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Peanut Butter and Banana Treats
By: Shawna Gallagher, ABCDT ~ 4/20/2014

PeanutButter&BananaTreats_s.pngThese treats were easy to make and Triton really enjoyed them, in fact I think that I need to make another batch! I opted to use a vegan egg replacement for a couple of reasons. The first is that I heard you could make an egg replacement out of Chia Seeds and couldn’t resist trying it. I personally liked it so much I will be using it in some of my other baking. The other reason is for the additional nutrient value it adds to the treats. Chia seeds are naturally high in omega-3 fatty acids and an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, and minerals.

 

You will need the following:

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 egg or Chia egg replacement (recipe below)

 

Directions: Preheat oven to 300°F. In a mixer combine banana, flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter, and egg. Mix on medium until thoroughly mixed. Set aside for 5 minutes. Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon of dough for each; place on parchment paper or lightly greased baking sheet. Press each ball into a 1 ½ -to-2 inch discs. Bake until firm and a deep golden brown, 40 – 45 minutes. Set aside to cool and now you have yummy healthy treats for your pup!

 

Chia Egg replacement (not just for dogs!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

Directions: Using a food processor, spice grinder, or mortar & pestle, grind the chia seeds into a meal. Then mix in the water and chia seed meal in a small bowl. Allow to sit for several minutes or so. The texture should become goopy similar to raw egg yolk.