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Do you have over ripening bananas in your kitchen?  Don’t throw them out!  How about making an easy and delicious homemade treat for your furry friends!  This simple 3-ingredient dog biscuit recipe is also a great activity to do with kids while they are home!

two bananas peanut butter and oats

Gather your ingredients:

2 ripe bananas (the riper, the better)

½ cup peanut butter (check the ingredient label to make sure your peanut butter does not contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol.  This is very toxic to dogs)

1 ½ cups uncooked oats


Use a blender or food processor to grind up the oats into a fine powder.  If you don’t have access to oats or blender, you can always substitute regular flour.

ball of rolled banana peanut butter oat mixture

Mix all ingredients together and roll into a thin sheet.  If the dough is crumbly, add another tablespoon of peanut butter. 

flattened banana peanut butter oat mixture with two cookie cutters

Use cookie cutters to create dog biscuits.  If you don’t have any cookie cutters, the opening of a water class or coffee mug works well too!

banana peanut butter oat mixture cookies

Bake biscuits at 350°F for 10 minutes. 

banana peanut butter oat cookies on a white plate

clear jar of cookies

Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks…

picture of two nova scotia duck toller dogs

…if your dogs will let you!