Homemade Dog Dessert Recipes

Miniature Pincher  liking a cake lined in dog bone cookies

Humans and dog’s alike love dessert. I personally would rather eat my dessert before my dinner or sometimes even for dinner. But like their humans, dog’s should only eat dessert type treats in moderation and if they do not contain things dogs shouldn’t eat. These Homemade Dog Dessert Recipes recipes are easy and healthier alternative for your dog since they so not contain xylitol, sugar, chocolate or raisins that are toxic to dogs.

These recipes use naturally sweet fruits and vegetables such as carrot or sweet potato instead of sugar as a healthy option. You can also try green beans, apples, and bananas.

Dog Dessert Recipes

Soft Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Treats

Dough rolled out with rolling pin with dog bone shapes cut out

Instructions:

  • 1 cup (255g) natural creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) skim milk
  • 1 large egg (or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 1 large carrot, shredded (or 8-ish baby carrot)– around 2/3 cup shredded
  • 2 and 1/4 cups (290g) whole wheat flour*
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup (30g) oats (either whole-rolled or quick oats are fine)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, milk, egg, and carrot together with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Add the flour and baking powder. You may need to turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and use your hands to work in the flour. Mix in the oats. The dough is extremely thick and heavy.
  3. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out into 1/4″ thickness. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Arrange on the baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven, and flip the treats to bake the other side for 10 more minutes. Want the treats to be a little more crunchy? Bake for 5 more minutes.
  4. Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

A great big thank you to Sally’s Baking Addiction for this Soft Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Treats recipe.

Homemade Doggy Dessert Dinner

Top view of  mixed fruit

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of chopped up chicken, cooked
  • 3 cups of mixed fruit
  • 3 cups cooked rice (white or brown), cooked lentils, or quinoa

Instructions:

Simply mix the ingredients together and serve. Refrigerate for up to five days. This will only yield a small batch since you don’t want to overdo it on the fruit intake.

This great recipe came to us from heavy.com

Homemade Dog Cake Recipes

Humans eat cake for their birthdays, why not your pup, too? These easy dog cake recipes will make the perfect treat for your furbaby’s birthday, special occasions, or when you just want to show them they are loved.

Easy Homemade Dog Cake

Small white dog with party hat and birthday cake on blue background

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons honey

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 6-inch round cake pan (or a 9×5-inch bread pan) with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Stir flour, baking soda, baking powder, peanut butter, oil, applesauce, egg and honey. Pour into pans. Bake 20-30 minutes, until browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  3. To make frosting: beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  4. Frost cake as desired. You can double the frosting recipe and torte the cake (cut the cake in half horizontally) to make it a 2-layer cake.
  5. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Thanks to Crazy for Crust for this sweet dog cake recipe.

Dog Friendly Carrot Sponge Cake

Carrot cake being spread with cream cheese icing

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour 
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Fresh Shredded Carrots 
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract (optional) 
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a round or bone shaped cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 30 minutes in the middle of the oven. To check that the cake is cooked, insert a knife in the center of the cake and if the it comes out clean it’s ready. 
  3. Allow to cool for 1 hour. Then spread the additional smooth peanut butter on top for frosting. Finish with a sprinkle of shredded coconut. 

A huge thanks to Pure Dog Treats for this Dog Friendly Carrot Sponge Cake recipe.

Desserts for Dogs and Humans

There are times when a dog just wants to eat what their human eats. This recipe is great because it can be shared between you and your dog.

Banana Pudding

Glass bowl of banana pudding topped in meringue

Ingredients:

  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 Cups Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

  1. Separate the yolks from three of the eggs, setting aside the whites, and add the fourth egg to the yolks.
  2. In a saucepan, mix together 1/2 cup honey and the flour.
  3. Add in the whole egg and yolks, and then stir in the milk. Cook uncovered over medium heat for about ten minutes until thick, then take off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  5. Slice the bananas and place them in between layers of pudding in a casserole dish.
  6. For the meringue, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt and remaining honey until stiff.
  7. Spread it over the pudding and bake it until the meringue is slightly toasted, about five minutes.

This dog and human friendly version of banana pudding comes to us from Bark Post.

Desserts for Dogs

jack russell terrier pup looking over table at blue iced doughnut

Special occasions call for special treats. Keeping a special dog friendly version of a dessert or treat on hand for holiday meals or parties will help to keep your dog included in the festivities. In moderation and with healthy ingredients, desserts can be a fun and special treat for you and your dog.

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Hi! My name is Heather Hallman. I’m the mother of two beautiful girls and a MAJOR passionate pet parent. I can hardly wait to bring you the BEST resources and information that I've found for our fur-babies.