I found this recipe called “3 Ingredient Dog Treats“. I saw the ingredient lists and realized that I had all of those items, so I spontaneously made these bad boys. I noticed that I had some carrots and decided to add that to the recipe. I was worried that maybe Sumo, the Beagle, would not like this cookie, because she is not a fan of bananas. My recipe is based off of Diary of a Mad Crafter. If you would like to use the original recipe, feel free to click HERE for it.
Weird fun fact: When I used to work at a Vet hospital, the vets would often tell clients to help stop dogs from eating their own poop to feed them bananas, because it had a similar texture. I’m sure it’s only the texture that is similar to bananas and not the taste. Then again, I didn’t test out that theory, but I’m sticking to it.
Things You’ll Need:
- A potato masher
- Big Bowl
- Wooden spoon or a mixer
- Rolling pin
- Cookie Cutters (Although I didn’t have any, so I just made odd shapes)
- Food Processor (optional)
- 1 and 1/2 cups of Whole Wheat flour
- 1 banana, mashed (I used two small apple bananas)
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 cup of shredded carrots (you can buy pre-cut ones)
Let’s get started!
Mash up those peeled bananas until it starts to look like a mushy banana pudding. It’s okay if there is lumps, but try to break up the bananas as best as you can. I’m sure the dogs are not going to hold it against you if they have a chunk of bananas in their cookie.
Preheat oven to 350.
Add the 1 and 1/2 cups flour to the bananas. No need to mix at this time.
On top of the flour, go ahead and add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil. It doesn’t have to be virgin, it can be anything style, as long it’s coconut oil. I found mines at Whole Foods for $9. Now start mixing it together. It’s going to take awhile, if you are doing it by hand. I found my batter was on the “wet” side. It was super sticky when I mixed it by hand, so I suggest just mixing it with a spoon. I decided to let the dough rest in the refrigerator, so the dough can “set”. I suggest leaving the dough for at least 3 hours, but I took mines out after an hour and it was less sticky, but not 100% sticky-free.
I tried to flatten it out as best that I could, then realizing that I didn’t have any cookie cutters! At that point, I just made weird shapes, but didn’t help the look of the cookie any better. Try to evenly roll out the dough, about 1 inch to 1.5 inches thick. Note: the thicker the cookie, the longer it will take to bake.
Bake for 20-45 minutes or until the cookies have a nice brown edges, like a typical cookie. I tried to cook it until the cookies are hard like a biscuit, but since I added the carrots, it came out like chewy oatmeal cookies instead.
The testers are Scruffy (The Lhasa Apso. Small dog) and Sumo (The Beagle. Big dog). Like I said earlier, Sumo doesn’t like bananas, so it’s her reaction that I’m concentrating on. Did she like it?
chicken cookie dinner! I guess the combination of the sweet carrots, wheat, and coconut oil masked the bananas enough that Sumo didn’t care. Scruffy loved it as well. Don’t worry, he had as much cookies as Sumo did. I’m a fair mama.
I give this an A+++++. This recipe is a HIT with the dogs. It’s super easy, healthy, and cheap. If you can bake cookies, you can bake these doggie treats.
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Other Foodie Guinea Pigs:
- I got to watch the “reunion” special to Amish Mafia. I love this show. A review should be coming shortly.
- Finish reading Beuwolf. That sh#t cray. Great poem.
- I’m kinda weirded out with this whole Manti Te’o fake relationship thing.
- Brainstorming on a new podcasting idea. Maybe a pop culture podcast in the works?
- Last night, O’ahu reached the high 50′s. In Hawai’i standards, that’s COLD! Brrrrr! ;)
- Currently watching Karate Kid 2. It’s weird to see Hawai’i as Okinawa.
Happy Doggie Day!