Beef and Banana Bars Dog Treat Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
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Beef and Banana – the two together may not sound that appetizing to you, but for dogs, it’s a lip-smacking duo!

Something savoury and something sweet – that’s what our Beef and Banana Bars Dog Treat Recipe offers. There’s a little bit of everything in these bars: meat, fruit, grains and cheese. It’s like a well-balanced meal in a compact energy bar. It’s ideal for dogs on the go, to replenish energy after a vigorous play session at the park or a robust walk with their favorite human.

Beef and Banana Bars Dog Treat Recipe

Makes 12 bars


1⁄2 cup ground beef, uncooked

1 ripe banana, mashed

2 cups rolled oats

1⁄2 cup cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup water

2 eggs

1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Make sure that your 9” baking pan (I used a square pan) is coated with a thin layer of non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add water and oats. Stir thoroughly and leave oats to soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Add in all the remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly to form a thick batter.
  4. Pour batter into the baking pan and smooth out evenly.
  5. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until slightly crispy on the top.
  6. Cool and slice into individual bars before serving.
  7. Store bars in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, 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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