Apple Banana Fresh Breath Dog Treat Recipe

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We expect dogs to have a bit of bad breath… but it shouldn’t have the ability to melt the eyebrows off our face! Some cases of canine halitosis come from digestion issues or poor dental care, but it could just be that your dog has a foul mouth (I’m talking about the smell, not swear words.) Luckily, ingredients such as fresh mint and parsley leaves are natural breath sanitizers that can help ease with stank breath.  After all, you don’t want to cringe the next time your dog kisses you… that would hurt his feelings!

Adding mint and parsley to this dog treat recipe helps keep your dog's breath smelling fresh!Makes about 30 treats


1 banana, mashed

1 apple, grated

2 eggs

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup oatmeal flour

1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped

1/4 cup parsley leaves, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a small bowl, mash banana, and mix in grated apple.
  3. In a large bowl, add flour, mint and parsley. Stir together.
  4. Add eggs, banana and apple to the bowl and mix until well combined.
  5. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it comes together. Roll out the dough to ¼ inch thickness and cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets.
  6. Bake in oven for 25 minutes (or until golden brown).
  7. Remove from oven and let cool on racks for 3 to 4 hours.
  8. Place in air tight container or bag and keep in refrigerator or freezer until needed.