Homemade Dog Treats: Peanut Butter, Banana, and Oatmeal
Treats for Your Furry Family Members
I was picking up my weekly supply of dog food the other day and thought I should get Magz and Bruce a special treat. Magz and Bruce go nuts over Mother Hubbard's dog biscuits! When I picked up a bag and saw that the price was almost thirteen dollars, I immediately put it back down. Next thing you know, I beelined over to the bulk food store and purchased a doggie bone cookie-cutter.
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup of mashed banana
- 1 tbs. of liquid honey
- 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup of oatmeal
- 1/4 cup of wheat germ
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- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease a cookie sheet.
- In a medium size bowl mix and beat together the egg, peanut butter, honey, and mashed banana.
- In a smaller bowl combine flour, oatmeal, and wheat germ.
- Add the flour mixture to the large bowl and mix all ingredients together really well.
- Turn onto a floured surface. At this point you may want to add a bit more flour if you find that the dough is a bit sticky.
- With a floured rolling pin roll out the dough to the thickness of your . cookie cutter
- Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake for approximately 20–30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely before letting your pooch sample.
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How to Store the Dog Cookies
- Cookies can be stored in an airtight container or cookie jar.
- Place into a plastic sealed bag or container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
- Place well-wrapped cookies in your freezer.
Optional Ingredients for Dog Cookies
Replace Mashed Bananas With
Instead of Wheat Flour You Can Use
Replace Wheat Germ With
Flax seed meal
Pureed or grated Carrots
Chickpea Flour, aka Gram Flour or Garbanzo Flour
1/2 cup of chicken, beef, or vegetable broth (no seasoning)
Do you like your neighbor's dog? Why not bake up a batch of these cookies and surprise your neighbor's dog with them. Family and friends dogs would probably love to sample some of your homemade dog treats.
If you're a delivery person such as a postal worker or a paper delivery person, keep a few of these cookies handy for those homes that have dogs. Be sure to check with the dog's owners first before feeding the dog though.
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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.