Bone-shaped dog treats spilling out of a tipped jar, next to a ramekin of oats.

Pulpy Dog Treats

This recipe is perfect for kids—they can form all sorts of fun shapes for their furry friends.
Apple Juice Reading Pulpy Dog Treats 2 minutes

Healthy treats for dogs can be made with almost any fruit or vegetable pulp (dog-safe, of course). Because these treats don’t expand in the oven, the dough can be formed into any shape.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 ½ cup instant oats
  • 1 cup juice pulp (we used pulp from kale, celery, carrots, apples, and beets)
  • 3 tbsp flour, plus more for rolling

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork. Add the coconut oil and juice pulp. Mix. Add the oats and flour. Combine to form a dough, using your hands to knead oats into the dough. Color and texture of the treats will vary depending on the type of pulp you use. 
  3. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut into shapes. If you don’t have cookie cutters, you can cut into squares with a knife or use a cup to cut circles. Or, make shapes with your hands.
  4. Transfer treats to the parchment-lined cookie sheets. Treats will not expand in the oven, so they can be placed close together. Bake until dry, about 25-30 minutes depending on size.
  5. Let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Inspired by CBC Life and Grounded Nutrition.

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