3-Ingredient Cookies for Humans or Dogs

Our rescue dog is a beagle-chihuahua named Cleo. She ran out of dog treats recently, so instead of buying more I decided it couldn’t be that hard to make our own dog treats.

I know she loves peanut butter and bananas and oats, so those are the ingredients in these cookies.

She loves them, as do the humans in the house! It’s a nourishing, no-refined-sugar treat.


  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter


Mash the banana and mix with the oats and nut butter.

Form into little disks on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350F for 15 minutes. They will get a little bit golden.

Cool and enjoy! Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer.


Even in the depths of winter, there are beautiful miracles of nature to be found.

At this very moment, a little red fox is curled up in the snow in our backyard, taking a nap in the sunshine.

I stopped writing to just watch it sleep for a few happy minutes. Finding little moments of joy in nature fills my heart and my day with so much nourishment.

May you find joyful moments of nature to experience today.

Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

One response to “3-Ingredient Cookies for Humans or Dogs”

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    Cleo approves!

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