When your Doggie is craving a treat… why not pop some Quick and Easy DIY Dog Graham Cracker Treats into the oven! Wagging Tails and Wet Doggie Kisses is your reward!
Does your fur baby love treats! Are you not so in love with the list of ingredients on the back panel of most treats? Well then how about firing up the oven and making these Quick and Easy DIY Dog Graham Cracker Treats that will make your pup roll-over with happiness! These treats are delish (yes… I had one and it was yummy… needed a little bit more sugar for humans but perfect for pups). What is also wonderful about this recipe is that it is Vegan and Gluten Free and there is no sacrifice in tasted whatsoever. So if you have a doggie that has an allergy to Gluten… this treat is totally perfect. All of my other Dog Treat Recipes are Vegetarian but I recently went Vegan after 20+ years being a Vegetarian so I wanted to try a Vegan Treat with all of the flavor and none of the by products.
This batch yielded 45 2 inch stars… a great size for most dogs. Your dogs might be a bit fussy like mine and prefer you breaking it up into smaller pieces… ez pz! I bet your pups would adore a batch and you can also make up additional batches for friends and families pups… they are always welcomed! Fill up a Mason Jar up with them… it looks fab! I really enjoy making batches of treats for my Local Animal Shelter… they go crazy and the Shelter loves it!
You are not going to believe how simple these dog treats are to make. With just a few ingredients and a little mashing and mixing… you can whip up a batch in no-time! I have to say one thing and I know that 99.9 percent of you reading this knows it… but for that one tenth of a percent that do not… PLEASE NEVER EVER EVER USE PEANUT BUTTER WITH XYLITOL!!!!! “Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs.” Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or even death in dogs.
Sure hope your pup/pups love this recipe. The Graham flour make the treats a little darker in color but that is to be expected. Please let me know if you make these!!! BONE APPETITE!!!
First let’s start with the sliced ripe bananas and peanut butter
Take your masher and let the Monster Mash begin
Keep mashing and mashing until it looks like this! Little lumps are always welcome!
Time to add your graham flour, cinnamon and sugar along with a pinch of salt if you choose to use it.
Fold and Mix until everything is nice and combined. The Dough is semi soft.
Then roll it into a ball and I cover it with cling wrap and put it in the fridge for about 30-40 minutes. You don’t have to but it really does help when rolling the dough out.
Time to ROLL… sprinkle your work space with a good amount of flour.
Sprinkle a little bit of flour on the top and roll.
We are shooting for 1/3 – 1/2 inch thick
I dip my cookie cutter into flour and start cutting away.
Have you Cookie Cutter lines with parchment paper next to you so you can move the cookies right onto it
Keep lining them up…. you will need two Cookie Tins
Now it is time to take a fork and poke a set of holes in the center of each cookie… that allows the steam to come out and it makes for a crispier treat
Mix your cinnamon and white Domino Sugar in equal parts
This step is totally optional but I do it… the tiny amount of sugar is almost incalculable and it adds such a special little something that dogs love! Just sprinkle each one with a mix of sugar and cinnamon
Bake at 325 for 30 – 35 minutes
TOTALLY COOL (for at least 2 hours)
Then store then in a Mason Jar or any air tight container. They will last easily for a month… but they probably will be eaten way before time. They also freeze fabulously!
Tails will be a waggin!!!
Alie was off playing… but Georgia was waiting patiently… she gives it a 4 paws up!
Quick and Easy Dog Graham Cracker Treats
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes to 35 minutes
- 2 Cups of Graham Flour
- 3 Ripe Bananas
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 1-2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
- Literally a pinch of Salt which is totally optional. A pinch of salt divided amongst 45 treats in basically non-existent.
- 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon of White Sugar (Domino Sugar is Vegan) COMBINE the 1 Tablespoon of Sugar and Cinnamon together to make Cinnamon sugar which you will use for sprinkling after they are cut.
- Pre-heat oven to 325
- Gather all of your ingredients
- Peel and slice your Bananas and put them in a large mixing bowl
- Add the Peanut Butter
- Mash the Bananas and Peanut Butter together with a hand masher until creamy (little lumps… no problem!)
- Add half of the flour and fold it in… once it is blended… add the other half until completely blended.
- You can chill the dough for about 1/2 an hour… this will make it easier to roll but if you are in a hurry… no problem… use as is!
- Flour your work space and roll out your dough. You can go as thin as 1/3 of and inch or 1/2 inch thick.
- Now it is time to cut them out (it really helps to dip you cookie cutter in some flour) … place your cut-outs on a parchment covered cookie tray.
- I used a fork to poke holes in the center… this allows for a crispier cookies.
- If you choose to…now is the time you sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon sugar over the cookies for that extra special Graham Cracker touch!
- Time to pop them in the over and bake for about 30 minutes. Check them at 25 to be sure… depending on your oven… it could take up to 35 minutes… you be the judge.
- Once they are baked and smelling delicious… place them on a cooling rack and let them cool completely!
- Once they are totally cool… place them in an air tight container of your choice. (I love tins and Mason Jars).
- Now comes the best part… time to give your pup the treat… prepare for some extra kisses!!!
Are ALL these ingredients safe for dogs? Of course!
It is a yes actually. Though, when allowing your dog to eat Graham Crackers you should implement a strict limit on how many your dog can eat. See, since it is loaded with carbohydrates, it is very likely that it will lead to obesity in dogs. … It is always best for your dogs to enjoy a healthy diet.
Cinnamon is non-toxic to dogs, cats, and horses, according to the ASPCA. “Cinnamon isn’t toxic for dogs, but nutmeg can be if consumed in large amounts,” says Dr. Ashley Hughes, DVM, at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC. In excessive amounts, nutmeg causes hallucinations and high heart rate in dogs.
Generally speaking, any peanut butter that doesn’t contain xylitol (or chocolate) should be fine for a dog. It can be a good source of protein and healthy fat for your dog — in moderation, of course. However, some peanut butters are healthier than others. … Xylitol is technically an “all natural” sweetener!
Are Bananas Good for Dogs? Bananas are high in potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. In fact, sometimes veterinarians recommend this fruit as a healthy alternative to fatty, salty treats. … However, like with any food item, you should only feed your dog bananas in moderation, especially since they contain a lot of sugar. DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG BANANA PEELS THOUGH!
Can my dog have Sugar?
Too much sugar can do the same thing to dogs that it does to people. It can make your dog overweight and cause problems with her teeth. It can even lead to diabetes. (The amount used in this recipe is divided over 45 treats is basically nothing)… that sprinkle on top is so worth it! Of course… the choice is totally yours!
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