Healthy treats for dogs can be made with almost any fruit or vegetable pulp (dog-safe, of course). Because these treats don’t expand in the oven, the dough can be formed into any shape.
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 ½ cup instant oats
- 1 cup juice pulp (we used pulp from kale, celery, carrots, apples, and beets)
- 3 tbsp flour, plus more for rolling
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork. Add the coconut oil and juice pulp. Mix. Add the oats and flour. Combine to form a dough, using your hands to knead oats into the dough. Color and texture of the treats will vary depending on the type of pulp you use.
- On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut into shapes. If you don’t have cookie cutters, you can cut into squares with a knife or use a cup to cut circles. Or, make shapes with your hands.
- Transfer treats to the parchment-lined cookie sheets. Treats will not expand in the oven, so they can be placed close together. Bake until dry, about 25-30 minutes depending on size.
- Let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Inspired by CBC Life and Grounded Nutrition.