Looking for a simple dog treat recipe? These Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats are INCREDIBLY easy-to-make. They only require THREE ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!
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There’s nothing better than homemade treats. That’s true for humans and our fur babies. Store-bought treats can be expensive and full of chemicals. Making them at home allows us to KNOW (and control) each ingredient.
These Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats only include THREE ingredients - Natural Peanut Butter, a Banana, and Old-Fashioned Oats.
This means they are WHEAT-FREE, high protein, and healthy for your dog.
These easy DIY Paw Print Ornaments are made with only three ingredients too! Make them this holiday season and have an inexpensive, heartwarming keepsake of your dog for years to come.
What kind of peanut butter?
It is incredibly important to use a peanut butter that does NOT contain xylitol. NO XYLITOL.
According to VCA Animal Hospital, “Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure, or even death in dogs."
I like to use (and eat) Skippy’s Natural Peanut Butter. It does not contain xylitol. It tastes great (I eat it by the spoonful). And, it doesn’t separate like other natural peanut butters.
How to Make Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
This recipe is truly simple. It's incredibly easy, quick, and can be done in one bowl.
I prefer to use an overripe banana, like I do in my banana recipes for humans.
It's easiest to just mash the banana in the mixing bowl that you're using to mix everything then add the oats and peanut butter.
In the "How to" video on this page, I mashed up the banana in a separate bowl. Then, I threw the oats, banana, and peanut butter in the main mixing bowl. This was to show each ingredient.
Both ways work. The order of ingredients does not matter in this recipe.
Cutting these Peanut Butter Dog Treats into Shapes
The batter will be a bit sticky because of the peanut butter, but I still like to cut shapes out of it.
To do this, I plop the mixture on some parchment paper. Then, I spread it out to about 1/4" thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
I always recommend this Wilton Cookie Cutters Set because I've had it for about a decade and I'm still obsessed with it. It includes so many great shapes like a dog bone, a dog, circles, hearts, and more.
I also love this set of Dog Cookie/Treat Cutters. It includes different sizes of bones, paw prints, and dogs so you can make a variety of cute, easy homemade .
Help your pooch beat the heat with these Easy Blueberry Mint Pupsicles (Frozen Dog Treats).
3-Ingredient Homemade PB & Banana Dog Treats
- 1 Banana preferably overripe
- 1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter (no xylitol)
- 1 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Mash an overripe banana in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Add the Natural Peanut Butter and Old-Fashioned Oats. Mix.
- Plop the mix on a sheet of parchment paper. Spread it out to your desired thickness. I recommend about 1/4”.
- Cut out in shapes of your choice.
- Place on a prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
- Let cool completely before giving to your dog.