Today is National Dog Biscuit Day, so why not show your pooch how much you love them by baking them homemade treats? Here’s an easy homemade dog treat recipe using only 3 ingredients.

Easy Homemade Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats (old fashioned, 1-minute oats, or instant)
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 300F (150C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the oats to a food processor and grind until they reach a fine powder. Add the bananas and peanut butter and blend until a sticky dough is formed.
  3. Remove from the food processor and roll out on a lightly floured surface. (Use whole wheat flour, more ground oats, or another dog-safe flour that you have on hand). Use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut out the treats, or just cut them into squares with a knife or pizza cutter.
  4. Lay the treats on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the treats are puffed up a bit, dry and dark brown on the bottoms, (they will still feel soft when first removed from the oven). The treats will get a bit more firm once they are cool but will still be a slightly softer dog treat.
  5. Let cool before giving one to your pup.

Storage

Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or store them in your freezer which makes them firmer stay fresh longer.

Written by Vincent M.

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