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.

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.

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.

Oats & Tea Infused Raisin Cookies

Oats & Tea Infused Raisin CookiesMost people think of oats as a healthy food, most people think about cookies as an unhealthy food, so when you mix these two together do you get a healthy cookie? Well I would love to think so… or at least a healthier option than a standard flour based one.

A few days before we left for our holidays I received a lovely parcel from Mornflake containing a selections of their oats. Did you know that Mornflake has been milling oats since 1675? With expertise and skills handed down from fathers to sons and over 330 years of milling experience, it is no wonder that Mornflake are able to produce what is probably the finest range of oat cereals available today, winning international gold medals for the quality, purity and consistency of our oats year after year.

But back to my parcel… so I had a selection of oats and a 20h car ride in front of us… baking some cookies for the road was an obvious choice.

Oats & Tea Infused Raisin Cookies - IngredientsIngredients:

  • 300g organic oats, we used Mornflake
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 100g raisins
  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50ml strong tea, we used Black Tea from Teatulia

Method:

Preheat oven to 180C (160C if fan assisted).

Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment.

Oats & Tea Infused Raisin Cookies - cooking with teaBrew 50ml of strong tea and pour it over the raisins. Leave them to soak for about 20 minutes or until plump; then drain but reserving the liquid.

In a large bowl, mix together the oil and sugar. Gradually beat in the egg, add the reserved water from the raisins, the cinnamon and vanilla extract. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt into the bowl, then add the oats. Finally, mix in the raisins.

Drop heaped table spoon of the cookie dough onto the baking trays. Make sure that they are well spaced apart as they will increase in size during the baking process.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the trays for five minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Oats and Tea Infused Raisin CookiesOats & Tea Infused Raisin Cookies.Apparently they will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days… well ours didn’t survive that long as they were all gone by day two 😉

*Recipe based on BBC Good Food Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe but amended to fit our needs

Baking with Soreen – Chocolate Soreen Flapjacks

Chocolate Soreen Flapjack

As you all know we are huge Soreen fans. For us, Soreen is good for any occasion and we can never get enough. Breakfast, lunch, afters or a late night snack… there is always something to pick from the selection which will be ideal to stop those tummy rumbles.

A few days ago I was introduced to a lovely Chocolate Soreen Flapjack recipe and I would like to share it with you. Just watch the video and follow these easy steps.

And if you didn’t make any notes… here you go… all written down nicely just for you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of Soreen Original malt loaf
  • 100g butter
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 200g porridge oats
  • 150g dark chocolate (always worth weighing out a bit more so there’s some to nibble on)
  • 5 tablespoons golden syrup

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas4.

Put the butter in a pan and over a low heat stir until it melts.

Once the butter has melted, sprinkle in the caster sugar, then spoon in the sticky golden syrup. Mix until you get a gooey paste.

Add the crumbly porridge oats and ‘give it a good stir’.

Next up it’s the star of the recipe, the Soreen loaf. Cut this into small chunks and plop it into the mixture. Spoons at the ready… stir again.

Evenly spread the mixture into a pre-greased baking tray and put in the oven for 20 minutes. Set the timer, make a cup of tea and put your feet up while the oven does the hard work.

Once the timer has pinged, check to see if the flapjack has turned a lovely golden brown. Remove them and leave to cool.

Melt the dark chocolate in a large bowl over a pan of hot water. Keep stirring all the time so no lumps or bumps pop up. Now is a good time to nibble the extra chocolate.

Pour the hot melted chocolate on top of the flapjack and leave to set. Yes, that is what I said LEAVE it to set, no picking or poking fingers.

The chocolate needs around one hour to set. So put it out of sight and out of reach.

Set the timer again for one hour. When you hear that ping, it’s time to grab your knife and cut yourself a rather large slice of your very own Chocolate Soreen Flapjack.

Yum!

*Picture, video and the recipe courtesy of Soreen.