October 22, 2013

Homemade Apple Dog Treats

We go though dog treats like nothing around here.  There is usually always a jar of treats either on the counter or in the fridge.  All of the recipes I have tried had peanut butter in them, so I was super excited to try some without it.  You can find the original recipe HERE.

Apple Dog Treats


2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 finely chopped or grated apple
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup cold water

  1. Blend flour and cornmeal in large mixing bowl, then incorporate apple, egg, oil, brown sugar, and water until well blended. 
  2. Flour your work space and roll out dough to desired thickness. Mine was just under 1 inch thick and uneven in some spots (we'll call that homemade flair)...
  3. Cut cookies to desired shape and size 
  4. Place dog cookies on baking sheet and bake 35 minutes. After baking, turn oven off and leave cookies inside for another 30-45 minutes until crisp.    

I made another batch with a scoop of peanut butter and some oatmeal too.  The dogs love them both! The only other thing I changed was I left out the sugar.  I figured the apple would be sweet enough for my guys.  

Do you have dogs at home? Have you ever made homemade treats for them?  You should, they will love you even more for it!

For a printable version click HERE.


  1. I am definitely saving this recipe. We have 5 apple trees and every year we are scrambling to use all of them! We make apples sauce, freeze them for pies, crisp, cider. We just have so many! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Holy apples. I would love an apple tree! I hope your dog(s) enjoy them as much as my guys do!

  3. Hey Kimberly Munoz
    This post is awesome. You have given me an idea to prepare a meal for my dog. I never thought that we can prepare this kind of delicious treat. Thanks for sharing

    1. Lesia, There are so many different ways to make treats for you dogs. I have a few more on here and have a few more planned to share too. Hope your dog likes them!

    2. How long will these treats stay good for?

    3. Amanda: On the counter, I wouldn't say more than a week. Im sure they would be ok in the fridge for a little longer. They don't last long around here though my dogs are always on extra good behavior when they know there are treats on the counter. I usually share with friends too that way they get eaten up quick.

  4. you left brown sugar out of ingredents and what temp do u cook them at?

    1. 1T of brown sugar and bake at 350°. Thanks for point that out. I will fix it!

  5. How many does this recipe make?

    1. Sorry that I saw this so late. It depends on the size of your cutter. I don't remember how much I got out of this batch but there were plenty!