The Best Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies Recipe
Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies? We love healthy treats for our pup and this is one cute cookie that is fun to have around for a little variety on what we normally do. It is human nature to want to feed anything that has a mouth and digestive system, especially when they are our fun fur babies!
Zoos have to resort to posting signs warning people not to feed animals. At home, treats for dogs satisfy that primal urge to feed. While the occasional treats for dogs are pleasurable for both dog and master, both have to be careful with what is fed.
The Best Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies Recipe
While this is a pooch-friendly – and Tazuna loved dog treat – let’s start by talking about a few things that your pooch can NOT have.
Can Dogs Eat Chocolate?
Chocolate is one of the ultimate culinary pleasures for humans, but chocolate does not qualify as a treat for dogs. While dogs enjoy the flavor of chocolate, it can be harmful to pets. Chocolate has theobromine, which is a chemical stimulant. Dogs are not able to metabolize theobromine. As a result, it can linger in the bloodstream for almost a full day.
The effect can be an increased heartbeat, severe diarrhea, epileptic seizures, hallucinations, heart attack, and eventually, can end in a fatality. Accidental ingestion of chocolate generally isn’t a large concern if the amount is small, such as a Hershey Kiss.
You will want to contact a veterinarian should that happen. Usually, they will recommend that you induce vomiting. However, a chocolate bar might be just enough to make a small dog very sick, or even cause its death.
“Fake” chocolate is OK
Some dog treats manufacturers actually make chocolate treats for dogs. However, they have been mixed in such as way that is not harmful to your pet. Also, carob resembles chocolate but is not related. It is safe for your pet’s consumption.
Can dogs eat Grapes or Dried Grapes?
Grapes and raisins are also known to be dangerous to dogs. Feeding a dog grapes or raisins can cause acute renal failure and can potentially be fatal. Even one raisin can be enough to kill a small ten-pound dog.
Some much larger dogs, however, can eat a pound of raisins or grapes without any effect. A few hours after ingesting grapes or raisins, the dog may begin to vomit. Three to five days later, signs of renal failure begin to surface.
If unsure about what kind of treat to feed a dog, play it safe and give them a dog biscuit-like our peanut butter banana dog cookies.
Keep grapes, raisins, and chocolates away from the reach of pets.
We use both banana and peanut butter in our Dog Cookies
The flavor combo is one we all love and the health benefits are amazing.
Are bananas good for dogs?
All experts agree – bananas are an excellent treat for dogs and all parts can be enjoyed! That is what makes these such a great base in this recipe.
What does Peanut Butter do for dogs?
Most peanut butter is safe for dogs to eat, and in moderation, peanut butter can be an excellent source of protein and healthy fats, vitamins B and E, and niacin.
That being said, it is high in fat. Use it in moderation to prevent a paunchy pooch! Dogs also have a tougher time digesting fat – it can lead to unpleasant dietary reactions like vomiting and diarrhea.
It can also cause pancreatitis.
That doesn’t mean you should never give it to your dog – just stick to natural peanut butter and limit how much your dole out at one time.
How do you store these homemade Peanut Butter Banana Treats?
Any container from your local Dollar Tree pet section would work – and use our fun printable dog treat labels to make sure that you don’t accidentally have the kids eat these – although they could, and would probably find them very tasty!
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That being said, I wanted to make sure you saw our custom printable labels for your doggie treat jars – it is a fun FREEBIE we have for you.
Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies Recipe
This will make 8 Large Cookies – but that varies with what kind of cookie cutter you use. You can really use ANY cookie cutter you want, but my fire hydrant one can be found HERE on Amazon. It is part of a set of dog themed cutters that will make for super cute treats of any kind! I LOVE that they are made in the USA!
Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies Ingredients:
- 1 Over Ripe Banana
- 1/3 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2 Cups Oat Flour (see note if you do not have oat flour)
- 2 to 3 Tbsp Water
Note: If you do not have oat flour, you can grind quick oats in a coffee grinder or food processor until it is a flour-like texture.
How to make peanut butter banana dog cookies:
Add peanut butter and banana to the food processor and blend until fully combined.
Add most of the flour to the mix. Save a few tablespoons to use for dusting the roller. Give it a good mix. Then add in water to moisten a little more.
Dump mixture onto floured area. Should look like wet sand.
Press the mixture into a ball.
Lightly dust the rolling pin with flour and roll the dough out until it is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Use the cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. You will have to roll the cut-off pieces out a few times until it is all used up.
Place cookies on the baking sheet. I used a silicone mat on mine. Bake in a preheated oven at 300 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes. When done the bottoms will be lightly golden and the cookies should be hard. Allow to fully cool before serving.
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