While at home testing some recipes with my Kenmore Waffle Maker, I looked down at my faithful companion, my 2-year-old English Bulldog Betty White, and thought she might enjoy a homemade treat of her own. So I decided to whip up a simple batter using only 4 dog-friendly ingredients and then cooked them in my waffle maker. Not only do I feel much better about knowing what my pets are eating, it turned out to be a cost-effective way to make these treats. Just make sure to let them cool and store them in a glass container to keep them fresh for about a week.
Oh, and just be forewarned that your humans will sneak by for a snack of these treats too! They smell so good cooking in the waffle maker that you’ll have the whole house doing tricks for treats. And that’s ok – these dog waffles are safe for humans, too.
Peanut Butter Banana Waffle Doggie Treats
1 cup oatmeal
1 banana, very ripe
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (be sure to use a natural kind that does not contain extra oils or sugars)
Coconut oil to grease the waffle maker
Heat your Kenmore waffle iron by turning it on and waiting for the light to turn green. While you are waiting, in a medium size bowl mix all the ingredients together except the coconut oil. Use a fork to mash the banana and the other ingredients will bind in. When the waffle iron is heated, brush on a little bit of coconut oil to grease. Scoop about 2 Tbsp. of batter into the center of each square and close the lid to cook. Cook about 4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from waffle iron and let cool completely. Cut into small squares to feed your furry friends. Happy Eating!