Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treat Recipe

You know how sometimes you make banana bread with those old, brown bananas? Now I use them for dog treats. And my latest brown banana went into this Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treat Recipe. I added in a little bit of honey and bran for even more goodness. Oscar, my taste tester, approved of the end result. Try them out for yourself!


Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treat Recipe


Makes about 25-30 medium-sized cookies


Ingredients:


1 egg


1/3 cup peanut butter


1 mashed banana


1 tablespoon honey


2 cup whole wheat flour


1/2 cup wheat bran


½ cup chicken or beef broth


Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Mash banana in small bowl.
  3. Stir together the egg, peanut butter, banana, and honey in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly.
  4. Stir in the flour, broth and wheat bran; mix well. Turn dough out onto a floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter, place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake treats in oven for 30 minutes, depending on size.
  6. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.


4 Health Benefits of Bananas


By featuring bananas in this treat recipe, you can provide your dog with some incredible benefits to help boost your dog’s health and well-being. If you weren’t already gathering the ingredients to start baking, here are a few reasons why you should!


Improved Digestion


Packed with fiber, bananas can help to improve digestion by allowing everything to move through the digestion system effectively. This can help to address problems like diarrhea and constipation, or simply improve your dog’s ability to absorb the many nutrients in their food to get the most out of their regular diet.


Better Kidney and Heart Function


The presence of potassium can help to boost the function of your dog’s heart and kidneys. It does this by regulating the blood flow through your dog’s body, normalizing blood pressure, and regulating the fluid levels within their body.


Boost Bone Strength


We were all raised with the knowledge that calcium was the secret to strong bones, and this isn’t only true for humans. Bananas are rich in calcium and will help to encourage strong, healthy bones while the presence of magnesium will also help your dog use the vitamins and minerals in their diet more effectively, allowing for healthy bone growth.


Strengthen Immune System


Bananas contain a high level of vitamin C, a nutrient well-known for its ability to strengthen the immune system and ward off any illnesses and infections. Additionally, a strengthened immune system can help your dog to address the immune response that results in allergies, stabilizing the body and relieving many of the allergy symptoms that they may be experiencing.


So, grab those bananas and let’s get baking! If you made these, we’d love to see how they turned out. Take a picture and post it on our Facebook wall.

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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