Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Does an apple a day keep the vet away? Well, it can’t hurt! A good source of fiber, and vitamin A and C, apples are also great for helping keep your dog’s teeth clean and breath fresher. And fall is the perfect time of year to pick up some delicious apples to put in our Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe. These would be a wonderful treat for your dog on Thanksgiving, in lieu of apple pie.

Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

Makes about 40 medium-sized cookies


2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

½ cup oats

¼ cup ground flax seeds

1 apple

1 egg

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Wash apple well, grate, including peel if you like. Make sure no seeds make their way into the mix.
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine grated apple, flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, egg, oil, ground flax seeds and water. Mix until a stiff dough is formed. Use your hands to kneed if necessary.
  4. Flour surface lightly and roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes, and place on parchment covered cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, turn oven off and leave cookies in oven for another 20 to 30 minutes, or until desired crispness.
  6. Let cookies cool on racks once out of the oven and store in airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

I made a big bushel of these Apple Crisp treats, so I decided to give them away to doggy friends as a little Thanksgiving present. If you’re visiting over the holidays and your hosts have pups, a festive bag of these homemade dog treats would make a great “thank you” gift.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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