Cooper’s Birthday is next weekend, so we whipped up homemade dog treats with some of his favorite ingredients!

Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats | Vicky BaroneIsn’t he a handsome pup?

Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats | Vicky BaroneThese treats are so easy to make and you probably have all of the necessary ingredients in your kitchen right now!

Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats | Vicky Barone

Ingredients:
1 banana
1 egg
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons all natural creamy peanut butter

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mash banana in a bowl, then add egg, peanut butter, and 3/4 cup flour. Stir until well incorporated.
3. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of flour onto a clean, dry surface to roll the dough.
4. Roll the dough using a rolling pin dusted with flour.
5. Use a cookie cutter to cut shapes into the dough.
6. Place cut dough onto a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.
7. Bake for 15 minutes at 350. Let cool before serving.

Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats | Vicky BaroneHere’s sweet Cooper dog trying to be patient…

Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats | Vicky Barone….and here he is, not trying quite so hard to be patient.

Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats | Vicky BaroneHomemade dog treats make excellent gifts as well. Tie them up in some cute baker’s twine and give them to a fellow dog lover! As for us, we’ll be gifting all of these treats (in moderation, of course) to the soon-to-be birthday boy! Happy Birthday, Coop!

*Store treats in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze for up to a month.