Healthy 4-Ingredient Dog Biscuits

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You and your dog will love this easy to make dog biscuit recipe. If you’ve ever read the ingredient labels on commercially made dog treats or biscuits, you’ve likely noticed a host of ingredients that are unrecognizable and by-products that aren’t so healthy. It’s also important to know where your pet’s food is manufactured. Since we consider our pets to be family members, it’s a must to know exactly what goes into the food they consume and where it’s produced. We think you’ll find our pet recipes to be made with healthy ingredients, yummy, and easy to make.

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NOTE: Check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet. Also, please be aware of any allergies your pet may have to specific ingredients and avoid ingredients which have caused reactions in your pets in the past. If you are unsure about a specific ingredient found in one of our recipes, introduce the food to your pets in small amounts first.

Healthy 4-Ingredient Dog Biscuits

Healthy 4-Ingredient Dog Biscuits


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (without salt)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted (optional, unrefined extra-virgin)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Add oats to a blender or food processor and pulse until a flour like consistency, set aside. Combine in a medium bowl mashed banana, peanut butter, and coconut oil.
  2. Stir in flour and knead until moistened. Turn dough onto a surface lightly dusted with flour. Use your hands and shape dough into a 1/4-inch thick circle. Use small to medium doggie cutter, cut out treats and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet or non-stick cookie sheet. Bake until golden, approximately 25-30 minutes.
  3. Makes approximately 30 (1-inch) treats or 15 (2-inch) treats.

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32 Comments on "Healthy 4-Ingredient Dog Biscuits"

  1. Sue  February 24, 2015

    What temperature is the oven supposed to be at? 350

    • SkinnyMs  February 25, 2015

      Sue, Thanks so much for asking. Yes, preheat the oven to 325-350 degrees.

  2. trish  February 26, 2015

    how do you store them (room temp or fridge)? and shelf life?

    • SkinnyMs  February 27, 2015

      Trish, Store the whole batch in the fridge, just taking out a little at a time and leaving on the shelf to be at room temperature.

  3. C.C.  June 29, 2016

    These are very tasty! I tried them first! I would sure like to find more recipes for diabetic dogs. They seem to be scarce or I don’t know where to look! Nice site you have. Thanks for all your work!

  4. JoAnn  May 7, 2017

    DO these come out crunchy? Can I use applesauce in place of peanut butter?

    • Gale Compton  May 7, 2017

      JoAnn, Hmmmmm…I can’t say how they’d turn out if PB is replaced wtih applesauce, since we haven’t tried that.
      Yes, they are crunchy but can be baked for less time if a softer biscuit is needed. 🙂

      Keep us posted!

  5. Cindi  June 12, 2018

    Hello can you use silicone paw print or dog biscuit shaped bake ware instead of cookie cutters ?

  6. Virginia L Sierra  July 1, 2018

    can I use Almond butter instead of peanut butter?

    • Gale Compton  July 2, 2018

      Virgina, Please check with your vet regarding using almond butter.

  7. Lanoel  December 16, 2018

    How long are these good for? If I wanted to give as a gift, I’d like to let the owner know. Thank you!

    • Gale Compton  December 17, 2018

      I created this recipe and they kept fine for one week. They would likely last longer, but they were gone in a week. 🙂

  8. Norma  December 20, 2018

    I made these for my children’s dogs for Christmas. They are delicious!! My hubby and I ate one. So good. Can you freeze them?? Thanks for the wonderful recipe?

    • Gale Compton  December 21, 2018

      Hi Norma, Definitely you can freeze them. When I make a batch, once they are cool, I freeze them all and take one out to thaw (takes a few minutes), then my dog devours it.

      I’m so happy you, hubby, and your grand dogs enjoyed! 🙂

      • Sandra  November 1, 2019

        I’m a college student from Sweden that decided to run a company for 1 year there I’m making my own dog treats and selling them , Due to some rules I decided to make them vegan so I would like to use your reciepe and I wonder if it’s any other reciepe that I can use as well 😊
        I’m tired of the dog treats in the pet stores that comes from factories so that’s why I decided to make something special for dog owners

  9. Kathleen  March 23, 2019

    Thank you! This is an absolutely fabulous recipe. Easy to make and my dogs love them. It is great knowing that I am feeding my dogs healthy and nutritious snacks.

    • Erin Milller  March 25, 2019

      You’re so welcome, Kathleen! We’re glad your doggos loved the biscuits! 😀

  10. Koala  March 24, 2019

    These are perfect treats for dogs! I’ve made them 4 times. I always add the oats a little at a time & wind up with 1/4 cup extra. The batch that’s in the oven now has half sweet potato & half banana. I break them into pieces & use as training treats, too. My Dh has requested one for himself! ? Thanks for the healthy recipe.

    • Erin Milller  March 25, 2019

      Oh sweet potato! Great idea! We’re happy to hear that the pups love them! 🙂

  11. Paula  March 27, 2019

    I have a similar recipe that calls for leaving the treats in the oven until completely cold. It dehydrates them, so u can put them in an air tight container & keep indefinitely. Of course, they don’t last that long. I use a metal shot glass for a cookie cutter, so they are bite size or just right for small dogs. Just made this recipe, it’s cooling in the oven. Will see if they dehydrate like the others.

    • Chef Sallie  March 30, 2019

      Hi Paula, any time you can reduce the amount of moisture in the treats (by cooling properly, dehydrating, etc), it will allow you to store them for a longer period of time and prevent spoiling. Let us know how it works out for you!

  12. Sofia  June 16, 2019

    These look wonderful. What can i replace the Oatmeal with? One of my dogs is allergic to Oatmeal, barley, rice, and flax. Anything other i can use? Thanks

    • Gale Compton  June 19, 2019

      Sofia, You can use wheat flour or White Whole Wheat (my preference over the harder wheat).

  13. Tena  October 4, 2019

    Made these for my grand dog and she loved them. Thank you for such a simple recipe for our Precious Lucy Lu!

    • Erin Milller  October 4, 2019

      We’re happy to hear that she loved them, Tena! Thank you for the feedback! 🙂

  14. Erin  October 16, 2019

    What an easy & healthy recipe for our Claudia Bell & Loki. They sure did gobble them up. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Gale Compton  October 16, 2019

      Erin, I’m so happy Claudia Bell & Loki enjoyed! 🙂

  15. Cookin_from_the_heart  October 18, 2019

    These are AWESOME….My grandkids love making these too! The recipe is so easy..

    • Nichole Furlong  October 19, 2019

      Glad you enjoyed the recipe!


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