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5 Healthy No-Bake Dog Treat Recipes Your Dog Will Love

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No-bake dog treats are great for the pooch(es) in your life, and environmentally friendly too. Here are 5 healthy no-bake dog treat recipes your dog will love.

No-bake dog treats can be healthy and nutritious, and will show your dog that you care. In making your treats, you also don’t need to use the oven, thus saving energy and money. The ingredients for these recipes are easy to source, such as peanut butter and oats — chances are you already have them in your kitchen or pantry.

Peanut butter is a versatile ingredient, used in a number of the given recipes. Peanut butter is a great source of protein for your dog, and is packed with healthy fats and vitamins. That being said the word ‘treat’ is key. These no-bake treats are a reward, and should not replace a dog’s normal diet. Source organic and natural ingredients where possible, for example, you can buy peanut butter without added salt and sugar.

Oats are also a common feature. Oats are good for dogs (and humans) as they can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and are great for the immune system.

You can use moulds to shape the treats, if you already have or can maybe borrow. You can buy moulds, yet most are made of silicone, which is non-biodegradable, so isn’t an environmentally-friendly choice. Instead, you can easily shape your treats by hand. We can assure you that your dogs won’t know the difference — they are more interested in the smells and tastes, and of course, your loving attention.

1. Peanut Butter and Pumpkin No-Bake Dog Treats

Irresistable no-bake dog treats.
Irresistable no-bake dog treats.
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These treats are both chewy and crunchy and your dog will just love them (but limit to 2-3 a day). Easy and quick to prepare, and a batch will last 5 days in the fridge.


  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
  •  1⁄4 cup agave syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Press into the shape you like — a ball is easy.
  3. Chill in the fridge for an hour.

You can also freeze these no-bake treats, if you make a bigger batch.

2. Banana and Peanut Butter No-Bake Dog Treats

You can choose smooth or chunky peanut butter.
You can choose smooth or chunky peanut butter.
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This is a tasty, and somewhat irresistible combination. As a runner this combination is one of my own go-to’s for a protein and energy hit, and trust me, your dog(s) will adore it too. You can use a blender, but it’s also very easy, and more energy-efficient to mix by hand.


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
  • Tbsp coconut oil


  • Mash up the banana, in a bowl, until smooth.
  • Add the peanut butter and coconut milk and mix.
  • Shape and place on a lined tray (if not using a mould), and pop in the freezer for a minimum of 5 hours.
  • You can remove from the freezer a few at a time, they don’t take long to defrost.

These treats will keep well in the freezer for 4-5 months, if they last that long…

3. Apple and Oat No-Bake Dog Treats

A fruity treat for your fabulous friends.
A fruity treat for your fabulous friends.
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Another simple, 3 ingredient recipes — well, in fairness it could be argued there’s only 2, as one is water. Cheap, easy and yummy for your dog. This recipe is best made in a blender to get the softest texture. Note that you could also add peanut butter to this recipe too, or leave it out for a lower-fat treat.


  • 1 cup oats 
  • 1⁄2 cup of grated apple, or apple puree
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Grate the peeled apple.
  • Add the ingredients to the blender and mix until smooth.
  • You can add a little more water if needed, to get the right consistency.
  • Mould/shape, and pop in the fridge for an hour to set.

These treats will also keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

4. Carrot and Apple No-Bake Dog Treats

You dog will love these healthy goodies.
You dog will love these healthy goodies.
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Along with apple, try adding some carrots into your dogs diet — high in fiber and beta-carotene, which produces vitamin A, carrots are also good for dogs teeth. Dogs also love the crunch factor of this recipe.


  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup wheat bran
  • ½ cup finely diced or grated apple (or ¼ cup applesauce)
  • 1 finely sliced, diced, or grated carrot


  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix by hand. You can use a blender but the result won’t be as crunchy.
  2. Chill in the fridge for an hour before dishing any out.

They will keep for 5 days in the fridge, or you can freeze. These are best served at room temperature.

5. Sweet Potato and Peanut Butter No-Bake Dog Treats

Happy dogs are healthy dogs.
Happy dogs are healthy dogs.
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Sweet potatoes, like oats, are a great source of fiber. They are also tasty and colorful, and work perfectly for these treats.


  • 1¼ cups oats
  • 1 cup cooked, and mashed, sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter


  1. After cooking and mashing the sweet potatoes, allow to cool.
  2. Mix the 3 ingredients by hand or in a blender.
  3. Shape the treats as you’d like, and put in the fridge for an hour, or the freezer for half an hour, to let them form.

These tasty treats will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge.

We hope your dog(s) love our no-bake dog treat recipes… you might even be tempted to pinch a few yourself.

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