Pooch Approved Snacks | Carob Cookies & Banana Biscuits


I’m the first one to admit that I spoil my pups Chloe, Poupette, and Duke. Not only are they the cutest things in the ENTIRE world, they are part of the family. Since they are so important to us, I make it a priority to make sure the dogs are getting the nutrition they need…especially when it comes to their treats!

Many store bought treats for dogs are filled with preservatives, fillers, and additives that are horrible for their health. Making your own treats is a perfect way to ensure your dogs are getting a wholesome and nutritious snack. You control the ingredients and it’s easy to tailor to any food sensitivity they may have.

TIP: Before making your dogs treats and potentially introducing new foods, ALWAYS check with your vet first.

These two recipes below are Chloe, Poupette, and Duke APPROVED! I’m serious; they can’t get enough!


Carob Cookies

(Perfect for wheat-sensitive pups!)


  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • ½ cup carob powder
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and knead dough until smooth. If dough seems dry, add more water
  • Roll dough onto floured surface and cut with small cookie cutter of your choice. Place on baking sheet
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. Cool and refrigerate.

Peanut Butter & Banana Biscuits


  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ½ cup dried parsley
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
  • Put banana in large bowl and use a spoon to mash it thoroughly
  • Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine
  • Roll mixture into balls, using about 1 tablespoon of dough for each. Transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet when done.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown
  • Set aside and cool completely before serving

For more doggy treat recipes, visit sites like The Kitchn and Doggy Dessert Chef!


Molly Sims