Homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

He is always there. Waiting patiently. Dancing between us in the kitchen.

Eyes big, eagerly waiting for something – ANYTHING – to drop.

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We tell him to move…scoot…watch out….get…move….MOOOOVE! It doesn’t faze him.

He lies down and creates a road block between the stove and the fridge.

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We trip over him; he doesn’t care. I accidentally spill flour on him; he doesn’t flinch.

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Eyes big. Intense focus. He stays vigilant just waiting for something – ANYTHING – to drop.

His sheer determination and patience should be commended; a lesson for us all to learn.

Good things come to those who wait.

His name is Turtle. He’s our biggest fan.

Today is his day. Today we bake just for him.

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Homemade Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats
{adapted from recipe by Adrianna on A Cozy Kitchen}

  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons creamy (natural) peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats

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1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the banana, peanut butter and egg; mix until completely combined.

3. In a medium bowl, add the flour and rolled oats; mix. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine until the dough comes together.

4. Transfer the dough to a piece of heavily floured wax paper. {Note: The dough will be REALLY sticky so flouring the heck out of everything (wax paper, rolling pin and cookie cutter) is important.}

5. Roll the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness and cut out the cookies using a cookie cutter of choice; re-roll the scraps and cut out more cookies. Transfer the cookies to a parchment lined cookie sheet. These cookies won’t spread so placing them close together (not touching) is okay. If you don’t want to roll the dough out, alternatively, you can scoop teaspoon of dough onto a baking sheet, flattening cookies with the ball of your palm.

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6. Bake the cookies for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. {Note: Your level of dough thickness will determine your baking time. My cookies were slightly thinner so I baked for roughly 20 minutes.}

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7. Allow the cookies to come to room temperature on a cooling rack. Cookies will be good for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.

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Until we bake for best buds again,



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