Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies

Hey, everyone. My name is Heather. I blog over at Craft Cravings where I share all kinds of craft projects and recipes with some giveaways and fun thrown in too. I’m excited to be one of the new contributors on TitiCrafty! I’m pretty much always doing something crafty instead of what I SHOULD be doing. I call it “procraftination”. That’s a thing, right? Today I brought this delicious peanut butter banana dog cookies. Dogs deserve treats too, don’t they?

Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies

Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

On October 24th, the hubster and I adopted a rescue dog named Raven and I have to say that she’s stolen our hearts. We went from saying “no dogs in the bed at night and no clothes on dogs” to our pup wearing a Halloween costume and sleeping in our bed every night. Oops. How did that happen? I have no problem admitting that I’ve had “dogs on the brain” and that includes my crafty projects! Today, I’m going to show you how to make some fab Peanut Butter and Banana Dog treats. They’re Raven approved. After making these and letting her sample some, she followed me around like crazy until she got one. She watched me intently as I took the photos and bagged up the extra cookies. She even licked the carpet where she ate the cookie looking for crumbs.

She just sat there staring, wanting more cookies 

She just sat there staring, wanting more cookies

What You’ll Need:

 

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/3 cup of peanut butter. (I used creamy style)
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana. (for me, that was one and a half bananas)
  • 1/2 cup of quick oats (I used the whole grain ones)
  • 1 cup flour (I used all purpose, but I WANTED to use whole wheat but I was out of it. Either will do)

Let’s Get Cooking;

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F
lightly grease OR put parchment paper on a baking sheet
 
mixing cookies
 
Mix together the egg, honey, peanut butter and banana. Mix it together well
Add in the oats and flour. Mix well

After mixing in the oats and flour!

After mixing in the oats and flour!

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto a baking sheet
Bake for about 30 minutes. Tops will start to brown a little. That means they’re done. Just make sure they’re not raw in the middle by using a toothpick, fork or knife to check. If they are still “gooey”, bake a few more minutes.
Put on rack to cool
Find a doggie to test out your baking prowess!

Peanut Butter Dog Cookies 
Why make dog treats when you can buy them in a store, you ask? Since getting Raven, I’ve done a lot of reading and really, you just don’t know what’s in a lot of commercial dog treats. Anyone remember the debacle that went on (and is still going on) with jerky treats and dogs getting ill or dying? If I make them myself, I know exactly what is in them and under what conditions they were made. I like feeling in control of her treats. You could also make these treats to package up and give as gifts to your friends that have dogs! These are a once a day thing at the most for Raven, so it’s in no way a substitute for a balanced diet. Just like everything, let your pooch enjoy treats.. but in moderation!

 Until next time, Happy Crafting! 
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