What do you get when you mix banana, peanut butter and oatmeal? A dog treat that could literally be a cookie for people too.
If you’ve read any of our other recipes, you know that I like to try whatever I’m making for my dog. (Within reason. I don’t eat raw meat unless it’s sushi.)
If you’ve ever made Banana Pancakes, you already know this basic recipe, but without the sugar and baking soda.
I made these in a triple batch for our most recent event at The Pup Stop on Wakefield. My dogs were not happy when I took them out the door. But hey, this is the easiest DIY dog treat I’ve ever made, so they’ll get these again soon!
Are Bananas Good for Dogs?
Bananas are great for dogs, and they love the sweet taste. They have potassium vitamin B and vitamin C. It’s also high in fiber which can help your dog it they are having some tummy issues.
These do contain a lot of natural sugar, so watch the amount they eat.
Frozen banana chunks can also be a yummy natural treat for your dog.
What’s in Banana Peanut Better DIY Dog Treats?
Well, you guessed it. Banana and Peanut Butter. But also Oatmeal and Egg.
The recipe I followed, from A Mindfull Mom, is a basic recipe that calls for over-ripe bananas. Of course, my local grocery turns those over in bunches. (hahaha). So all they had were under ripe bananas. No matter, those worked fine.
The recipe also called for creamy peanut butter. I’m a rebel, so I used crunchy peanut butter in these DIY dog treats.
I added some cinnamon because I thought it would be a nice flavor boost.
Here’s the recipe!
Banana-Peanut Butter DIY Dog Treats
- 1 Banana Overripe is best
- 1 Egg
- 1 cup Oatmeal Old fashioned is best
- 3 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350* and line cookie sheet with parchament or aluminum foil. These cookies WILL stick to your pan.
- Mash banana
- Add egg and stir to combine.
- Add peanut butter and mix
- Add oatmeal
- Mix until combined
- Drop by rounded tablespoon onto cookie sheet, mash slightly with a fork and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake 10-12 minutes
- Any that aren't immediately gobbled (after cooling) can be stored in the refrigerator up to 10 days, or in your cookie jar for up to 3 days.