When you make homemade treats and they happen to be vegan and people FLIP OUT! Seriously though, if you feel strongly against your dog consuming a treat containing no animal bi-products, please feel free to adjust this recipe as needed or completely disregard it altogether. I’m not here to tell you how to feed you companion animals – I merely would like to offer up a easy recipe that you can share with them. Fur babies deserve a little something special too!
Each batch yields about 12 medium-sized biscuits. For reference I used these dog bone cookie cutters, in the 3.5 inch size. They perfectly filled a quart jar, complete with a little bow for gift giving. Any dog-owner would greatly appreciate some homemade treats for their companion. I made this batch for my sister’s pug, Mordecai. Needless to say, he loves them.
This is such a simple recipe that require very little. You can use any flour you prefer that meets your pup’s needs. You can also add upon this recipe, including mint (for fresh breath), flax (for shiny coat) and/or chia seeds (for added protein). I can’t wait to hear what your dog thinks of these!
Had to include some outtakes of the aftermath… Mordecai LOVED it!
- 1 cup Oat or Rice Flour, any works
- 2 ripe Bananas, mashed
- ¼ cup Peanut Butter*, smooth (unsweetened)
- Peel your bananas and mash them with the peanut butter until smooth.
- Measure and pour in your flour, adding half at a time. Mix until evenly combined and add the remaining half.
- Fold together until combined. Use your hands as needed to form a solid ball of dough.
- Chill the dough for 20 minutes*. Optional, but it helps firm the dough more.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and place on parchment paper or a well floured counter.
- Preheat your oven to 325 F.
- Roll out the dough to a ⅓-1/2 inch thickness.
- Using your cookie cutter, cut out shapes as desired.
- Transfer your cookies to a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Use a fork to poke 4 holes in the center of each, to allow steam to escape.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Remove and let completely cool before transferring to an air-tight container.
- Give to your pup as desired! (They're people safe too!)
I used a peanut butter that was only organic peanuts. Please read the label to ensure you're using a product that doesn't contain added oils and/or sugar.
Freeze for up to 3 months.
This is a treat, please refrain from giving your dog too many. 1-2 per day is more than enough, depending on their size.
Feel free to add ground flax, chia or hemp seeds for added protein and healthy fats!