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

Pulpy Dog Treats

This recipe is perfect to make with your kids—they can form all sorts of fun shapes for their furry friends.

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.

IMPORTANT: Not all fruits and vegetables are safe for dogs. Make sure your pulp is free of these ingredients before proceeding. 


  • 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


  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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