Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Ya wanna know a fun fact about me?

I think dogs are kinda gross. They sniff and lick and, I’m not sure if you know this or not, but they don’t even use toilet paper after they potty. Ew. Gross, right?

But, then again, I’ve never had a dog and I’ve spent my entire life avoiding everyone else’s dogs, so what do I know?

I decided I’d had enough.

I bought a dog. And, surprise! She’s not gross at all.

Her sniffs are adorable, her licks are precious, and okay, toilet paper would make her even better, but it’s totally not a deal breaker.

Oh, also? She’s so fluffy I could die.

I’m in love. Deeply, madly, irrevocably in love. So, when she refused to eat the 3,011 different treats I purchased for her, I made her some homemade ones. Girlfriend likes them. She likes them a lot. It’s like she is my little doggy soul mate with the disdain for store bought treats. I even tasted one of the homemade version and they weren’t bad! I mean, they’re dog food and all, but they aren’t gross and there isn’t anything weird or creepy in them. Total win.

The dough for these rolls out very easy so long as you use plenty of flour for your work surface and the top of your dough. These homemade dog treats are a cinch to make and I bet they’ll make your pup feel all warm, fuzzy, and loved. I baked mine for a few minutes less than the recipe called for so they would still be a bit soft as my little Biscuit is only 8 weeks old and doesn’t seem to like the crunchy stuff yet.

For those of you who are curious, Biscuit is a Zuchon – a ShihTzu and Bichon Frise mix. She’s 8 weeks old as of 8/21/2011 and weighing in at 1.96 pounds. I die a little every time I see her fluffy puppy face.

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten, for brushing (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together the egg, banana, peanut butter, and maple syrup until well combined. Mix in the flour and oats and stir until combined.
  3. Dump onto a floured work surface and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out with cookie cutter of your choice. Place on baking sheet (they don't spread so you can place them pretty close together). Brush tops with egg whites. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crunchy.
  4. Store tightly covered.
http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2011/08/22/peanut-butter-and-banana-dog-treats/

adapted from allrecipes

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36 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats”

  1. cindy ensley August 22, 2011 @ 7:01 am (#
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    Biscuit! I love it! She is so cute!
    I used to think I wasn’t a pet girl, no less a dog girl, but now…I am die hard in love with both of our dogs. Sure, sometimes they are gross, but nothing a good bath or a good vacuuming can’t handle! My pups love homemade treats too, they just know it’s a special thing :D Congrats on your new little fuzzy girl!

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  2. mrsblocko August 22, 2011 @ 8:02 am (#
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    OHHHHH! I think you might be right. That is the cutest puppy ever to puppy.

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  3. DessertForTwo August 22, 2011 @ 10:25 am (#
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    1.96 pounds? I think I just died 1.96 times. SO cute!

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  4. Natalie August 22, 2011 @ 11:56 am (#
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    Wow… there might be hope for me. I’m still in “all dogs are gross” land and I try to avoid their licks at all costs. And the poop. I can’t get past the poop. (Maybe once I’m done changing diapers for good I might consider it…)

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  5. Tricia August 22, 2011 @ 1:15 pm (#
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    She is SO cute! I’m already wanting a puppy and this isn’t helping any! Thanks for sharing her sweet pictures :o)

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  6. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust August 22, 2011 @ 2:45 pm (#
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    I love these! I’m always trying to make new things for my dog, because I’m insane that way. Biscuit is SO cute. Adorable. I want her! :)

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  7. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum August 22, 2011 @ 7:05 pm (#
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    My puppy fever is now in overdrive. SO CUTE.

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  8. Nicole- THe Galley Gourmet August 22, 2011 @ 7:11 pm (#
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    Hey, Karly! What a precious puppers. I know my own black lab would be all over these peanut butter and banana treats. Can’t wait to make them for her. Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing me to yours– yum! I see so many treats to try:)

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  9. Lauren August 22, 2011 @ 8:21 pm (#
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    OH MY GOODNESS….I may need to steal her! So precious!

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  10. Marie @ Chocolate & Wine August 23, 2011 @ 11:08 am (#
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    Ahh I want her!!!!! This is the perfect puppy. How big do you expect her to get?? Congrats and I love the name!

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

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  11. Christina M August 23, 2011 @ 12:52 pm (#
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    I wish Biscuit a happy and healthy life filled with love. I’m so glad you took a chance on her.

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  12. toni August 23, 2011 @ 5:27 pm (#
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    OMG! I am not a dog fan ok any animal fan :/ really my kids are enough why would I want to add another thing to take care of & clean up after! But she is sooo flippen cute I want one! Now :/ but the are kinda expensive (yes I looked) & i just had a baby :/
    Congrats! And i will try out the recipe on my moms dog for now!

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  13. Mommyof2Girlz/StephD August 23, 2011 @ 5:44 pm (#
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    What a sweetheart, look at that face! Thank you for the recipe, my pup will definitely love these!

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  14. Liz August 25, 2011 @ 11:45 am (#
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    I just made these for my five (yes five) Corgi’s and they LOVE them! I will have to admit that Corgi’s usually are not that picky about their food. However these were super simple to make and I love the fact that I know what they are eating rather then mystery dog biscuits. I will be making these again.

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  15. Vicky@coffeesandmilkies August 25, 2011 @ 1:01 pm (#
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    She is so cute. I got excited by peanut butter and banana biscuits, I overlooked the word “dog” at first, but there nothing in them that I can’t eat. ;o)

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  16. terri August 28, 2011 @ 3:41 am (#
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    ooohhh eeemmmm geeeeee! she is so freaking adorable! seriously!
    we just got a goldendoodle….well, we got him in july, and we are having so much fun~he is melts my heart! i cant wait to try this recipe! i know he is going to LOVE them! thanks for sharing! good luck with miss fluff bucket! i know she is going to warm your soul every day!!!

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  17. Megan August 28, 2011 @ 10:01 am (#
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    Cutest. Dog. I’ve. Ever. Seen. I seriously want to steal her. I’ve always wanted a dog and now I’m pretty positive when I do get one–it’s going to be a ShihTzu and Bichon Frise mix! And I love the fact that you put a recipe for dog treats on your blog! So clever!!

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  18. Kim August 30, 2011 @ 6:21 pm (#
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    Just so you know I am making this weekend for my picky little fur-babies, some of whom come from shelters and are now too good to eat store bought treats;)

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  19. Heather August 30, 2011 @ 8:37 pm (#
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    I cannot stop looking at the pictures of that cute little pup, I just want to snuggle with her!!!! Enjoy :)

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  20. Kim September 17, 2011 @ 8:51 am (#
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    These look good; i’m going to try them for my herd of six today;)

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  21. Janet September 28, 2011 @ 11:38 pm (#
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    Your Biscuit is absolutely adorable. I have a Shih Tzh/ Poodle and she looks very much like your little one. Mine is almost 2 years old and weighs 6 pounds. She was 3 pounds when I got her at 7 weeks old. I am going to make these doggie cookies this weekend. I know my Chrissy will love them,

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  22. Leigh Ellen October 7, 2011 @ 8:02 am (#
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    Oh my word! I was looking at the pictures with my dog sitting next to me, and I thought how similar they looked. It’s because mine is also a ShihTzu-Bichon Frise mix. The breeder called the mix, “Teddy Bear.” :) Anyways, mine is 3 now, and he is precious and the cutest thing ever. You will love how Biscuit is and looks 3 years from now! They have the best personalities. Now I am gonna have to make these treats for my dog, Bo. I’m sure he will never want anything else again. :)

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  23. Jaclyn December 6, 2011 @ 10:23 pm (#
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    Super cute puppy! Looks a lot like my Randi. She’s a pure Shih Tzu, but she’s all white, so people often mistake her for a mix or a Maltese. But no, she’s just odd like her mama!

    Anyway, I don’t know if you will still see comments on this entry, but if you do, could you tell me if it matters very much whether you get special pure maple syrup or the store waffle stuff? It’s the only ingredient I don’t already have and it’s Randi’s eighth birthday.

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  24. Yene K December 16, 2011 @ 4:57 pm (#
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    Just made these for my dogs today and they can’t get enough of them! I cut them in cute little Christmas cookie shapes since its Christmas time! I didn’t have any bananas so I subbed applesauce and it worked great! Love how healthy these are for dogs and they obviously taste great too!

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  25. Agata December 29, 2011 @ 10:26 am (#
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    These sound fantastic! Just a suggestion for next time though: instead of using the wheat flour, try using brown rice flour or another type of flour thats gluten free. In general, dogs and their tummies do not handle gluten well- as a matter of fact. there are lots of dogs that are alergic to it….By the way, your little baby is super adorable! I just want to snuggle with her all day long :)!

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  26. Eva February 12, 2012 @ 3:50 am (#
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    Love your pup! I just finished these, as in they’re still warm on the counter:) I made a few changes, I subbed rice flower b/c it’s gluten free and better for pups, and I left out the maple syrup since pups don’t need the added sugar. I gave my pooch a taste and he absolutely loved it! Thanks for the recipe ideas:)

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  27. Alice April 16, 2012 @ 7:12 am (#
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    Your pup is gorgeous. I love yor recipes. One thing though, if you ever decide to get another furbaby, please consider adoption. There are so many furbabies out there needing homes. I adopted 2 pure breed Dachshunds. They are so precious to me. I didn’t need or want papers. They are mine no matter what. Have a great day and enjoy your precious lil furbaby. ;)

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  28. Jess October 25, 2012 @ 2:17 pm (#
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    The first part of this post is hilarious. As someone who has always had a dog, I cannot relate. But my husband had never had one, so when we got our pup he was very apprehensive. Of course, he loves him now. Dogs are the best.

    Quick question — how long do these treats last? I’m not much into baking/cooking for humans (much to my dismay) and was thinking about making these as Christmas gifts for the dogs in our family, but don’t want to do so if they spoil really quickly.

    Thanks! And have fun with Biscuit!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Jess,

    I would just keep them in the freezer! Either freeze them before baking or freeze them already baked and just thaw before gifting.

    Hope your doggies like them!

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  29. Angie October 27, 2012 @ 10:26 pm (#
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    That is one of the cutest puppies ever!

    Just letting you know that wheat is not a very digestible ingredient for dogs and it’s in the top 3 for causing allergies in pups! Most dogs are OK with it, but many (like mine) are allergic. You can tell because they itch a lot, especially in the ears. I want to try this recipe but substitute the wheat flour with barley or brown rice flour. MUCH healthier for doggies!

    Other than that, I am excited to try this for my pup! He loves peanut butter and banana treats!

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  30. Chris February 2, 2013 @ 11:00 am (#
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    For allergic dogs, I took the egg out and substituted in 1/2 c. Applesauce, and used oat flour instead of wheat flour. I also took out the honey, and they turned out GREAT!

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  31. Lindsey February 24, 2013 @ 8:15 am (#
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    Made these for my dog and they are so cost effective and last a long time! Thanks so much for sharing!

    http://www.toddlindsey.com/2013/02/peanut-butter-banana-dog-treats.html#

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