Tarka's Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats Can Be Made Gluten-Free
U.K. Reader Fizz shares her dog’s favorite banana dog treats with peanut butter recipe.
They can be made gluten free if you like.
Ok here's Tarka’s favorite banana dog treats recipe.
It's a great dog treat recipe because it includes no cereals at all if you make it with Buckwheat Flour
. It does work just as well with ordinary flour too.
All measurements are metric cos I get confused with cups 'n things.
Note from Jen--website author: Ok, I made these and tried to figure out the measurements. But if you’ve ever used one of those conversion tables for a recipe you know it’s not exact. This is what I came up with and Baggins loves the treats!
I substituted regular flour and cow's milk because Baggins isn't allergic to foodstuffs and it's what I had on hand.
Tarka’s Banana Bones, & Extra Special Peanut Butter and Banana Rolls Dog Treats
2 teaspoons cinnamon (about 10 g)
3 ½ c. Buckwheat Flour
(I used regular flour because it’s what I had) (400 g.)
approx 3 tablespoons olive oil (1.5 oz)
1 tsp. Baking powder (5 g)
¾ c. goat’s milk (100-150 ml)( I used regular cow milk, goat’s milk not being so prevalent in my part of the world)
For the extra special banana dog treats with peanut butter inside, you will also need peanut butter, smooth or crunchy, it doesn't matter, but preferably one with no salt.
This recipe makes lots of Tarka’s Banana Dog Treats Bones, as well as a good amount of the banana and peanut butter rolls. Watch out! Humans have been known to steal these biscuits too, although for humans I'll add a little brown sugar or honey.
Here we go then, easy peasey this recipe and you won't be in the kitchen long!
Grab your mixing bowland mash the 2 bananas with a fork until they are a lovely gooey mess. Add the egg and cinnamon and whisk. Now you can add the oil a spoon at a time, and keep whisking until it's all mixed evenly.
Add the Buckwheat Flour
and baking powder and beat the mixture until it's well mixed in.
Little by little, add the milk until the mix is smooth but not too sticky. If it starts to get sticky, you don't need any more milk!
Time to get your hands messy and give it a knead for 3 or 4 minutes. If the mixture is too sticky add a little more flour, if it's too dry add a little more milk.
Now split the ball you've been kneading in half, wrap one half in cling film or foil and pop in the fridge. The other half you can roll out right away on a lightly floured surface, until it's about ½ in. thick.
I have a bone shaped cutter, but you can cut it into squares if you don't have one. 1 in x 1 in is an ideal size for a Labrador. You know what size your dog likes.
I don't grease the baking tray as they don't tend to stick. Put the treats into the oven at 395 F (200 c)for about 15 minutes, until they are golden brown and hard in texture.
Banana Peanut Butter Dog Treats
While they are cooking, get your other piece of biscuit dough and roll it into a sausage shape. Roll the sausage shape flat with a rolling pin.
You are aiming to roll out a rectangle shape about 4 x 8in. You should get at least 2 out of the ball of dough. Trim the edges so it's a nice rectangle shape. Smear a layer of peanut butter on the rectangle.
Take the long edge furthest from you and roll it towards you, you should now have a sausage shape again slice across the sausage 1 in. slices and you will see your peanut butter and banana rolls are ready for the oven
Cook for about 15 minutes at 395 F (200 C).
Once both sets of treats have finished cooking, turn the oven off and put them back into the oven. As it cools down they will dry out nicely giving them a crunchy texture that Tarka loves.
In fact she doesn't leave the kitchen until they come out of the oven.
Another Note: Fizz sent me this recipe with most of the measurements in metrics. I used a conversion table I found online and then did a test run. The biscuits came out fine but I didn’t get as much dough as Fizz indicates I should. Or maybe I just made my treats large;)
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