Banana Dog Treats

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These 3 ingredient Banana Dog Treats are a healthy gluten free dog treat for your puppy! Easy to make soft or hard for a homemade dog treat. #dogtreats #homemadedogtreats #bananadogtreats
A white plate stacked with Banana Dog Treats and a banana

These homemade Banana Dog Treats are made with just 3 ingredients for an easy, love-filled treat for your puppy!

A white plate stacked with Banana Dog Treats and a banana

These Banana Dog Treats are so easy to make!

Plus they are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan dog treats to accommodate different dietary needs.

I made these 3 ingredient dog treats for all the dogs in the family, and they just loved them!

Always check with your vet about any concerns or questions related to dog treats and what your dog can eat.

A black lab eating oat treats off a white plate
My puppy! Don’t worry, I didn’t let him eat them all 🙂

Using Flax Seed or Chia Seed in Dog Treats

The best dog treats are made with great ingredients.

I love to add flax seed or chia seed to the dog treats that I make for extra nutrition.

These ingredients are completely optional and can be skipped if preferred.

Banana Dog Treats scattered across a wood surface with a couple bananas

Using Oats for Dog Treats

These banana dog treats are gluten free, using only oats as their base.

I simply grind up some oats using a food processor until it is like a thicker flour.

You could also try doing this in any blender.

Want to leave the oats whole? You can! But you will need more oats or less banana/peanut butter to get a non-sticky consistency.

Adding whole wheat flour is another option, but then they will not be gluten free dog treats.

Any type of oat should be fine. I like to use the classic, old fashioned rolled oats.

Your end goal is to get the mixture to stick together, not too crumbly so it does not fall apart when rolling out, but not wet and sticky. Just adjust each ingredient as you need to.

A black lab sitting next to a plate of the oat treats

Hard Treats or Soft Treats

I make most of my homemade dog treats as hard treats.

When they are hard and dried out, they do not mold nearly as fast because there is no moisture.

The hard treats also are good for their teeth as they somewhat clean them as they chew.

I make them hard by leaving them in the warm oven for a couple hours to dry them out completely.

They can then be stored in a cookie jar or at room temperature for several weeks.

Softer treats should be stored in the refrigerator after a couple days (since they do not have preservatives) and no need to leave them in the oven.

Whatever your puppy likes, or if you want to change them up, they taste amazing regardless!

Close up of a bone shaped treat
A white plate stacked with Banana Dog Treats and a banana

Banana Dog Treats

These 3 ingredient Banana Dog Treats are a healthy gluten free dog treat for your puppy! Easy to make soft or hard for a homemade dog treat. #dogtreats #homemadedogtreats #bananadogtreats
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Course: Dog Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 26 2″ cookies
Calories: 61kcal



  • Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  • Place 2 1/2 cups of the oats in a food processor and grind until it has a flour-like consistency. Place the ground oats in the large mixing bowl.
  • To the mixing bowl, add the remaining 1 cup of whole oats, cinnamon, and flax seed if using. Mix to combine. Add additional oats if the mixture is too wet, and banana, honey, or water if it is too dry. You want the dough to hold together but not be sticky or wet.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly dust the surface with flour or additional ground oats. Roll out the dough to approximately 1/4" thick.
  • Using your desired cookie cutter, cut out the treat shapes and place them on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake treats at 350F for 15 minutes. Turn off the oven, leaving the cookies inside, and let them sit for two hours. This will make the cookies crunchier. For soft cookies, remove them after the 15 minutes to cool at room temperature.
  • Store soft treats in an airtight container, kept in the refrigerator, for up to 2 weeks. Hard treats can be kept at room temperature up to 3 weeks.


The number of treats will vary with the thickness of the dough and size of the cookie cutter. This makes 26 treats that are 2″ circles.
Ground flax seeds are completely optional but a great healthy ingredient to add as they provide fiber and are anti-inflammatory. Talk to your vet for more information. Chia seeds are another great addition.
Any type of oats that you have should work well.
Talk to your vet about cooking for your dog and any dietary concerns.


Serving: 1treat | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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By on February 10th, 2021

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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8 thoughts on “Banana Dog Treats”

  1. Im making these for my rats. I only did 2 cups oats and 1.5 cups of their pellets ground up. Im only cooking half and froze the rest ( i hope it freezes well). Smeels good! Easy and healthy!

  2. Great recipe and my dog loves them, so thanks! Just know that with oats, these are not grain-free. Oats are most decidedly a grain—just not a glutenous grain.

  3. 5 stars
    My dogs love these. I let them cool in the oven to make crispy.
    I make many different dog treats but this one is one of mine and my dogs favorites.

  4. My dogs love these & I made all three – apple, banana & pumpkin but I seem to have trouble with the dough being very sticky so when I roll it out, it sticks to the rolling pin as well as my hands and makes a mess so I have to add a lot more oats. Am I doing something wrong? It happens with all 3 recipes.

    • Hi Linda,
      So glad your puppies love them! Nothing wrong! Different ingredients have different moisture content. If it is too wet and sticky, just add more oats or ground oats. You can also use whole wheat flour if you want. You can mix the extra oats or flour into the dough, and also use it when rolling like you would flour for cookies or pie dough.


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