Banana-Rama Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe

What do you do with those leftover bananas that are going bad? Don’t throw them out – use them in a homemade dog treat. I had a couple of really ripe bananas this week, so they became a main ingredient in my Banana-Rama Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe. My whole kitchen smelled like banana bread… only better, thanks to the mouth-watering aroma of the coconut flour.


Banana-Rama Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe


Makes about 25-30 cookies


Ingredients:


2 cups coconut flour


1/8 cup flaxseed meal


½ cup quinoa flour


1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


2 bananas


2 tablespoons peanut butter


2 tablespoons coconut oil


3 eggs


Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, flaxseed and cinnamon). Set aside.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix the bananas, peanut butter, coconut oil and eggs until well combined.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients slowly into the dry ingredients until combined. The dough will be crumbly, but moist.
  5. Roll the dough into fist shaped balls. Place on parchment paper and roll out to ¼ thickness. Use a cookie cutter to press out shapes and place on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Place them on a cooling rack. Keep them in an air tight container and store in refrigerator or freezer.


Because it’s so close to Valentine’s Day, I used a dog-safe candy icing on the cookies. I melted the red wafers in a double boiler and used an icing bottle to decorate. The icing is always optional – I just wanted to do something a little special for Oscar on Valentine’s Day.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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