Burt Banana Bites

Burt has been a charmer. An absolute DELIGHT! Maybe he finally is coming out of his puppy years or maybe (just maybe) our hard work is finally paying off. Either way, we adore his behavior. To celebrate his consistent listening and good behavior I made Burt celebratory treats. I also purchased him a little token of gratitude.


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Burtie Banana Bites

2 bananas
1/2 c oat flakes
2.5 tbsp peanut butter
1/3 c blueberries


How do blueberries sound?

He approves!

He approves!


  •  Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Mash bananas and add blueberries.


  • Fold in peanut butter an oats.
Taste test before you split up mixture

Taste test before you split up mixture


He likes it!

  • Spoon mixture onto cookie sheet.


  • Wait until they begin crisp.
  • He waits...

    He waits…

  • And waits...

    And waits…

    And now to enjoy!

    And now to enjoy!

Happiness is a warm puppy

Makes me think of Stephen and Burt

Makes me think of Stephen and Burt

Charles Schulz believed that “Happiness is a warm puppy.” I agree. Although we don’t have a Snoopy living under our roof, we do have a Burt. Burt is a character in his own right. He is silly, nutty, weird, cute, and gassy. A lot of our time is dedicated to keeping Burt healthy. We like to give Burt long walks and are very careful about what he consumes (despite him breaking into the fridge a few times). We feed him whole food that does not have grains. From time to time I will make Burt treats, which he always loves.

Other Burt Recipes:

Burt and I ringing in 2013 together

Burt and I ringing in 2013 together

Lately I have been sharing my apples with Burt so I decided to make him a treat that incorporated apples and would help with digestion. Below you will find a recipe that I recommend serving as an extra treat. The recipe does not produce many treats but please free to make the quantity larger by doubling the ingredients. You could also serve this as an actual meal if you increase the quantity.

Burtie Bowls of Yum

burt treat


  • 1 red apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 c of pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 c of  Trader Joes natural peanut butter (stay away from major brands for these… buy a natural peanut butter because it has less sugar)
  • 1/4 c of plain greek yogurt

Serve in paper cups


1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

2. Slice apple and banana very thin. Evenly distribute onto cookie sheet.

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3. Place cookie sheet into oven and bake for 1 hour (flip half way through). Monitor fruit to make sure it is not sticking to sheet.

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“Is that for me?”

4. Whisk together wet ingredients until well blended.

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By this point your pup will probably be drooling in anticipation

5. Take fruit out of oven and mix into wet mixture. Stir to combine and spoon mixture into paper cups. Place cups into freezer until ready to be served.

6. Take out of the freezer and serve cold!

Waiting like a good patient boy.

Waiting like a good patient boy.


Pup approved. Enjoy!!

puppy love… too obvious?

Recently Burt dabbled in a cooking project for his lady lover, George. This is the product of his labor and love.

Banana Peanut Butter Wheat Germ Treats

from Burt with love. (Georgie pictured on the right 🙂 )


Mash bananas, and mix all ingredients.

The treats require a bit of wheat germ, wheat flour, one egg, egg whites, pb, and bananas.

Place all ingredients in mixer

Mix until it is a thick batter

Roll dough on a flat surface and shape!

Bake for about 15 minutes at 400. Easy to make and the dogs love them.

Dear Georgie...


Oh blog, I miss you! I have been wanting to update for over a month now but the free time I have currently is very limited. I know within a few weeks things will settle but for now… ah well the postings with be rare. I have a bunch of pictures and recipes to post and soon I will get around to it.


Because I don’t have time I figured I would let the world in on a dog treat recipe I made for Burt a few months back. You can find the recipe in my squaresquiggle blog and here http://squaresquiggle.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/go-annie/

There is also a blueberry jam recipe on that post as well.

Heres a little treat for you! I have been viewing quite a bit of Target Women for one of my classes

MMMMMM yogurt!