Our gourmet dog treat recipes now include a classic human treat, banana bread. The slices of soft bread are just as warm and comforting to your dog as the original is to you. This recipe is just like mom use to make, except ours has only natural sugars and is made just for a dogs taste buds. The sweetness comes from the ripe bananas, applesauce and a little honey.
This delicious banana bread recipe doesn't need nuts. Since nuts are high in fat, they can cause tummy problems for some dogs.
If you can't resist adding nuts, add a tablespoon or two of chopped dry roasted peanuts. Fold in the nuts to the dough before you pour the batter into the pan.
When you have some extra ripe bananas, go ahead and prepare them for a future recipe. Mash the bananas in a bowl, then measure out one cup sizes and freeze in a heavy duty freezer bag. Then you'll always be ready to make gourmet dog treat recipes.
If you are really short on time, freeze the bananas whole. The skin will turn black, but the inside banana will still be great. Thaw the bananas, mash and bake a classic banana bread homemade dog treat just for your four legged friend.
Storing - This and other fresh gourmet dog treat recipes will be best if kept in the refrigerator. Keep them wrapped or in a zip lock bag for 2 weeks. Store the dog treats in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Yield - Depending on how thick you slice each slice of banana bread, you should yield at least a dozen slices.
The next time you have a couple ripe bananas, don't throw them away, make gourmet dog treat recipes! The natural sweetness of bananas will make this a go-to dog treat recipe for years to come.
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Banana Bread Dog treat is a winner
Our 15-year-old dachshund, Choco, loved this one. He ran around in circles with his tail wagging! This is a winner.
Banana Bread Dog Treat
My dog, a blue tick coon hound, LOVES these treats. When she catches the scent she gets her excited wiggle going and can hardly wait for them to cool. …