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Making Dairy-Free Frozen Treats for Pets & People with Yonanas

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DIY Dairy-Free Frozen Dog Treats

If you follow us on Instagram, you probably already got a peek at how excited Daisy and I were when our Yonanas Dessert Maker arrived recently! We’ve been putting it to good use, making frozen desserts for Woof Woof Papa and ourselves.

If you haven’t already heard about it, Yonanas is a super easy to use machine that makes Dairy-Free frozen treats and desserts using only frozen bananas and other frozen fruits. You can add chocolate, cookies, nuts and other stuff if you want to get creative, but if you want to share with your dog just stick to fruit you know they can eat and do NOT add all the other stuff. Save that for the humans! Here’s a quick demo video on how it works, since I couldn’t use it and film my own at the same time LOL:

As you can see, it’s really easy. And I also like that cleanup is a breeze. When I’m done I take it apart (also super easy) and either rinse it in the sink or put the parts in the top shelf of the dishwasher. It’s very similar in design to a juicer, but way easier to clean and faster to take apart and put back together, in my experience!

easy yonanas cleanup

To make sure we’re always stocked up on frozen bananas, I buy large bunches so there will always be enough to eat AND some to freeze when they get spotted. And then when the freezer starts to get full, I like to make a big batch of Yonanas all at once. Usually Woof Woof Papa and I enjoy some while we watch a movie, and Daisy also gets a little cup for herself…but not too much at once! Most dogs do fine with small amounts of fruit but take it easy. We usually stick with just banana, or banana with a little frozen mango since that’s our favorite, but you can get creative depending on what you and your pup like! If you have human kids, they will love helping out and creating new flavor combinations, too!

To make sure I always have some frozen treats on hand, I take about half of whatever I make and put it into freezer molds so that Daisy can enjoy a tiny treat from time to time without over-indulging or having to wait til we have enough bananas to make a new batch. I like using these paw shaped molds but you can use ice cube trays or anything else you like!

Hurry up and freeze already!

Since I cannot resist that FACE, I usually let her lick the bowl too. I’m sure she likes to think of it as “helping” clean up!

lick the bowl

Besides serving Yonanas frozen desserts in a bowl or freezer mold, you can also make popsicles, creamy cold cantaloupe “soup” and loads of other healthy, non-dairy treats and dishes.

Do you and your dog love frozen bananas and other frozen treats? Be sure to check out Yonanas on Facebook and Instagram for great ideas & photos of all kinds of desserts you can make for humans and pets! Want a deal on a Yonanas Machine? Check out the options on sale at Amazon.com!

frozen paw

We were provided with a complimentary Yonanas machine to facilitate this review, but were not told what to write or make with it. All opinions are 100% mine and Daisy’s and we only share products & info we think our readers will enjoy!

Bake for Your Dog: Banana Carob Biscotti Recipe {Courtesy of Dog Pack Snacks}

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banana carob biscotti recipe for dogs
Banana Carob Biscotti Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups organic oat Flour (if your dough is too wet add more flour 1/4 cup at a time.)
  • 1-1/2 cups organic quick cook oatmeal
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup carob chips (DO NOT USE CHOCOLATE CHIPS)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all the ingredients, except the carob chips, together in a bowl.  Use a stand mixer if you have one. Once a thick dough has formed (somewhere between a cookie dough and a bread dough), add the carob chip and mix in gently.  Use your hands to form the dough into a loaf shape.  HINT: this dough was too fat.  Make your dough flatter and longer.

    banana carob biscotti dough

    Bake on the middle rack on a lined cookie sheet for 20 minutes.  Remove the loaf from the oven and let it stand on the counter for 15 minutes before cutting into 1 inch slices.  HINT: Use a serrated knife.  

    banana carob biscotti recipe for dogs

    After cutting, put the pieces back on the cookie sheet, return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until  you have a crispy cookie.  Remove from oven and let cool.  For a seriously crunch worthy snack, turn the oven off and  leave the cookies to dry in the oven for a few hours.  Keep the cookies in a sealed container on the counter for a week.  If you only have one or two pups, or did not make them super crunchy, it is suggested that you refrigerate.

    Thanks to Dog Pack Snacks for inviting me to share their recipe with YOU!

    Meet Coco the Diva Dog, and her mom Debbie: Deb runs DogPackSnacks.com and Coco is the Chief Taste Tester. They make all their Dog Snacks and Treats in small batches with 100% human grade ingredients to insure that you know exactly what you are feeding your pup! Be sure to visit Dog Pack Snacks and pick up some yummy and healthy dog treats and snacks including Chicken-N-Cheese Bones, Turkey Chips, Beef Florentine Bars, Homemade Chicken Jerky and more!

$19 for Five Packs of Fruitables Natural Dog Treats ($25.95 Value)!

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Fruitables Dog Treats

Don’t miss today’s Groupon Deal for Pets! Save 27% and get 5 packs of Fruitables Natural Dog Treats for only $19! Deal ends in 2 days so be sure to head on over and check it out! Each set includes:

      • 7-ounce package of crunchy pumpkin and apple
      • 7-ounce package of crunchy pumpkin and banana
      • 7-ounce package of crunchy pumpkin and blueberry
      • 5-ounce package of chewy apple bacon
      • 5-ounce package of chewy pumpkin and mango

$19 for Three Bags of Healthy Dogma Treats in Peanut Butter, Apple, and Banana – Includes Shipping!

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Healthy Dogma Treats for Dogs

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