How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

How to make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits? It’s easy, just follow the simple recipe! You’re doggie will be a happy pup!

How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

Meet my friend, Jessica …

I am so excited to introduce to you today my darling friend Jessica. You’ve seen Jess on RE a few times this past year, helping me with canning and a couple of dinner parties and some cooking, and, well, she’s just a very dear friend to me.

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Jess loves to entertain, cook, decorate, write, she has a heart of GOLD, and she loves her doggie, Marz, and her husband, Justin. Oh, and she is having her first BABY GIRL in April! We are so excited for her family. So be watching in the future for some very fun DIY projects coming from Jess …

Gift giving for dog lovers …

I think today’s post is the perfect gift idea for friends who may have dogs who love a special treat. Read on …

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Hello, Friends …

My name is Jessica. I’m a friend (and fellow admirer!) of Sandy’s, and I’m happy to be here sharing a DIY post with you today. Since I’m new here, I figured I’d share a little about myself before we get started.

First and foremost, I’m a HUGE dog lover and proud momma to my dog-child, a pit bull named Marz. Secondly, my husband and I are expecting our first child this coming April! Since this will be my sweet pup’s last Christmas as the only ‘child’, I decided to spoil her and add some extra pizazz to her stocking by making homemade dog treats!

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In my house, any guest that befriends my dog is an instant favorite, so these would also make a great hostess gift for a dog-lover like myself.

So for all you fellow dog-lovers out there, here’s a simple and healthy Apple Carrot Dog Biscuit recipe for your special pup.

And a perfect gift idea for the holidays, to wrap up and give to your friends who have pets!

Have you made homemade treats for your pets, and if so what’s a favorite combination?

How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water (note: the apples add moisture, so only add extra water if necessary)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Peel and grate apple and carrots (I used food processor).
  3. In one bowl, mix the flour, oats, and brown sugar. In separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in the oil, water, and grated apples and carrots. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients bowl and mix completely.
  4. Carefully roll 'dough' out and cut out desired shape with chosen cookie cutter.
  5. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, or until apple juices are soaked and biscuits are firm.
  6. After biscuits cool, feel free to share with the pups in your life! Store in air-tight container.
  7. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.
  8. Serving size: makes 15-20 dog biscuits, depending on the size of cookie cutter.
How to make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

31 comments

  1. I cannot handle that sweet puppy face! OH MY GOODNESS!!! Makes me want more dogs…and more babies!!! (my husband would flip if he read this right now…)

    Pinning for all the dog lovers in my life – these would make great Christmas gifts!

    • Thank you Heather! I’m often overwhelmed by her cuteness. I beg my husband for another puppy daily, and he has yet to give in. Persistence is key I think… good luck! ; )

  2. YUM! I’m going to try these for our puppy. We have a 9 month lab and she loves her treats. Do you think I could replace the flour with rice flour?

    • I bet you could replace the flour for rice flour! I would just keep an eye on the texture and add more flour as needed as the apples make the dough very moist. The great thing about dogs is – they will eat it no matter what it looks like! Ha! Let me know how they turn out if you try it with rice flour.

    • I am making these today for our puppy! My daughter got a “Bake-A-Bone” treat maker from her grandparents so we thought we’d give it a shot. I will have to try them rolled out how you did them next time. I did use rice flour. Here are the changes I made and they seem to have worked well…I straight out substituted the Brown Rice Flour for the reg. flour, added 2 Tbs. baking powder. I was using the BAke-A-Bone recipes as a guide and they all called for baking powder and a slightly runnier consistency so I did add more water. Not sure I would need as much baking powder if I was rolling them out, but the BAB treats are supposed to rise within the mold. They smell so yummy! Getting ready to harden in the oven soon.

  3. I love the apron Jessica has on. Details please!!!

  4. I love it for my pup! Pinning to my dog treats board now!

  5. Hi Jessica!!! I love these and your dog is so cute!!

    • Thank you Julie! I’m just a TAD smitten with her. You know those crazy “cat” people that collect cats? I’m a crazy dog person that wishes I could collect puppies, only my apartment and husband won’t allow it. Ha!

  6. I love these so much. I have cute baggies and twine. I am going to give them to the neighborhood doggies for Christmas!

  7. I LOVE that they’re in hat shapes. We can’t ever forget about the puppers. Fun guest post!

  8. These are so cute! How long are they good for in an air tight container?

  9. Do you think I could use a different flour? My fur babe is allergic to wheat. Thanks ;-) Kathy

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  11. Mine kept pretty well for 1 week. I may try freezing half the batch next time around to make them last longer.

  12. What a great recipe…and post! I’ve pinned it and will definitely make these for my pup Leala! I made done treats in Christmas for her, Whole Wheat Herb Biscuits with Flax, I haven’t gotten around to saying much on my blog, but the recipe is there if you’d like to try it! :)

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  14. My dogs demolished these! Thanks for the recipe. I could die from that sweet, sweet pittie face

  15. How long will these keep? How do you recommend storing them?

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  18. I have a batch of these in the oven as I type this. I didn’t measure my carrot because frankly I didn’t care, just did a whole carrot lol. I added a about 1/8th cup of water but when I roll it out and try and cut with a cutter it is just mush, now I am figuring it to be too much carrot (juicy) or maybe I didn’t need water at all, But I added the water before the dry ingredients, even after reading all comments and whatnot LOL, my dogs are standing at the oven as if they know, however I have never made them their own cookies before…..I didn’t have whole wheat flour either so I just took oats and made them into flour in the food processor.I hope they work because I always have apples and carrots that need help being used, mainly because I buy in bulk to save a bit LOL, aka waste money by throwing out excess >.<

  19. LOL oh my god….. right after I hit submit I know my error >.< I measured the flour using a 1/2 thing and only did 3 instead of 5 of them, ahahaha… well then!!! I am not a rookie but no means a pro either (clearly!)

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  21. My dog can’t eat oats is there something I could use instead of oats?

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  23. I just made a first batch for easter treats. Well. Shaped like bunnies and carrots, the pets Love them – although I am sure they don’t so much care about the shapes;)

    Thank you! Two more batches already prepped for tomorrow!!!!!

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