Oat, Banana, Carrot, and Parsley Dog Treats
Grace ate her last dog treat this morning so I decided to make her a new batch. She has loved both the peanut butter treats and the apple, bacon, and cheddar treats that I’ve previously made but I decided to try something different this time. I liked the idea of this recipe because you use blended oats as the flour along with some other healthy ingredients like carrot, banana, egg, olive oil, and breath-freshening parsley. The dough was a bit sticky but I just made sure to use a well-floured surface and added a bit when needed. These dog treats baked in 40 minutes and Grace was so excited to try one! She gobbled it down in seconds and every crumb too…I’d say she likes them.
How to Make Oat, Banana, Carrot, and Parsley Dog Treats
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the oats in a blender and pulse until it becomes a flour-like consistency. Pour into a large bowl and add the fresh parsley, grated carrots, mashed banana, egg, and olive oil.
Mix until well combined and knead until moistened. Turn dough onto a well-floured surface. Use your hands to flatten the dough and shape it into a circle 1/4 inch thick, using a bit of flour if needed. Use a small dog bone cutter to cut out treats.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment an inch apart. Place into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
Allow them to cool on a rack completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats blended until flour-like consistency
- ½ cup fresh curly parsley, loosely packed and finely chopped **Use curly variety only, others may be toxic
- 1 large carrot finely grated
- 1 large ripe banana peeled & mashed
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the oats in a blender and pulse until it becomes a flour-like consistency.
- Pour into a large bowl and add the fresh parsley, grated carrots, mashed banana, egg, and olive oil.
- Mix until well combined and knead until moistened.
- Turn dough onto a well-floured surface. Use your hands to flatten the dough and shape it into a circle 1/4 inch thick, using a bit of flour if needed.
- Use a small dog bone cutter to cut out treats.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment an inch apart.
- Place into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
- Allow them to cool on a rack completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Lucky Grace! Did you also try one? From the listed ingredients, I am sure they are delicious and healthy for human and dogs.
I have to try this !! I have two dogs and they would be happy with these !
What a cutie and now with your recipe I have a new doggie treat to make for my dog.
That is such an adorable picture of Grace! Those dog treats sound like people treats to me…or, at least without the parsley, they do. She’s so lucky to have you fussing over the bone cookie cutter!
Appears to be a great recipe but you failed to mention oven temperature. I gather medium-low bc of long bake time?
So sorry! I just fixed the recipe. Bake at 325 degrees.
i do a double take every time you show grace! she and marleau are indeed very similar, and i know he would devour these. 🙂
How many calories Pam,
I think my girl woud get even bigger on these.
Just making these. Added cinnamon for inflammatory purposes and it goes well with bananas! They smell awesome and were really easy to make.
My guess is that my baby, Lexii will love them! They’ll be done in 30 minutes, plus cooling down time for hardening. I’m rating the recipe early assuming they’ll be a big winner. If I don’t come back with a change in the comment, the 5-star rating holds!
Is it okay to use dried parsley?
I’ve never tried it but I assume it would work fine. Just use much less, maybe a 1/4 cup. Dried herbs are more potent than fresh herbs. Let me know how they turn out if you give the recipe a try.
Have made them multiple times now! I add 2 tbsp. Of chia seeds and flax seeds. Sometimes as a special treat I Use 1 Tbsp. Of bacon grease (usually fresh with no nitrates or nitrites used). I have also substituted fresh carrot tops instead of parsley when I don’t have any. There fantastic and use as gifts too!
I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe. Your additions sound like a great idea.
Just made these for my princess and I just gave her one to taste and she woof it down there a big hit
I’m so glad your princess liked them!! Thanks for letting me know.
My dog seems to like these a lot! I gave him one, and he’s still looking around the kitchen for more. Do you measure out the parsley before chopping it up? I measured it after, and I could only do 1/2 a batch b/c I didn’t realize how much 1 cup of chopped fresh parsley looks like. I didn’t have mint on hand so I excluded that, and I added 1 Tbsp of canned pumpkin to my 1/2 batch. I blended the oats in my Vitamix. For me at least, the batch was sticky, and even with flour, it was bit difficult to lift an uncooked cookie from my prep surface after using the dog bone cookie cutter. In order to preserve the shape, I used a fork to lift it. I think next time I’d use a simpler, sturdier shape, like a heart. But overall, great. It’s a unique recipe from all the banana PB dog treats out there 🙂
I do 1 cup of the parsley loosely packed then finely chop it. It is a very sticky dough and not super easy to transfer but making them in smaller sizes makes it much easier. I’m glad your pup is enjoying them.
I made these again today, without the pumpkin this time… just followed the recipe exact and doubled it. (By the way, in my initial comment, please ignore my mention of mint…i was confused with a diff recipe that I was thinking of trying). Anyways, this time around, the dough was still sticky, but easier to lift a pressed cookie off of the wax paper. This time instead of using a grater, I shredded baby carrots in my Vitamix on almost the lowest setting. It worked great. I’m wondering if I can do this with the parsley to save time bc cutting of the stems and chopping it up takes a bit of time! Next time I want to try using a grain-free flour that’s safe for dogs (like almond, chickpea or coconut flour), since oats are still a grain.
I love that you are adapting the recipe to make it your own. Using almond, chickpea, or coconut flour is a terrific idea! Thanks for taking the time to let me know that your dog is loving these treats.