 cup at a time till dough sticks together but not to your hand.
Roll out dough on flat surface to 1/3 inch thick. Cut Treats with cookie cutters or glass/cup. Remember to keep in mind the size of your pet.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cookies are done when they slide off the cookie sheet. Let cool. Makes 4 dozen or more depending on size of treats. Treats are perishable – refrigerate.
Looking For Some Other Healthy Dog Treats For Your Beloved Pooch?
Treats for dogs don’t have to come in prepackaged bags or cans. You already have several healthy and natural dog treats in your home and you may not even know it. There are many easy treats for dogs in a most unexpected place – your fridge. I’ve given both of my dogs each of the following healthy treats with great success.
Carrots aren’t just bunny food, they also make fantastic healthy treats for dogs. According to a study in the August 2000 edition of the Journal of Nutrition, beta carotene helps boost a dog’s immune system. Carrots are packed with beta carotene and they also are crunchy, which can help clean plaque off your dog’s teeth. You can give your dog a whole carrot as a treat, or cut them up in small circles to use as training treats (small treats you reward your dog with when he has performed a requested task).
Unsweetened Non-Fat Yogurt
Most people know that yogurt is good for their digestive system. It’s also a healthy natural dog treat for the same reason. Several studies, including one that appeared in the Journal of Nutrition, have shown that probiotics are a healthy addition to canine diets. Avoid sweetened yogurts since sugar can promote diabetes in dogs and some artificial sweeteners are toxic in dogs. You can freeze yogurt in cubes for a healthy dog treat in summer, or just put a dollop in a bowl for your dog to enjoy.
Whole or cut up apples are a fantastic low-fat and easy dog treat. They provide natural energy and necessary fiber and vitamins for dogs. It doesn’t hurt dogs if they eat the skins and stems of apples. You may have heard that apples seeds contain cyanide, which is true. However, the amount of this toxin in apple seeds is very small and only exposed if the seed pod is chewed. Since people and dogs normally swallow apple seeds whole, the risk of poisoning is minimal at best.
Fresh, whole cranberries or dried, unsweetened cranberries make great treats for dogs. Cranberries are high in anti-oxidants that promote heart health in both humans and dogs. This healthy dog treat works especially well for training because of their small size. Adding cranberries as a natural dog treat to your dog’s daily diet may be especially healthy for him if your dog suffers from frequent urinary tract infections.
Water Packed Sardines
You might think sardines are smelly and distasteful, but odds are your dog will think he’s hit the jackpot with this healthy dog treat. Sardines are a fantastic source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and calcium, which are all essential for canine health. Choose water packed over oil to cut down on fat to make this easy dog treat as healthy as possible for your pooch.
Don’t be discouraged if your dog turns his nose up at one of these suggestions. Dogs, like people, have personal palates. If your pup doesn’t care for carrots, see what he thinks of apples. Always remember that treats should be given to your dog in moderation. Too much of any food is never good for your dog. Each of these healthy dog treats will ensure you are giving your dog the healthiest dog snacks available.
Homemade dog treats are a tasty and healthy treat that your dog will love. By incorporating natural ingredients like bananas, natural peanut butter, and pumpkin puree, you can give your furry friend a boost of wholesome nutrition while keeping them satisfied. Making your own homemade dog treats might take a little bit of effort at first, but the end result is a happy dog and a happy pup parent!