The dog days of summer are coming to an end, which means autumn is near. Once the leaves start to change and the weather becomes crisp, it’s prime time for apple picking. 

Apples are not only safe for dogs, but they’re an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber. You can serve apples in slices as a treat on their own (just be sure to remove the peel, seeds, and core first). If you’re looking for an easy fall-inspired treat for your pup, try this apple dog treats recipe. We recommended using grated apples rather than applesauce as most applesauce contains too much added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Dog snacking on treats


  • 1 cup grated apple
  • 1 ¼ cups grated carrots
  • 1 ¼ cups quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  • 2 eggs

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two 9x13 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the grated apple, grated carrots, and oats in a large mixing bowl. 
  3. In a second bowl, whisk the peanut butter and eggs until thoroughly combined. Pour them into the apple mixture and stir all the ingredients together.
  4. Scoop about 1 ½ tablespoons of batter in a ball and place onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten each treat until they are ½-inch thick.
  5. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until the treats begin to brown around the edges and are firm to the touch. 
  6. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before moving to a wire rack to cool entirely.

Recipe inspired by This article contains recipe information that is considered suitable for pets. However, it’s important to consult with your veterinarian before offering your pet any of the ingredients contained in this recipe.


Melody R. Conklin, VMD, MBA

Dr. Melody R. Conklin is originally from Youngsville in northwestern Pennsylvania and earned her BS at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park in 2003, where she majored in Animal BioScience and minored in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning her VMD in 2007. Dr. Conklin worked in companion animal general practice until 2015 when she joined Zoetis’ Veterinary Medical Information and Product Support department while finishing her MBA at Penn State Great Valley in 2017. Dr. Conklin currently works full-time in a companion animal practice while working with Zoetis US Petcare Medical Affairs in a consultant role. She lives in Sinking Spring, PA with her 4 cats, Vegeta, Fluffzor, Poof, & Butter, and 3 guinea pigs, Pascha, Elena, & Caroline.