When it comes to making an easy homemade dog treat recipe, many people often gravitate to making the most complex treats they can find or resort to buying store brand dog treats. What many people don’t realize is that making your own dog treats in the comfort of your own home can be as easy as breathing. Especially if you are looking for treats that are healthy! Most healthy dog treat recipes tend to contain less than 5 ingredients (less is more in this sense) and can be made in just a few minutes.
In this post, I want to share with you one of the easiest dog treat recipes you can make. Listen, I am new to making my own dog treats, but after making these treats, I know I will never buy store brand treats ever again. This particular treat recipe is made using 4 simple ingredients: chickpea flour, a banana, an egg, and organic peanut butter. That is it. Not only is it grain-free, but it can be beneficial to your dog as well.
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So, let’s break down the ingredients for this particular treat so you can see how healthy it can be:
This type of flour is made from ground chickpeas. It is mostly used in treats for dogs with sensitivities and is gluten-free. This type of flour is considered to be a highly digestible protein, which your dog can always benefit from. Chickpea flour is also a source of potassium, fiber, iron, copper, Vitamin B6, calcium, zinc, and folic acid.
As long as eaten in moderation, bananas can be beneficial to dogs. Bananas are an excellent source of Vitamin B6, fiber, Vitamin C, and Manganese. Bananas are low in both sodium and cholesterol but do have a higher level of sugar than is ideal. That is why bananas should only be consumed as a treat instead of being used as part of a dog’s main diet.
Eggs are by far one of the best sources (aside from actual meat) of digestible protein a dog can consume. Eggs are perfect to use as it can help give dogs with digestive issues the protein boost they need. Eggs are also rich in riboflavin and selenium, making it even more beneficial.
Surprisingly peanut butter contains a variety of beneficial vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E which can help boost your dog’s immune system and Biotin, which can help keep your dog’s skin healthy. Dogs absolutely love peanut butter so you don’t have to worry about those picky eaters turning their noses up at it.
Now that you understand how beneficial these ingredients are for a dog, as well as how beneficial these treats can be, let’s jump into the actual recipe. Keep in mind, feel free to add in whatever ingredients you wish to add more to the treats. Also, don’t hesitate to add your favorite dog-friendly icing to make these treats even more delicious!