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Delicious Vegan Dog Treat Recipes Your Pup Will Love

Dogs are such sweet individuals. They usually enjoy cuddling, playing, taking long naps, and going for walks. Most also enjoy eating—especially delicious treats! Want to show yours just how much you care? Whip up something yummy for them with these two tasty vegan dog treat recipes.

dog laying in bed under the covers

It’s important to be aware of foods our animal companions can and can’t eat, so brush up on some common ingredients animals need to stay away from and check with your parent or other grown-up to see if your dog has any food allergies. Then ask for help making these tasty dog treats. 😊

Vegan Carrot, Date, and Oatmeal Treats

1 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
1/2 cup instant unsweetened oatmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup grated raw carrots
2 Tbsp. finely chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup unsalted, unsweetened peanut butter
1/2 cup water

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oatmeal, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the carrots, dates, peanut butter, and water.
  • Add the peanut butter mixture to the flour mixture and combine to form a dough.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Use a knife or cookie cutter to cut out the treats.
  • Place 1/2 inch apart on parchment paper–lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 14 to 16 minutes.
  • Let cool for 30 minutes then let your dog try them!
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Makes about 40 treats

Vegan Peanut Butter–Pumpkin Dog Treats

pumpkin vegan dog treats

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup pumpkin purée (just pumpkin, not pie filling)
1/4 cup unsalted, unsweetened peanut butter
1/4 cup water

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • Mix in the pumpkin and peanut butter and then slowly add the water to form a dough. (If it’s too sticky, add a bit more flour. If it’s too dry, add a small amount of water.)
  • Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Use a knife or cookie cutter to cut out the treats.
  • Place 1/2 inch apart on parchment paper–lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool for 30 minutes then let your dog sample them!
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Makes about 25 treats

dogs with treat

Vegan tested. Dog approved!