Today is this little lady’s fourth birthday! Well, we’re not 100% sure today is her actual birthday. Since she was a rescue pup and we adopted her from Perfect Paws Pet Rescue, it was her rescuers’ and the veterinarians’ best guess that she was born sometime in August or September. I decided to make August 16 her birthday, since it’s exactly ten days out from Jeremy’s and easy to remember!
Anyway, as most of our friends, family, and readers know, this little ball of energy and sass is our baby and we love on her and spoil her any chance we get. She’s brought so much joy into our lives and I can’t imagine our home or our hearts without her! You can see a previous post about Rosie here and scroll through the memories we’ve had so far with her over on Instagram (#RosiePoesy.)
We are currently waiting on her papa to get home to open a couple of gifts (if you want to spoil your pooch on their birthday, the clearance toy section at PetSmart is the way to go!) While we wait, I made her a super simple batch of homemade dog treats, which she went nuts over, so I thought I’d share the recipe!
Peanut Butter + Banana Dog Biscuits
Recipe adapted from A Cozy Kitchen | Makes 15-24 biscuits.
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cup flour (I used oat flour as we’re trying to cut wheat from her diet)
- 1/4 cup rolled oats (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 300ºF.
- In a small bowl, mash the banana.
- Stir in the peanut butter and egg until well combined.
- In a medium bowl, mix the flour and oats.
- Combine the wet ingredients into the dry until well incorporated.
- Lightly flour the surface of a countertop and roll out the dough. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. (If you don’t have cookie cutters, roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls and flatten with palm.)
- Place biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Biscuits can be placed close together as they won’t rise or spread when they bake.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Biscuits will keep for up to two weeks in a sealed container.
I love how easy these are to make and how they contain natural ingredients I can pronounce. I mean, technically I could be eating these biscuits right alongside her and not even feel weird about it.
Do you have any go-to homemade dog biscuit recipes you like to treat your fur babies to? I’d love to experiment with a few more, and I’m sure Rosie would be game, too. : )