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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4.17 from 18 votes
Servings: 280
Apple Carrot Dog Treats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Carrot Dog Treats, Dog Treat Recipe

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!

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
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In one bowl, mix the flour, oats, and brown sugar. In separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in the oil, water.
  3. 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.
  4. Carefully roll out dough and cut out desired shape. I used a small cap, you could also use these cute dog treat molds!

  5. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, until the treats are firm. Smaller shapes like mine require slightly less cooking time than larger treats.
  6. Remove them from the oven and let them cook completely prior to sharing with your furry friend : )
Recipe 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 Information
Calories: 7, Potassium: 5mg, Vitamin A: 40%, Calcium: 1%, Iron: 0.1%

Recipe adapted from: ReluctantEntertainer.com