Homemade Banana Dog Treats

These banana dog treats are slightly sweet and make a great training treat when your pup gets bored of savory biscuits. Use very ripe bananas for the best flavor.

Banana Dog Treats Recipe Details

This nutritious banana dog treat recipe contains whole-wheat flour which provides protein and a good amount of fiber along with micronutrients like magnesium, iron and vitamin B6.

Whole wheat flour makes baked recipes a little denser and has a stronger flavor plus more gluten. You can substitute whole wheat pastry flour if you want less gluten without losing any nutritional value.

If your dog is allergic to any of the ingredients, or has a sensitivity to wheat feel free to choose a different flour. Change the coconut oil to another oil you prefer.

So let's get baking...

Banana Dog Treats - Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons organic honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup milk

Recipe Steps

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F .
  • Combine the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour into a greased 9-inch baking pan and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Let cool in the pan a few minutes but don't turn off the oven.
  • Cut into ½ inch squares.
  • Place squares on a cookie sheet and toast them in the oven for 10 minutes, or until very dry.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts Per 6 g serving
Calories: 16 cal | Carbohydrates: 2.45 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 0.6 g | Saturated Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 8 mg | Sodium: 2 mg | Potassium: 18 mg | Fiber: 0.3 g | Sugar: 0.14 g | Vitamin A: 8 IU | Calcium: 4 mg | Iron: 0.15 mg

Notes About The Recipe

Honey contains beneficial antioxidants and has a reputation for being helpful to dogs that are prone to skin allergies, or have contracted a cough. It's also known to be effective with digestive troubles.

Bananas are a low-calorie ingredient to add to a dog treat recipe. And, if your dog likes the taste of bananas, they are reported to provide a boost to the immune system with the help of potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and other nutrients.

According to pet.md, (and I also know this from personal experience), coconut oil can benefit a dogs skin and coat, improve digestion, and reduce allergic reactions. I've seen it work magic on my itchy dogs!  Organic, cold-pressed oil is the best to use for recipes or to apply a little directly to the skin.

These treats are a small size that's suitable for training, but you can always cut them a little bigger if your woofer is on the larger size.

If you'd like to make these grain free, try the recipe with organic oat flour or even brown rice flour.  The rice flour will give them an even nuttier flavor and is a good source of fiber and antioxidants as is also true of oat flour.

Lastly, honey can be left out if your pet is diabetic or under two years old, or you just prefer not to use any kind of sweetener.

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