Carob Banana Dog Treats (Recipe)

If you can handle having the oven on for just 20 minutes, you can make these tempting baked dog treats — even during the middle of summer.

Carob Banana Dog Treats
This carob banana dog treat recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful

As much as I hate turning on the oven when the weather is as hot as it has been lately, I can’t help loving all of these sweet carob dog treat recipes I’ve found.

Since the oven’s on for only about 20 minutes and since Banjo really seems to enjoy these homemade biscuits, I’ve been doing a bit more baking than usual lately.

Here’s one of a few recent carob dog biscuits recipes I made for Banjo. This one is simple to throw together, and you’ll have a pile of treats to get your pup through the week.

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Your kitchen will be taken over by the sweet smell of banana.

Carob Banana Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup carob powder
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour*
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup cornstarch

*If the dog has a wheat allergy, try alternative flours such as coconut, rice, sorghum or almond flour. Wet ingredients may need adjusting, depending on the flour you choose.

Mash the banana, then combine everything.

Directions

  1. Heat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Mash the banana with a fork in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to ¼-inch thick and cut out with a cookie cutter.
  5. Place cookies on a nonstick baking sheet and pierce each cookie with a fork.
  6. Bake for 10–15 minutes.
Use any cookie-cutter shape you prefer.

The carob powder has a rich, earthy scent, but the sweet smell of banana takes over once these cookies get into the oven.

Apparently the 2 ingredients make for a tempting combination because Banjo scarfs them down in 1 bite.

Banana + Carob Powder = Gone in 1 Bite.

Adapted from Doggy Dessert Chef.

vet-cross60pThis pet treat recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM, CVA, CVCP, CVFT, and is safe for dogs in moderation, but is not a substitute for a complete balanced diet. This recipe was last reviewed and updated March 7, 2019. Dr. Morgan operates 2 award-winning veterinary hospitals in New Jersey that offer an integrative approach to pet care. With a passion for healing her patients with whole foods, she has written several books on holistic pet care — including Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs, a holistic cookbook for pets.

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