This post shows how to make Apple Carrot Dog Treats, an easy homemade apple dog biscuits recipe that makes the perfect hostess gift, stocking stuffer, or teacher gift.

baked pan of Apple Carrot Dog Treats

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! One reader says: “Instead of the sugar and egg I added  one mashed banana. Now the dog won’t leave the kitchen because he knows the biscuits are for him. He absolutely loved these.”

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Apple Carrot Dog Treat Recipe

These crunchy carrot dog biscuits are the best Apple Carrot Dog Treats. Our dog, Alder, loves them! This recipe is great for pooches of all sizes. And take a peek at this post, Charcuterie Boards for Dogs!

baked dog treat

Why we love this recipe

Makes the best gifts: hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or stocking stuffer homemade gifts for your friends who have dogs!

We have been making this recipe for years, and our dog loves them.

They are easy to make and freeze (so you never run out) :)

ingredients for dog biscuits

Ingredients for Apple Carrot Dog Treats recipe:

This recipe contains apples and carrots, which your pet is sure to love,  so let’s dive head first into these Easy Carrot + Apple Dog Treats!

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Oats (you can use gluten-free)
  • Brown sugar, optional if your dog doesn’t like sugar
  • Apple + carrots
  • Egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • Water

how to make Apple Carrot Dog Treats

How to make Apple Carrot Dog Treats

This recipe makes 12-24 dog biscuits, depending on the size of your cookie cutter.

  1. Core and grate apples; peel and grate carrots (I used food processor).
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  3. In separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in the oil, water, and grated apples and carrots. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix completely.
  4. Carefully roll ‘dough’ out and cut out desired shape with a small cookie cutter.
  5. Bake until biscuits are firm.

Alder the Whoodle on sprinter van bed

Pet [Dog] Ettiquette when Entertaining

Alder the Whoodle (poodle and wheaten terrier)  is almost 6 years old now. He’s all about dog treats! Here he is in our Sprinter Van, camping on the OR coast. Yes, he sleeps with us.

When guests come over (which we have regularly), for our breed of dog, it’s good to have dog treats ready. Alder is rambunctious and loves to “greet” our friends, so we’ve learned to keep a few treats in our pockets.

Here’s a post I wrote years ago, Pet [Dog] Ettiquette when Entertaining.

dog treats

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!

one dog treat (apple carrot)

Tips and substitutions:

Be sure to core your apple before grating. Apple seeds aren’t good for dogs!

Use a small cookie cutter for 20-24 biscuits.

You make as you would any other cookie, using your favorite shaped cookie cutter. We love the heart cookie-cutter, but you can use a shamrock, tree, egg, bunny–think about the holidays coming up.

Make, bake, and allow to cool.

One reader used half almond flour and half all-purpose flour, adding 1 1/2 teaspoon of flax seeds, and they turned out great.

You can bake ahead and freeze.

packaged dog treats

The perfect doggie treats gifts

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!

how to make baked Apple Carrot Dog Treats

How to store homemade dog biscuits

  • Store in air-tight container.
  • Optional to freeze!
  • Serving size: makes 20-24 small dog biscuits.

So watch the video and see how yummy and easy this recipe is to make! After biscuits cool, feel free to share with the pups in your life!

ENJOY!

a heart apple carrot dog biscuit

More dog treats recipes:

Homemade Dog Treats [Pinch of Yum]

More posts about Alder the Whoodle:

Brand new puppy: Alder the Entertainer Whoodle Puppy

Why we Love our Whoodle Pup

SIX MONTHS: Alder the Whoodle Six Months Old

ONE YEAR: Alder the Whoodle One Year Old

TWO YEARS: Alder the Whoodle is 2 years old!

There was a season where we served Farmer’s Dog for Alder the Whoodle

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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. OPTION: Use half almond flour and half all-purpose flour, adding 1 1/2 teaspoon of flax seeds.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 12
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Ingredients
 

  • 2 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar, optional if your dog doesn't like sugar
  • 1 apple, cored and grated (leave peel on)
  • ½ cup carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ - ½ cup water, note: the apples add moisture, so only add extra water if necessary

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a cookie sheet.
  • Core and grate apples; peel and grate carrots (I used food processor).
  • 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.
  • Carefully roll ‘dough’ out and cut out desired shape with a small cookie cutter.
  • Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, or until apple juices are soaked and biscuits are firm.
  • After biscuits cool, feel free to share with the pups in your life! Store in air-tight container.
  • Serving size: makes 20-24 small dog biscuits.

Notes

Reposted from April 2018
Cuisine: American
Course: dog treats
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baked heart Apple Carrot Dog cookies