If you're looking for an easy to make, healthy, affordable dog treat recipe than you have come to the right place with this dried banana dog treat recipe!
Did you know bananas are a good treat for dogs? Bananas are high in fiber, magnesium, and multiple vitamins.
The fiber can help your dog if he/she is having any gas problems and the magnesium can promote bone growth and help the body produce protein and absorb vitamins.
There are multiple ways you can add banana to your dog's diet. Try a few out and see which your dog likes best or just switch it up once in a while to keep things exciting.
Ways to add banana to your dog’s diet:
Mash it and mix it into his/her food.
Share a bite with your dog while you're eating a banana.
Stuff it in a toy such as a Kong. You could even try freezing it in the toy too!
Puree the banana and freeze it to make banana ice cream.
Dehydrate it using the following method…
There are actually a couple of ways you can go about doing this.
You can slice the banana to end up with banana chips or you can cut the banana lengthwise to get more of a stick-like treat. This is more about how you prefer to feed your dog or if your dog is a super picky eater.
Also, you can use a dehydrator if you have one, but this recipe I show you how to make them with an oven. If you have a dehydrator, the instructions are basically the same.
Dried Banana Dog Treats
Lemon juice (optional)
Preheat oven to 210F
Peel and cut the banana either into slices or lengthwise
Lay the pieces on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper
Brush each piece of banana with lemon juice to prevent browning (optional)
Bake for about 1.5 hours
The longer you bake them the crunchier they will be. These banana chips shown here were only baked for 1.5 hours and they were still a bit soft and rubbery like.
Let cool and then you and your pup can enjoy them together as a delicious and healthy snack!
These treats can last about 7 days in an airtight container left at room temperature. If you put them in the fridge they start to soften up and get mushy.
The crunchier they are the longer they will last because of the lack of moisture. So the timeframe really does vary but I've found about 7 days to be the average length.
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