RECIPE: Carob Banana Dog Treats

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.

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

Carob Banana Dog Treats


  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup carob powder
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
Mash the banana, then combine everything.


  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.

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Allison Gray gained a wealth of knowledge about animal welfare issues and responsible pet care during her nearly 5 years of work for an animal shelter. She is a writer, photographer, artist, runner and tattooed remedial knitter. Allison also has been researching, testing out and perfecting nutritious pet treat recipes in her kitchen for Petful since spring 2017.

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