These simple frozen peanut butter banana dog treats are cooling, healthy, and delicious for your little one! you can whip these up in no time and give them to your dog on a hot summer day and trust me they will love you for it!
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Dog-approved homemade frozen dog treats
After spending over two months in Algeria this summer, I got to hang out with my little brother and his two german shepherds a ton!
German shepherds are actually one of my favorite breeds of dogs and because they melted my heart every time, I decided that I should start making them homemade treats to reward them for being such good boys. Added bonus was the fact that this past summer was so so hot, so they needed a way to cool down.
Peanut butter was actually one of those new foods that they didn’t have before since they’re not here in the US. At first they wouldn’t touch it but I figured if I mixed it with other simple ingredients that they were used to they’ll enjoy it even more and boy was I right!
They devoured their treats and were happy dogs for the recipe of the day!
Why do you need to make this recipe?
- This recipe is extremely simple and uses ingredients that you might already have on hand.
- These treats require no bake time.
- It is delicious
- These treats will help your dog cool off during the hot summer months.
- Just because your little furry friend deserves sweet tasty treats from time to time and these are it!
Ingredients for these homemade treats
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this recipe. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Greek yogurt – Use your favorite yogurt as long as it is unsweetened.
- Peanut butter- You can use natural peanut butter or regular creamy peanut butter for this recipe. Make sure your peanut butter doesn’t have Xylitol as that is toxic to dogs and can hurt them badly.
- Cinnamon– Cinnamon is great for dogs, as it has a ton of benefits! It helps lower their inflammation, regulate blood sugar, and even slow bacteria growth in their bodies!
- Water- The water is just to thin out the frozen treats a bit.
- Coconut oil- The coconut oil will help these treats stay solid for longer when you pull them out to give to your dog.
- Overripe bananas- The bananas allow these treats to be sweet without all the added sugar. It is also a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6, copper, manganese, and even biotin! Plus this is a great recipe to put your overripe bananas to good use.
- Bananas- Whether your dog doesn’t like bananas or you just don’t have it on hand, you can use pumpkin puree or even baked or cooked sweet potatoes.
- Peanut butter- This is an easy fix, you can use any nut butter you’d like. Just make sure that it doesn’t contain any xylitol because that can hard your pup really badly.
- Coconut oil- You can use olive oil instead of coconut oil.
Add-ins for your peanut butter treats
- Ground oats – These will make the treats more filling
- Almond flour- The same goes for almond flour, while also giving them extra added health benefits.
How to make these healthy homemade dog treats.
This is how you can make these sweet dog treats. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Place the silicone molds on a baking sheet to make them easier to transport to the freezer.
- Pour the mixture in the silicone molds, I used paw and small bones shaped silicone molds for these but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. Even silicone muffin liners would work.
- Freeze for a few hours until solid then transfer to an air-tight container and back in the freezer to store or give to your dog immediately.
Frequently asked questions – FAQ- Frozen peanut butter banana dog treats
How to store these yummy dog treats?
You can store these frozen PB and banana dog treats in the freezer.
Whenever your dog is being a good boy or good girl, just grab it out of the freezer and give it to them. It’s both delicious and cooling. They will love you even more for it!
For how long will these frozen peanut butter banana dog treats stay fresh?
These will stay fresh and okay to give to your fur babies for up to 3 months.
Are these dog treats safe to give to my dog?
These dog treats have safe for dogs ingredients but you should use your best judgment when it comes to this since you know your dog best and you are aware of what he can or can’t eat.
Make sure to check with your veterinarian before feeding your dog anything new or introducing them to a new ingredient to stay on the safer side!
Homemade frozen peanut butter banana dog treats
So next time you need to run to grocery stores for those store-bought dog treats, make sure to give homemade easy dog treat recipes a try first!
Frozen peanut butter banana dog treats
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.1 banana, ½ cup yogurt, ⅓ cup peanut butter, 1 tablespoon water, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Pour the mixture into the silicone molds and freeze for 1-2 hours or until solid
- Give to your pup or store in an airtight container for later.
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