These homemade Beet and Banana Dog Treats are made from simple, healthy ingredients you can find at your local grocery store. Your dogs will love them!
Beets and Bananas are a magnificent combination for baked dog treats. The fiber and potassium in beets help support your dog's digestive system and provide a healthy dose of antioxidants.
Are Beets Good for Dogs?
Bananas are high in vitamins and can help soothe an itchy dog.
Beets are also full of antioxidants, and the potassium in them can help to counteract the harmful effects of sodium, chlorine and other chemicals in tap water.
This is a very easy-to-make recipe you can change up depending on your dog's preferences.
You can replace the beets with carrots, sweet potatoes or even pumpkin puree if you want to give your dog a unique flavor.
This homemade beet and banana dog treat recipe was originally part of my peanut butter and banana dog snacks recipe. I tweaked it a little more by adding beets to the recipe.
Beets as the ingredient
Are beets safe for dogs? Yes!
Not only are beets safe for your dog to eat in moderation, they are a terrific source of vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, folate and potassium.
The vitamins that come from beats are good for your dog’s digestion system and their immune system. It’s also provides a healthy skin and coat.
Plus, it’s very rare that some dogs are allergic to beets.
Except for dogs that have bladder or kidney stones, they can eat beets in moderation.
Oats and Flour in dog treats
You will find oats and banana in a lot of dogs treat recipes. For example, in my pill pocket recipe for dogs, it’s made strictly with oats.
Oats are They Good for Dogs?
Oats are not only nutritious and tasty, but they are hearty and used in a variety of ways and dog treats.
Most often when using oats, the recipe will call for processing into a flour-like consistency.
You can easily do this with a food processor or Nutribullet. By using the milling blade in a NutriBullet, you can easily grind your oats into flour.
Oats are an excellent alternative for dogs who are sensitive to wheat or other grains. They are full of omega – 6 fatty acids. Omega-6 helps keep your dog’s Skin strong and healthy.
Odds are also great for dogs with bowel issues. The extra fiber Helps keep your dogs regular.
Why add oats to dog treats?
- They cook a quickly.
- They have anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties.
- They have a calming effect on the nervous system of your dog.
- Not only do they help strengthen the heart but also the spleen, pancreas, and immune system.
Bananas in dog treats
Bananas help to boost immune system. They can replenish electrolytes and promote skin and coat health.
Hint: I find that ripe bananas work best in most dog treat recipes. Plus, they have a ton more flavor!
How to make Beet and Banana Dog Treats
We begin with placing our oats into a NutriBullet to grind the oats into flour. If you don't have a NutriBullet, no worries, any food processor will do.
Mix a beet that's been roasted or steamed into a bowl with a mashed banana and yogurt.
All your flour and oats into your beet mixture.
Form the dough into a ball and place on a floured surface. Hint: Wear gloves when working with beet dough, otherwise you're hands may come out red.
Roll out your dough about ¼ inch thickness.
Use your cute doggie cookie cutters and punch out your dog treats from the dough.
Hint: I like to use parchment paper to roll out my dough ball. It helps to prevent sticking.
Bake and then cool.
Store them in an air-tight container.
Free Beet and Banana Dog Treat Recipe
We hope you'll love these dog treats! Callie and Ruby couldn't wait for them to cool off after coming out of the oven.
Super easy and delicious Beet and Banana dog treats.
- 1 mashed banana
- 1 beet roasted or steamed
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Cup oats
- ¼ C plain yogurt
- Put quick oats into blender or food processor to make into a flour consistency.
- Mix beet, banana, and yogurt together.
- Add flour and oats.
- Roll our out the dough on a flat floured surface.
- Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
- Place shapes onto cookie sheets. Back at 350 degrees for 11 minutes.
- Cool on cooling racks.
- Store in airtight container.
Roll dough out on parchment paper for easier clean up.
Place parchment paper on cooling rack before placing cookies on the rack.
No need to add red food coloring, I experimented and there was no color difference by using Wilton coloring gel.
Wear gloves to work with this dough unless you don’t mind pink hands
Please be sure to share if your dog loved these dog treats as much as my dogs do.