I don't have a dog (yet) but we take care of a dog often and I decided to make her some dog treats. Making your own dog treats is great because you know what is going into them. It is also fun to play around with cookie cutters (I used a heart and a stars). You are probably wondering if you can eat them, and yes you can. I tried one and it was a little bland. I would just stick to giving this to your dogs :). Also if you have a friend that has a dog this can make a great gift!
What you need:
What to do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Using a food processor or blender, grind your oats until they're powder.
3. In a bowl*, beat together the banana and peanut/almond butter until smooth. A few small chunks of banana here and there is ok. The dough should stick together, but shouldn't be sticky.
4. Reserve about a tablespoon of ground oatmeal and pour the rest into the banana peanut/ almond butter mixture and mix until combined.
5. Dust your surface with the reserved ground oatmeal and roll your dough to about a 1/4 inch thickness.
6. Cut into desired shapes and place on a parchment paper (or silpat) lined cookie sheet.
7. Bake treats for approximately 15 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
8. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to a week.
*I took my oats out and then I blended the banana and oats in the food processor. This is a little faster.
Recipe from: Munchkins and Military