Frozen peanut butter banana dog treats made with only 3 ingredients that your dog will go absolutely crazy for! You just need bananas, peanut butter, and coconut oil for an easy and healthy homemade dog treat.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know we celebrated a birthday yesterday – Cashew is 1 year old!! Cashew is our dog if you didn’t know haha.
But where on earth did the time go?! My baby is growing up so so fast! It feels like just yesterday I was going to pick him up and bring him home. The other night I literally looked through every picture I had of him since we got him. Crazy dog mom alert 😜
Anyways, there is no better way to celebrate our favorite boy then with some easy homemade peanut butter banana dog treats!
It’s funny how people say dogs take after their humans. While I can see it in some things in Cashew, there is one thing I know for sure, and that is this dog loves food. There haven’t been too many things he doesn’t eat.
And who does that sound like… me haha! There isn’t much food that I don’t eat either.
I’ll be honest – he’s a pretty spoiled pup. We let him try people food right after we got him at only a 2 months old. His first taste of cantaloupe and he was hooked haha. It was pretty much downhill from there and he loved almost everything he has tasted.
Since food is kind of a big deal in our house, there is nothing better than making some homemade dog treats. You know what exactly goes into them and they are so cheap to make! Most of the treats at the store run from $5-15 dollars depending on what kind you are buying.
These peanut butter dog treats come out to less than $1.50 total! Granted it only makes 12 and you aren’t getting a whole bag of treats, but I usually don’t give Cashew a whole one in one sitting.
Another added bonus is that they taste amazing. If your dog is like Cashew, they will eat pretty much anything. But he loves these so much and goes nuts for them. I’ll admit that I’ve tried them and they really are delicious.
I mean how can you go wrong with frozen peanut butter and banana?!
If you don’t have a dog, I won’t judge you if you make them and eat them yourself.
Frozen peanut butter banana dog treats
These 3 ingredient dog treats couldn’t be any easier! All you need is 3 simple ingredients, a silicone mold (I mean you have to get the dog bone one haha), and a little patience for them to firm up. Cashew goes crazy for them!
Here is what you need:
- brown/spotted bananas
- peanut butter
- coconut oil
I make these in my stand mixer because I got it for Christmas and need to put it to use haha. You can totally make these in the food processor, with a hand mixer, or just mix it by hand. I prefer the stand mixer over the food processor as you still have a little texture in the bananas, but any way will work.
First, add your bananas to your mixer and use the paddle attachment to break down the bananas. Next pour in your melted coconut oil and drippy peanut butter. You want to make sure your peanut butter is runny so it incorporates well.
Mix until well combined, but still a little texture. Don’t forget to let your pup lick the bowl haha (I told you he was spoiled).
Then just add a heaping tablespoon or so to your dog bone silicone molds. The mixture will make 10-12 treats. Finally pop them in the freezer for 2-3 hours to firm up and that’s it! DIY dog treats for the win!
What makes these peanut butter banana dog treats healthy?
These frozen dog treats are made from good-for-you human grade ingredients! Literally you can eat them (I know, they are delicious). Here are how the 3 ingredients break down:
- bananas – a good source of carbs for active dogs, full of potassium, vitamin C and B6, fiber, and antioxidants, and can help with digestion
- peanut butter – what dog’s dreams are made of and full of healthy fats and protein. I like to get peanut butter where the only ingredients are peanut butter and salt
- coconut oil – full of saturated fat and has a high amount of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which provide your body and brain with energy. MCTs are harder for the body to convert into stored fat and easier to burn off. And coconut oil is great for your dog’s coat!
As you can see they are grain free, dairy free, and don’t have any added fillers or preservatives which you can sometimes find in store bought dog treats.
How long do homemade dog treats last?
Since these are frozen and kept in the freezer, they will last for months! Honestly, we go through these pretty quickly since Cashew loves them so much, but they should last up to 6 months.
You can either pop them out of the mold and store in a bag or just keep in them in the mold in the freezer. Just make sure they stay in the freezer or they will get too soft.
Cashew’s favorite store bought treats (if we run out of homemade!)
Stella & Chewy’s Wild Weenies – freeze dried and raw – he loves all the flavors!
Organix Castor & Pollux Dog Cookies – Michael recently picked up the peanut butter flavor and Cashew loves them!!
Spot Farms Turkey Meatballs – love the ingredients in these
Brothers Bakery – they have these at our vet and he loves the peanut butter banana ones. I usually pick up a bag when we go
Blue Treats Bits – we bought these while we were training him when we first got him. They are perfect since they are so small. He loves all the flavors
Those are his (and ours) favorites, but what can I say, I’m pretty sure he will eat anything.
Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats (3 Ingredients!)
- 2 large spotted/brown bananas (230 grams)
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter (make sure it is drippy)
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- Add your bananas to a stand mixer and use the paddle attachment to mix unti broken down, but still some texture remains. If you don't have a stand mixer, you can use a food processor, hand mixer, or just mash by hand.
- Add in the peanut butter and coconut oil and mix to combine. Texture should be pretty smooth, but with some small chucks of banana in them.
- Add 1 heaping tablespoon to bone-shaped silicone molds, making about 10-12 treats. Place in the freezer for 2-3 hours to firm up. Store in the freezer and let your pup enjoy!
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