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!
Bananas and oats – that’s it!
Slice the bananas and toss them into your mixing bowl. Give them a good mash until they look like this….
Next up – throw in the oats!
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.
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!
Place your dough into a mound on your pan and roll out to about 1/2 inch in thickness.
Check out my fancy method! I lay a piece of plastic wrap over the treats and use my handy tumbler to roll the dough.
These bad boys are ready for the oven!
Your house will begin to smell like bananas and your treats will take on a golden brown color.
While still warm, use a knife or pizza cutter to slice the treats into squares.
Allow to cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Sweet Allie waiting ever so patiently for her treat.
Let me know how your pups like them!
- 3 bananas
- 3 cups oats
- Preheat oven to 225.
- Peel and mash 3 bananas using a blender, stand mixer, potato masher, etc.
- Mix in 3 cups oats and let sit for 5 minutes, allowing oats to expand.
- Roll out dough onto baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
- Flip dough and continue cooking for 20 minutes.
- Using pizza cutter or knife, slice treats into bite sized squares.
- Store treats in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long!)