Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dog Lovin' - Oatmeal Pear Banana Treats

Oatmeal Pear Banana Dog Treats from Bella Bella Vita

I created a new dog treat recipe for Indigo and Lily and they loved them!  My Oatmeal Pear Banana Dog Treats are gluten-free and packed with lots of vitamins and fiber.  They smell so wonderful that I ate one myself!

These treats are soft and chewy and it's easy to pinch off a piece if you want to use them for training. Keep in mind they have a lot of fiber in them, so don't give too many at once!
  • Pears are a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C, minerals and fiber for your pup (ref ehow).
  • Bananas have lots of electrolytes, amino acids, vitamins, potassium and fiber for your pup (ref: Paw Nation).

Be sure to also check out my other dog treat recipes...they are all gluten-free.  Indigo & Lily love them and I hope your pups do too!

Oatmeal Pear Banana Dog Treats {Gluten-Free}

Recipe by Laura Ashman Jolna

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 12 min
Total time: 17 min
Yield: 22-24 treats

Ingredients
  • 1-1/4 cup oat flour, gluten-free or ground oats
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 med pear, very ripe
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp molasses
Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl with a whisk (oat flour thru ginger).
  • Peel and core pear*.  Puree in a blender or cuisinart (I use a mini cuisinart).
  • Combine wet ingredients (pear puree through molasses) in a bowl and blend with a whisk.
  • Add puree to dry mixture and stir well with a spatula until mixed.  
  • Refrigerate dough for at least 15 minutes (don't skip this step).
  • Scoop on baking sheet coated with cooking spray using small cookie scoop.  Flatten with a wet fork.  
  • Bake 12 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.  Store in the refrigerator as there aren't any preservatives used. Treats should last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
*  IMPORTANT:  make sure you remove all pear seeds before you puree.  Pear seeds contain cyanide and can be toxic for dogs.

Notes:
I flip back and forth between grinding my own oat flour from gluten free oatmeal or using Bob's Red Mill Oat Flour.
If you have the Paprika recipe app and would like to download the recipe, please email me and I'll send it to you in the correct format.

Happy Dog Lovin' & Dog Treatin'!


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