Hint of Vanilla Dog Treat Recipe

PetGuide logo

I love the smell and the taste of vanilla. It’s so simple, yet delicious. That was the inspiration behind this week’s Hint of Vanilla Dog Treat Recipe. Vanilla extract, in small amounts, is fine for dogs to indulge in if it’s used in treat recipes (there are lots of treats, spread out over a longer period of time). But it should just be used to give the treats a hint of vanilla.

Makes 40 cookies


2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup almond milk

2 Tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

3 TBS peanut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Mix whole wheat flour, cornmeal, rolled oats, and baking powder together in a bowl.
  3. Add almond milk, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla extract into the flour mixture.
  4. Knead the dough onto a floured surface until no longer sticky.
  5. Roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut using cookie cutters. Place on non-stick cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow cookies to sit in the oven as it cools another 30 minutes.
  7. Remove treats from the oven and place on cooling racks. Store in air-tight containers or Ziplock bags in fridge or freezer.

I gave out some of these treats at the office, and they were a big hit (with the dogs and their people). Give them a try and let us know how they turn out.