Dogs can’t read, and they can’t prepare things in the kitchen 🙂 If yours can, please let us know! We’ll have to blog about that! That being said…
You do your best to feed your family organic, healthy, nutritious, fresh foods. What about the other member(s) of your family? Like your fur baby!
Our fur baby in the Yegyayan household is a 3 year old Goldendoodle named Tiger. Isn’t he a cutie?! He even has an Instagram page @ tigerthedoodle. Check it out!
Of course, there are plenty of healthy, no-additive, organic treat options for pets these days, but why not make your own when it is soooo easy and, less expensive? I decided to make these yummy treats for him after seeing a post on Pinterest a while back. I can’t remember who the original pinner is, but I had jotted down the ingredients! These treats are super easy to make and consist of coconut oil, peanut butter, and banana. All great things for your dog’s health! My daughter Lola helped me and we were done with the hands on portion in 15 minutes!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup of soft peanut butter
- 1 banana – preferably lightly browned
- silicone mold – appropriately sized for your dog
- plastic ziploc baggie
Instructions: Place your peeled banana, coconut oil, and peanut butter in a bowl. Smash and mix together well with a spoon. It’s ok if there are still some chunks of banana. After mixing well have a taste and then let your dog lick the spoon! 🙂 It’s really good! Fill the plastic baggie and seal. Snip a corner of the baggie with scissors. Squeeze the mixture into your silicone mold. Ha! I could only find my gingerman silicone mold. Tiger will get to eat little people 🙂 Tiger is a medium 40lb dog and the ginger men are medium sized. If you do not have a silicone mold tray then just squeeze out dollops onto wax paper on a cookie sheet. Now place in the freezer for 2 hours or so.
Once they are frozen you can easily pop them out and place in a freezer-safe bag until ready to use. When you are ready to give your dog a treat, serve them immediately as they will soften if out for too long. Place extras back in the freezer until ready to give to your dog.
Voila! They are ready!
Tiger patiently waiting for his yummy, healthy treat. He loved it! He wanted more than one, but I would recommend no more than one a day. All the ingredients are great for your dog, but moderation is important.
Let us know if you make these for your fur baby by leaving a comment below!
Bon appetite doggies!