Breakfast snowballs recipe

We love quick, easy-to-make recipes to treat our dogs with, and these pretty breakfast snowballs are just the thing. They are a great weekend treat, and – even better- they’re made with super simple ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard: think rolled oats, peanut butter, bananas and a sprinkling of desiccated coconut. That’s it. 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: banana is one of our favourite dog-friendly ingredients. Full of potassium and rich in fibre, bananas are one of the best fruits to give your dog. Here, we’re mashing ½ a banana with peanut butter, oats and a little water before rolling balls of the mixture in desiccated coconut. It’s a year-round, protein-rich treat. 

To top it off, these breakfast snowballs are just as tasty for humans as they are for dogs!


8 – 10 snowballs

What you’ll need

150g rolled oats
2 tsp xylitol-free peanut butter
½ a ripe banana
100g desiccated coconut
50ml water
Mixing bowl

  1. Mash the banana and mix it with the oats, water, and peanut butter in a mixing bowl
  2. Use a little water to dampen your hands, then roll the mixture into small balls
  3. Roll the balls in the desiccated coconut until well covered
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, or pop them in the freezer

The snowballs make a great hot weather treat too – when they’re frozen, they’re a little bit like Mochi ice cream! We’d love to see your creations, just tag us using #tailsdotcom

3 thoughts on “Breakfast snowballs recipe”

  1. The oat quantity in the video and recipe aren’t the same?

    When I made this as per the recipe, still had half the coconut left.

    Which is correct?

    Dog loved it anyway!

    • Good spot Tony! That’s my fault – oops. I’ve updated the blog now with the correct amount (150g oats). I’m so glad to hear they were delicious anyway!


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