Recipe for Banana Apple and Carrot Flavoured Dog Biscuits and Banana Frosting

Healthy Frosted Treats for Dogs

Those dried up pieces of "food" laden with artificial colourings and flavourings, as well as additives, and god knows what else, would hardly pass as a treat in a human's book, so why reward your dog for good behaviour with one of them? If you ever find yourself with a few hours to spare, why not prepare your pooch a batch of simple but delicious nibblies that he'll do anything for?

You can adjust the flavours used in this recipe to suit you and your dog, but there are some ingredients you need to avoid.

Batch of Home-Baked Dog Treats
Batch of Home-Baked Dog Treats | Source

Avoid Using the Following Ingredients

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Walnuts
  • Onions
  • Liver
  • Baby food
  • Green parts of potatoes and tomatoes

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Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: Varies depending on size of cookie cutter used

Ingredients (Biscuits)

  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/8 - 2/8 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
Bunch of Ripe Bananas
Bunch of Ripe Bananas | Source
Juicy Apple
Juicy Apple | Source
Row of Carrots
Row of Carrots | Source

Method (Biscuits)

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°f or 175°c.
  2. Grate the carrots and mix them with the mashed banana, and add the water and apple sauce to the mixture.
  3. In a slightly larger bowl, whisk the flour and oats together, then make a hollow in the centre of these ingredients and pour in the fruit and veg blend.
  4. Use a spoon to blend all the ingredients together thoroughly, and once done, use your hands to kneed the mixture in the bowl.
  5. Sprinkle a clean, dry work surface with flour and fold the dough out onto it, continuing to kneed until you are satisfied that the dough has fully formed, then use a rolling pin to roll it out to a thickness of half an inch.
  6. Cut out into shapes - either using a knife to simply cut the dough into squares, or by using a cookie cutter.
  7. Drizzle a cookie sheet lightly with non-cook spray on which the cookies should be placed, then bake for about twenty-five minutes.
  8. When done, transfer them from the oven onto a wire cooling rack and let them cool fully before putting them away.
Homemade Dog Cookies
Homemade Dog Cookies | Source

Dog Biscuit Frosting

Icing should only be used as a special reward, or as a decoration if you are selling your homemade biscuits or giving them away as a gift. Keep in mind that in comparison to the size of your biscuits, you should only use a small amount of icing - it should be spread thin on each treat.

A small amount of regular food dye is fine to use, just as long as you don't use any more than is needed, and you may use any colour you like. Note that if you use whole-wheat flour or any other type of flour with small specks of colour in it, the shade of your frosting will be effected, so it may be a better idea to use plain white flour. Like the cookies, the following frosting recipes do not include any ingredients that are unsafe for dogs.

Ingredients (Frosting)

  • 2 cups mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 tablespoons powdered carob
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup pecans

Note that some dogs really don't enjoy the taste of pecans. To find out if your dog does, offer him or her a small piece and if they happily eat it and sniff around, searching for more, include it in this frosting. However, if it just licks the piece and puts it on the floor, uninterested, it's perfectly OK to omit the pecans from this recipe.

Dog Begging for a Treat
Dog Begging for a Treat | Source

Method (Frosting)

  1. Toss the banana, butter, carob, cinnamon, vanilla and flour into a medium mixing bowl and mix them together well until you think they've combined properly.
  2. Spread the frosting on biscuits that have been allowed to cool and drizzle them with pecans if your dog likes them.

Storage

The Apple, Banana, and Carrot Biscuits keep well for 3 weeks when packed in the fridge, and will be good to eat for a maximum of 6 months if you choose to freeze them.

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BJC 4 years ago from Florida

I love it!!!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Thanks for sharing. I will try this one for Angus. Good day!


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VendettaVixen 4 years ago from Ireland Author

@BJC

I'm glad you like the recipe. Thanks for commenting.


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VendettaVixen 4 years ago from Ireland Author

I really hope Angus enjoys his treats, Thelma. Thanks for taking the time to read and leave a comment.


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billips 4 years ago from Central Texas

What a great hub, especially if you have dogs that are allergic to many of the usual ingredients found in commercial biscuits - this is one recipe I have printed - love the 'icing' a must for my critters - B.


Lj 4 years ago

Very easy to make ! My dogs loved them!


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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

I know that my dog would love these! Voted up and shared.


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melbelle 4 years ago from Southern United States

This is great! Not only for my dog, but for Christmas presents to my dog's "cousins". My brothers dog will love these too.

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