What if I told you that you could easily make cookies at home that both you and your pets would love? OK, you may find them a bit bland, but I promise that your dog will not!
Peanut Butter and Banana dog cookies will literally make your dogs drool in anticipation as you whip these up in the kitchen.
I have been making these dog cookies for a while now and my dogs seem to know when I’m in the kitchen making something for them. They won’t leave my side. I have one dog who will eat anything (Kona) and another who is far pickier (Cooper). Even Cooper can not wait for these to come out of the oven. He loves them!
Made with wholesome, human grade ingredients, you will feel good knowing that you are feeding your pets food that you would eat yourself.
These only take about 30 minutes to prepare and while you could feed it to your pets raw (mine may have licked the bowl clean) they will definitely appreciate the extra effort in baking. I mean, don’t we all love the smell and taste of fresh baked cookies?
These cookies can be made exactly how your dog likes. If your dog has some dental problems or just likes soft cookies, simply bake these for a shorter time. If your dog likes crispy cookies, then don’t be afraid to bake these longer. You really can’t go wrong.
Now let’s get started.
HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA DOG COOKIES
Begin by mashing the banana and then mix in the egg and peanut butter. Mix well.
Next add the oats. Start with adding about 3 cups and gradually add more as needed. You are looking for dough that is slightly tacky, if it is too wet add more ground oats until you can easily handle it.
Place a large piece of parchment paper on the counter and liberally sprinkle with ground oats. Turn the dough onto the counter and sprinkle the top with more ground oats and then roll out. If you find it sticking to the rolling pin, just add more oats.
Next you will cut the dough into shapes using a cookie cutter. I like using various size dog bone shapes, but you can use whatever you like.
Place the cut cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. You don’t need to leave much room, they will not spread.
Now pop them into the oven. I generally bake mine for about 40 minutes which gives a more crisp cookie, but you can take them out sooner or leave them longer.
When baked crisp they will keep in an airtight container in the cupboard for several weeks, but if your dog likes soft, chewy cookies then I recommend storing these in the refrigerator due to the all natural ingredients.
THINGS TO KNOW & HELPFUL TIPS
- You can make these cookies as big or small as you like. I generally make 3 different sizes. The end yield will depend on how big you make them.
- You can change these up by using pumpkin instead of banana.
- Because of the type of recipe this is, you really don’t need to be precise with measurements. As long as you can roll the dough they will work. And I really don’t think your dog will mind.
Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies
- 2 Bananas mashed
- 1/3 Cup Natural peanut butter
- 2 Eggs beaten
- 3.5 – 4 Cups Oats ground
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large bowl, mash the banana and then add the peanut butter and eggs. Mix well.
- Stir in approximately 3 and a half cups of the ground oats. You are looking for a dough like consistency. It should be firm, but not crumbly. If the dough is too sticky, keep adding more ground oats until you can handle it without it sticking to your hands.
- Place a large piece of parchment paper on the counter and sprinkle with a generous amount of remaining ground oats. Place the dough on the counter and sprinkle the top with oats. Roll out to about ¼ inch thickness and cut into shapes. Scoop scraps together and repeat. Don’t worry about overworking the dough as there is no gluten.
- Place on parchment lined baking sheet. You can place these very close together as they do not spread when baked.
- Place cookies in the oven and bake 40 min until cookies are dry and golden. If your dog likes a softer cookie, you can bake a little less and if you want very crunchy cookies, you can bake a little longer
- If you have baked your cookies crisp, they will store in an airtight container at room temperature for a couple weeks. For softer cookies, it is recommended to store in the refrigerator or freezer