AN ARRAY OF RECIPES AND TIPS
"IN THE STYLE OF" GRAHAM
PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA DOG TREATS
My little Wilson spent the night in the slammer.
Lightning struck our house 2 weeks ago and knocked out the underground fence, it didn't take long for him and his sidekick Buddy...
to realize that the neighborhood was theirs for the taking.
Unfortunately, Wison's luck ran out the other night when he was picked up by the dog patrol and it was right at 4:30pm which meant by the time we called animal control for him it was after hours and we wouldn't be able to get him until 10am the next day. The worst part was my daughter sleeps with him every night and she was up until 10:30pm praying for her "princess puppy in prison" (that is the poor dog's nickname).
It was a happy reunion the next morning for my kids and Wilson...
but sad for me because I wanted to take each and every dog home that was locked up in those cages. I couldn't believe how many animals were locked up. If you want a pet please consider adoption instead of a breeder, there are so many wonderful pets out there just waiting for someone to take them home.
In celebration of Wilson's homecoming we made peanut butter and banana dog treats. They LOVED them!
Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats
Adapted slightly from www.allrecipes.com
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 mashed banana
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 egg white, lightly beaten, for brushing (optional)
I skipped brushing the tops with egg white. It will look shiny and nicer if you do.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Stir together the egg, peanut butter, banana in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Stir in the flour and rolled oats; mix well. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter, place on prepared baking sheet, and brush tops with egg white.
Bake treats until dried and golden brown, about 30 minutes, depending on size. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.