Homemade Banana Dog Biscuits
If you have ripe bananas to use up, you can easily make some homemade banana dog biscuits with just a couple other ingredients that you typically have on hand. This recipe typically uses 2 or 3 bananas. There are also variations to these biscuits such as adding peanut butter if you would like to make peanut butter and banana dog biscuits. These dog biscuits are very easy and honestly fool-proof to make.
These homemade banana dog biscuits are a regular treat made for the four-legged friends in our household. We have three large dogs and one pan of these dog treats typically lasts a couple of weeks. They each get two treats per day and always gobble them right up. While these dog biscuits are made for our larger dogs, they can easily be cut up into smaller pieces for smaller breeds. They can also be cooked less if you need a softer biscuit for an older dog or a dog that doesn’t prefer hard dog biscuits.
Homemade Banana Dog Biscuits
2 or 3 ripe bananas
2 cups of warm water
1 ½ cup of oatmeal (quick or old-fashioned)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
3 cups of flour (all-purpose, wheat or flour of your choice)
Before you begin, prepare your pan either with parchment paper or a light layer of cornmeal to prevent it from sticking to the pan. If you use a nonstick pan, you could also use a silicone baking mat or spray it with cooking spray.
Next mash the ripe bananas using your mixer or by hand. Then add the water, oatmeal and cinnamon to your bananas. Once this is combined, you will add your flour. You may have to add more flour if your dough is not firm enough. You want the dough to still be soft enough so that you can press it out onto your cookie sheet or pan. Once your biscuit dough reaches this texture, you will transfer and press it out by hand onto a cookie sheet, pan, or stone. You will have to continue to wet your hands as you press it out so that the dough doesn’t stick to your hands. Once you have it pressed out onto the pan, you will poke holes over the entire surface to prevent the dough from sticking or developing air bubbles.
Bake this sheet of biscuit dough at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. You will then pull the pan out of the oven and cut the biscuit dough into the size of squares or pieces you desire. We find that a pizza cutter works the best. You will then place this pan back into the oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Once the timer goes off you will check your biscuits to make sure that they are not too soft. If they appear to be cooked through then you will turn the oven off and leave the biscuits in your oven. They will remain in the oven to cool completely as the oven cools.
Once the biscuits are completely cool, you will transfer them to an airtight container or bag. You will then store them in the refrigerator where they will keep up to 2 or 3 weeks. You then just get biscuits out as needed to give your dog(s) as needed. If you notice any condensation on the bag or container as you go to get treats out, be sure to wipe this out to prevent the biscuits from getting moldy.
Make sure to try to make these homemade banana dog biscuits for your four-legged friends today. They are sure to love them and you are sure to love this easy recipe. Thanks for stopping by Sunup to Sundown! Be sure to stop by again soon and sign up for our email list so you don’t miss any of our future recipes or tips.