Doggy Treats

I love to making treats and my doggies can always smell when it’s for them!

Peanut Butter Banana Coconut Treats
I got this recipe source:

1 cup coconut flour or oat flour
¼ cup smooth, unsalted peanut butter
2 bananas

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mash peanut butter and bananas. Add in oat flour and mix until combined. (This might work better if you add the flour in two separate batches.) Use your hands and form dough into a ball. Chill for about 20 minutes.
On a floured surface or sheet of parchment paper, roll dough out to 1/3- or 1/2-inch cut out desired shapes and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Poke each cookie in the center with a fork, to allow steam to vent.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.

I used both oat flour and coconut flour and really prefer the coconut, I did have to research especially for my doggies to make sure the coconut flour was ok for them.
I also find that ripe bananas are softer and sweeter for the recipe.
Source: Posted by Lewis Leung on Jul 05, 2017
5 Reasons Coconut Flour Is Extremely Healthy In Dog Treats
Coconut flour is a minimally processed product. It was originally the byproduct of a coconut after extracting coconut milk and farmers would use it as fertilizer because of its high amount of nutrients.
After extended research of the health benefits of coconut flesh, coconut flour was developed by removing the fat, grating the flesh and then dehydrating it.

1. Gluten-Free and HypoallergenicCoconut flour is gluten-free and wheat-free. According to a study in 2011 by Dr. William Davis, there has been increasing evidence that gluten can lead to lethargy and bloating and may cause tumors and arthritis. Gluten is also a very common allergen among dogs and some may eventually develop an intolerance to it.
2. Rich In Dietary FiberCoconut flour contains approximately 35% fiber. It is commonly believed that dogs do not need as much fiber as humans, but this is not true. Fiber greatly reduces absorption of sugar into the blood stream, lowers cholesterol, and improves digestive health by removing toxins.

3. Low In Sugar and CarbohydratesRefined flours are concentrated in simple carbohydrates which are rapidly metabolized and cause destructive blood sugar fluctuations in the body.
Coconut flour contains less than 10% digestible carbohydrates. It is also ranked with a low score on the Glycemic Index (GI) which measures how quickly a specific food will raise your blood sugar levels.
The slower breakdown of carbohydrates prevents the surge of sugar into the blood and improves the release of insulin. 
4. High In ProteinCoconut flour is a great source of protein for vegans, vegetarians and those looking for alternatives to meat protein.
5. High In Healthy FatsMost of the fats in coconut flour are medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). These are healthy saturated fats that aid the metabolism. They also destroy bacteria that cause stomach ulcers, dental cavities, and cause urinary tract infections. 

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