These easy Homemade Dog Treats are made with some of your favorite banana bread and zucchini bread ingredients, but healthy for your fur baby!
Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 20mins
Servings: 40(2-inch) treats
3/4cupmashed banana(about 2 small bananas)
1/4cupalmond butter or peanut butter(raw and natural, unsalted and unsweetened, and free of any flavors and xylitol)
3 1/2cupsoat flour(plus more for dusting)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the banana, almond butter, eggs, and cinnamon together until blended.
Add in the oat flour and zucchini until just incorporated. (If you pinch a piece and it crumbles, add a little water. If it’s really sticky, you’ll need to add a little more oat flour, 1/4 cup at a time and not exceeding 1/2 cup. You want the dough slightly tacky, but not overly.)
Transfer the dough to a surface lightly sprinkled with oat flour and knead 3-4 times until it comes together.
Using a rolling pin sprinkled with oat flour, roll out the dough to a 1/4-1/2-inch thickness.
Using cookie cutters, cut out the desired shapes and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
Place in the oven and bake until the treats are dry and edges are golden, about 18-20 minutes.
Let cool completely.
If you don't want to buy oat flour, you can easily make it! Using a food processor, grind up 5 cups of old fashioned oats until your reach a powder like consistency, much like regular flour.
These are crunchy once completely cooled. You can increase the crunch-factor even further after they're done cooking by turning off the oven, opening the door a crack, and leaving the treats inside while the oven cools down for about 30 minutes. Allowing them to cool on a wire rack makes them crispier, too.
Baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the treats. Serving size will also vary depending on the desired shapes and cookie cutters used.
For storage: After baking, make sure they have completely cooled - I mean COMPLETELY. They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days, the refrigerator for 4 weeks, and in the freezer for up to 4 months. (Always look at the treat before giving it to your dog; if it looks at all soggy, discolored, or moldy, don't feed it to him and throw the remainder out.)
Nobody knows your dog like you do, and not all dogs digest human food the same. Use your best judgement and as with any treat, feed in moderation.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.