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Dog-Friendly Banana Splits

A banana split for breakfast? Why not! And share it with your dog? Even better! With sweet berries, crispy granola, and a protein boost, this banana split for dogs can be enjoyed at any time of day.

A brown dog eating a banana split out of a pink bowl

Okay, okay. I’m sure you love a great big banana split as a treat on a hot summer day. It’s perfect for sharing with friends and family, and the calories don’t count when you share, right? But what if I said you could eat a banana split every day? When it’s a healthy yogurt banana split, you can.

What’s even more enjoyable about this recipe is the fact that you can easily share it with your dog!

You read that right. When you whip up a batch of these health banana splits, be sure to make a portion for the pup.

These ingredients are safe for dogs (though of course each pup is individual in their digestion so always check with your vet if you have any concerns). But they will certainly enjoy the sweet berries and banana mixed with crunchy granola and cottage cheese.

A brown dog eating a banana split out of a pink bowl

Here’s What You’ll Need

The ingredients in this recipe super adaptable to whatever you have in your kitchen!

  • Bananas: Bananas are healthy for dogs, and are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber for your pup!
  • Berries: Dogs love berries, which are packed with antioxidants for them.
  • Cottage Cheese: Large curd or small curd, take a big scoop. This cultured dairy is low in lactose and high in protein (both which are great for dogs).
  • Yogurt: Stick with plain, unsweetened yogurt and let the fruit and granola add sweetness. Ensure the yogurt doesn’t contain any xylitol, which is toxic for dogs.
  • Granola: Make sure you select a granola that is safe for your dog. Look out for chocolate and raisins, two common granola ingredients that are toxic to dogs. Puffed rice, oats, and peanut butter are all great for sharing!
A banana split in a pink bowl with berries, granola, and yogurt with a spoon

How To Make Dog-Friendly Banana Splits

You (and your dog) can be enjoying this banana split in 15 minutes flat. Let’s split!

Step 1: Cut
Peel and then slice a banana in half lengthwise. A firmer banana is easier for getting the perfect split.

Step 2: Dairy
Add your dairy in the middle. It’s up to you if go halfsies or more of one. Or whatever’s in the fridge!

Making a banana split in a pink bowl

Step 3: Toppings
Add your berries in bite-size pieces. I like to get a nice variety into my bowl.

Making a banana split in a pink bowl

Finally, top with your crunch! Plain granola for the pup but feel free to add anything you want to yours.

Making a banana split in a pink bowl
A brown dog eating a banana split out of a pink bowl

Recipe Tips

  • Add dog-friendly ingredients, like salmon oil, sprat, or green lipped mussels for a boost of dog nutrition.
  • Make it a slow feeder by simply assembling the whole banana split then freezing it until solid. This will prevent your pup from eating it quickly, while also giving them some mental enrichment as they lick.
  • Keep an eye on calories and serve your an appropriate portion for your dog’s caloric needs.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for about 3 days, or freeze and serve to your dog later!
A brown dog eating a banana split out of a pink bowl
A brown dog eating a banana split out of a pink bowl

Hungry For More?

Looking for more delicious recipes to serve to you dog?

Hungry for more recipes that you can share with your dog? You’ll love these:

A brown dog eating a banana split out of a pink bowl

Banana Split for Dogs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Materials

  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup low fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup mixed berries
  • ¼ cup granola

Instructions

  1. Cut: Split a banana in half lengthwise. Arrange halves in a shallow bowl or plate.
  2. Dairy: Scoop the yogurt and cottage cheese in between banana halves.
  3. Toppings: Top with mixed berries and granola.

Notes

Make sure to use dog-safe ingredients!

  • Yogurt should not contain xylitol, an artificial sweetener that's toxic to dogs.
  • Granola should not contain chocolate or raisins, which are both toxic to dogs.
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