How to Make Dog Biscuits with Applesauce

Use homemade or purchased applesauce in your dog's favorite biscuits.
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Making homemade dog biscuits is as simple as baking cookies, and they're a healthy and inexpensive alternative to commercially prepared biscuits. While applesauce is a tasty and healthy additive to your dog's favorite treat, it can also be easily substituted for some or all of the oil in the recipe.

Step 1

Give the cookie sheets a light coating of baking spray, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Pour the flour, oats and baking powder into the mixing bowl; stir the dry mixture with the spoon.

Step 3

Add the peanut butter and applesauce, and stir the mixture thoroughly. It will turn into a dough.

Step 4

Scrape the dough out of the mixing bowl with a spatula onto a countertop or cutting board sprinkled with additional flour. Knead the dough for one to two minutes until it is smooth.

Step 5

Roll the dough out to a quarter-inch thickness; use cookie cutters to make desired shapes. Place them on the cookie sheets.

Step 6

Bake the biscuits for 25 minutes; they should be slightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 7

Store the biscuits in an airtight container in the pantry or refrigerator.


  • When substituting applesauce for oil in your dog's biscuits, start with just half applesauce first. Then adjust the amount upward in subsequent batches once you see how well it works.


  • If the dough is too dry, add up to 1 teaspoon of vegetable or olive oil to keep it from crumbling.

Items You Will Need

  • 3 cups white or whole wheat flour, plus more for kneading
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter (preferably chunky)
  • 1 cup of applesauce, unsweetened
  • Baking spray
  • 2 cookie sheets
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board (optional)
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Storage container