While I was at the pet store the other day, I was thinking about how expensive it is to by food and treats for my raggedy doctor. I had the idea that maybe I could make some treats for him myself and cut out the 10 dollar bag of blue buffalo treats that will only last me 1 week. I got to researching, and when I tell you how cost efficient and easy it is to make treats for your pooch, you will want to go to the company you buy your doggie treats from and demand they reimburse you for the years of money spent on the overly-priced treats that are packed full of preservatives that your pooch does not need.
Here is a recipe that I tried out the other day for my Raggedy Doctor and he absolutely loved it.
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 cup oat flour
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup dried parsley
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 egg, beaten
Here is a secret the parsley in these treats makes them a secret breath freshener for your pooch; substitute dried mint for half of the parsley, if you like.
Preheat oven to 300°F. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.
Storage note: It’s best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, freeze them to give to your pal later; just be sure to thaw the treats be