These Homemade Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats are a great way to keep an eye on what goes in your dog's tummy and also use up old bananas. The pb banana dog treats only have 4 ingredients and are so easy to make!
If your favorite pup loves peanut butter as much as mine does, they will love these homemade peanut butter banana dog treats. The best part about this peanut butter banana dog treats recipe is that you get to control what goes into your pet's tummy.
Give your dog these slightly crunchy, tasty treats whenever they make great choices, follow your commands, or need a little extra love.
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
See the recipe card for quantities.
- Bananas - For dogs, bananas add nutritional value and flavor to the treat. Also, the sweetness of the bananas will make the people who like to try their dog treats happy.
- Creamy Peanut Butter - Read the ingredients first! If you see Xylitol in the ingredients, DO NOT use it for your dog treats. To avoid adding excess sugar, preservatives, and oil to your dog's diet, a natural peanut butter is a good idea.
- Large Eggs - Acts as a binder to hold all of the ingredients together.
- Whole Wheat Flour - For crunch and structure.
- Water - This is used to make an egg wash with one of the eggs for the shiny top.
How to Make Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
Get your cookie sheets lined with parchment paper because this recipe will fill two cookie sheets. The treats don't spread out much at all so you can place them really close together to maximize your oven space.
Step 1: Mash your bananas first, with a fork or a potato masher.
Step 2: Then add the peanut butter and eggs and mix it all up with a hand mixer.
Step 3: Add the flour and work it all in until a thick dough forms.
Step 4: Roll out your dough on a floured surface until it is ¼" thick.
Step 5: Cut it into your desired shapes.
Step 6: Place them on the cookie sheet. Poke holes in each one using a fork or skewer to prevent air pockets from forming.
Step 7: Mix the last egg and water together to make an egg wash.
Step 8: Spread some on each dog treat using a pastry brush.
Bake your dog treats for 18-20 minutes in a preheated oven at 350ºF. Cool completely before treating your dog. They will firm up as they cool so do not overbake.
Tips for Best Results
Parchment paper keeps the dog treats from sticking to the baking sheet without adding any extra fat to your doggie's food intake. It also makes the cleanup a breeze!
Any time you have two leftover bananas on the counter and no time to make dog treats, just mash them up and place them in a freezer-quality plastic baggy. When you are about ready to mix up the treats, just thaw the bananas on the counter for a couple of hours and you are good to go! Be sure to write on the plastic bag how many bananas you included.
If your dough is too sticky to roll out, add a little more flour at a time until you get the right consistency. If your dough is too dry and crumbles as you roll it out, add just a tad bit more peanut butter to the dough until it rolls nicely.
Frequently asked Questions
Since they don't contain preservatives, store the peanut butter banana dog treats in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also throw them in a freezer bag and freeze them.
The cookies freeze well after being baked and will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
Any gluten-free flour will work in this recipe since the dog treats don't actually have rise. You can use oat flour, rice flour, or a gluten-free flour blend.
You should limit your dogs intake of treats to make sure he or she eats enough kibble with the proper nutrition for your dogs size and stage of life. Two or three treats a day will not hurt your dog. If you are doing training with your dog, break up these dog treats into pieces to extend your training session.
Yes. Our straightforward and easy four-ingredient recipe does not contain oats, which can be a problematic ingredient for some dogs.
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Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
- 2 medium bananas mashed (¾ cup)
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Add the bananas to a medium mixing bowl. Mash them using a fork.
- Add in the peanut butter and eggs. Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until incorporated.
- Add in the flour and work in until a thick dough forms.
- On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough out to ¼ inch thickness.
- Using a dog bone cookie cutter, cut out with the cookie cutter and place an inch apart on the prepared cookie sheet. They won't spread. (My cookie cutter was 3 ¼ inches.)
- Poke holes into the done treat using a fork or a skewer to prevent air pockets.
- In a small bowl, add in the egg and water. Whisk together until thoroughly combined.
- Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the bones.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the tops have shiny.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge. The cookies freeze well after being baked and will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)