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!
How will you show your pets love today?
About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice specializes in lifestyle dog portraits, product photography, and portraits for small business owners.