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Vegetable and Banana Strips
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5 from 2 votes

Vegetable and Banana Strips

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the chewy dog treats sold in pet stores this recipe could be the answer. They tend to crumble easily which also means the broken pieces make great training rewards.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword can dogs eat banana, cheap homemade dog food, fruits and vegetables dogs can eat list, homemade dog food, homemade dog food recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 Dogs
Calories 300kcal
Author David
Cost $16


  • 1 Small Sweet Potato
  • 1 Cup Carrots (Minced)
  • 1 Medium Banana
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Organic Applesauce
  • 2 Cups Whole meal flour (white is okay if your dog has allergies)
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • Cup Water


  • Cook the sweet potato in the microwave for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the insides are soft. This can vary, so test with a skewer around 6 minutes. Set aside to cool fully.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180deg Celsius).
  • While the oven is heating, get a large mixing bowl and add the Banana and Sweet Potato. Use a hand masher until they are smooth.
  • Add the Carrots, Flour, and Rolled Oats.
  • You are looking for a soft dough consistency, so slowly add the applesauce and water while mixing; being careful not to make too wet.
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is 3-4mm thick (similar to commercially bought pastry sheets).
  • Cut the dough into strips and place on a baking sheet to bake for around 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool fully before letting your dog have some.


The leftover strips should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.