These tasty treats sound so good, you may want to just eat some yourself. While this is technically allowed since these dog treats are made from pure ingredients, you might want to save them for your special furry friend instead. These peanut butter oatmeal banana dog treats are perfect for your pet if you are trying to get them to eat healthier treats made from whole foods. While store bought pet treats may be convenient, the unfortunate truth about store bought dog treats is that they are loaded with sodium and preservatives, both of these things that are very bad for your dog.
With this simple recipe for homemade dog treats, you are able to control what goes into the treats, and ultimately, what goes into your dog. These treats are so easy to make that you can easily make a bunch of them at once and store them in the freezer to keep them fresh. Or, you can share them with your other furry pals that you may know.
Join the Club
So many people nowadays are making their pets treats. Not only is it a simple process, but it is very cost affective, and you know exactly what is going into your dog treats. So many pet products today are chemically processed that you can actually be harming your dog instead of supplying them with a tasty treat. Baking your own dog treats at home is a great way to make a lot of healthier treats at once, and a great way to make sure your pet is getting the healthiest treat possible.
These treats are also so good, that your dog won’t even know that they are healthy. To them, it’s just another super delicious treat for being a good boy or girl. Since these treats are so high in protein, antioxidants and healthy fiber, these treats will easily make you and your dog super happy.
Nutritious and Delicious
These dog treats are packed with plenty of protein, fiber, and antioxidants. The blueberry aspect to this recipe is full of antioxidants that will only benefit your pet. There is plenty of protein in these treats due to the peanut butter and the extra natural ingredients such as the banana and blueberry baby food adds plenty of vitamins and minerals. Your dog will love these treats due to their delicious peanut butter smell and crunchy consistency.
You can easily make several substitutions to this recipe by incorporating either another kind of flavor of baby food such as banana, or by using different types of peanut butter. Natural or organic types of peanut butter are best for your dog. Low sugar peanut butter is best, which most natural peanut butter types are low sugar, but never try to go sugar free. There are too many chemicals and sugar substitutes in sugar free types of peanut butter that can make your dog really sick. Natural is best, so keep that in mind when you are gathering all of your ingredients.
How long will these treats keep?
You can store these treats in an airtight container for up to two weeks. You can easily make larger batches at a time and store them in the freezer until you are ready to use them.
What if I have a dog allergic to an ingredient?
You can swap out most items within this recipe, such as the bananas or blueberry baby food. Stick with what is best for you dog and you won’t go wrong.
What if my dog doesn’t eat them?
It may take your dog a little while to get accustomed with these treats, but most dogs will love them right away. If your dog isn’t a fan of these treats for whatever reason, you can always gift them to your neighboring dogs.
Ingredients you’ll need to prepare the Healthy Snacks For Dogs:
- 4 oz Gerber apple blueberry baby food
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup wheat flour
- ½ cup quick oats
- 1 mashed banana
- Food ingredients (all from the previous list)
- Medium bowl
- Cookie cutters
- Rolling pin
- Cookie sheets
- Cooling racks
How to make the Healthy Snacks For Dogs:
Step One: Blend
Put quick oats into blender or food processor to make into a flour consistency. You will want the four to be as smooth as possible, so get to this texture by blending in pulses so you are incorporating all the possible sides that stick to the bowl. If you don’t have a blender, you may achieve this with a food processor.
Step Two: mix dough
Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix. Your mix should form a moist, but not sticky, dough.
Step Three: Roll and cut
Roll our out the dough on a flat floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. You can reshape and reuse the dough each time you cut out shapes to make your dough go further.
Step Four: Bake
Place shapes onto cookie sheets. Bake at 300 degrees for 17. Cool on cooling racks. Store in airtight container for up to two weeks to make sure treats retain their freshness.
Roll your finished dough out on clean parchment paper to make for easier clean up when you’re done. Also, use natural peanut butter to ensure your dog doesn’t get any unnecessary sugars and do not use sugar free peanut butter because there are replacements in it that are harmful to your dog.
There you have it! Not only are these treats so easy to make, you can make them in a large quantity to give to your dog and all of his friends. This also makes a super cute idea to gift them out for doggie birthday parties, holidays, and whatever other special occasion you may have. It’s never a bad idea to have plenty of treats on hand!