The following recipe feature oats as the prime ingredient. Using fresh ingredients when possible will make these treats even healthier!

Peanut Butter and Banana Oat Drops

In addition to aiding in training and filling your dog with glee, treats made with carefully chosen ingredients will enhance your dog’s health and well-being. The ingredients in this recipe are both tasty and nutritious.

Flax seed is a rich source of anticarcinogens and omega-3 fatty acids, and is low in calories, fat, and sodium. The numerous benefits of flax seed include a healthier heart, smooth supple skin, and a shiny coat.

Bananas are creamy, rich, and sweet to a dog’s taste and provide more nutrition with several essential amino acids, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins B6 and C, potassium, fiber, and manganese. Working and performance dogs thrive on bananas because their natural sugars metabolize quickly to provide instant energy. Dogs recuperating from illness or injury benefit as bananas assist in maintaining normal blood pressure, heart function, fluid balance, and digestive tract function.

Peanut butter is one more highly digestible and nutritious food rich in protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.

You’ll find these peanut butter and banana treats will tempt even the pickiest puppies from the very first smell!

Ingredients:

4 cups rolled oats

2 Tbsp ground flax seed

2 medium very ripe bananas

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together oats, flax seed, bananas, and peanut butter. Add water and mix well. Drop 1/2 teaspoon-sized drops onto greased cookie sheet or roll out and cut with a cookie cutter (let dough stand for a few minutes before rolling; it’s sticky initially). Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. The drops last longer and are delightfully crunchy if they are placed in a dehydrator for several hours after baking to remove all moisture. This can also be done in a low temperature (170 degrees) oven.

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