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Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

I have always wanted to make homemade dog treats for our guys. Using simple ingredients, it’s easier than you might think to create tasty DIY dog treats in minutes. There’s a great peace of mind that comes along with knowing exactly what you are feeding your dogs. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own.

Jar of dog treats tipped over with three of them on the table.

While visiting one of my favorite blogs, DogVills.com, I came across their hypoallergenic dog treat recipe and knew I had to try something like it. We happened to have two extremely ripe bananas that needed to be dealt with, so it was the perfect timing. I modified their recipe, and I am sure it’s no longer hypoallergenic. So, if you are concerned with allergies, follow their original recipe using the link above.

Oatmeal dog treats on a baking sheet ready for the oven.

How to Make Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 Overripe banana
  • 1 Cup oatmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter (all-natural – make sure it does NOT contain xylitol)
  • 1 Tablespoon fat-free plain Greek yogurt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mash overripe banana in a bowl.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  5. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.
  6. Roll mixture into 1″ balls and place on your cookie sheet.
  7. Using a fork, flatten them just a tiny bit.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely before treating your dogs!
Dog treats stacked in front of a jar full of them.

IMPORTANT: I cannot stress enough that it’s important to check the ingredients on the peanut butter you plan to use. Make sure it’s not sugar-free. Ideally, the ingredients should list peanuts and salt at the most.

If you see xylitol listed in the ingredients, DO NOT give this to your dogs under any circumstances. Xylitol is deadly to dogs, and we do not even keep it in our house for that reason.

There’s something about making your own homemade dog treats that is extra rewarding for all. Mine seemed to know that I was making treats for them. They were extra excited when the oven timer dinged. While the treats were cooling, I made a label for a mason jar using my Cricut. These treats look like cookies, so I wanted it to be clear that they are for the dogs.

Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

Bamboo Bowl pictured, which I received for review purposes.

Once it was time to reward the pups, they gobbled them right up. I got loads of thank you kisses afterward, and I swear they knew that I baked the treats just for them. The rest I stored in an airtight container. I will make sure to use them within the week. When it’s hot outside, make this frozen dog treats recipe.

Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

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Have you ever made homemade dog treats? Do you have a favorite recipe?

Linda Sotanski

Monday 9th of March 2020

Fast, Easy and my girl loved them

Jennifer

Monday 9th of March 2020

So glad to hear that! Thanks for the update, Linda. :)

Mary Beth Brown

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

I am making these treats for the second time. My dog, Max, loves them. Since I am vegan and always eat my bananas when they are ready, I never have Greek yogurt or overripe bananas on hand. So this and the last time, I used the leftover puréed baby fod that I feed my niece on the two days a week that I care for her and I add a small amount of soy milk. Great and easy recipe, thanks!

Jennifer

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing that tip! So glad you like them. :)

Linda Szymoniak

Monday 15th of June 2015

These sound great. I'm always looking for healthy treat recipes - especially ones that use oats in place of wheat or corn. These sound super easy, too, with just a few ingredients. I'll have to pick up some bananas and try these for my dogs.

Lorelai

Wednesday 6th of May 2015

Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - We hope to see you again next week! ~Lorelai Life With Lorelai

Alexandra

Saturday 2nd of May 2015

I love the idea of making your own treats for you pets. While I don't think my cat will eat these, I do think they'd make a great gift. I love the simplicity of the ingredients too! Pinned this. Popping in from the Creativity Unleashed Link Party.

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