This is a play on using beets in a dog treat with a Fall twist. Not only does the taste and color of beets make these treats a beautiful burgundy color, but it makes for a healthy treat for your dog. Takes only minutes to make so let’s get to it.
Oatmeal and Beet Treats
Our pumpkin dog treats are another option for all natural dog treats.
Making Oatmeal and Beet Treats
The key ingredients are simply Oatmeal, banana and cooked beets along with some yogurt and flour.
The hardest part about this recipe is peeling the skin from the beets. Much like a potato, beets will peel super easy, but also super messy.
It’s a good idea to grab a pair of baking gloves for this one, otherwise you’ll come away with red hands.
Of course, there’s no added preservatives, salt, sugar or chemicals… this dog biscuit recipe is simple.
About Oats for Dogs:
About Beets for Dogs:
Beets are a healthy source of vitamin C, fiber, folate, manganese, and potassium and are good for your dog’s digestion and immune system and a healthy skin and coat.
Instructions for making Oatmeal, Banana and Beet Dog Treats
Steaming the Beets
Begin by steaming the Beets in order to make peeling and slicing easier.
Add 2 inches of water into your pot and bring to a boil.
Add the beet(s) and place the basket in the steamer pot. Steam your beets until a rolling boil or until the beets are tender. This usually takes about 25 minutes.
Remove the pot from the stove and let cool.
Turning Oats into Flour
By using rolled oats and a blender or food processor, you can quickly turn rolled oats into flour.
By placing the oats into the blender until they form a thin flour like consistency, you can use it any recipe that calls for oats.
Making the Treats
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit).
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, take the cooled beet and mash until smooth. You can also use a food processor to mash the beets.
Put quick oats into a blender or food processor and make into a flour consistency.
Mix beet, banana, and yogurt together.
Add flour and oats
Roll out your dough on a flat, floured surface.
Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
Place shapes onto cookie sheets.
Back at 350 degrees for 11- 14 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let them cool down for at least 30 minutes.
Store in airtight container.
Free Oatmeal, Banana and Beet Dog Treat Recipe
- 1 mashed banana
- 1 beet roasted or steamed
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Cup oats
- ¼ C plain yogurt
- Put quick oats into blender or food processor to make into a flour consistency.
- Mix beet, banana, and yogurt together.
Add flour and oats.
- Roll our out the dough on a flat floured surface.
- Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
- Place shapes onto cookie sheets. Back at 350 degrees for 11 - 14 minutes.
- Cool on cooling racks.
- Store in airtight container.
Roll dough out on parchment paper for easier clean up.
Place parchment paper on cooling rack before placing cookies on the rack.
No need to add red food coloring, I experimented and there was no color difference by using Wilton coloring gel.
Wear gloves to work with this dough unless you don’t mind pink hands.
These dog biscuits are also great treats for the family. Gluten-free, vegan and delicious.
Let us know in the comments below if you’ve tried this recipe! We love to hear from our readers.
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