B'oat Bites

Want to make an easy treat? Want to please the finickiest dog? Here's the recipe you need! It all starts with 1 cup of quick cooking oats plus 1 cup of bananas, peaches, apples, or pumpkin. and I know you can come up with even more variations than I have. Add a third ingredient if you want to kick them up another notch. A healthy treat for the pawrent with little time who wants to pamper their pet with fresh baked morsels of goodness.

And who says you can't share these chewy morsels since they are made with human grade ingredients and nothing else. They can be dairy free, nut free, even gluten free if you use gluten free oats. Yes, I ate a few but, honestly, these are sweet satisfaction in a bite!

B'oat Bites

B’oat Bites

These sweet dog treats are dairy free. They can be nut free and even gluten free you use gluten free oats.

Yields: 30 bites
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Nutrition facts: Calories: 17
Calories from fat: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats

Instructions:

  1. Mix together in a medium size bowl. I find it easiest to use my hands to really coat all of the oats.
  2. Drop small teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack.

Sizes vary so use enough bananas to equal 1 cup. I've made these with fresh bananas and ripe bananas with the same sweet results.

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Here are some other variations just to get you started:

Peaches & Oats

  • 1 large peach, mashed
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats 

Peaches can be pureed in a blender or you can use unsweetened canned peaches.

Nutrition facts:  Calories: 12          Calories from fat: 2

Apples & Oats

  • 1 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats

Nutrition facts:  Calories: 14     Calories from fat: 2

Pumpkin & Oats

  • 1 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats

Nutrition facts:  Calories: 13      Calories from fat: 2

The list of extra ingredients you can add to the batter are endless. Just make sure they are dog friendly: try carob chips, coconut flakes, dried cranberries, blueberries, bacon, cinnamon, sea salt, parsley, cayenne pepper.

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These should keep in the refrigerator for about a week but be sure to watch for any mold. They can be frozen for up to three months.

Originally shared on Entirely Pets 3/7/14

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