Applesauce and Oatmeal Dog Treats

A cup of applesauce goes a long way!

Applesauce is wonderful to use in baking recipes—for people and pets. It can be substituted for butter or fat, while adding fantastic flavor and texture. It especially comes in handy when baking gluten-free recipes, as it adds extra moisture, fiber, and nutrients. We used it in our Applesauce and Oatmeal Dog Treats, in addition to The Honest Kitchen’s Grain Free Beef Recipe, and our happy taste test dogs give it four paws up!

Applesauce and Oatmeal Dog Treats


  • 2 cups gluten-free flour or flour of your choice
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 3/4 cup The Honest Kitchen's Grain Free Beef Recipe dry food
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients together. The dough should be moist, but firm.
  3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place cookies on baking sheet.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool on racks for an hour.
  6. Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container or Ziploc bag.

Recipe Notes

If you notice the dough is sticking to the pin, spray with oil.

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