Banana Cinnamon Dog Biscuits Recipe

Here is a good way to avoid wasting those overripe bananas sitting on the counter. Do not store bananas in a bag, and never refrigerate them.

YIELDS ► 30 biscuits
RECOMMENDED FOR ► Quick and easy

  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup natural unsalted peanut butter
  • ¼ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup filtered water
  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF.

  2. Measure the unbleached flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, and cinnamon into a mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.

  3. Combine the mashed banana, peanut butter, carrot, and water in a glass measuring cup. Stir with a fork till smooth and creamy.

  4. Make a well in the flour, and pour in the banana — peanut butter mixture. Mix on medium speed using a paddle attachment until combined.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a slightly floured surface and gently knead until dough is smooth and still soft. Roll the dough ¼-inch thick and cut the biscuits into desired shapes with cookie cutters.

  6. Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 12–15 minutes till dry and firm to the touch. Turn the oven off and leave biscuits in another 20–30 minutes. Remove them from the oven, cool them on a baking rack, and store them in a cookie tin.

  7. Bananas

    Bananas are the world's most popular fruit. Nearly 400 varieties are grown in 132 countries. The average American eats twenty-seven pounds of them every year. Bananas are naturally fat-free, contain vitamins and fiber, taste good, and are a great source of energy. Available in a variety of sizes and colors ranging from yellow to red and even purple, bananas may be eaten raw or cooked. Bananas can also be dried and ground into a flour.

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