Homemade gifts are making a comeback this holiday! Whether you treat your own pup or a loved one’s dog, these homemade treats are easy to make and only need 3 ingredients: oats, peanut butter, and bananas. Follow the recipe below to make a batch of delicious treats that you and your dog can eat!


  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 large ripe banana (you can use overripe or brown bananas!)
  • ½ cup peanut butter (avoid peanut butters with xylitol)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Check your oven for stored pans before you turn the oven on!
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. With a blender or clean coffee grinder, grind oats into a fine flour. Set aside for later.
  4. In a mixing bowl, smash the banana then mix in peanut butter. Add your freshly made oat flour and smash into the mixture with a fork until it is thick and well-combined. If the dough is falling apart, add a couple teaspoons of peanut butter until the dough is firm and sticky.
  5. Shape and roll the dough into a thin slab about ¼ inch thick. Use a cookie cutter (highly recommend a bone-shaped one!) to cut for baking. You can also use a tablespoon to roll into balls for traditional circular cookies. Place dough on lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until cookie is lightly brown on the bottom. Allow to cookies to cool and firm up before serving.

Storage: Store in your fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or 1 week at room temperature.

To gift to others, you can present your freshly baked treats in recycled glass jars or mason jars. Use a piece of cardstock and a ribbon to make a cute and personal gift tag. We think a jar of homemade treats would make a great gift for any dog or dog person!

Our staff at Dogtopia wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season!