Banana Carrot Dog Treats

by Homemade Dog Treats on August 7, 2014

These Banana Carrot dog treats contain loads of great ingredients that promote health in your dog and since you are putting in the ingredients you know exactly what is in them and what is not. Oatmeal is a great source of soluble fiber, bananas for potassium, carrots for the beta carotene and antioxidant properties, coconut oil for healthy coat and skin , and parsley to promote fresh breath and to aid in digestion. To make these gluten free you can use oat powder in place of whole wheat flour. The recipe allows you to bake them hard -which is great for dental health or soft (which my pups prefer).

Banana Carrot Dog Treats

Banana Carrot Dog Treats Ingredients:

Banana Carrot Dog Treats Recipe

Banana Carrot Dog Treats Directions:

Shred carrots on grater, or you can finely chip in processor.

Puree banana in blender or processor until smooth.

Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and stir until well combined.

Flip dough out onto a well floured surface.

Press flat with your hands to 1/4” to 1/2” thickness, cut out dough using a cookie cutter in your desired shape.

Place carrot cookies on greased baking sheet and bake in oven preheated to 350° F for 30 minutes.

At this point you can pull cookies out for a slightly soft cookie, or turn off oven, crack door and allow cookies to remain in oven for an additional 20 minutes to become hard.

Store in airtight container in refrigerator for a week or freeze for up to 3 months.

We hope your pup enjoys these Banana Carrot Dog Treats too!

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan August 7, 2014 at 11:19 PM

This sounds good but how long do these treats last? Are they freezable? (Obviously I would let them defrost before giving them to my dog)


Homemade Dog Treats August 10, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Hello Susan! Sorry about that I usually try to add it in at the end of each recipe. For this recipe you can store in airtight container in refrigerator for a week or freeze for up to 3 months. Thanks for stopping by! Let us know if you give them a try for your dog. :)


Gee Gee August 24, 2014 at 10:18 AM

These treats look very good. I don’t have coconut oil – can I substitute with olive oil or canola oil – are these safe for my dog? Other recipes say it is ok to substitute regular AP flour if I don’t have whole wheat flour. Do you agree? I’m planning not to include the sugar when I make these.


Homemade Dog Treats August 28, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Hello Gee Gee! You can substitute another oil and you can use AP flour instead. We recommend coconut oil and whole wheat flour for the added nutritional properties but it is okay to substitute the other oils mentioned or AP flour. Thanks for stopping by! :)


Anastasia September 21, 2014 at 12:09 AM

i wouldn’t use Canola oil for my dogs. If it’s not good for us it’s not good for them!


Shawna September 21, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Can I inquire why you need any sugar at all? Since banana and the carrots both have naturally occurring sugars .


Homemade Dog Treats September 21, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Hello Shawna, you could certainly omit the small amount of sugar if you wish. Thanks for stopping by! :)


Rhonda Stone September 21, 2014 at 7:17 PM

My Bernies are wheat sensitive so could I use an all-purpose gluten free flour?


Homemade Dog Treats September 21, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Hello Rhonda, you should be able to substitute without a problem. Let us know how they turn out. :)


cindy September 24, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Can you use white flour instead of wheat?


Homemade Dog Treats September 25, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Hello Cindy, the whole wheat flour would have more nutritional value but the white flour could definitely be substituted.


Rhonda September 26, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Because my Bernie’s are allergic to wheat – the first
Batch I used oatmeal and oat and rice flour.
They were crisp on the outside and pretty
Dry in the center. Today I used oatmeal that
I ground slightly and gluten free flour blend from
King Arthur. I made them thicker and baked
30 minutes. The dogs love both batches. I
Will continue to make these FOREVER!


Homemade Dog Treats October 8, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Great, Rhonda! Thanks for sharing your substitutions. :)


Homemade Dog Treats September 3, 2015 at 5:12 PM

So happy to hear that you found a way for this to work for your dog! Thanks for stopping by Rhonda! :)


Amanda October 14, 2014 at 1:01 PM

I’m a little confused when it comes to the coconut oil. Some websites have said that the organic grade is best to use, however, what is the difference between the refined stuff, and the other when cooking? Will it matter to the pups?


Lexi January 13, 2015 at 6:20 AM

How many treats approximately did the recipie for banana carrot dog treats make?


Alicia Martinez April 13, 2015 at 7:01 PM

Try this recipe for Mommas


sandra July 8, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Definitely not enough flour in this -too sticky ! I kept adding flour to the board all the way through.More like 2 cups instead of one


Homemade Dog Treats September 3, 2015 at 5:06 PM

Thanks for the recommendation, Sandra! I hope your dog(s) enjoyed them. :) Thanks for stopping by!


Samantha March 19, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Hi, how long do these keep for? Thanks x


Rhonda Stone March 27, 2016 at 7:41 PM

My 2 Bernese Mountain dogs LOVE these treats! We keep them in the jar by the front door,
And I keep the treats frozen in baggies and just put a day or two supply at a time into the jar, because they do mold otherwise. Of all the treats I bake, they like these the best.


Leslie April 11, 2016 at 10:59 PM

Hi there,

My dog is allergic to eggs is there anything else I could use instead? She also has a grain, wheat, potato and chicken allergy


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