Banana bombs

by | Dec 2, 2012 | 46 comments

 VEGETARIAN DOG TREAT RECIPE

I thought a meat free dog treat recipe without using liver or meat would make a nice change so I thought I’d try banana alongside peanut butter and honey to make recipe I call Banana Bombs!  These dog treats are great, they have a hard crusty shell which makes them excellent to carry around but moist and bready inside and packed with flavour!  Dogs love them!

After making them I took some with me while I went out dog walking.  Ruffles the Lhasa apso loved his and I even got plenty of attention from other people’s dogs who could smell them in my bag.  So that’s a big paws up for them already!

INGREDIENTS

2 Eggs, 2 Bananas, 200g (1 cup) of Peanut Butter, Squirt of Honey, 200g (1 cup) of Wholemeal Flour, 200g (1 cup) of Cornflour

Please note: Some ‘low sugar’ peanut butters use xylitol sweetener as a substitute.  Avoid this as it’s harmful to dogs.

METHOD

banana bomb ingredients

Blend half tWe're going to need wholemeal flour, cornflour, honey, 2 eggs, 2 bananas and peanut butter!he liver, 2 eggs and a splash of milk.

add banana peanut butter and eggs

Add two eggs, 200g (1 cup) of peanut butter, 2 chopped bananas and a good squirt of honey to a bowl!

blended dog treat recipe

Blend it till it's smooth!

add 200g of wholemeal flour

Now add 200g (1 cup) of wholemeal flour!

add 200g of cornflour

Then add 200g (1 cup) of cornflour!

roll into a ball

Mix the flours in with a fork then roll up your sleeves because you'll need to get stuck in with your hands to mix it all up!

raw banana peanut butter and honey balls

Roll into little balls and place onto baking tray. Be quite firm when rolling them in your hands!

banana peanut butter and honey buns

Preheat oven to 130°C (270°F) and then cook for 45 minutes. The buns above are now cooked and look brilliant!

lhasa apso eating a treat

Give to dog!

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home (like everyone else) entertaining my two dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden.

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Cher
3 years ago

Could you substitute unsulphured blackstrap molasses for honey ?

Maria
3 years ago

I would like to try the Banana Bomb recipe for my finicky Yorkie boy but would like to know what gluten free flour can I substitute for the cornflour and wholemeal? Can almond flour or tapioca flour or potato flour work just as well? What different ratio/grams/weight of the flours be compared to those you listed in original recipe?

4 years ago

Fantastic looking recipes, can’t wait to try them, thanks Jamie.

Tracey Jacob
6 years ago

Well, I’m certain that I did something wrong, but stuck to the recipe but it was ridiculously wet and had to put over a cup more of flour to be able to use it. I followed the recipe and ingredients exactly. They are now in the oven. But I’m afraid as I added more flour I wasn’t sure how they would pan out so I managed to roll and make some in biscuits and half in the balls. Will let you know how they come out. But the dogs were happy to sit by me and lick the spoon!

Ruth
6 years ago

How long do these treats keep, should I freeze them.

Penny
6 years ago

Can you please clarify…is cornflour called corn starch in the U.S.? Can’t wait to try some of your recipes this weekend. Thanks!

Penny
6 years ago
Reply to  Jamie Shanks

Thanks. Have used many Red Mill products!

Snoob
6 years ago

I tried these today and our lurchers were sniffing around the oven as they were baking. Once cooled, they sat for these treats without even being told to! Tried one myself and thought they were pretty tasty too. Mine didn’t go brown – very light in colour but cooked through so if anyone else is concerned about the colour I wouldn’t worry as long as they’re cooked – if you’re no sure try one yourself before giving to the dog(s) 🙂

Tracy
6 years ago
Reply to  Jamie Shanks

Hi there I was wondering what the shelf life of these would be?
I’m planning on being these for clients pooches nearer xmas x

Snoob
5 years ago
Reply to  Jamie Shanks

I used regular wholemeal not strong wholemeal and I used medium cornmeal instead of cornflour – still worked like a charm. The dogs hound me while making them and once out the oven they’re even worse. They even start to hyper-salivate just before they get them 🙂

vikki
6 years ago

gonna try making banana bombs will it work with plain flour as picked it by mistake