Homemade Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats

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Ingredients: (Makes 2 Dozen)

1 banana, peeled
1 cup oat flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried parsley
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 egg, beaten

Method:
Preheat oven to 300°F. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.

Storage note: It’s best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, freeze them to give to your pal later; just be sure to thaw the treats befor handing them out.

The parsley in the treats makes them a great breath freshener. You can also substitute dried mint for the other half of the parsley as well for the same affect. The treat sizes can be adjusted to accommodate small or larger dogs, just cook them longer or shorter as needed!

For more information go to http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/homemade-peanut-butter-and-banana-dog-treats

 

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