We love coconut as an ingredient in spring treats and DIY dog treats because it makes us think of new grass, budding plants, and all the wonderful new life that shows up in the spring.
You may have used coconut oil on your dog already by topically applying coconut oil to inflamed areas of the skin if your dog frequently scratches in a particular spot to help soothe the itch or aid with the discomfort of a bee sting. If you plan to give your dog coconut oil orally to help with digestion, brain health and, fight off viruses, consult with your veterinarian first and inquire about your dog’s health as well as dosing.
We think your dog will love to celebrate the flavors of spring with these coconut dog treat recipes.
Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Dog Treats
1 Cup of oatmeal
½ Cup of applesauce
2 Tablespoons of Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
12 Old Mother Hubbard Chick’n’Apple Crunchy Classic Dog Treats
Optional: Egg-Shaped Cookie Cutters
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking or spray the baking pan with a nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine oatmeal and applesauce. Mix well.
- Then add the egg and mix.
- Spoon the dog treat mixture into an egg-shaped cookie cutter on the baking tray. You could also just use a spoon and drop the cookies on the baking sheet at least 2 inches apart. Then, press down with the spoon to flatten so you can add the coconut oil and dog treats later.
- Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds or on the stove so it’s in a liquid form. Using a pastry or basting brush, brush each cookie with some of the coconut oil.
- Top each puppy treat with one of the Old Mother Hubbard Chick’n’Apple Crunchy Classic Dog Treats
- Bake for 20 minutes. If you want a harder treat, let them bake another 3 minutes.
- Let the dog treats cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Store the cookies in the fridge for a week or put them in a container in the freezer.
Make sure to tag us in your Old Mother Hubbard dog bark treats photos on Instagram! Bonus points if your dog is dressed up in a holiday outfit or headband!
Please note: Treats should be kept to 10% of your dog’s daily food intake to keep nutritional balance.