It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air…or is that the smell of bananas? Here on the bayou, Bentley and Pierre love bananas. It is one of their favorite snacks. I am not kidding when I tell you that Pierre can hear us peel a banana even if he’s asleep! I decided that they would make a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Bananas are a healthy source of fiber and vitamins B6 and C. My boys enjoy sharing pieces of our fresh bananas but their favorite way to eat them is as dehydrated chips. These are simple to make and perfect for snacks, training or on walks. They are also perfect for Valentine’s Day!
This is how we make
♥ Bayou Boys Banana Buttons ♥
Helpful Hint: Peel your banana the same way monkeys do it. Pinch the bottom and pull down for a perfect peel.
Slice bananas approximately 1/8th”
Place slices on dehydrator trays making sure the slices do not touch each other. This allows the air to circulate around them.
Let bananas dehydrate until they are dried to your desired texture. The time depends on your dehydrator and how crispy your dogs likes their bananas. Check by taking one off the rack and allowing it to cool. We like ours crunchy so we dehydrate for several hours.
When your banana buttons are ready, let them cool completely.
*You can use your oven to dehydrate. Place banana slices at least ¼” apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 200 for at least 2 hours.
Psst~ They are delicious snack for humans too.
♥ Valentine’s Day Container ♥
This could not be an easier DIY craft for giving your best friend some Banana Buttons this Valentine’s Day.
I used an empty powdered juice container. You can use any container with a smooth surface. A few dog themed stickers and letters were used to decorate our gift. Paint markers or ink stamps can be used.
Fill container with Banana Buttons
Wrap up Valentine’s Day for your pup.
Make your #dog some Banana Button treats for #ValentinesDay. Easy #DIY container. https://t.co/mer8VdIwor— M. K.Clinton (@mk_clinton) February 9, 2016
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