This weekend, Mom adventurously decided to try baking us some home-made doggie treats, since there are so many tasty-looking recipes out there! YAY MOM! We approve! :D
She’d saved a recipe for pumpkin cookies, but realized she didn’t have 3 or 4 of the necessary ingredients. So she improvised and made us…. BANANA TREATS!!
She wasn’t sure we would like them (or if they would have any adverse effects like upset tummies or itching — every new food is a potential gamble, I suppose)… but it’s lookin’ good! We are, ahaha, bananas over our new munchables, and our poops and skin have been fine throughout. The second Mom says “banana tr—” we start doing our happy dance! :D
They’re ugly as far as cookies go (hence no pictures), and although they’re made with ingredients edible to humans, Mom made a questionable face as she chewed one. She would not recommend serving them to your two-legged guests. But that’s okay! We love them!! MORE FOR US!! BANANA TREEEEEEEEATS!!!!!
Here’s Mom’s haphazard semi-accidental recipe if you want to try making some for your pups! :)
- 2 bananas
- 1.5 cups of flour
- 1.5 (?) cups of rolled oats (Mom’s not sure — she just kept adding some little by little to firm up the sticky/goopy dough)
- Smush the peeled bananas in a mixing bowl (Mom used a potato masher for maximum smushage).
- Once they’re really gross-looking, add the flour.
- Mix well.
- Add oats little by little until you’re happy with the dough texture.
- Mom had intended to knead and roll the dough and use cookie-cutters, like a person who actually knows how to bake n’ stuff, but the dough was so sticky and fussy that she just smeared little bite-sized balls of it (like, quarter-sized) onto the (greased!) cookie sheet instead.
- Side note: we enjoyed the raw dough just as much! We had lots of fun helping Mom clean her fingers and the spoon! :)
- Because the dough-balls were so small, Mom set the oven timer for 10 minutes bake-time. If your dog has a bigger bite and you make bigger treats (like… human-cookie-sized), bake for 15-16 minutes instead!
- Oh right: set the oven for 350˚F. That would help!
- The final result has a tough chewiness to it that we love. Let them cool and then feed to your happy dogs! :)
- Oh, and Mom’s not sure if they’ll spoil or not because she knows pretty much nothing about cooking and was too embarrassed to ask Gramma — so, to be safe, she’s keeping a small portion in a sealed container in the fridge, and froze the rest.
Bone appétit! :D
sharing this not only for the recipe, but also those faces.