Apple Carrot Dog Treats

These homemade dog treats are an easy baking project for kids and adults and make a great homemade gift idea! They’re made with apples and carrots, and dogs love to eat them up!Round homemade dog treats spilling out of a pouch on a wooden surface.

It is so much fun to do some baking for your four-legged friend once in a while! My dog absolutely loves these treats, and my toddler absolutely loves making them with me!

But first, let’s get into a few basic questions you may have.

Best Kind of Flour for Dogs

If possible, I recommend using Almond flour, because it’s healthy and easy to find at the grocery store.

Healthier Flour Alternatives for Dog Treats:

Grain: Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, Oat, Pea, Quinoa, Rice, Sorghum

Non-Grain: Chickpea, Coconut, Hazelnut, Lentil, Potato

Storing Homemade Dog Treats

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Or freeze for up to 3 months, removing them as you need them and letting them come to room temperature.

a white morkie sitting and staring at a small treat being held in front of him.

Dog Treats as Gifts:

  • These small treat molds and are perfect for giving these treats as gifts in these little canisters!
  • Treat-making and gift-giving is also a great activity for little ones, (with your assistance of course!)

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Or freeze for up to 3 months, removing them as you need them and letting them come to room temperature.

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5 from 7 votes

Apple Carrot Dog Treats

These homemade dog treats are an easy baking project for kids and adults and make a great homemade gift idea! They're made with apples and carrots, and dogs love to eat them up!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 280
Calories: 7kcal
Author: Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cup Almond flour *See Notes
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ cup apple peeled and grated (about 1 small apple)
  • 1/2 cup carrots peeled and grated
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In one bowl, mix the flour, oats, and brown sugar. In separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in the oil, water.
  • Peel and grate apple and carrots and mix into the egg/water mixture. Gradually add wet mixture into flour mixture and stir until a dough has formed. You can add up to ¼ cup additional water but I didn't find it necessary as the apple added a lot of moisture.
  • Carefully roll out dough and cut out desired shape. I used a small cap, you could also use these cute dog treat molds!
  • Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, until the treats are firm. Smaller shapes like mine require slightly less cooking time than larger treats.
  • Remove them from the oven and let them cook completely prior to sharing with your furry friend : )

Notes

Healthier Flour Alternatives for Dog Treats:

Grain: Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, Oat, Pea, Quinoa, Rice, Sorghum
Non-Grain: Chickpea, Coconut, Hazelnut, Lentil, Potato
*When it doubt, always consult your vet regarding any diet changes.

Storage:

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Or freeze for up to 3 months, removing them as you need them and letting them come to room temperature.
*When it doubt, always consult your vet regarding any diet changes.

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal | Potassium: 5mg | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Recipe adapted from: ReluctantEntertainer.com