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