How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

How to make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits is an easy-to-follow recipe, the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer for your pup! This post has been updated with new text, photos, and a video!

How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

Friends, are you looking for the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer for your dog?

Today I’m sharing a delightful recipe, and a video: How to make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits recipe, and it’s perfect for your pet-loving friends!

First of all, let’s get it right. When guests come to your home for the holidays, this statement is true.


How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

We have 2 very rambuncious dogs that love to greet our guests at the front door. Alder, being a 6-month old Whoodle, and Haggis, a more mature 14-year-old Cairn Terrier.

Both adorable. In our eyes. But we’ve learned that not every guest is a dog-lover, so we have to quickly put our dogs away. In fact, I wrote a post awhile back on, Pet [Dog] Ettiquette when Entertaining.

How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

In our house, any guest that befriends our dogs is an instant favorite!

How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

This recipe comes from our friend, Jessica, who has a beautiful Pit Bull, Marz.

It’s for all you fellow dog-lovers out there, and perfect for gift-giving season!

How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

You make as you would any other cookie, using your favorite shaped cookie cutter.

Make, bake, and allow to cool.

Then stack the treats, and tie together with a big bow. Place in brown paper bags (you can decorate, or buy decorated bags), and GIVE AWAY!

You can also spoil your own pooch with a bit of extra pizazz added to their stockings – homemade dog treats!

Use a small cookie cutter to make about 20-24 biscuits!

So watch the video and see how yummy and easy this recipe is to make! ENJOY!

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

How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

Doggie favorites! Be sure to core your apple before grating.  Apple seeds aren’t good for dogs! Use a small cookie cutter for 20-24 biscuits.


  • 2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar (optional if your dog doesn’t like sugar)
  • 1 apple, cored and grated (leave peel on)
  • 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)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Core and grate apples; peel and grate 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 a small 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. Serving size: makes 20-24  small dog biscuits.
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More dog treats recipes: Homemade Dog Treats [Pinch of Yum], Homemade Dog Treats – Peanut Butter [The Cookie Rookie.]

How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits

37 comments on “How to Make Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits”

  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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  25. Such a cute and fun idea to make with my nephews for their dog! Can’t wait to try :)

  26. Why use oil? If you’re making treats then they should be healthy for the dog.

  27. Totally doing this! I’ve been wanting to make my own treats for our dogs but I haven’t found a recipe I really liked. This one sounds like something they’d love.

  28. I may have baked them too long. They are hard as a rock and I’m afraid they will break their teeth crunching on them. Anyone else have this concern?

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