Homemade blueberry banana dog treats are quick, easy and less expensive than store-bought. If your dog loves bananas, try these banana pumpkin dog treats too!
This dog biscuit recipe contains 5 simple ingredients – bananas, blueberries, oatmeal, egg and a bit of flour.
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Banana dog treats
Homemade dog treats are a great way to spoil your pup. While I do love to spoil Sugar, part of the reason I make treats for her is health-related.
I have a senior dog, so soft dog treats tend to work better for her than super crunchy ones. If you have a dog with dental issues, this can be a good option.
Banana treats for dogs are naturally sweet, but keep in mind that they shouldn’t have too much.
They also help with an upset stomach, which is another reason to make dog treats with banana in them if your dog has digestive issues.
Banana oatmeal dog treats
These dog treats are really tasty. I can say this because I’ve eaten them. No questionable ingredients, and for the cost of one store-bought bag, you’ll get at least twice as many by making them yourself.
That’s worth the effort right there, if you ask me. Speaking of effort… it’s hardly any at all. DIY dog treats that take about 30 minutes from start to finish.
Recently, Sugar was diagnosed with IBD and gastritis. Our vet suggested oatmeal (among other things) when she isn’t feeling well. I have quite a few oatmeal dog treats on the blog, so luckily I was prepared.
Homemade dog treats with banana and oatmeal work for Sugar, and because I had some blueberries in the fridge, I tossed those into the mix.
How to make homemade dog cookies
The first step in making this treat is grinding the oats in the food processor. When the oats are almost flour, they are done and we can add the rest of the ingredients.
The dough is made entirely in the food processor, then it is scooped and baked.
If you stash ripe bananas in the freezer for baking or smoothies, this is the perfect time to use one.
The dough for these dog cookies is a little sticky, so I don’t recommend rolling it out.
I used a small cookie scoop that holds just over a tablespoon and the recipe gave me 30 treats. If you use a slightly larger or smaller scoop, your yield will vary by a few pieces.
Once you have all of the dough scooped onto the baking sheets, flatten the tops with wet fingers. Slide into the oven and bake! That’s it. It could not be easier.
How to store homemade dog treats
If you live in a cooler, less humid climate, you can store these treats in a cute dog treat jar on the counter for about a week.
Because I live in a warmer, humid climate, I’d only keep them on the counter for a few days, then store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
You can also freeze them and take out a few at a time, which is what I do most of the time.
Dog treat recipes
Here are a few more homemade biscuits for your dog that they might love.
- Peanut butter banana dog treats – a particularly big hit!
- Oatmeal pumpkin dog treat
- Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats
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- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 eggs (large)
- 1 medium banana
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
- Add oats to the bowl of a food processor. Let machine run for 2 - 3 minutes, until oats are almost flour consistency with a few big pieces left.
- Add eggs, banana, blueberries and flour to the food processor and pulse 10 - 15 times to break everything up and get it incorporated into the dough.
- Let the machine run for 30 - 60 seconds until the dough is uniform, then turn off and remove bowl.
- Scoop with small cookie scoop and drop on a parchment (or silpat)-lined sheet pan.
- Flatten tops with wet fingers to form a circle.
- Bake for 18 - 20 minutes, rotating halfway through.
- Cool completely before giving to your dog.
For even softer treats, reduce baking time by two minutes. For crunchier treats, increase time by 4 - 6 minutes.
You can easily break the treats in half, or quarters, if you have a very small dog.
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Serving Size:1 treat
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.
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