Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day to show just how much we love our significant others. Now, admittedly, Valentine’s Day is very low on my list of favorite holidays. I just can’t get behind one single day to show our love and appreciation of someone that’s supposed to be so near and dear to us. That being said, I do love any reason to decorate my home, bake cookies, and give presents.
I like to go all out for the people (and pets!) in my life. This year, I’m whipping up a batch of my dog’s favorite “cookies”! What’s that? You want to try your hand at making some treats for your pooch too? Fantastic!
All you need is:
1 1/2 cups of regular oatmeal
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1 large, ripe banana
Cookie cutters of your choosing (optional)
Cookie sheet pan
Simply mix the peanut butter and banana together. I find it’s easiest to do in a stand mixer. Once the peanut butter and the banana are all combined, add in your oats. (If you want, you could pulse the oats around in a food processor to make them in to more of “powder”, but I’m lazy and like to think my dog likes the texture of the oats.) Roll out your dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/2″ thick. Using whatever cookie cutters you like, cut out shapes until all your dough is used up. You could also just use a knife and cut it into squares. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350°. Let them cool completely before letting Fido sample your hard work!
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Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at Market Street Animal Clinic!