Need a new treat for your pup? Try these four-ingredient peanut butter banana grain free dog treats!
I’ve recently become very interested in reading up about the types of foods dogs can and cannot have, and also some of the benefits of these foods we choose to share with our pup. Hunter isn’t much of a picky eater – not even when it comes to vitamins and medicine – so there really hasn’t been a treat he hasn’t liked.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, and also after having Hunter neutered this past weekend, I wanted to treat him to something special and possibly beneficial to aid in his healing process. I had a couple bananas on the counter that were just getting to the point of being over-ripened, so I decided to make him some Peanut Butter Banana Grain Free Dog Treats.
These treats were so easy to make since they contain only four ingredients! Bananas have lots of benefits for dogs, just as they do for us, including potassium, vitamin C, and aiding in digestive health. I have read recent debates about giving your dog peanut butter, so check the ingredient list to make sure its low in sugar and doesn’t contain any ingredients you’re unsure about. In small amounts, it’s still a great source of protein and healthy fats.
The last ingredient is coconut flour, which is a great alternative to all-purpose flour if you have a dog with allergies. I dressed these treats up with carob chips. Carob is a safe chocolate alternative for dogs. It also packs a ton of health benefits like protein, calcium, and lots of vitamins.
It’s funny how Hunter knows that if that bone-shaped cookie cutter comes out, I must be making something for him! I gave him a taste of the banana I was mashing and he watched me throughout the entire baking process and waited patiently for his treat. They definitely get a four paw stamp of approval from him! I hope your dog enjoys these just as much!