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.
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...
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
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.