No-Bake Coconut Dog Treat Recipe

No-Bake Coconut Dog Treat Recipe

Many people love coconut — and you can add most dogs to that list too! While we don’t know as much about coconut’s health benefits in dogs as we do for their human counterparts, it seems that the occasional coconut-based treat can be tasty and potentially offer a little boost for your pup. Coconut contains medium-chain triglycerides, a type of fatty acid that in modest quantities provides an easily digestible energy source that improves the skin and haircoat and might even help to reduce inflammation. 

Bring the snow indoors (without the cold) by making these no-bake coconut “snowball” treats. All you need is a food processor and a little room in your refrigerator to store them.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup oat flour OR 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened peanut butter 
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Shredded coconut to roll the treats in

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in your food processor and pulse until a dough is formed.
  2. Scoop a handful of dough and form into balls at any size you prefer.
  3. Roll each ball in the shredded coconut with slight pressure to help the coconut stick to the dough.
  4. Keep refrigerated and enjoy within a week.

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

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Dr. Sam Gilbert, VMD

Sam Gilbert, VMD

Raised in Northern Virginia, Dr. Sam Gilbert received both his BSE and VMD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gilbert completed a one-year small animal internship and additional surgical training before relocating to New Jersey for roles in the medical device and animal health industries. Dr. Gilbert currently serves as the Zoetis Petcare HQ Medical Lead for pet owner directed initiatives in dermatology and cross-portfolio therapeutic areas. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and cat.