In honor of National Love your Pet Day and the upcoming Dog Biscuit Day on Saturday, I have included a recipe for a healthy treat for your beloved canines. They actually don’t taste that bad…..
Yes, I tried one. They taste like an unsweetened cookie that has been overcooked. But they are for our furry friends, not for us. Arlo and Oreo waited very patiently for me to finish making their Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits…
They LOVE these treats!!! They make up excuses to go outside, just so they can get another one. Arlo will run to the door and insist on going outside. He will then walk in a circle on the patio, and come back to the door. When I let him in, he will look at me, look at the treat box, look at me again, fidgeting back and forth until he gets another treat. Yeah, I’m a sucker. I fall for his cute little face every time. Oreo will just wait patiently for him to do all of the work, knowing that she will get one too 🙂
Arlo just turned 3 in January, and Oreo will be 13 in July. I did not know until after we got Arlo, that dogs have allergies just like humans do. Oreo has been on thyroid medicine for years, and has really dry, flaky skin. The vet suggested changing her diet by eliminating wheat, dairy, soy, and corn. Her coat is doing much better, so I will continue down this same path with all future dogs…..just in case.
The dog food manufacturers are starting to make “all-natural foods”, but many of them still contain wheat. Finding dog treats is still a little harder. Sometimes I find it easier just to bake my own treats. Besides, we humans like variety, so why wouldn’t they?
Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||35 minutes|
|Total time||55 minutes|
- 1 Large egg
- 1/3 cup all-natural Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup banana (mashed)
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 Large egg white (beaten, for egg wash)
My dog bone cutter is 1 1/2" x 1" at the widest end of the bone. I buy my cookie cutters on ebay. Be careful when cleaning, they tend to break at the welds if you push too hard! The cutter in the photos may have been a bit bigger, I no longer have that one.