Bananas are known to be a good source of energy and a rich source of potassium among others. A lot of dogs seems to be fond of bananas, as I have noticed. But giving them a whole banana is not very good for them, and not very good for the owner too. Like in my case, whenever my dog finishes a whole banana, I ended up cleaning a mess . Like in humans, bananas does not give a dog diarrhea, but it can cure their constipation.
If your dog is particularly fond of bananas, then they are sure to love this banana dog treat recipe. You can give them this as a dessert or after a good long walk.
2 pieces of Bananas
2 pieces medium-sized eggs
3 cups of Oats (Don’t use the instant one)
1 cup of flour (wheat or rice)
1/2 cup of water
- Set the oven to 350 degrees F or 177 degrees C line the pan with a cookie sheet. No need to grease them
- Sift the flour and mash up the bananas using a fork or a baby food masher. It’s better to use freshly mashed bananas for this recipe.
- On a large bowl, whisk the eggs until smooth and without lumps, add the mashed bananas. Gradually add the flour mixing them up in between. Mix in the oats gradually into the mixture, and mix them up well.
- With a spoon, drop a dough mixture into the lined pan, leaving an inch between the treats. If you have a small dog, you can use a teaspoon instead to make small bite size pieces.
- Cook this in the oven for 15 minutes. Once done, take out the pan and allow the treats to cool before storing or giving them to your dog.
- This recipe will yield around 60 (2 inch size) pieces of treats. Remember, these treats will last for a week in regular dog treat jars, a month in the fridge and three months in the freezer.
Just some notes:
Eggs are best to whisk if they are on room temperature. They form less lumps compared with chilled eggs.
Never mix in the dry ingredients all in one go. This would cause your mixture to cause lumps, and would make treats treats cook unevenly
Don’t substitute milk for the water in this recipe. Dogs do not have the right enzymes to digest cow’s milk.
Never add chocolate in the recipe. Chocolates are poisonous to dogs.