Make Your Own Healthy Dog Treats

We rescued a dog; a black and white basset hound named Callie.  She is an absolutely adorable slobbery mess but we love her to pieces.  I'm hoping to share a picture of her gorgeousness here soon. She loves these yummy biscuits!  They're an inexpensive, simple alternative to store bought treats.  Much healthier, too!

I found dog bone cookie cutters at JoAnn Fabrics for only .99, but you can find them here online.

Wouldn't these make a great Christmas gift, prettily packaged, for the dog lover in your family?  I think so!

Callie thinks so, too.


Peanut Butter Banana Doggie Treats

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup peanut or almond butter (I used natural almond butter)
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (approximately one ripe banana)
  • 1 cup freshly ground whole wheat flour (store bought is fine if you don't have a grain mill)
  • 1/2 cup freshly ground oat flour
  • 1 egg, beaten, for glaze

Here's what to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Stir together the egg, peanut/almond butter, and banana in a medium bowl; stir until well blended.  Stir in the flours and mix well. Place dough onto a floured cutting board and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shape with a cookie cutter, place on prepared baking sheet, and brush with beaten egg.
  3. Bake treats in preheated oven until dried and golden brown, about 30 minutes, depending on their size.

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