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(Small batch) Peanut Butter Banana + Flax Seed Dog Biscuits

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(Small batch) Peanut Butter Banana + Flax Seed Dog Biscuits
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Simple, small batch Peanut Butter Banana + Flax Seed Dog Biscuits! This recipe is a breeze to pull together and is a nutritious snack for your dog!
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (can be substituted with rice or coconut flour for a grain free option)
  • ½ banana, mashed
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Mix ingredients together thoroughly using a spatula until well combined.
  4. Roll out mixture on a floured surface to approximately ¼". Cut into desired shapes. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Place on a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
*This yielded 24, 2-inch dog treats for me.
*Store in a airtight container.

Peanut Butter Banana + Flax Seed Dog Biscuits - @lolathepitty

 You know the best thing about these Peanut Butter Banana Dog Biscuits is?

Besides that they have flax seed in them obviously and that they yield ~24 treats?!

You only need one bowl, a spatula and 30 minutes to pull these off!

I love making homemade treats for Lola & Rio – don’t get me wrong. But if the recipe yields 100 little dog treats, that translates to a lot of rolling dough, cutting cute little shapes out, and lots of dirty baking sheets. Then before you know it I’m ready to throw the entire piece of dough on the baking sheet and break it up for the dogs after it’s been baked. Today was one of those days, so this recipe was perfect. I played with the measurements and really enjoy this simple dog treat recipe!

I included flax seed in this because it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are  good for your pup’s skin and coat. You can omit this of course if you don’t have any.

Peanut Butter Banana + Flax Seed Dog Biscuits - @lolathepitty

I baked these treats for 20 minutes – this resulted in a somewhat chewy yet still slightly crunchy dog biscuit. (My pumpkin dog biscuit recipe is baked for longer and produced a crunchy dog biscuit, similar to a Milk Bone or something similar.)

My taste testers would tell you they LOVED this recipe. But then again it does have peanut butter AND banana AND it came from a human hand. That pretty much guarantees it’s being eaten.

Peanut Butter Banana + Flax Seed Dog Biscuits - @lolathepitty

I hope your pups (and you!) enjoy this small batch peanut butter banana + flax seed dog biscuit recipe!

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  1. December 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm — Reply

    I love how quick and easy dog treats are to make. I will need to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • December 24, 2013 at 8:54 am — Reply

      Hi Ashley – thank you so much! They loved them – of course 🙂

  2. December 23, 2013 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    Woof woof dropping in to say your treats look absolutely yummy. My human is going to make some for me and my brother Sherman thanks for sharing

    Tickle Berry

    • December 24, 2013 at 8:53 am — Reply

      Ohhh…I’m jealous! Hope you enjoy your biscuits 🙂

  3. February 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    […] based my recipe on a recipe I found at Lola The Pitty. When I saw it, I knew THIS was the recipe I have been holding out for. Everything in it, I eat […]

    • February 26, 2014 at 11:30 pm — Reply

      great recipes but you should only use NO SUGAR or SALT ORGANIC peanut butter as sugar feeds cancer cells in dogs and peanut butter is high in pesticides unless organic. Also if you use corn flour or meal of any sort, make sure it’s non GMO. Think addinggOrganic ‘quick’ oats might be nice too.

      • KJ+Samson
        November 2, 2014 at 1:15 am — Reply

        yes agree with you fully! Organic, non-gmo, non-sugar, non-soy and only organic corn products! Chicken, too, has many chemicals in it unless raised humanely on a small farm or whatever, running around and eating natural stuff. Wild caught sardines are GREAT to use in dog treats, just burn some incense if the smell bugs ya!

        • Laurie M.
          November 26, 2014 at 6:59 pm — Reply

          Just made these for my dogs 10th birthday tomorrow and she loves them! Thanks for sharing. So easy and quick.

          • November 29, 2014 at 9:51 pm

            Thanks for the comment – happy 10th birthday to your pup!

  4. Ashley
    February 21, 2014 at 5:20 pm — Reply

    Thank-you for a smaller version! I love baking for my dogs, I have two-a bichon mix and a yorkie mix-and not only do the large recipes take forever, but by the time my dogs finish them they’re not as appealing!

    • February 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm — Reply

      Hi Ashley – hope your dogs love them as much as mine did! And yes, that’s another good point about the benefit to a small-batch recipe! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  5. Jo
    March 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm — Reply

    These sound good enough for Humans to eat right along side their dog baby. I’m gonna give these a try. I have the cutters but I think I will make them some “PEOPLE” crackers. 😀

    • March 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm — Reply

      Hi Jo,
      I won’t lie…I tasted them, haha! And let’s just say I wouldn’t call them a ‘treat’ to us humans ;). Thanks for commenting!

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  7. TERRI Watson-Wear
    September 9, 2014 at 4:19 am — Reply

    I most certainly will be making these peanut butter treats! I have a mini schnauzer, and a boxer that I am sure will love them!!! Thanks for the recipe!
    Terri Watson-Wear

    Paris, TX

  8. Jan D
    October 6, 2014 at 11:06 am — Reply

    Thanks for the recipe, how might these treats be stored? How long are they good for and do they need to be refrigerated?

  9. Heather
    October 15, 2014 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    Thanks for this great, easy recipe!! My dogs love it. Instead of cutting the dough, I just rolled it out on parchment paper, then scored it with a pizza cutter into little squares before I baked. Voila! Bite sized training treats.

    • October 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm — Reply

      Awesome! That’s the much easier way to make these and after all, the dogs certainly don’t care what shape they are ;)!

  10. October 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm — Reply

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  11. KJ+Samson
    November 2, 2014 at 1:13 am — Reply

    Great recipes! I would suggest that you also try rye, coconut, armaranth, and oat flours, plus milled (ground) flax seed (more easily digestible) and if you like you can sub one tablespoon ground flax seeds mixed with a little water for an egg (applesauce and yogurt also work!).

    • November 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm — Reply

      Thanks for sharing! I’ll definitely try these 🙂

  12. November 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm — Reply


    Love your recipes, one question I have is my dog is 14yrs old and banana doesn’t agree with her, is there anything else I could use.

    Many Thanks

    Tracey (u.k)

    • November 7, 2014 at 10:17 pm — Reply

      Hi Tracey,
      I think the recipe would still work fine if you just left out the bananas. Or you could try diced apples or a veggie she likes. Enjoy!

    • Trina
      January 11, 2015 at 4:29 pm — Reply

      You could try canned pumpkin instead of banana; it has a similar moisture content, and is usually soothing for dogs’ tummies 🙂

  13. Sara
    December 11, 2014 at 9:36 am — Reply

    What is the shelf life for these? Can they be frozen?

    • December 11, 2014 at 4:46 pm — Reply

      Hi Sara,
      I always try to refrigerate my homemade dog treats and use within a week. They could be frozen, although I’ve never done so. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  14. January 2, 2015 at 9:22 pm — Reply

    Received some of these treats for our dog, Dexter from a dear friend. They were a hit for sure and now we are making them as well.

    • January 2, 2015 at 9:49 pm — Reply

      That’s great to hear! Thanks for stopping by, Carla 🙂

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  16. Trina
    January 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    I made these for my Mom’s dogs for Christmas, and they LOVED them! I modified your recipe slightly by only using 3/4 cup of flour, and subbing in 1/4 cup of quick cooking oats I had on hand, and using whole flax seeds instead of ground, and they still turned out wonderfully! The dogs have made short work of the first batch, and I’ve been asked to double the recipe this time! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Jenny
    February 23, 2015 at 8:59 am — Reply

    These look great! My yellow lab will LOVE them. Can I substitute almond milk with regular whole milk?

    • February 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm — Reply

      I don’t personally like using cow’s milk as it can be hard for them to digest (or my dogs anyways, haha) – you could even use water if you wanted! Good luck 🙂

  19. February 24, 2015 at 2:58 pm — Reply

    me and my class were selling dog bones to rais money for te humane society and we used a recipe simular to this one but we used water insyead of milk does the milk work better than wate. (your thoughts)

    • February 24, 2015 at 8:37 pm — Reply

      I’m sure the dogs wouldn’t mind either way! Good luck!

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  22. June 16, 2015 at 10:36 am — Reply

    I wanted to take a moment and introduce Big Bark. We are an online community of big dog (40 pounds and over!) lovers and parents. We are in the process of updating our website and creating new EBooks for our members and followers.
    The first EBook we are putting together is all about homemade dog treats and we LOVE your recipe! (we already pinned it on our most popular Pinterest board!)
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    • July 25, 2015 at 9:13 am — Reply

      Hi Andrea,

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  23. erinn
    June 26, 2015 at 11:57 am — Reply

    definitely need to try this for my dogs birthday next week! quick question- can i use regular milk or does it have to be almond milk??

    • June 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm — Reply

      Hi Erin, a lot of dogs have a slight allergy to dairy products and it may cause gas or diarrhea :). Depends on your dog. Thanks for the comment.

  24. Jennifer
    July 7, 2015 at 8:39 pm — Reply

    Is the flax seed a necessary ingredient? Or can it be left out or substituted?

    • July 7, 2015 at 9:41 pm — Reply

      it could definitely be left out! That shouldn’t affect the recipe at all :).

  25. Alesia
    July 21, 2015 at 8:30 am — Reply

    My dogs absolutely adored these Peanut Butter treats. I recently stared re-training my dog, and they are a big help.

  26. Andrea
    August 19, 2015 at 10:42 pm — Reply

    Just wanted to add another fact about using organic , plain peanut butter. If you are concerned about feeding a dog immune enhancing foods to fight cancer, use only peanut butter made from Valencia peanuts. These do not have the fungus that sometimes grows on other types.

  27. October 5, 2015 at 5:32 am — Reply

    Very simple to make. My concern is my dog has allergies. Also I thought it was not good to feed dogs wheat? My vet told me to see if there’s any weight , or flower in my dog food because of his allergies. Can anyone explain, if this is ok to do especially with a dog with allergies. Thanks,

  28. Stephanie
    October 8, 2015 at 11:30 am — Reply

    Hi! I just wanted to make a very important note! Most of us make our own dog treats because we want a better healthier option…but please please please be sure you check your peanut butter’s ingredients. Some companies are now using xylitol as a sugar substitute…which is highly toxic to dogs!

  29. Lilly
    October 9, 2015 at 10:40 pm — Reply

    If one is lacking almond milk, could one use sou milk instead? ??

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  31. Debbie
    January 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm — Reply

    I made these the other day and was wondering what I did wrong with my treats. They puffed up and didn’t go down after cooling them down. My fur baby Sage loved them.

  32. Courtney
    May 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    I tried them on my dog and she loves them

  33. Indy
    November 5, 2016 at 2:51 am — Reply

    Hey there,

    Great recipe!
    I would love to try this. but my oven only goes to 275 degrees. Can i do this with only 275°?

  34. Kayden
    January 25, 2017 at 5:32 am — Reply

    I made this with rice flour, no problem at all! But it turns out to be harder than I thought. Yes it’s slightly chewy and crunchy too, maybe I could lessen the baking time. My Golden Retriever puppy loves it!!

    • January 26, 2017 at 11:49 pm — Reply

      Great to hear! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  35. January 7, 2018 at 11:48 am — Reply

    Super yummy banana and Peanut butter puppy treats, but… I have a big problem, the grandkids helped me bake them and now, I cannot stop them from eating them. Leave some for the pups… and ME!

  36. Gabby
    September 29, 2018 at 10:20 am — Reply

    My dog is really fussy when it comes to food and he LOOOVED this. I substituted the flour with rice flour because of his allergies, and I was worried but he loves it. Thank you!

  37. Dorinda C
    December 11, 2018 at 10:17 pm — Reply

    omg… thank you so much for the recipes. I just made the peanut butter banana treats. And omg Our 4 legged brats love them. I am for sure goinv to be doing more.
    instead of just flax seed I have a trio of seed (flax, chia, hemp) and i put those in there. I absolutely love the fact I can make treats now and I know they are healthy for my brats. They expect a treat when we come in from going on walks and potty time.

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