Easy 2 Ingredient Dog Treats

If your pups are anything like mine…they’re fat.

Haha, just kidding! Let me try again – if your pups are anything like mine, they LOVE treats! We’ve spent a lot of time researching brands and ingredients and after tons of trial and error, we’ve decided to simply just make our own treats.  These are SO easy and our dogs beg for them (which is a good and bad thing). Disclaimer: My recipe does not include making “cute” or “pretty” treats. These treats are quick, easy and good for your fur babies. If you’d like to make them into fun shapes and cut-outs, simply chill the dough and use your favorite cookie cutter.

If you’d like to follow along, the tutorial is below. If not and you would rather just cut to the chase, the recipe is at the bottom of this post! 

Let’s get to it! 

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Bananas and oats – that’s it! 
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Slice the bananas and toss them into your mixing bowl. Give them a good mash until they look like this….
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Next up – throw in the oats!
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Mix the dough until it starts to pull away from the bowl and is well blended. Allow the dough to sit for 5 minutes, allowing the oats to expand. 
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Prepare your baking sheet (I use a giant pizza pan) by spraying it with a bit of cooking spray. You don’t want the treats to stick because you have to flip them halfway through cooking!
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Place your dough into a mound on your pan and roll out to about 1/2 inch in thickness.
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Check out my fancy method! I lay a piece of plastic wrap over the treats and use my handy tumbler to roll the dough. 
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These bad boys are ready for the oven!
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Your house will begin to smell like bananas and your treats will take on a golden brown color. 
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While still warm, use a knife or pizza cutter to slice the treats into squares.
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Allow to cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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Sweet Allie waiting ever so patiently for her treat. 
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Let me know how your pups like them!
  
2 Ingredient Dog Treats
Easy and healthy treats for your pups!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 bananas
  2. 3 cups oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225.
  2. Peel and mash 3 bananas using a blender, stand mixer, potato masher, etc.
  3. Mix in 3 cups oats and let sit for 5 minutes, allowing oats to expand.
  4. Roll out dough onto baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Flip dough and continue cooking for 20 minutes.
  6. Using pizza cutter or knife, slice treats into bite sized squares.
Notes
  1. Store treats in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long!)
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26 comments

  1. Coka's Human says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic recipe!

    I gather you cook using Fahrenheit? I work with Celsius, so baked my treats at 150 for 15 minutes each side.

    For anyone else thinking of trying this fantastic recipe, don’t do what I did which was to add another banana because I felt the mix was too dry … my cookies turned out okay, but I think they would’ve been better had I stuck to the recipe.

    • Ashleigh says:

      I’m so glad you tried it! I hope your pup enjoyed them! πŸ™‚

      And yes, it seems like the mix is too dry but it turns into a nice and chewy treat once baked!

  2. Jill says:

    Thanks Ashleigh for your dogtreat recipes. I had been using my pups kibble as treats but as to buy that at the price it is to then use them as treats is not very economical. I’ve just put some slices of sweet potato in the oven for treats & now very happy to have your recipes to make also

  3. Teresa says:

    I was wondering if you could use frozen bananas for this recipe? I always have so many bananas left over and I put them in the freezer for banana bread. So I was just wondering?

    • Ashleigh says:

      Hey Teresa!
      I’ve never tried using frozen bananas but I don’t see why not! I would just defrost them and mash them up really well. It should work out just fine! Let me know how it goes!

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚
      Best,
      Ashleigh

    • Ashleigh says:

      Hi Dee! Thanks for the comment. I’m so glad your pup enjoyed them! Super simple, right? And I love that they are chewy instead of crumbly and crunchy πŸ™‚

      Best, Ashleigh

    • Ashleigh says:

      Hi Betty! I have had success making these treats with both kinds of oats. I typically use whatever I have on hand.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope your pup/s enjoy the treats! πŸ™‚

    • Ashleigh says:

      Hi Morgan!

      I’ve heard mixed reports as to whether WOW butter is dog friendly. My best advice would be to give your vet office a quick call, just to be safe.

      I’d love to hear what they say!

      All the best,
      Ashleigh

  4. Karen Schendelman says:

    My son is allergic to peanut butter so we use WOW Butter. It is 100% soy beans made in Canada. Would this be ok for a puppy to eat? Say to substitute for peanut butter in dog treat recipes?

    • Ashleigh says:

      Hi Karen!

      Sorry I am JUST seeing your comment, it got lost in the shuffle! I have heard mixed things about soy and dogs – some people say that it’s fine and others say it’s a no. My best advice would be to make a quick call to your vet and ask, just to be on the safe side.

      Let me know what you find out!

      All the best,
      Ashleigh

  5. Sandy De Lane says:

    I’m making this recipe for my dog. I’m glad someone asked about freezing.

    I caution the use of peanut butter unless you check for “XYLITOL”. A deadly ingredient for animals.

    Thanks for sharing your recipes!

    • Ashleigh says:

      Hi Sandy!

      Welcome and thanks for your comment! I will make sure that I don’t use anything containing Xylitol when preparing goodies for my pups πŸ™‚

      How did the treats turn out?

      All the best,
      Ashleigh

  6. Mica says:

    Hello. I was wondering if it’s possible to freeze them & how long you think they’d be good for in the freezer? Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Ashleigh says:

      Hi there!

      I’ve made big batches in the past and frozen them for future use with no issues. I’d say they would last around 3 months (and probably even longer than that) in an airtight container in the freezer. πŸ™‚

      Happy Holidays!

  7. Sarah Elizabeth says:

    What a cool idea I would have never thought of this! I made them today, only I had an almost empty jar of peanut butter so I microwaved that and poured it into the mix, probably 2-3 tablespoons. I also added in an egg. My dog Bear really loves these, bananas are one of his favorite treats, and of course dogs love peanut butter. I seem to have a left over banana from a bunch getting all spotty and this is such a nice way to use them up!

    • Ashleigh says:

      Hi Sarah! I’m so happy to hear that you made these for your pup! I will definitely have to add some peanut butter next time I make these because my dogs absolutely LOVE it. Thanks for your feedback!
      xo,
      Ashleigh

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