Do your dogs like frozen treats?
Mine aren’t huge fans. That’s why it’s rare for me to whip up and share a new frozen treat recipe with you. But every once in a while, I find a mixture that my two little ones love—and I think your pups will enjoy too. Enter these Banana Coconut Frosty Bones.
With only three ingredients—coconut oil, a banana, and ground ginger—these treats take just minutes to throw together before popping them in the freezer. All you have to do is melt the coconut oil, mash the banana, sprinkle a little ground ginger, mix until it becomes a thin pudding-like mixture, and fill your silicone molds. They’ll take about an hour to set in the freezer. Then, voila—you have a healthy and delicious treat.
They’re Super Healthy
Each ingredient in these treats is incredibly healthy and will nourish your little ones’ bodies!
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is like nature’s medicine. It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties that can benefit your pooch in a number of ways. Research shows that coconut oil also helps improve digestion, aids weight loss, increases nutrient absorption, improves skin health, and helps fight doggy breath! As a general rule of thumb—feed your dog a 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil for every 10 pounds of body weight.
Banana – Bananas are a great source of potassium, fiber, magnesium, and various other vitamins that can benefit your pooch. Since bananas do contain natural sugar, your dog should only enjoy the popular fruit in moderation, but that’s not something you’ll have to worry about when tossing your pup one of these perfectly portioned treats.
Ginger – Ginger is a super spice that’s been used for its medicinal purposes for nearly 2,000 years. Just like with humans, it can help soothe a dog’s upset stomach, relieve nausea, and ease motion sickness. Along with aiding digestion, ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties!
What You’ll Need To Make These Bones
Along with the ingredients, you’ll need to get a silicone mold to help form your mixture into pretty shapes. I personally love this mini bone mold because the treats come out the perfect size for my two small dogs. You can, of course, have some fun with this and use any mold you prefer. They’re also fun to make into little hearts or stars. When choosing the right mold for you and your dog, just take your pup’s size into consideration. Since I don’t want my dogs eating more than the recommended amount of coconut oil in a day—which I mentioned above—this is the best mold for me.
In the tray that I use, the mixture yields 21 bones. However, this will change depending on the size and shape of your mold.
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Let’s Start Freezing!
- - 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, Melted
- - 1 Banana, Mashed
- - 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- Measure out 1/2 cup of coconut oil and then melt either in a double boiler or microwave for quick convenience. You don't want any clumps leftover.
- With a fork, mash your banana.
- Mix the banana and coconut oil, stirring until the two ingredients are thoroughly combined. You will be left with a thin pudding-like mixture.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger to your mixture and stir.
- Grab your silicone mold and fill each bone (or whatever shape you are using) to the top.
- Freeze for approximately one hour, or until set.
- Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.