Flourless Banana and Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Super quick and easy, using only five ingredients these gluten free, flourless banana and peanut butter dog treats will make their tail wag for sure.

Super quick and easy, using only five ingredients these gluten free, flourless banana and peanut butter dog treats will make their tail wag for sure. We all deserve something special from time to time so why not treat our four legged friends to some yummy homemade treats? This recipe, for a change, is totally flourless. I don’t think that flour in small quantities is necessarily bad for our dogs but a few readers have suggested that they would prefer a flourless recipe, so here you have it… banana and peanut butter mixed with oats… quick, easy and actually rather tasty… yes, I do try all baked goods even the ones designed for my dogs.

As I cook / bake for my dogs, which are way above the so-called standard size and on top of that there are two of them, depending on your circumstances you might want to halve the ingredients… just to make sure your pooch doesn’t end up being over fed with treats as you become fearful of the treats going off. The ingredients as stated below will yield 24 6cm round 1cm deep treats, which are perfect for my large / giant breed but might be way too big for a smaller lap dog type of breed, so please adjust ingredient amounts accordingly.

Super quick and easy, using only five ingredients these gluten free, flourless banana and peanut butter dog treats will make their tail wag for sure.

Ingredients:

  • 350g organic oats
  • 200g ripe bananas flesh
  • 200g unsalted peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon

Super quick and easy, using only five ingredients these gluten free, flourless banana and peanut butter dog treats will make their tail wag for sure.Method:

Preheat the oven to 180C and prepare a large baking sheet.

In a large bowl place the bananas and mash them well with a fork.

Add the peanut butter, eggs, cinnamon and half of the oats and mix well. Slowly add the remaining oats incorporating them with the rest of the ingredients until you achieve a nice pliable mixture, which can be rolled out flat.

Using a rolling pin roll out the mixture until it is approximately 1cm thick. Use a cookie cutter of your desired shape and cut out some cookies.

Super quick and easy, using only five ingredients these gluten free, flourless banana and peanut butter dog treats will make their tail wag for sure.Place them on the earlier prepared baking sheet (no spacing necessary as these cookies aren’t going to grow or spread) and bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Stored in an airtight container they should be good enough to feed for a week.

Super quick and easy, using only five ingredients these gluten free, flourless banana and peanut butter dog treats will make their tail wag for sure.

3 Homemade Christmas Dog Treats

Christmas is all about spreading love, joy and indulgences. We have the festive roast with all its trimmings, Christmas pudding, Christmas cake and just about anything else we could desire but what about our pets? Christmas is another perfect time to show them our love and appreciation by creating some tasty homemade dog treats.

Just remember no sugars, especially chocolate or any other hazardous ingredients which can potentially bring more harm than joy. Yes, you can spoil your dog whilst at the same time being sure the food they have is both safe and tasty and still be free of additives and preservatives; but be smart about it.

Christmas is all about spreading love, joy and indulgences. We have the festive roast with all its trimmings, Christmas pudding, Christmas cake and just about anything else we could desire but what about our pets? Christmas is another perfect time to show them our love and appreciation by creating some tasty homemade dog treats.The natural dog food retailer, Feedem, have shared their top three favourite dog treat recipes with me and today I am passing their knowledge over to you.

Frozen peanut butter yoghurt treats

Despite being human food, peanut butter and yoghurt have become firm favourites with our pooches — and they’re safe for their tummies too. One really easy treat they’ll love is frozen peanut butter yoghurt treats.

Choose a yoghurt that’s free from artificial sweeteners or added sugars. Make sure your peanut butter is unsalted and free from artificial sweeteners too.

Melt one cup of peanut butter in the microwave and mix with 32 ounces of yoghurt. Pour the mixture into cupcake papers and place in the freezer. Once frozen, serve to your dog.

Grain-free dog treats

If you’re catering to a pooch that has a grain allergy, don’t worry — you can still create tasty snacks that won’t upset their stomach. To create these biscuits, you’ll need a cooked, cooled sweet potato, a quarter cup of coconut oil and two cups of quinoa flour.

Preheat your oven to 175°C. Combine the sweet potato and coconut oil in a bowl and mix well. Add the flour cup-by-cup to the bowl until the dough begins to stick together.

Flour your surface and roll out the dough until it’s about a quarter of an inch thick. Cut out the treats and bake for 20-25 minutes. Turn off the oven but leave the treats inside to cool for 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from oven and serve once fully cool.

Cheesy biscuits

Another doggy favourite is cheese — we’ve all seen those begging eyes as we tuck into a pizza! Keep their cravings at bay and make them their very own cheesy biscuits. They only take about 20 minutes to make, so are great if you’re looking for something quick and easy that’s still really tasty!

You’ll need 125g multipurpose flour, 25g of grated parmesan cheese and 25g of grated cheddar cheese, 1 egg and 350ml of evaporated milk.

Preheat your oven to 175°C. Mix all of the ingredients together and ensure they’re well blended. Grease a baking tray and place teaspoon-size balls on the tray, making sure to space them out. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

 

There you have it – three easy yet super tasty recipes for your pooch. I hope you will give them a try over the Christmas season or anytime really as we all deserve a treat from time to time, don’t we? And if you aren’t the cooking type you can always treat your pooch with shop bought treats, but please remember what’s good for you isn’t necessary good for your dog, so please buy treats designed for dogs and don’t feed them humans leftovers, especially no cooked bones as they can be truly dangerous.

Till next time.

* This is a collaborative post.

Carrot Pulp and Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Super easy, quick and tasty dog treats that will make your furry friend work hard for more, I promise. Not only will they provide a nice treat, they will also supply your dog with well needed fibre.

Super easy, quick and tasty dog treats that will make your furry friend work hard for more, I promise. Not only will they provide a nice treat, they will also supply your dog with well needed fibre.

Lately we have been juicing a lot. All is good but after each session we are left with a lot of pulp and it seems like such a waste to simply pop it into the food bin and we are not naturally born gardeners. So this gave me an idea for “recycling” my carrot, apple or whatever pulp that comes out from my juicer. Adding it into the dog biscuits we were making was a no brainer as a first step… so next on the agenda is a human grade cake 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup carrot pulp
  • 1 cup unsalted smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup organic wholemeal flour
  • 1 egg

Super easy, quick and tasty dog treats that will make your furry friend work hard for more, I promise. Not only will they provide a nice treat, they will also supply your dog with well needed fibre. Method:

Preheat the oven to 160C fan.

Prepare one large baking tray. If you wish, you can line it with some parchment but these cookies do not stick to the tray so that step can be easily skipped.

Pop all ingredients into a mixing bowl and using a silicone spatula mix it well.

After a short while everything will combine and form smooth, easy to play with dough.

Using your hands flatten out the dough in order to cut the desired shape of your finished cookie or if you prefer to do a proper job then use a rolling pin to make sure each cookie is super even in size. Our two dogs don’t care about looks so long as they keep coming, so we opt for the rustic method of rolling.

So I normally use just my hands (less washing up later on) and flatten it out till it is about 1.5cm thick.

While making this batch I’ve had to use a tall slim glass to cut my cookies. The batch ended up yielding 15 pieces.

Super easy, quick and tasty dog treats that will make your furry friend work hard for more, I promise. Not only will they provide a nice treat, they will also supply your dog with well needed fibre.

Once all cookies are cut out or formed into their final shape then place on the baking tray and pop them into the oven and set a timer for 12 minutes (you might need to increase the time to 15 minutes it will all depend on how dry your carrot pulp was and of course your cooker). They should be slightly golden in colour but still a little soft to the touch when pressed.

Once ready remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes on the baking tray. After this time move them onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Both Lilly and Bunk really liked them so I hope your pooch will enjoy them too.

Super easy, quick and tasty dog treats that will make your furry friend work hard for more, I promise. Not only will they provide a nice treat, they will also supply your dog with well needed fibre.

Chickpeas and Sardines Dog Treats

Super quick and easy to prepare, these doggie treats only use three ingredients yet they are very nutritious and super tasty (oh yes they are so good I’ve even tried them myself)… so I am absolutely sure your pooch will love them as well.

Super quick and easy to prepare, these doggie treats only use three ingredient yet they are very nutritious and super tasty, so I am absolutely sure your pooch will love them. Ingredients:

  • 250g roasted chickpeas
  • 240g sardines in oil
  • 2 eggs; lightly whisked

Method:

Prepare one large baking tray and preheat your oven to 180C fan.

If you don’t have roasted chickpeas you can simple roast tinned chickpeas in the oven. Just open the tin, drain and wash them a few times to get rid of any salt, then pat them dry with some kitchen towel. Spread them out evenly on a large baking tray. Add a small amount of olive oil and roll them around a bit in order to coat them evenly. Place the tray into the oven and set the temperature to 220C. Let the temperature rise from cold with the chickpeas inside, then keep them in and roast for a further 20-25 minutes once the temperature reaches 220C. Stir them every 6-8 minutes or so, so they can roast evenly. Once the time is up, turn the oven off but leave the chickpeas inside the oven for at least another 30 minutes. Finally remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.

Whichever way you have prepared your roasted chickpeas now we need to place them into a food processor and pulse until they resemble flour with some coarse breadcrumb sized bits remaining (the idea is not to fully “grind” them into dust so the treats, once baked, can have some texture and crunchiness).

Then in a large bowl mix the grinded chickpeas, the sardines including their oil and the 2 whisked eggs.

Mix well until all ingredients are fully combined.

Remove from the bowl and place on a worktop.

Use a rolling pin or simply shape with your hands until the mixture is about 1cm thick. Cut into desired shapes and place them onto your prepared large baking tray.

The treats do not grow so you don’t have to worry about spacing them out, they also have enough oil so no sticking will occur 🙂

Bake in the earlier preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until no longer soft to the touch.

Remove from the oven and move onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

Super quick and easy to prepare, these doggie treats only use three ingredient yet they are very nutritious and super tasty, so I am absolutely sure your pooch will love them. I hope your dog will love them….

Gluten Free Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Delicious homemade dog treats which are perfect for any pooch following a gluten free diet. Packed with goodness from oats and Greek yogurt they provide good nutrition and make for the perfect reward for any obedient dog.

Delicious homemade dog treats which are perfect for any pooch following a gluten free diet. Packed with goodness from oats and Greek yogurt they provide good nutrition and make for the perfect reward for any obedient dog.Ingredients:

  • 300g fresh pumpkin puree
  • 400g organic oats
  • 3tbsp Greek yogurt (fat free)
  • 3tbsp unsalted peanut butter (smooth)
  • 2 eggs

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180C fan assisted.

Take your pumpkin and cut in half. With a large metal spoon scrape out all the seeds (which if you clean and wash and then toast in the oven make for a delightful nibbles for you as a reward). Take a large kitchen knife and chop the pumpkin into large chunks. Skin the tough outer shell away from the flesh and pop the fleshy parts into a blender or food processor, blitz until smooth.

Prepare two large baking trays by lining them with baking parchment.

In a large bowl place the oats and the freshly made pumpkin puree.

With a silicone spatula mix until well combined, then add the eggs one at the time, and mix some more.

Finally add the peanut butter and yogurt and mix until fully incorporated. Remove from the bowl and place on a flat surface suitable for rolling out.

Delicious homemade dog treats which are perfect for any pooch following a gluten free diet. Packed with goodness from oats and Greek yogurt they provide good nutrition and make for the perfect reward for any obedient dog.The mixture will be a little sticky and maybe not as dry as one would hope for rolling but you will be able to roll it out and cut desired shapes; it just takes a little bit of doing, wet the rolling pin with some cold water to reduce the amount of mix sticking to your pin… finally take a cookie cutter… I went mad and splashed out 99p for two dog bone shaped ones, money no object hey 🙂 … and cut into treat sized pieces until all the mixture has been used and placed on the trays.

Delicious homemade dog treats which are perfect for any pooch following a gluten free diet. Packed with goodness from oats and Greek yogurt they provide good nutrition and make for the perfect reward for any obedient dog.Or you can follow the easier option… take one flat large baking trey and put the entire mixture in one single, no thicker than 1cm, layer… you can bake it as a whole and cut into smaller pieces once baked. If you are going for the tray option remember to put baking paper before your mixture goes on. The cookies will not stick to the tray but it will be much easier to remove them from the tray once cooked in order to cut them into pieces. The only down side to this option is that they will not be so easy to cut into nice chunks as the final product is very crunchy so you will end up with bits but I am sure your dog won’t care one little bit.

Once the individual cookies (or one giant one) are on the tray, pop in to the earlier preheated oven. Baking time will depend on the way you cut your cookies… or didn’t cut… small ~3cm long treats and no more than 1cm thick will take around 40 minutes, if you made slightly larger ones add 5 minutes and for the one cookie bake add 15 minutes. You are aiming for a just slightly golden colour and zero give in the firmness to the touch… they have to be totally set and solid.

Once baked, remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.

Place into an airtight container and use as needed (or demanded).

Delicious homemade dog treats which are perfect for any pooch following a gluten free diet. Packed with goodness from oats and Greek yogurt they provide good nutrition and make for the perfect reward for any obedient dog.I actually tried these cookie myself (they smelt so good when they were cooking)… just one or two… they are quite tasty despite the lack of any herbs or spices… the peanut butter comes through in just the right amount but they are dry… so make sure your pooch has plenty of fresh, cool water in his or hers drinking bowl.

Have fun of you decide to bake them.