I have this awful habit of buying a bunch of fruit and not eating all of it before it overripens. Pretty soon, I’m left with soft, wrinkly apples and brown bananas. Such a shame. I hate wasting food.. so I decided to whip up some frozen dog treats with some of the fruit that’s been sitting on my counter. They’re incredibly easy, made with only 3 ingredients which are all-natural, and perfect for Summer.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 small apples
- 3 bananas
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
- coconut oil just to grease the mold (optional depending on what kind of mold you’re using)
- freezer friendly mold – you can use ice trays or even an egg carton
All you’re going to do is cut up the fruit- I left the skin on the apples and cut them into small chunks, tossing the core. Then I peeled the bananas and broke them apart a bit. Put all the apples, bananas and yogurt into a food processor and blend until smooth.
For my mold, I used an empty styrofoam egg carton- the treats will come out to be an odd dome shape but they were the perfect size for Waffles the Beast. I brushed the mold with coconut oil to ensure the treats could be removed easily once frozen, but you could do without it if you had a silicon mold. Pour in the mixture and freeze overnight, or at least for several hours. So easy.Here’s Waffles the Beast and his pal Beans anxiously waiting for their homemade dog treats at our last agency picnic. Hope you and your dogs enjoy this quick and easy recipe! Keep your pups nice and cool in this intense Summer heat. You can check out another recipe for my baked dog treats here.