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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.

a white morkie standing on the carpet with frizzy hair and his head tilted to the side.

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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 

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15 comments on “Apple Carrot Dog Treats”

  1. What kind of oats did you use? Is quick oats ok for this recipe? Thanks!

  2. How long is the shelf life on these unfrozen?

    • Hi Brooke, I would try to use them within 3-5 days. You can also freeze them as well and let them come to room temp before using more! 🙂

  3. I just made this for my French bulldog and Pomeranian. They absolutely loved it.Thank u for this recipe.

  4. My Angel Linus will be 2 years old on the 19th. He’s quite a character! And the love of my life! ❤🐕!

  5. Soooo looking forward to making these for Christmas treats for family’s pets! Also want to make some for our fur-friends for gifts as well. (We know lots of other dogs!) 
    Thank you for sharing these recipes. We look forward to trying them all and any future ones you share. Love your recipes for humans as well!

    • Hey Jessie! I have no idea how this comment didn’t show up for me until now, (okay let’s face it, I’m sure it showed up and somehow I just missed it!)- But reading it now totally made my day! I’m so happy to hear that you’ll be making these doggie treats, and that you like my human recipes too 😉 !!!! I appreciate you taking the time to reach out!

  6. The dogs love this…what is really funny is the neighbor dog got loose and came to the patio door while these were cooking. I think he wanted some, too! My two LOVE them!!!

    • Ahhhh hahaahahaha, Jill, that is so funny! Well with dog’s crazy sense of smell the neighbor’s dog probably knew exactly what he was doing, haha! I’m sooo happy that your pups love them as much as mine does! <3 Thank you for taking the time to share and to make me laugh!

  7. I just made these treats for my two puppies and just gave them one each. They are back hassling me for more so i think it is safe to say they love them. My older poodle is a very very fussy eater and he just loves them. Thanks so much for the recipe and it was very easy to make!

    • Hi Tara!
      That is great news! I’m actually glad that you reminded me about this recipe because I have some apples that I need to use before they go bad, this would be perfect!! I’m so glad your pups enjoyed them- my little guy LOVES them! So much better (and healthier) than the store-bought stuff! 🙂 Have a great day!

  8. I just made these and they turned out great! I made mini-sized treats because my dogs are small breeds, and so I baked them for a shorter time. My two little ones seem to love it, which is so rewarding and pleasing to see! Thanks so much for the recipe x

    • Wahooooo!-Rachel that is awesome!!! My little Morkie was obsessed with these treats, I think it’s time I made another batch! He loves them so much more than anything I’ve bought 🙂 I’m so glad yours worked out well too- thank you for letting me know, made my day!

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