Easy Homemade Dog Treats

If you are looking for a delicious and healthy biscuit for your furry friend these easy homemade dog treats are for you, and the best thing is that they are “human friendly” too should you fancy a nibble!

This is Olly, my gorgeous little man! He is my faithful friend and always ready and happy to see me and give me a hug!

Olly has a few health issues, he has luxating patella so we need to make sure he does not put too much weight on as being overweight can make it worse.

He also has epilepsy. Due to this we need to be extra careful with his food. He has to be fed at regular times as he is on medications, his blood sugar level needs to be kept stable and he needs to avoid certain food products (such as dentastix) as they contain ingredients that can bring on a fit.

Despite all this, he’s a happy dog full of life with an appetite of a horse!

I didn’t want him to miss out on treats, and although he goes crazy over a piece of carrots, I wanted to make him something special!

My Handsome Boy!

These treats are so quick and easy to make, you only need 3 ingredients and can last up to 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. I do not give the quantity for this recipe as this will depend on the size you cut your treats. Olly is only little so I used a small 5cm cutter, but if your dog is larger, you can use a bigger size. If you don’t have a cutter don’t worry, just roll little balls and squash them down to make circles (dogs are really not fussy when it comes to treats!).

You want to use natural peanut butter for this recipe, just ensure whatever brand you use that it does not contain xylitol as it is highly poisonous in dogs.

Ripe bananas work better as they are softer.

I used rolled oats in this recipe, which needs to be blitzed in a blender into a fine flour. If you do not have a blender, you can use oat flour instead, which is readily available in health stores such as Holland and Barrett.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ Cup of rolled oats or Oat flour
  • ½ Cup of Natural peanut Butter
  • 1 Large Banana (or 2 medium)

Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan assisted).

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

If using rolled oat, place them in a blender and blitz until you have a fine flour.

If using oat flour, you can skip this step.

In a mixing bowl, mash the banana with a fork and add the peanut butter, mix together.

Add the oat flour and combine with a fork to start with, then using your hands to form a dough.

If its too crumbly, add a table spoon of peanut butter until you have the right consistency. The dough should be firm but pliable.

Roll the dough until its about 5mm thick. I prefer to roll my dough on to greaseproof paper so I do not need to add any flour to the surface, but you can roll on your worktop if you prefer.

Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter or by rolling them into balls and flatting them.

Bake for 15 minutes until they are lightly brown.

Let them cool before having a nibble!

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