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Banana Zucchini Bread Dog Treats
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 

These easy Homemade Dog Treats are made with some of your favorite banana bread and zucchini bread ingredients, but healthy for your fur baby!

Course: Dog Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dog treats, homemade dog treats
Servings: 40 (2-inch) treats
Calories: 61 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup mashed banana (about 2 small bananas)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter (raw and natural, unsalted and unsweetened, and free of any flavors and xylitol)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 3 1/2 cups oat flour (plus more for dusting)
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the banana, almond butter, eggs, and cinnamon together until blended.

  3. 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.) 

  4. Transfer the dough to a surface lightly sprinkled with oat flour and knead 3-4 times until it comes together.

  5. Using a rolling pin sprinkled with oat flour, roll out the dough to a 1/4-1/2-inch thickness.

  6. Using cookie cutters, cut out the desired shapes and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Place in the oven and bake until the treats are dry and edges are golden, about 18-20 minutes.

  8. Let cool completely.

Recipe Notes
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Zucchini Bread Dog Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 24IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.