Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

We are doing a charity bake sale at work this week and I wanted to make some dog treats to sell.  These peanut butter and banana dog treats passed the Buddy and Ellie test.  Buddy is the most impatient with food and treats so he could hardly wait to try one!  Can see you see that is he not even looking at me but he's looking up at the counter where the cookies are?  I really do enjoy making homemade dog treats because I know exactly what the ingredients are and I know its healthy.  This is also a great recipe to use up overly ripe bananas instead of making banana bread.  This recipe is super easy and I basically just threw all the ingredients into my stand mixer.   If you don't have a stand mixer, you can easily mix everything together in a bowl by hand.  Go ahead and spoil your dogs soon!

Update - these dog treats sold out first at the charity bake sale!  Yay!

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter, creamy
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tablespoon honey
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup oats
½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease baking sheet (spray with non-stick cooking spray).

In a stand mixer, mix together egg, peanut butter, bananas, and honey.

Slowly add in flour.

Next, stir in oats and cinnamon.

Drop by spoonful onto baking sheets. 

After 15 minutes, I removed from oven and flattened with a fork and continued baking for additional 15 minutes.

*Total bake time 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool on a wire cooling rack.

Makes about 30 treats.