Ginger Apple Dog Treat Recipe

A typical Saturday at our house lately has been sleeping in until about 9 a.m., brewing a fresh pot of Grounds & Hounds coffee, hopping on the computer to catch up on emails and blog stuff then running the dogs over to a friend’s house or the park to run off ‘the crazies’.

Well, those Saturdays have been modified a bit. The whole going to the park hasn’t happened the past few Saturdays because it’s been downright COLD.

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I promise I will not ramble on and on about how lovely depressing the winter months are here in Minnesota (in this post).

But speaking of cold I saw a poster online that read, “The air hurts my face. Why am I living somewhere where the air hurts my face?”. I had to share and chuckle.

But we’re not talking about that, we’re talking about dog treats – sheesh. But not just any dog treats. Fancy ones with ginger and ooples.

And a very willing model.

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If I would’ve zoomed out, this photo would be quite hilarious. Lola is standing off to the side wondering why she can’t be the paw model (and quite frankly, gobble up all the treats). And Rio is wondering why his feet have to be touching this strange piece of wood while holding a “relax” position for way too long after being tempted by the smells of freshly baked treats. Thanks, Rio – you were such a good boy!

If you’re wondering why Lola’s paws weren’t used, to be truthful, her nails needed trimming. #dogmomproblems

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Onto the good stuff!

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Ginger Apple Dog Treats
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Grain Free dog treats made with apples and ginger!
Serves: 25
  • 1 cup brown rice flour (we used Bob's Red Mill Organic)
  • ½ cup apple, finely diced
  • ⅔ cup Greek yogurt (plain)
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger (finely minced) or 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir together until well combined. If necessary, thoroughly mix together with hands.
  4. Turn mixture out onto a floured, flat surface and roll out with a rolling pin to approximately ¼".
  5. Cut into desired shapes and place on a baking sheet coated with nonstick spray.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown.


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21 Replies to “Ginger Apple Dog Treat Recipe”

  1. I’m always looking for new healthy dog treat recipes and these sound great! I like that they have brown rice flour and coconut oil. These would be nice for the holidays to share with friend and family dogs too.

  2. Hi there….Well I read your post earlier and tried this recipe and seriously it worked. My bruno that is one dog eat all things. Thank you so much for this recipe and I just hope that if I could get some more recipe like this from you.

  3. I just baked the apple with ginger cookies ! Oh my god they smelled so good, I put 3/4of the apple I should have added an entire apple . I added 1 tsp of raw honey 1/2 cinnamon some flaxseeds . I tasted them they were my favorite out of 4 recipes I baked that day . The yogurt gives it and extra flavor so yummy . I bake my dog cookies always a little more with a little less heat I like when they are crispy not soft . Thanks for a great recipe , next time I will bake it with fresh blueberries .

  4. Wow, I just came across these! I didn’t know dogs could eat ginger. Now I know what I am making this weekend 😀

    Also, do these need to be refrigerated??

  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve been looking for good recipes and different varieties of treats for my dogs. I’ll try to make these for my dogs this weekend, I’m sure they’ll love it. Well thanks anyway, I’d love to see more recipes in the future. I’ve found more treats here hope this helps your readers.

  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve been collecting recipes for my dogs so I can have different varieties of treats to make for them. My kids love helping me bake treats and its always been a fun time for us. Here’s a guide about homemade treats we’ve been making. I try to incorporate new ideas to baking these treats. Well, it’s been a good experience for us. Love to see my kids enjoy and show their care for their beloved pets. Thanks again.

  7. It’s so disappointing that there was never a response (that I could find) saying whether these require refrigeration or how long they’re good for.. That’s pretty crucial info and if somebody has any insight, please let all of us know! Thanks.

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