Making your own homemade dog treats is pretty easy. With a bit of internet research, you can find easy-to-make treats that use ingredients you probably already have in your cupboards. These doggy biscuits are made with banana and peanut butter, making them healthy as well as tasty.
When you use ingredients that you select yourself, you can be sure that the homemade dog treats you're feeding Fido are healthy and safe for him. Try to select the best quality ingredients. I always look for organic, all-natural products that aren't made with any fillers or artificial ingredients.
Most dogs love the flavor of peanut butter, and banana is a great compliment to add to this recipe. Bananas are a good source of manganese, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, copper and biotin. They are also low in cholesterol and sodium.
Like most fruits, bananas do contain a high level of sugar. For this reason, they should only be eaten as treats. If fed in excess, bananas can also cause constipation. Adding them to some of your homemade dog treat recipes is a wonderful way to give your pet the benefits of this fruit without the drawbacks.
Banana and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits Recipe
This is a limited ingredient recipe. With just six ingredients, it's an excellent option for pets with food allergies or sensitive stomachs. It is made with whole wheat flour, but you could substitute soy, almond or coconut flour if your dog is allergic. You could also use ground flaxseed or ground sunflower seeds in place of the wheat germ.Print
Recipe: Banana and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
If your dog has allergies, you can substitute rice flour, coconut flour, almond flour or any other type of flour that is suitable for his digestion. Ground flaxseed or ground sunflower seeds could be used in place of the wheat germ. The best thing about homemade dog treats is that you can cater the ingredients to your pup's needs.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: about 36 cookies 1x
- Category: Biscuit Treats
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup mashed banana
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
Stir together the egg, peanut butter, banana and honey in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir in the wheat germ and flour. Mix well.
You can drop small balls of dough onto a well greased cookie sheet and press them down or you can roll the dough out and use cookie cutters to make fun shaped biscuits. One of the easiest ways to make treats with this dough is by putting spoonfuls into a well-greased mini muffin tray.
No matter what shape you make them, bake the treats for about 30 minutes or until they're browned and begin to crack on the top. Once they have cooled completely, you can serve them to your dog sparingly.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 38
- Sugar: 1.1 g
- Sodium: 13 mg
- Fat: 1.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 4.9 g
- Fiber: .5 g
- Protein: 1.6 g
- Cholesterol: 5 mg
Keep in mind that the nutrition information above is calculated on the basis that you use wheat germ and whole wheat flour. If you substitute different ingredients, you'll have to use an online recipe calculator to get accurate nutrition information.
How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that these banana and peanut butter dog biscuits do not have the preservatives that store bought products do. They will not last as long. If you'd like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.