Carrot and Applesauce Chewies (Homemade Dog Treats)
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Servings: 30 - 35 Chewies
- 2 cups whole wheat flour or any flour your pet can have.
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
- 1 cup oatmeal (old fashioned)
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.
- In medium bow, whisk together flour and baking powder.
- In mixer bowl add applesauce, carrot and oatmeal and half of flour mixture.
- Mix on low speed and gradually add the remaining flour mixture.
- Drizzle in the egg and milk.
- Mix on medium speed until well combined.
- Scoop 2 tablespoon portions onto prepared baking sheet. (They do not spread much during baking, they stay in the scooped shape.)
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned on the outside but still soft on the inside.
- Remove and allow to cool.
- Keep in airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze.
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Is it necessary to use whole wheat flour for dog treats or can regular flour be used? Valerie Marshall
Hi Valerie – You can use whatever kind of flour you’d like – all-purpose or some folks prefer a non-wheat flour. Whatever type your pet can have!
Can people eat these treats too.
Yes, the ingredients in my pet treats are generally all human friendly! I usually give them a taste!
Are they pretty soft?
They are pretty soft – somewhat depends upon how long you bake them.
How long do they typica6keep in the freezer or fridge?
Hi Jessica – Several days in the refrigerator or freeze for at least 3 months.
Are these soft enough for a little dog with teeth left I break them for her?
These are softer type treats. ( :
From what I’ve read whole wheat flour is safe and good for dogs. On the same note, baking powder and baking soda are incredibly poisonous to dogs. In small amounts such as using it as an alternative to toothpaste for them is okay, small amounts won’t kill. After doing some reading I understand “small” amounts are okay, but at the same time, if I need to keep an ingredient that regulated to keep my pup safe and healthy, I would even bother with this recipe. I mean we’re all here for healthy, safe treats right? So why would you feed your dog something that could make them sick or even worse. Just my thoughts. Just because you can eat it doesn’t mean your pup can!
Thanks for your thoughts. From everything I’ve read, a small amount in treats is safe. But of course – do what’s best for your sweet pup! I have plenty of pet treat recipes without as well.
Hello I was wondering, I did have to put more than the two cups of flour cause it was still sticky and I couldn’t roll it out without it getting sticky, should I let the dough set out to harden? I don’t want the cookies to taste just like flour. What do you recommend so I’m able to mold out the shapes I have without being sticky
Hi Nydia – Thanks for reaching out! Yes, this is a wetter dough as I had a request for a chewy type treat. So, yes I would add more flour or some ground up oats to thicken the dough enough to roll it out. Hope that helps! Take care!