Looking for a way give your four-legged friend a treat? Then check out our selection of recipes to make delicious vegan dog treats at home!

Every now and then we all need a little bit of home comfort or a treat at the end of a long day. Our four-legged friends are much the same. You can find all manner of treats in the shops but often these are expensive or can contain harmful additives, so why not don an apron and make some yourself?

Most of our recipes are pretty easy and its so worth it when you see how happy your pooch is enjoying their delicious snack. For those of you that are conscious about the consumption of animal products below we’ve compiled 8 delicious vegan dog treat recipes for you to try your hand at.

Vegan Dog Treats: The Recipes:

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1. Carrot, Custard Pup Pies

Our four-legged friends often don’t receive the culinary attention that they surely deserve. They have a keen sense of taste and certainly know what they like and what they don’t. So give them a treat that they will love. Carrot, Custard Pup Pies are cute and delicious bite size snacks that they will adore.

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Carrot, Custard Pup Pies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
 

Carrot, Custard Pup Pies are cute and delicious little nuggets of joy. The recipe is intricate but not overly complicated. The result is individual little pies that make the perfect bite sized snack for any pooch. Note you can substitute the soy milk for almond milk or any non-diary milk product. The recipe works best with fresh carrot juice and apple sauce but you can use shop bought.

Servings: 12 pies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup wholewheat pastry flour
  • 2 tbsp wheat germ
  • 0.25 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 0.5 cup carrot juice
  • 0.25 cup applesauce
  • 2 tbsp soy milk
  • 1.5 tbsp powdered starch
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a dozen muffin tins.

  2. Mix the flour, wheat germ, oil and vinegar.

  3. Once the mixture becomes dough-like without any dry pockets roll into walnut-sized balls.

  4. Use these balls to line the muffin tins and bake for roughly 15 minutes until they are a golden brown colour and dry in texture.

  5. Whilst the cases are cooling you can create the filling. Start by mixing the carrot juice, apple sauce, soy milk and starch in a pan over a medium heat until the mixture is smooth.

  6. Allow the mixture to come to the boil - still stirring all the time. 

  7. Once the mixture has thickened remove from the heat.

  8. Pour the mixture into the cases and allow to cool.

  9. Once cooled put in the fridge until they set and then they are ready to serve.

 

2. Spinach, Carrot and Courgette Dog Treats

These Spinach, Carrot and Courgette Dog Treats are a top vegan treat that will be an instant winner for your beloved pooch. These treats are entirely vegan and entirely delicious, plus they’re healthy and packed with nutrients so you can make them time and again completely guilt-free!

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Spinach, Carrot and Courgette Dog Treats
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

These Spinach, Carrot and Courgette Dog Treats are sure to be a hit with your four legged friend. These treats are entirely vegan and entirely delicious, plus they're healthy and packed with nutrients so you can make them time and again completely guilt-free!

Servings: 20 treats
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 0.25 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs large
  • 0.5 cup oats
  • 3 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1 courgette shredded
  • 1 cup baby spinach chopped
Instructions
  1. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix the pumpkin, peanut butter and eggs until fully combined.

  3. Gradually add the oats and flour until a dough is form - it must not be sticky anymore.

  4. Add the carrot, courgette and baby spinach until they all fully incorporated.

  5. On a lightly floured surface knead the dough and then roll out to roughly 1/4 inch thickness. 

  6. Cut into your desired treat shape and place on the baking tray.

  7. Place in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until the treats start to turn golden brown.

  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.

 

3. Three Ingredient Pet Treats

This recipe is a breeze to make and yet is still super popular with all four legged friends. The 3 Ingredient Pet Treat is, as the name suggests, the simple combining of three ingredients to make a gluten-free vegan treat for your pet.

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3 Ingredient Pet Treats
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

The 3 Ingredient Pet Treat is a super simple recipe that is both vegan and gluten free. Three ingredients that combine to make a really tasty treat for your dog or cat, in fact for any four legged friend. For best results make sure that the bananas are very very ripe.

Servings: 20 treats
Ingredients
  • 0.5 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 bananas very ripe
  • 3.25 cups unbaked oats
Instructions
  1. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Blend the oats until they are a fine powder.

  3. Form a paste by mashing the pumpkin and bananas.

  4. Add the oats (leaving some to flour your work surface with) and combine together.

  5. Draw into a dough and knead on the oat-floured surface.

  6. Roll to a 1/4 inch thickness and cut into treat shapes.

  7. Bake for 10 minutes and then allow to cool before serving up.

 

4. Cinnamon Bun Bites

These Cinnamon Bun Bites are a great way to show your dog how much you care about them. A fun recipe with an end result that looks like something out of a French bakery but for your pooch. Plus its not very complicated and uses ingredients most of us have rattling around the cupboards somewhere.

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Cinnamon Bun Bites
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This recipe for Cinnamon Bun Bites is a fantastic vegan version of a classic patisserie favourite. They're simple to make and always well received by four-legged friends. Sure to become a regular treat in your household.

Servings: 24 bites
Ingredients
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.5 cup water
  • 0.25 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg large
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.25 cup walnuts or pecans chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl mix the water, egg and oil.

  4. Add the two mixtures together and form a dough.

  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle shape around 8 x 14 inches.

  6. Drizzle with the honey, cinnamon and nuts.

  7. Starting from a long edge roll into spiral shape and then cut into slices. Place these slices face up (so the spiral faces upwards) on a baking tray.

  8. Bake for 15 minutes and then allow to cool before serving.

 

5. Banana Flax Vegan Dog Biscuits

Making dog biscuits is not dissimilar to making ones for people. Mix together a selection of the best ingredients in your cupboard, bake and serve. There are some differences of course, dog biscuits want to be drier and there are certain flavours that drive dogs bananas. These banana flax vegan dog biscuits are sure to be an instant success with your four legged friends.

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Banana Flax Vegan Dog Biscuits
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These banana flax vegan dog biscuits are easy to make and very tasty for your dog. Be warned as soon as the smell starts emanating from the oven your four legged friend will be glued to your side in anticipation. 

Servings: 20 biscuits
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 banana large, mashed
  • 0.25 cup water
Instructions
  1. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix the flax seed, rolled oats, flour, cinnamon and salt.

  3. Add the coconut oil, banana and water and draw into a dough. You may need to add extra water to help it draw together.

  4. Taking a tablespoon at a time, flatten the dough into circles on a baking tray and put into the oven for 20 minutes.

  5. Allow to cool fully before serving.

 

6. Carrot, Date and Oatmeal Vegan Dog Treats

These Carrot, Date and Oatmeal Vegan Dog Treats are a great way to show your pooch some serious TLC. These treats are easy to make and go down very well with all kinds of furry friends.

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Carrot, Date and Oatmeal Vegan Dog Treats
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These Carrot, Date and Oatmeal Vegan Dog Treats are easy to make, delicious and healthy. You'll find yourself coming back to this recipe time and again - much to the delight of you pup.

Servings: 40 treats
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups gluten-free flour
  • 0.5 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup carrot grated
  • 2 tbsp dates finely chopped
  • 0.5 cup peanut butter
  • 0.5 cup water
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Mix the flour, oatmeal and baking powder.

  3. In a separate bowl mix the carrot, dates, peanut butter and water.

  4. Add the two mixtures together and combine fully.

  5. Draw into a dough and roll out onto a lightly floured surface.

  6. Cut into treat shapes and and bake for 15 minutes.

  7. Allow to cool fully before serving.

 

7. Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Doggy Bites

This is arguably one of the easiest recipes in the world and yet is a sure fired winner. Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Doggy Bites are the perfect treat for your pooch on a hot day and they only use two ingredients!

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Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Doggy Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Doggy Bites are a fantastic treat for your dog on a hot summer's day. They are super simple to make and your dog will love them. Top Tip make sure to have a easy pop out ice tray to ensure that the treats remain whole when frozen.

Servings: 24 bites
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces banana greek yoghurt
  • 6 ounces peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Mix the yoghurt and peanut butter together.

  2. Put the mixture into an ice tray and freeze for at least an hour.

  3. Serve when frozen.

 

8. All Natural, Vegan Dog Treats

These all natural, vegan dog treats are a delicious snack that’s good for your dog. Free of all additives and nasty things these treats are a natural and cheap alternative to many of the vegan treats you find in the shops.

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All Natural, Vegan Dog Treats
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Whip up some all natural, vegan dog treats to give your pooch a real treat that's healthy, vegan and entirely natural. Their so tasty and easy to make that you'll find yourself making them on regular basis we're sure - something your pooch will be very happy about!

Servings: 20 treats
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1.5 cup white flour
  • 0.5 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix the water, peanut butter and oil.

  3. Add the flours to create a crumbly mixture.

  4. Draw together into a ball and then roll out onto a lightly floured surface.

  5. Cut into treat shapes and bake for 20 minutes.

  6. Allow to cool before serving.

 

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