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Easy Homemade Dog Treats with Rolled Oats

Oats, just like peanut butter, are a staple dog treat ingredient and provide a lot of texture and nutrients.

Pairing these two with bananas and honey will yield the tastiest homemade dog treats you can make with rolled oats.

They are super easy to make, healthy and will probably become your dog’s new favorite treats!

Are Rolled Oats OK for Dogs?

Rolled oats are a healthy grain for dogs and contain a lot of carbs and soluble fiber as well as protein and vitamins.

They are also rich in antioxidants that benefit your dog’s health in many ways. You may have heard of oat baths for humans or pets.

Oats are anti-inflammatory and anti-itching which makes them perfect for treating dry skin and skin allergies.

If your dog is sensitive to wheat, oats are a great alternative. As with any high-fiber food, too much can cause digestive issues.

In moderation, rolled oats will greatly benefit your dog’s skin, coat and overall health. And they make the perfect base ingredient for a variety of dog treats.

Make sure that you are only buying unflavored, plain oats that have nothing added to them. Oftentimes oats contain additives such as salt, sugar, xylitol, raisins, or chocolate.

All of these are very harmful to dogs and should never be consumed.

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Rolled oats should also not be given raw as they are harder to digest and dogs don’t have molars that would allow them to chew them up properly.

They can either be soaked, cooked or baked. Doing so increases the digestibility of oats and also allows the nutrients to be better absorbed by the body.

How To Make Homemade Dog Treats with Rolled Oats

Homemade dog treats with rolled oats are super easy to make! For this recipe you will only need 4 ingredients.

  • 4 cups whole grain oats
  • 6 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup almond or peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey

If you don’t have bananas on hand you can also substitute them for unsweetened apple sauce or pumpkin puree.

homemade dog treats with rolled oats

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Mash the bananas (use bananas with a lot of brown spots) in a large bowl using a fork. Stop once you have your desired consistency.

Add the oats, nut butter and honey to the same bowl and mix well to combine.

Remove the dough from the bowl and roll it out on a floured surface. It helps a lot to sprinkle a bit of flour onto the roller pin so the dough doesn’t break apart.

Using your desired cookie cutter forms, cut out the treats and place them on the baking sheet.

If you don’t have any cookie cutters, you can also scoop the treats using a cookie scoop or two tablespoons and press them onto the parchment paper using a fork.

Bake the treats for about 15-17 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.

Let them cool for at least 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. Your dog will already be circling around the kitchen due to that tasty smell.

rolled oats dog treats

Homemade Dog Treats with Rolled Oats

Yield: 80
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

The perfect dog treat recipe that even total beginners can make at home. With a texture that is slightly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, they will be your dog's new favorite treats!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole grain oats
  • 6 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup almond or peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mash the bananas (use bananas with a lot of brown spots) in a large bowl using a fork.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients to the same bowl and mix well to combine.
  4. Remove dough from the bowl and roll it out on a floured surface. Using your desired cookie cutter forms, cut out the treats and place them on the baking sheet.
  5. Alternatively, you can also scoop the treats using a cookie scoop or tablespoons and press them onto the parchment paper with a fork.
  6. Bake the treats for about 15-17 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.
  7. Let them cool for at least 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Notes

Oats: Make sure that the oats you are using are unflavored and have nothing added to them.

Bananas: If you don't have bananas on hand you can also substitute them for unsweetened apple sauce or pumpkin puree.

Storage: Leftover treats can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

Freeze: Individual treats can be wrapped in parchment paper and placed into a ziplock bag. They can be frozen for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 80 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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I am the founder of PawLeaks where I share weekly tips on dog training and behavior. Sharing a passion for dogs and helping owners to solve problems through understanding canine behavior and modification is my number one goal.

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