Our little peanut, Grady, has been so good here in Colorado (not stealing peoples' Christmas Cookies or hot chocolate) that I thought it only fair that she get a little holiday goodie of her own. I modified a few recipes that I found and created these little Banana & Peanut Butter Star Treats for her.
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They are gluten-free, dairy-free and wheat free (the best for the pups). She absolutely adores these: so much so that I could only get blurry photos of her dashing away with them. I highly recommend them. However, if your dog has allergies of any kind, definitely check with the vet before you whip these up.
• a banana, preferably ripe
• 1 cup oat flour
• 2/3 cup rolled oats
• a cookie cutter of your choice! choose one that's relative to your dog's perfect treat size. I chose a chihuahua-sized star
• 1/4 cup ground, organic parsley (for fresh breath!)
• 1 egg, beaten
• 3 tablespoons organic, creamy peanut butter
In a large bowl, smash banana with a potato masher or fork until soft and gooey. Combine beaten egg and other ingredients. Stir the sticky mixture well with a wooden spoon.
On a piece of parchment paper, roll or pat the dough into a sheet about 1/2 inch thick. Use the cookie cutter to create shapes, or roll small balls and flatten them into "cookies." Place these pieces on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes at 300°. Voila! The perfect Banana-Peanut Butter cookie for your furry friend.