I haven't met a dog yet that didn't lick his chops when I serve up this yummy peanut butter carob banana treat.
Why carob chips you might ask? Chocolate is one of many food items on the list of poisonous foods to dogs. But your dog can still enjoy the natural sweetness of carob found in this homemade dog treat recipe.
Peanut Butter Carob Banana Treats
1/2 Cup All Natural Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Warm Water
1/2 Cup Mashed or Pureed Banana
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 3/4 Cups Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Carob Chips
Take cooled dough out and place on a floured surface and roll to desired thickness, about 3/8" or so. Then using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Note: These do not spread like a regular cookie so you can place them fairly close together.
Bake in a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Tip: After I finish cooking, I shut off the oven and leave the dog biscuits in the oven for a couple of hours to make sure they are completely dry and crunchy. This way your home made dog biscuits can be stored for a long time without worrying about them spoiling.
** Or if you don't want to make such a big batch at one time, take the dough and split it in half to make a second ball of dough and with your hands, flatten it as much as possible, place into a freezer bag and freeze. When you need more treats, just thaw, roll, cut and bake. The reason I flatten the dough is because it makes the defrosting time much shorter than if it were in a ball.
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