Banana Muffin Dog Treat Recipe

Banana Muffin Dog Treat Recipe

Does your dog go bananas for homemade dog treats? Bananas are a great low-calorie treat for dogs since they’re high in potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and B6, biotin, and fiber. They’re also low in cholesterol and sodium. Because of their high sugar content, bananas should be given as an occasional treat, and not be part of your dog’s main diet. 

For some easy, no-bake banana dog treat options – offer them to your dog sliced, mashed, or in frozen chunks. Another great way to serve them to your pup is to put them into a chew toy or food puzzle and then freeze it. This approach provides your dog with mental stimulation and some cool relief during warmer months. Any way you serve them, be sure to peel the bananas for your dog before consumption.

If you’re feeling ambitious in the kitchen, then give our homemade banana dog treat recipe a go.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter (make sure it doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners like xylitol)
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 ℉. 
  2. Prep a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray or muffin liners.
  3. Mash peeled bananas in a large bowl and add water, egg, and peanut butter.
  4. In a food processor, pulse together the oats and baking powder until you have a fine texture.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the banana mixture.
  6. Pour mixture into a mini muffin tin(s) until 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating at 10 minutes if using multiple tins.

Recipe inspired by Food.com. This article contains recipe information that is considered suitable for pets. However, it’s important to consult with your veterinarian before offering your pet any of the ingredients contained in this recipe.

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Dr. Sam Gilbert, VMD

Sam Gilbert, VMD

Raised in Northern Virginia, Dr. Sam Gilbert received both his BSE and VMD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gilbert completed a one-year small animal internship and additional surgical training before relocating to New Jersey for roles in the medical device and animal health industries. Dr. Gilbert currently serves as the Zoetis Petcare HQ Medical Lead for pet owner directed initiatives in dermatology and cross-portfolio therapeutic areas. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and cat.