When you think of foods that make your furry friend flip, bananas probably don’t immediately come to mind. While it’s true that fruit isn’t usually at the top of any dog’s list of favorite fare, using bananas in baking is a great way to create delicious and healthy treats. The best part about banana bites is that your kids can eat them too!
Start by gathering all the necessary ingredients:
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1-1/4 cup of flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 2 mashed bananas
Mix all the wet ingredients together first (oil, honey, milk, and bananas), and then add the flour and oatmeal until you have a smooth batter. Put older kids in charge of measuring and younger ones in charge of mixing. Everyone can help pour the batter onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, and then bake at 325 degrees (160 degrees Celsius) for 25 minutes. Once your banana bites are cool to the touch, use a knife or pizza cutter to slice them into small, bite-sized squares.
Dogs really go bananas for these yummy snacks, but don’t let your pet eat too many, as they can be fattening. Particularly if your dog is prone to pudginess, be sure to limit him to just a few treats per day. Banana bites can also be used as incentive to exercise or do tricks. Keep them in the refrigerated until your dog does something treat-worthy.