Dogs love peanut butter and banana flavors, so these treats are destined to be on their list of favorites. The herbs included in this peanut butter banana dog treat recipe, and others such as parsley, mint, dill and cilantro – either fresh or dried – can help keep your pup’s breath fresh.
We have two cautions about using peanut butter in treats. The first is that treats with peanut butter tend to be high in fat and calories, so deal them out in moderation. Second, but most importantly, check the ingredient list on your favorite brand of peanut butter. Some manufacturers have included xylitol as a sugar substitute because it has a low glycemic index for humans. But xylitol is a deadly toxin for dogs, so please make sure it doesn’t accidentally make its way into your dog’s treats.
With only 6 ingredients, these treats are exceptionally easy to make, and they’ll have your dogs lining up to be official taste testers. These treats were tested & enthusiastically approved by all the CometDogU staff dogs who wanted us to ignore the recommendation to deal them out in moderation.
Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treat Recipe
Makes 48 treats – 22 calories each
1 banana, peeled
1 cup oat flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried parsley or 1/4 cup each dried parsley and dried mint
3 tablespoons xylitol-free peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 300o F.
- Put banana in a large bowl and mash thoroughly.
- Add flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg. Stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Roll mixture into 48 balls using about 1/2 tablespoon per ball. Place balls on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten each to get a 3/4” to 1” disk.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom. Set aside to let cool completely.
Store in refrigerator or freeze in airtight containers.