February 20 is Love Your Pet Day. And while we love our dogs every day, I wanted to celebrate by sharing another dog treat recipe. This one was created with my oldest dog, Nelly, in mind. Thanks to Alice G Patterson for these photos!
Nelly is nearly ten years old and is my shadow. While all of my dogs are awesome, Nelly has made it clear that I am her special person. Since this cutie has lots of allergies, including wheat and corn, I always make grain free treats for my crew. She loves these treats.
Simple Grain Free Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
1 tbsp water
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup oats
2 tbsp natural peanut butter (never give your dog anything with Xylitol)
2 tbsp cooked beets, carrots or other dog safe veggies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mash banana. Add water and flour. Add in other ingredients and stir until well mixed.
Roll into small balls.
Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Store in airtight container, these dog treats can also be served raw.
I baked my treats, but you can also serve them uncooked. If raw, they are perfect for pill pockets. Store the raw treats in the refrigerator or freezer. And, thanks to the peanut butter, these treats are tasty to humans.
Baked or raw, our easy DIY treat jar is perfect for storing them.
I made a few other variations based on the banana beet treat recipe.
The bigger hearts have only the beet dough. The small round cookies are the banana dough with a heart-shaped beet. Before adding additional ingredients ensure that they are safe for dogs!
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About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice specializes in lifestyle dog portraits, product photography, and portraits for small business owners.
Talent Hounds says
These look so delicious! My daughter makes a version close to this all of the time. Happy Love Your Pet Day!
The Daily Pip says
These look amazing!! We are celebrating with a nice long walk and fun cuddle session on the couch.
Erica @ Coming Up Roses says
I don’t have dogs, so I need a version for my cats!!
Coming Up Roses
So sweet, I love this!
These sound so yummy! I’m going to have to make a treat jar for my husband and make these for him because he would love them. LOL I wish that kitties could handle more carbohydrates. So cute and fun!
Let me know how he likes it! 😉
Alice G Patterson says
Nelly is so stinking cute!!
His looks so fab. Will try them out and cute little jar
Sweet!! Nelly looks adorable
What great photos of Nelly. That pink chair shows her off so well.
Taylor Mobley says
How cute is this??? I love your sweet pup! We just got a brand new kitten last week!
Amy Shojai, CABC says
Great idea for food allergic dogs. And Nelly is a fantastic furry model. These would be terrific to keep on hand for pills and rewards and so on.
Dear Mishu says
Beautiful photography! THose would make great gifts too!
Thanks, I think they would make a cute gift as well!
Tonya Wilhelm says
Yum yum yum. Thanks for this fun dog treat recipe. They would probably good to share. 🙂
These treats look great and sound so healthy. And the pictures are gorgeous!
Hindy Pearson says
They look delicious, and I love how easy they are to make. I’m sure Jack would love them, and of course they’re healthier than the average treats you find in a shop. Thanks for sharing.
Dash Kitten Crew says
I love the treats! Can I have some myself please?? They sound so tasty any dog will love hem!!
Golden Daily Scoop says
These looks amazing! You had us at peanut butter and banana, that is my Goldens favorite combo! We are going to add these to our baking list! 🙂
Kitty Cat Chronicles says
Adorable photos! The treats look good too. I have a cat with a wheat/grain intolerance, so I have to be careful about the food and treats I feed her too. I so wish that making cat treats were as easy as this!!
Bryn Nowell says
Love this post! The photos, as always, are amazing. I love how simple and easy to make these treats are and I am always looking for an alternative for pill pockets so I’m happy to know about this recipe for that purpose as well! Thanks so much for sharing!
Cathy Armato says
Nelly is absolutely adorable! I love these photos of her. These treats sound great, perfect for allergic pups.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Nelly is a cutie! She’s a great model for your treats. 😉 As for the treats, they sound great for dogs, cats, and even people.
Rebecca at MattieDog says
Nellie is adorable! Plus this recipe sounds out of this world great – we’ll share it with our readers!
Sweet Purrfections says
Delicious looking treats and lovely photos! Other than the dog food ingredients, those treats look good enough for humans to eat.
They are good for humans too, no dog food ingredients per se, just regular ingredients.
Ruth and Layla says
They look awesome, I tried giving Layla something with peanut butter and Ms Picky refused to eat it, I was so upset as everyone had told me that peanut butter is something dogs love LOL
I guess they all have their little quirks.
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Mr. N went for an off-leash hike with a new dog friend today and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Plus treats!
That sounds like a great day!
Today is Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, and although these aren’t “technically” biscuits, I’m going to make them for my dogs, and also share with my pet care clients. They look great, and what’s even better, not a lot of ingredients and super easy prep! Thanks for posting this!
Let me know how they turn out!
LOVE that I can make these to any size! like tiny tiny too! No grain is how we go as well. No allergies but just … seems he is happier. 🙂
Ava Roberts says
I don’t have dogs of my own but, as a pet sitter, I’m always looking for healthy treats for gifts for my clients. Thanks for the recipes.
I love seeing Nelly featured on your blog; she is such a cutie!
We don’t have animals anymore but if we did I would make these treats for them.
I have never heard of Love Your Pet Day but I love the idea of it. I know that my dog would love these treats. They seem nice and soft for her and I will be making them for sure. Thanks!
I’m definitely going to try to make these for our puppy. I made some peanut butter treats for her last week and she loved them
The dog looks so adorable! I never knew that they can eat peanut butter and banana. Usually dogs here eat raw food and meat.
Terri Steffes says
I will have to make these for my Truman. Is there anything that shouldn’t be eaten raw? My dog doesn’t like baked treats but love the dough!
Bella B (xoxoBella) says
Awww your pup is so cute!!! love dog would love these treats!
Nelly is such a cutie! She is so lucky that you take the time and make the special treats that are good for her!
Thanks so much! She’s brought a lot of joy to my life.
Every dog needs a dog treat. And it’s better if it’s homemade. These treats look good and healthy!
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
Wow these sound like an awesome snack for dogs. I love that you made your own dog treats. How fun!