Oatmeal dog treats are an easy way to spoil your dog. Made with just 3 ingredients, dog treats with rolled oats are a healthy and inexpensive alternative to store-bought treats.
My dog really likes oatmeal dog treats, and I really like my dog. Making homemade treats for her is an easy way to do something special for my pup.
Making dog treats at home is simple, like these banana pumpkin dog treats. You can customize treats to fit your dog’s needs and preferences, which is really helpful if your dog has allergies or dietary restrictions.
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How to make dog treats with rolled oats
The first step in this easy recipe is to grind the oatmeal in the food processor.
As you can see in the photo, I didn’t grind it to a complete powder. I left a few whole pieces of oat to give it some texture.
Once you’ve ground the oats, it’s time to add the eggs and the applesauce.
When you are buying applesauce for these treats, make sure it is plain (unflavored) applesauce with no added sugar. Check the label to make sure the only ingredients listed are apples, water and vitamin C.
Turn the food processor on and let it run for a couple of minutes until your dough looks uniform.
Fair warning – the dough will be sticky. If you want to roll it out and cut cute bone shapes, you’ll need to flour the countertop or cutting board first. You can also grind extra oats to use as your flour.
Homemade dog treats
To make these easy homemade dog treats even easier, scoop them like a drop cookie.
I used a small cookie scoop, then flattened the tops with a fork. The good news is this – your dog does not care if the treats are cute bone shapes or not. Your dog just wants an oatmeal dog treat.
I tested this dog cookie recipe on a handful of dogs and got the thumbs up (paw up?) from each one of them. I also tasted them myself and they aren’t half bad.
Plus, knowing what is in their treats because you made them yourself takes away any concerns of wondering what exactly is in their food or worrying about a recall.
Homemade dog treats with rolled oats
These 3 ingredient dog treats make about 90 treats in a full batch. If you only have one dog, you can cut the recipe in half or you can freeze half of them.
I tend to give homemade treats to friends and neighbors who have dogs, so I always make the full batch. As I mentioned, they freeze really well, so you can make them ahead of time if you are planning to gift them.
How to store homemade dog treats
If you live in a cooler, less humid climate, you can store these treats in a cute dog treat jar on the counter for about a week.
Because I live in a warmer, humid climate, I’d only keep them on the counter for a few days, then store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
You can also freeze them and take out a few at a time, which is what I do most of the time.
Dog treat recipes
Every dog biscuit recipe I make has come from the fact that my dog, Sugar, has always had a sensitive stomach.
To most of us, our dogs are like family. We do everything we can for them, right? Which is why I make treats for her instead of buying them when I have the time.
DIY dog treats are a great thing to give as a homemade gift, too! If you have friends who are adding a new furry member to their family, this is a thoughtful gift for their new pet.
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Used to make dog treats with rolled oats
- 5 1/2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup plain, no sugar added applesauce
- Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C)
- In the bowl of a food processor, add oats and grind until almost a fine powder.
- Add eggs and applesauce. Run food processor for a couple of minutes until mixture is uniform.
- Scoop treats using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, then flatten into a disc with a fork.
- OR - Remove dough from bowl of food processor onto a floured surface.
- Using a floured rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/8" thick and cut out shapes.
- Bake treats for 18 - 20 minutes, cool completely on baking sheet before storing or giving to your dog.
Treats will keep for a few days at room temperature.
Treats will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks or the freezer for 6 months.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.
There you have it, friends. A homemade dog treat with rolled oats that is inexpensive, easy and sure to be a winner!
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