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3-Ingredient Dog Treats

3-Ingredient Dog Treats Recipe: an easy homemade puppy snack ready in 20 minutes! Wheat free and full of peanut butter, your pooch will love these simple bites.

glass jar of homemade dog treats on a tray with a spoon of peanut butter

What three ingredients are needed for these dog treats?

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (with no salt or added oil)
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 cup rolled or instant whole oats, gluten-free as needed

How to Make 3-Ingredient Dog Treats with Peanut Butter and Banana

  1. Mix your oat flour, banana, and peanut butter until a cohesive mixture forms. Kneading with your hands is easiest!
  2. Roll out dough (no flour needed) and cut out dog treat shapes of choice. I used the same cutouts from my animal cracker recipe, but any shape will work.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes and let cool.

This recipe is truly very simple and comes together in just about 20 minutes.

golden retriever puppy looking at hand holding treat

Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?

Yes, as long at its pure peanut butter with no xylitol and fed in moderation, it should be safe for your dog. I recommend looking for a jar that is just made with peanuts (and try to avoid high sodium levels). As always, it’s important to double check with your vet to insure this is the case for your specific breed. Feel free to read more about peanut butter dog safety here! Treats should not make up more than 10 percent of your pup’s diet.

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Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?

Yes. Oatmeal is a great source of fiber for dogs and is especially helpful with those that have a wheat sensitivity. Vitamin B in oats will help keep their coat shiny and thick. Be sure to never prepare oatmeal with dairy milk, as this often times will upset their stomach. Raw oatmeal can also be challenging to digest, which is why these treats are cooked. Read more about oatmeal safety here. Again, your dog is not meant to be eating “people food,” so moderation is very important.

multiple peanut butter dog treats in the shape of dogs

Can dogs eat bananas?

Yes, dogs can eat bananas. They are very sweet which you dog will likely enjoy. As always, it’s useful to check with your vet before feeding your dog a new food

Can dogs eats a vegan diet?

No, dogs cannot eat a vegan diet. As animals that evolved from wolves, they require a very different nutrient profile than humans, one that consists primarily of meat. Now dogs can eat many “human” foods safely, including grains, peanut butter, and banana. It is of course best to give these treats in moderation. This post of a dog birthday cake details a long list of foods safe for your pet!

What human foods can dogs not eat?

At a high level, do not feed your dog foods with any added sugar or salt. Avoid raw grains (like uncooked oats) as can dry out their stomachs and throw their digestion off balance. This list from the ASPCA details some more dog-unfriendly foods.

How to Store 3-Ingredient Dog Treats

For the longest-lasting treats, store in a sealed, freezer-safe container where they can last for months. Many dogs can enjoy these treats directly from the freezer. If you dog is smaller or has more delicate teeth, you may want to store these in the fridge where they will keep for up to two weeks in a sealed container.

puppy looking at treat in hand

I hope your dog enjoys these easy homemade treats! Please let me know in the comments if they are a hit. This recipe yields about 50 treats.

If you’re looking for more dog-friendly recipes, try this:

If you’re looking for a fun people-approved (not for dogs!) recipe with peanut butter, try one of these next:

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3 Ingredient Dog Treats with Peanut Butter


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 50 treats 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Three Ingredient Dog Treats, ready in 20 minutes! Wheat free and full of peanut butter, your dog or puppy will love these simple snacks. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter (made from just peanuts)
  • 1 small ripe banana

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. Grind oats into a fine flour using a high speed blender. Add oat flour to a large bowl with peanut butter and banana. Mash with a fork to combine and the use your hand to knead into a cohesive mixture. If it’s not holding together, add more peanut butter or oat flour. Do not add dairy or other ingredients, as they may be unsafe for your pet.
  3. On a clean surface, roll dough to desired thickness, about 1/4 of an inch. Cut out in shapes of choice. Little bones would be cute! Place on prepared sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely before giving to your pet. Feel free to try one yourself! I recommend storing in a jar in the freezer for long-term keeping (they will last a few months).

Notes

For the longest-lasting treats, store in a sealed, freezer-safe container where they can last for months. Many dogs can enjoy these treats directly from the freezer. If you dog is smaller or has more delicate teeth, you may want to store these in the fridge where they will keep for up to two weeks in a sealed container.

Always be sure to check with your veterinarian to determine what is safest for your dog.

For another pet-friendly recipe, try this Dog Birthday Cake!

  • Category: Dog treat
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 of 50 treats
  • Calories: 18 calories
  • Sugar: 0.4 grams
  • Sodium: 0.4 milligrams
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 0 gram
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 gram
  • Trans Fat: 0 gram
  • Carbohydrates: 1.9 gram
  • Fiber: 0.3 gram
  • Protein: 0.6 gram
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: dog treat, homemade treats, dog food, puppy

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    • Emily says

      Thanks so much for your kind comment Sheila, I’m so glad they worked for you! I hope your dog loves them 🙂

    • Emily says

      Hi Tatiana. thanks so much for reading! These will keep on the counter for about 5 days, but I actually store mine in the freezer where they’ll last for months. I pull them out a few at a time for my dog and he loves them that way. Hope that helps!

  1. Denine Morgan says

    My daughter and I made these for our doggie’s 2nd birthday! Fun and easy to make and our dog LOVED them!

  2. Sheldon says

    My dog is obsessed with these! This recipe was so simple to make and freezing the treats makes them last a while. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  3. suzette thibault says

    Oh I can not wait to go shopping and getting extra of these few ingredients…so…so simple…
    thank you so very much for this and sharing…
    we foster and rescue dogs we have about 20 they are all special needs dogs or as I call them my babies lol…so I know that I will be making many of these lol…
    I do have one question I seen that you can freeze them and that is even more wonderful…what about an air tight container stored in the fridge or countertop ??? how long would those last???…and will they be ok???
    thank you again so…so…so……very much
    hugggs n love from Texas
    Suzette Thibault

    • Emily says

      Hi Suzette, that is so amazing you rescue special needs dogs! How wonderful.
      Great question: these treats can be stored in the freezer for 6 months and in a sealed airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. They can also be stored in a sealed container at room temperature, but will not last as long so I recommend freezing them,
      Thank you for reading, I hope your babies love these!

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