Homemade Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats are super simple. Making homemade treats is easy, plus it is less expensive than store-bought and you can customize them to your dogs personal tastes. Try my Banana Pumpkin Dog Treats too!
I’ve been making homemade dog biscuits for my girl since she was a few years old. Homemade treats are really easy and I’ve been testing out some new recipes.
Like most dogs, Sugar is a fan of peanut butter and since I’m trying out a few new flavor combinations, this one was a no brainer.
banana dog treats
Lots of you have been searching the site for a banana dog treat recipe.
I wanted to create an easy, homemade banana dog treat that you could make for your pup without much hassle or effort.
Making treats for your pet shouldn’t take all day. These 4 ingredient dog treats are done from start to finish in about 30 minutes.
Elvis isn’t the only one who thinks peanut butter and bananas go well together. Sugar loved these banana dog cookies. (you thought I was going to say she went “bananas”, didn’t you?)
Quick and Easy Homemade Dog Treats
Making treats for your dog is no more difficult than a batch of cookies. Plus, there are so many options when you make them yourself.
If your dog has any sensitivities or allergies, you can easily avoid those and make them as healthy as possible for your pet. For sensitive tummy issues as well as breath freshening, try this dog biscuit recipe.
You can cater to your pets specific needs with DIY dog treats.
Recently, I made Oatmeal Pumpkin Dog Treats for Sugar and tested them out on almost a dozen different dogs. They were loved by every single dog, even the picky ones.
Cookie cutters for Dog treats
We have a few sets of cutters for treats. This is the set I use most often. They are inexpensive and work like a charm. They cut neat, clean edges, which make pretty treats.
This counts for something in my book, especially if you are giving them as gifts.
Plus, they are easy to clean, which is also important. How many times have you had to dig dough out of a metal cookie cutter to clean it? At least a few dozen for me and it is something that makes me crazy, so I appreciate not having to do it.
peanut butter banana dog treats
Looking for homemade dog treats without pumpkin? These banana oat dog treats are really good. I have tasted them, so I can say that honestly. The best part about making dog treats yourself is knowing exactly what is in them.
Luckily for me, my dog doesn’t have any allergies to food, so I don’t have to be concerned with that, but if your dog does, that is something you have to look at in their treats and food.
Knowing what is in their treats because you made them yourself takes away any concerns of recalls on products for contaminations and worries about what is in their food that might not be very good for them.
The combination of banana and peanut butter smells amazing while it is in the oven, so don’t be surprised if your dog starts lingering around the kitchen.
How to make peanut butter banana dog treats
For these treats, I’ve used old-fashioned oats instead of flour as the base. You’ll need to grind the oats a bit to make them finer. Simply run them in the food processor for a few minutes to break them up.
Once you have ground the oats into a finer texture, add the banana, egg and peanut butter. Blend until the dough is uniform, then turn the dough out onto a floured countertop to roll out and cut treats.
To make these treats shiny on top, I brushed them with an egg wash. I don’t normally do this, but I wanted to make them extra pretty for the photos. If you are giving them away, it’s a nice touch, but not at all necessary.
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.
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Used in this recipe
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- Food Processor – this is a newer version of the one I own.
- Dowel Rolling Pin – my absolute FAVORITE rolling pin.
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp flour, if necessary
- Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat, set aside.
- 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 peanut butter, banana and egg to food processor.
- Mix until dough looks uniform.
- Turn the dough out onto the countertop.
- If the dough is too sticky to work with - sprinkle the countertop with a tablespoon or two of flour, and work some of the flour from the counter into the dough until it is no longer sticky.
- Roll the dough out to roughly 1/8" thick.
- Cut treats out with cookie cutter and place on baking sheet. Bake for 16 - 18 minutes, rotate trays halfway through.
- Cool completely before giving to your dog.
Dogs with Dental Issues or Senior Dogs
You can bake treats for 14 - 16 minutes for a softer treat. Make sure treats are baked all the way through before removing tray from oven.
I used the smallest cookie cutter in the set (2") and the recipe made 90. If you use a larger cutter, you will have fewer treats.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.