DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These tasty treats are easy to make and good for your dog! 

NOTE: Do NOT use peanut butter sweetened with xylitol, as this artificial sweetener is poisonous to dogs and can be deadly!! Use only natural peanut butter, preferably with NO sweetener. We like Smucker’s Natural Creamy peanut butter for this recipe. 

Also, this recipe calls for oat flour, which is expensive. But you can easily make your own by oats (we like Quaker Old Fashioned) through your food processor till you have flour. 2 cups of rolled oats makes one cup of oat flour. You don’t need a fine out flour for this recipe. A coarse flour is great.

Ingredients – (Double the recipe if you have a large dog)

2 cups homemade oat flour

⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup natural peanut butter (again, make sure your peanut butter does NOT contain Xylitol, which is poisonous to dogs!)

1 large egg

Directions – 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix the oat flour, applesauce, peanut butter and egg till everything is combined. If it’s too sticky, add some more oat flour and work with your hands till it forms a soft dough that you are able to handle without it getting stuck to your fingers.

Sprinkle some oat flour onto a flat surface and roll your dough out to about ¼ inch in thickness. Cut out your shapes using a cookie cutter. A bone shaped one is fun! The size of your cookie cutter will vary with the size of your dog.

Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick olive oil cookin spray and transfer your cut out cookies to the sheet.

Bake the treats for 20 to 25 minutes till the edges begin to turn a bit dark and the cookies are dry.

Allow the cookies to cool completely. Store them in a covered container in the fridge. is a comprehensive site for information dog owners can rely on, and includes tips on health, exercise, fun facts, breed profiles and much more. has a free active Facebook Group of dog parents which any dog owner is welcome to join at  The WoofPost’s official hashtag is #woofpost

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By Ellen Britt

Dr. Ellen Britt has loved dogs since she was a child. She is particularly fond of the Northern breeds, especially Alaskan Malamutes. Ellen worked as a PA in Emergency and Occupational Medicine for two decades and holds a doctorate (Ed.D.) in biology.

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