Banana Bread Recipe For Dogs (Gluten-Free)

What do you do with your ripe bananas? You use them to bake banana bread, of course! Share this classic treat with your pooch by whipping up a gluten-free banana bread that’s perfect for dogs. Full of probiotics from The Honest Kitchen’s Instant Goat’s Milk with Probiotics, this doggy version of banana bread will have your pup drooling before it even comes out of the oven.

Can Dogs Eat Banana Bread?

Yes, but the banana bread that you pick up at the store or make using your favorite family recipe may not be safe for your dog. People-friendly banana bread may contain ingredients that are toxic to dogs. Watch out for banana bread with the following ingredients:

  • Nuts: Certain nuts, such as macadamia nuts, are dangerous for dogs.
  • Chocolate: It’s well-known that chocolate is poisonous or even lethal for dogs, especially dark chocolate or baker’s chocolate.
  • Raisins: Raisins and grapes can cause serious issues for your canine, including kidney failure.
  • Spices: Certain spices, including nutmeg, mace, allspice, cloves, and some types of cinnamon, are toxic to dogs.
  • Xylitol: This common sweetener can trigger low blood sugar, seizures, and liver failure in dogs, or even death.
  • Butter and oil: A lot of fat isn’t good for dogs, so use cooking oil and butter sparingly, if at all.

Our advice? It’s best to start from scratch at home and use a banana bread recipe that’s crafted specifically for dogs (like the one below). Your pooch will love the flavor, and bananas are loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep them strong.

Dog-Friendly Banana Bread: Recipe Overview

Gluten-Free Banana Bread for Dogs

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour or flour of your choice
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon the honest kitchen's Instant Goat's Milk
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1/8 cup Honey
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup apple sauce unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the gluten-free and coconut flour, Instant Goat's Milk, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas.
  4. Add the honey, egg, applesauce and almond milk to the mashed banana.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture.
  6. Stir together until combined.
  7. Scoop mixture into loaf pan and spread evenly.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven, and let the banana bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes on a wire rack.
  10. Release the bread from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have almond milk, substitute with water.

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