I don’t enjoy cooking that much, probably because I’m not very good at it. However, I found making homemade dog treats surprisingly simple. Anyone can do it. My furry friend, Oliver, loves these treats; so I think it would be cool to share my recipe: Bellow is a step-by-step guide on how to make simple homemade dog treats with just Yogurt, Peanut Butter and Bananas.
Ingredients: 1 Cup of Plain Yogurt – 3 tbsp of Creamy Peanut Butter – 2 Bananas
If you have a blender, all you need to do is to cut 2 bananas into small slices, and then add all the ingredients into your blender. You blend it well until it’s creamy and then pour the mixture into an ice cube tray. I’m using my octopus ice cube mold, which is not dog related…but it’s cute, you can use any ice cube mold.
If you don’t have a blender, you can microwave the peanut butter for 20 seconds, this will make it easier to mix. Then, you mash up the bananas and mix in the remaining ingredients. Afterwards, pour the mixture into the ice cube mold.
Leave them in your freezer for 2-3 hours and that’s it! Serve them to your fur baby and enjoy!
Oliver loves the treats!
After making it, I wanted to make sure that Ollie (my dog) would prefer my treats over the ones we bought from the store, so I conducted an experiment. I placed my homemade treat and the store bought treat on the floor. Oliver picked the homemade one 5 out of 5 times. He absolutely loves it!
Benefits of Homemade Dog Treats:
Every dog owner should have dog treats. Sure, your dog has his meals; but you want to give your furry friend a nice little treat from time to time. Sometimes you want to use treats for training; or perhaps you just want to show him love. Either way, we’re buying lots of treats in the stores not knowing what ingredients are inside. There are numerous dog food preservatives that could be toxic to your furry companion.
By making our own homemade stuff, we can choose what ingredients we want to put into his food. Yogurt is not only safe for your dog, but also good for him. There is active bacteria inside which can have a positive impact on the digestive system of your dog. However, make sure that it is plain and natural Yogurt. You don’t want anything with added sugar. They are not beneficial.