Bake these super easy dog biscuits with banana and quark and see how happy your darling will be. All we need are simple ingredients and a pretty cookie cutter to make these yummy dog treats.
Baking dog biscuits is actually a lot easier than you might think. And these banana treats with cottage cheese are no exception.
We usually only use a few ingredients for dog biscuits. And here everything revolves around the main ingredients banana and quark:
You only need 2 medium-sized bananas.
We puree these straight into our dough. So there is nothing wrong with using overripe bananas with a clear conscience. If the fruit is very large or very mushy, you may need to adjust the amount of flour a bit so that your dough rolls out easily.
Ideally, you should use low-fat quark because it contains less fat. The recipe also works with quark.
You are free to use any type of flour of your choice. My dogs are all grain tolerant so I used regular wheat flour.
If you don’t have flour at home, you can usually even replace ground coconut flakes or oatmeal.
And of course, you can try grain-free flours. Please note, however, that this will of course change the baking properties and you may have to adjust the amount of ingredients or the baking time.
Sure, a standard ingredient in many baking recipes. I haven’t tried it, but the recipe should still work without the egg and maybe with a little more banana.
Instructions for banana treats with quark
This recipe is incredibly easy to make. Simply mix the wet ingredients together, add flour, knead, cut out, and bake:
- First, you puree your bananas with the quark and the egg. If you don’t have a mixer or hand mixer at hand, you can also crush the bananas with a fork and stir them into the quark.
- Add enough flour to make a smooth and easy-to-roll dough.
- Roll out your dough on a floured work surface.
- Cut out your dog biscuits and transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the biscuits at 180 °C for about 15-20 minutes.
Save dog biscuits with banana and quark
We’ve already collected a few tips on how to store dog biscuits. Here are a few important points:
- Before baking, consider whether you would rather bake dry dog biscuits or some moist training snacks.
- For crispy biscuits, let the baking tray dry in the hot oven. Take soft treats out of the oven before they turn brown or are completely dry.
- Let the biscuits cool down completely in the air before decanting or feeding them.
- Rather soft treats must be stored chilled, i.e. in the refrigerator or in the freezer so that they do not spoil so quickly and retain their consistency.
- You can store dry biscuits in suitable biscuit tins or fabric bags.
- Never store your homemade cookies warm or airtight.
More about this recipe
Of course, these biscuits with banana and quark are only intended as a snack and do not replace a balanced meal. You know yourself, I’d rather say it again anyway.
Baking for the dog
- SIMPLE: This recipe is super uncomplicated and quickly conjured up. Just mix, cut out, and bake.
- HEALTHY COOKIES: Need lots of workout bites? Then it’s better to know what’s in the biscuits.
- SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: We only use bananas, cottage cheese, eggs, and flour. The recipe is also great for using up leftovers.
- BUDGET: Homemade dog biscuits are good for the wallet. And you get a lot for the little effort.
Dog biscuits with banana and quark
This a very quick recipe for delicious cookie cutters with quarks and sweet bananas. For the fruit lovers among the four-legged friends.
- 2 bananas, medium-sized
- 80 g quark, low-fat quark, or edible quark
- 300 g flour, approximate value
- 1 egg
- ▢Preheat your oven to 175 °C top and bottom heat.
- ▢Mash the banana and mix it with the quark and the egg. It’s best to just puree everything together.
- ▢Now add enough flour until a homogeneous dough mass is formed. You can knead the dough by hand or with a food processor.
- ▢Roll out the dough on a floured work surface and cut it out with the cutters of your choice. Tip: If you want to be quick, you can simply cut the dough into bite-sized treats with a pizza cutter.
- ▢Transfer your cookie cutters to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- ▢Now bake the dog treats with banana and quark for about 15-20 minutes .The cookies should not get too brown while baking. If in doubt, dry them a little longer at a low temperature until they are crispy.
You can vary this recipe as you like.
- For example, a teaspoon of honey or a pinch of fresh herbs is an idea for those with a sweet tooth. A bit of turmeric is suitable for making cookies a little yellower, which is often desired with banana cookies. As long as the ingredients are dog-safe, you can let your imagination run wild.
- If you like, you can also mix in coarse ingredients for a different texture , for example ground nuts or a handful of oatmeal.
- You can basically use any type of flour of your choice . Please note, however, that this can of course change the baking properties and the optimal baking time.
- Low-fat quark is significantly lower in fat than quark and is therefore the better choice if your four-legged friend has to watch his shape, for example. But if you only have quark there right now, then that’s the way it is.