Homemade Dog Treats

May 13, 2020 Wednesday Crafts with Sheila

May is National Pet Month. Many of us at the Andover Public Library have pets, so celebrating this month was a no brainer! Sheila’s Wednesday Craft this week featured a tutorial on making homemade dog treats. On May 6, she showed us how to make a Feather Cat Toy (check out the video). We don’t know about you, but our pets have been a great source of stress relief and comfort during these crazy pandemic times. We hope you try out these easy to make treats, your pup deserves them. (Please check with your veterinarian before giving to your dog, if they have grain allergies.)


Yield: 12

Prep Time            8 minutes            Cook Time           15 minutes          Cooling Time      15 minutes         

Total Time           38 minutes 



One ripe-ish banana

1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter (make sure your peanut butter doesn’t contain xylitol)

1 1/2 cups of oatmeal


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees .
  2. Put your oatmeal in a food processor and let it process one minute at a time, until it’s a fine “flour-like” consistency.
  3. Place the “oatmeal flour” in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Slice up the banana and add it and the peanut butter to the food processor.
  5. Let it run until it’s combined. You may have to use a spoon to scrape the edges of the processor and let it run again.
  6. Set aside a couple of tablespoons of the “oatmeal flour”.
  7. Slowly pour the rest of it into the food processor while it’s running with with peanut butter and banana mixture.
  8. Sprinkle the reserved “oatmeal flour” onto a dry, flat surface.
  9. Roll out your homemade dog treats dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick.
  10. Use a cookie cutter (I used a dog bone shaped cookie cutter) and cut out the homemade dog treats and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake them at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Check them at 12 minutes, and if they already look dark, pull them out.
  12. Let them cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.


Don’t use a peanut butter that contains xylitol, as it’s harmful to dogs.

These will not get crispy, so don’t over-bake.


Nutrition Information: Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g