Recipe: Vegetarian Dog Treats

These dog treats are packed full of nutrients and are sure to be a hit with your favourite furry friend. They're filled with oats, which are high in protein and have been proven to alleviate upset stomachs.

Making your own dog treats is huge step in the right direction to becoming a sustainable dog parent. These treats are easy to make, cost effective, and a great alternative to plastic wrapped, store-bought meat treats.

Make sure to purchase xylitol free peanut butter for this recipe. Some peanut butter brands contain xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is highly toxic for dogs.


1 ripe banana, mashed

3 tbsp peanut butter (xylitol free)

1 egg

1½ cups whole wheat flour

¼ cup rolled oats

What you need:

Baking tray (lightly greased)

Small bowl

Large bowl

Wooden spoon

Rolling pin

Boned shaped cookie cutter


Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit)

  1. Mash banana with a fork in a small bowl
  2. Add egg and peanut butter and mix well
  3. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients
  4. Add the wet mix to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms
  5. Place dough on a well floured surface and flatten it into a pancake
  6. Roll the dough with your rolling pin until it is ½cm thick
  7. Dust your cookie cutter with flour
  8. Press cookie cutter into the dough to form cookie shapes, then place cookies on a lightly greased baking tray
  9. Collect the excess dough and roll into a ball
  10. Repeat steps 7 to 9 until all the dough is used up
  11. Cook for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown
  12. Cool and store in an airtight container

More tips for sustainable pet parenting include making your dog an upcycled toy from old clothes or a toy made from sweet potato.

Read this next: How To: Be A Sustainable Pet Owner

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