Peanut Butter Banana Dog Bones are a GREAT gift idea for the dogs on your gift list this year. Don’t leave the pets out! Stuff some of these doggie bones in their stocking or put them in a box under the tree!
My dogs, Mack and Keira, scarf up any sort of treat and even eat things they’re not supposed to eat. Peanut butter and banana are two of their favorite flavors so these dog bones are a real treat for them.
In the summer, I love to make these Frozen Pup Pops for them! Both Mack and Keira love the cool treat.
Ingredients Needed for Peanut Butter Banana Dog Bones
How do You Make Peanut Butter Banana Dog Bones
Mash the banana and then add the peanut butter and eggs. Mix well.
Stir in ground oats and look 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.
Roll out the dough and cut into shapes. Scoop scraps together and repeat.
Place on parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake until bones 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.
Why Peanut Butter is Good for Dogs
You’ll want to opt for a natural peanut butter and ensure that it does not contain xylitol. Peanut butter that does not contain xylitol or chocolate should be fine and can be a good source of protein and healthy fat for them. Make sure you give it in moderation, though!
Here are some that are known to be good for dogs:
In general, stay away from chunky peanut butters too! You’ll want to find a smooth, creamy peanut butter that is made with as few ingredients as possible. Definitely avoid the chocolate and xylitol.
Why Bananas are Good for Dogs
Bananas are recommended by veterinarians to be fed instead of fatty, salty treats because they are high in potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. However, feed in moderation because they do contain sugar!
Ground Oats are Good for Dogs
Consider oatmeal as a great carbohydrate for dogs who are sensitive to wheat or other grains. It is full of omega-6 fatty acid that can help skin remain strong and healthy. Oats also are a good source of soluble fiber to help regular blood glucose levels!
Other Gift Ideas for Dogs in addition to Dog Bones
What other gift ideas do you have for your pets? Here are some of our dog’s favorite treats and toys!
In addition to making these peanut butter banana dog bones, I am always looking for other foods that are safe for my dogs. You’ll want to know which foods you can feed your dog and which ones you should avoid. Here’s a very basic list to reference.
What Foods are Safe for Dogs?
- Peanut Butter
- Plain Yogurt
- Sweet Potatoes
- Apple Slices
Our dogs LOVE all of the things noted above. Whenever I am baking with pumpkin, they’re right at my feet asking for some. I also always give them a carrot when I cook or snack on them myself. It is good to know what foods are safe for dogs and what foods you should stay away from.
What Foods Should Dogs NOT Eat?
- Cooked Bones
- Raw Dough
- White Bread
While these lists are not conclusive, these are common items in my house that I know my dogs can and cannot eat. We have to keep our pets safe and healthy. Here’s the recipe for the homemade dog bones that are always a safe bet for Mack and Keira.
Don't leave the dogs out this Christmas! Make these delicious peanut butter banana doggie bones and put them in their stockings or under the tree!
- 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. 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.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for approx. 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.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1325Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 218gFiber: 33gSugar: 15gProtein: 47g