You might notice there seems to be a theme with bananas being a regular feature in Foodie Friday. Yes I do like bananas and yes mum does appreciate they are good for me… but toddler also goes through devouring bananas to not eating any and hence we get a stockpile of overripe bananas that mum comes up with creative ways to consume them (mum also makes a pretty good banana bread for human consumption).
So today’s Foodie Friday treat takes an idea from my mate Roy’s mum (who makes awesome treats and also human cakes when we get to snaffle a bit) and adds the ever useful banana.
What you need to get out of the cupboard and fridge
A couple of ripe bananas.
A cup of oats.
A cup of blueberries or other berries (JUST NO SULTANAS…. SULTANAS ARE BAD FOR DOGS). These can be fresh or frozen.
What you do with the stuff:
Mix everything in together including making sure the banana is well mashed up.
Have the oven on at around 160oC
Line a baking tray with some baking paper (that just makes it easier to clean up after).
Now mum decided to get funky today and put the bickies in little shapes. She really needs to get some bone (or other dog relevent) shape cookie cutters (so anyone in Australia or Sydney reading this who knows where to get some please let us know) but instead used a star (she said it was something about a trial tomorrow and I was going to be a star… I think it was just the best out of the Christmas themed options). But back to the cookie cutter shapes…. put the shape on the tray and then fill with the mixture and pat down. Remove the cookie cutter and continue until all the mixture is used up. They bake without the cookie cutter on them.
Pop in the oven for 10-15 mins and then you are done.
In the meantime don’t forget to hand over the bowl for cleaning…
Hope you enjoy… I did! Mum was lucky to get this photo.. she put the bowl down and I had it in seconds.
You are really lucky Bodhi. I just had to scavange a small dead bat myself this morning. None of these blueberries or bananas. Will have to have a work with the pedant in the kitchen:)
Explain that if they bake for you than you will have less interest in dead stuff. Challenge them with a Foodie Friday. Mum has to go searching for inspiration most weeks… No complaining from me :0)
Good idea – it might work!
My, that does look yummy! Nemo is on organic, gluten-free kibble, and I am on gluten-free, organic everything else. Thank you for sharing – Nemo looks forward to rururoos of any flavor, but I know he’ll really like this one 😀
Hope you enjoy Nemo. I did… Even if they were star shaped.