The classic combination of peanut butter and banana meet again in dog-friendly form, jazzed up with delicious coconut and a dash of cinnamon for an extra special homemade treat.
Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 mashed banana
1/4 cup fine desiccated coconut (regular is ok too, just a little bit chunkier in the treats than pictured)
Approximately 1/2 cup coconut flour
A dash of cinnamon (optional)
Preheat oven to 180C. Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly (adjust consistency with a little extra flour or water if needed). Hand roll into small bite-sized balls, place on a prepared baking sheet, and flatten gently. Use a fork for flattening if you want a classic PB cookie cross-hatched top - simply press the tines gently twice, with the second press perpendicular to the first. Easy peasy! Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Cool before serving and storage.
Tips and Tricks:
- If your chosen peanut butter is gluten free, then so are these treats.
- Coconut flour is a good option for gluten-free / grain-free pet treats, but its also a pretty healthy choice outright: it is high in fibre, high in protein, and low-GI relative to alternatives. You can substitute another flour of your choice (plain, wheat, rice, cornflour, etc) but you might need to up the quantity to get a good cookie dough consistency as coconut flour is very absorbent.
- These treats can be frozen if you would like to freeze extras or make a large batch for later.
- The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time, as the smaller the cookie the shorter the baking time.