Make It Yourself Monday- Banana (Dog) Biscuits

Dallas informed me that it was about time for another dog treat, so here is a Banana Biscuit recipe for that four-legged, furry friend in your life!  

5 cups whole wheat flour 
1/4 cup peanuts, finely chopped 
½ teaspoon baking soda 
1 medium to large egg 
¼ cup all vegetable oil 
1 ½ cups  pureed banana
2 teaspoons vanilla 

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Place the dry ingredients into a large bowl and make a well in the center. In a separate dish, blend the egg, oil and banana together. Once blended sufficiently, put them into the well of the dry ingredients, and start combining together. Add the water, one teaspoon at a time, as much as needed. Knead it by hand until it is mixed thoroughly, then put on the counter (toss some flower on the counter first to prevent sticking) and roll the dough out so that it is about 1" high. Cut into strips that are about  6" wide and place these onto your non-stick baking sheets. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes, then remove and cool off for 10 minutes. Once cooled, slice each strip about 1/2" - 3/4" squares, the replace onto the cookie sheets and bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown. Completely cool, the store in an airtight container. If you are not going to use these up within a few weeks, store them in the refrigerator for about a month. If you need more time than this, freeze them. When you go to use these, make sure you allow enough time to completely defrost before you give them to your dog. This usually takes at least 30 minutes.

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