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.

Peanut Butter & Oats Dog Treats

Peanut Butter & Oats Dog TreatsI don’t know what it is about peanut butter but both Lilly and Bunk go mad for it. I bet if they could they would simply eat it all day long.

There is a lot of controversy about peanut butter on the net; some people say it is good for your dog whilst others put it firmly into the “prohibited” foods category.

I am a huge believer in moderation; I think that if consumed in the right amounts everything is valuable for the body, so is peanut butter. At the end of the day peanut butter is a good source of protein, vitamins and healthy fats. I have very large dogs so crunchy peanut butter doesn’t presents a choking hazard and I have no objections what so ever with feeding it to them from time to time.

In light of this I’ve remade my recipe for Sardine & Oats Dog Cookies and created some tasty peanut butter treats. They enjoy it and I am happy to be able to reward them with some home baked goodies, and best of all I know completely what is inside them something you can’t say for shop bought treats.

Ingredients:

  • 300g oats
  • 60g wholemeal flour
  • 3tbsp crunchy peanut butter; heaped
  • 75ml chicken stock
  • A dash of olive oil

Method:

Preheat your oven to 180C.

Prepare a large baking tray and line it with some baking paper (or not if you don’t mind washing up later on).

In a large bowl mix all the ingredients. The mixture is quite sticky but it forms well.

Once everything is well combines move the mixture onto a flat surface and with a rolling pin that you have oiled roll it out gently till it is about 1- 1.5cm in thickness.

Use a cookie cutter to cut your desired shapes.

Place on a baking tray and bake in the earlier preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and move onto a cooling rack.

Store in an airtight container. They should remain edible for a couple of weeks.

Peanut Butter & Oats Dog TreatsPeanut Butter & Oats Dog Cookies

So what do you think about my latest happy doggy treats?

Are you in my camp of being happy giving peanut butter to you dog?

Does your dog go mad for an ingredient? Let me know and I will try and make a recipe for you.