It was Rory’s birthday over the weekend. She is now three-years-old (I can hardly believe it!) and to celebrate I decided to whip up a batch of special birthday biscuits! This easy homemade recipe is made from wholesome ingredients and the pup goes crazy for them! The juices from the apple sweeten the biscuit and help keep it moist, while the oats offer a tasty chewy texture. Here is the complete hassle-free recipe…
- 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 or 2 organic apples
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp natural honey
- 1/2 cup whole wheat all-purposed flour
- 1/4 cup water
1) Chop apple into tiny cubes.
2) Mix oats, flour, egg, apple and water together.
3) Stir in honey.
4) Spoon mixture onto a non-stick cookie sheet in small dollops.
5) Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cookies are evenly browned and crispy.
It is such fun to treat your pup to a wholesome treat that they love. I personally plan to bake more often for Rory this fall, especially in light of the recent dog treat scare. Rory goes bonkers for apple so these were a real hit! Maybe next year we’ll serve them at a special dog-friendly birthday party. Do you like baking for your dog too?
Can you substitute apple sauce for the apples? Just wondering because I want to try these and I don’t have any apples but I do have apple sauce :)
I just made this, freshly out of the oven. Instead of honey I used diced dried apricots for sweetness, and I pre-sauteed the apple cubes in the pan. I just wanted to thank you for your inspiration and kudos to you that you respond to every single comment. Good job!
would like to add peanut butter to the mix. If that is ok how much would I add. These sound really good with or without.
Can these be cut using a cookie cutter?
Making the sweet potato chews today..and your cookies tomorrow! They look so good…can’t wait for my girls to try these!
Thanks for the recipe..
How lovely! Just in time for Valentine’s Day too! Be sure to let us know how your girls enjoy them (and share a photo on our Facebook page too if you like!) xo Happy baking!
Have a gluten free home so what can I sub for the wheat flour? Looks good and my German Shepard/husky loves sharing apples with me–the chihuahua is “somestimes yes and sometimes no” but I think she would like these treats!!!
Hi there! Chickpea flour would be a good substitute! But double check with your vet that it is okay for dogs to consume :) Let us know how they turn out!
Hi Goad to find your site with this healthy treat Cant wait to try baking this one but not sure about the oats.
What kind ? The old fashion one? And how much do you use? Is it one and a half? I’m a new baker I don’t quite sure how to read the recipe. Please advice. Thanks :)))
Hi there! Great question! We typically use some variety of instant oats (the kind where you just add hot water and leave them to soak for a few minutes). I hope this helps and that your pupsters enjoy these treats. We would love to see a photo of your baking adventure if you feel like sharing!
I just made these for my dog that was recently put on a diet. I needed some low fat/ low calorie tasty treats for her (she’s a picky eater) She LOVES them! I cut them in 1/2 so they’d be a little smaller. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
I am delighted to hear that your dog loves these treats! Happy baking! xo
I was wondering if an egg substitute can be used like flax? One of my dogs can not have eggs
Yes, a dog-friendly egg substitute can be used in this recipe! Let us know how it turns out!
About how may treats does this batch make?
Hi Cindy! About 12-14… depending upon how large or small you choose to dollop the mixture! I hope this helps and that your pups like the treats! Laura!
So when I mixed up the batter it was dominated by the apples, I used 2 of them. It didn’t look like they would bake right because they were too “loose”. I put the dough in my ninja and blended it up and it came out really soft. I then dropped spoonfuls onto the baking sheet and they turned out wonderfully my dogs love them!
So happy you were able to make the recipe work for your pups! Have you tried any of our other dog treat recipes? We have lots! :)
Love love love! Simple to make and my pup Watson LOVED these!! Thanks so much!!
So happy to hear that Watson dug these treats! xo
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So a group of friends and I are doing pintrest party for the holidays and our dogs are best friends. So trying your no peanut butter treats because one of my friends is highly allergic to it. So happy I found something easy anf a little different. Thanks for a great site. Barley says thank you too he really enjoys his freash baked treats.
A Pinterest party! What a lovely idea! I hope it was a lot of fun!
Here is another dog-treat recipe with no peanut butter (perfect for summer!) if you’re interested: https://pawsh-magazine.com/2013/01/dog-treat-recipe-apple-yogurt-freezies.html
Happy New Year!
I just made these!! Thanks so much!! Stuck peanut butter in one batch!! :D
Hi Aimee! Fantastic! I hope your pups liked them!
How do you store these treats and how long can you keep them? Thanks!
Great question! I store them just as I would regular oatmeal cookies for people — in an airtight Tupperware container at room temperature for 2 to 3 weeks.
Yes, I love cooking for my dogs, they are so appreciative. Also since they are big dogs, Boxers, store bought treats are for small dogs and few in package….. a waste for my troop! I am about to try your recipe. I have apples on hand. I bake a lot of peanut butter cookies , easy & fast, and they enjoy them. I wanted something different. Thanks.
Wonderful! I hope your dogs enjoy this recipe! Please do let us know how they turn out! Happy baking!
They look fantastic. Can’t wait to make these for my pups.