Recently I’ve been thinking about cooking as an expression of love, as I cook for all the special people in my life, and I’ve been wondering why haven’t I made anything for my two babies… My two fur babies that is 

My desire to make homemade dog treats was definitely met with a look of ‘so you’ve completely lost it’ from T. and ever critical (but in a loving/annoying younger brother sort of way) C. Of course C.’s biggest concern was me cooking the dog treats on the same pan I would be cooking something he eats – my explanation that it was all people friendly ingredients seemed to fall on deaf ears. We compromised with some parchment paper to line the baking sheets.

However, not only was I making dog treats I was making gluten free dog treats.

Yes I spent my Sunday afternoon making gluten free dog treats.

But check out these happy pups…

Tom ever the lady – so much for asking to sit nicely!


These treats were incredibly easy (One bowl, one pan, easy!) and were a huge hit with the children! To be fair I picked peanut butter and banana two of their favorites, so I was pretty sure they would like them.


Can not believe I waited this long to make my own. Considering the ridiculous amount I pay for grain free, gluten free, healthy dog treats I think I will have to experiment some more with making my own.


Show your best friend some love with a special homemade treat that is gluten free.

  • 1 Banana, ripe<br /><br />
  • ⅔ cup of oats<br /><br />
  • 1 cup almond flour<br /><br />
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter<br /><br />
  • 2 tsp parsley<br /><br />
  • 1 egg<br /><br />
  1. Preheat oven to 300F

  2. In a large mixing bowl mash 1 ripe banana.

  3. Add in ⅔ cup of oats, 1 cup of almond flour, 3 (generous) tbsp of peanut butter, 2 tsp of parsley and 1 egg. Mix together and set aside for 5 minutes

  4. Place small balls of dough on lined cookie sheet and press into coin shape with fork. Bake for 40 minutes.

Have you made your own pet treats? Any recipe ideas please share!