Soft Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Treats

Because they deserve dessert too!

Homemade soft dog treats with peanut butter, carrot, oats, and whole wheat flour. FUN and easy to make!

Could this recipe BE any more random? Cue Chandler Bing.

But. If you know me at all. If you have ever seen my Instagram or Snapchat or, I don’t know, if you have ever read my blog before then you know. Oh, you know. This recipe isn’t random at all.

Because. I’m a total DOG LADY.

Hey Jude!

And I’m feeling extra lovey doggie dovey lately because I’ve been away from this face for a month and a half! Well, most of the past 6 weeks that is. I really missed Jude while on tour, but he was in good hands at the in laws. (They totally spoil him.)

Look at how excited and happy Jude is waiting for a homemade treat!

Homemade soft dog treats with peanut butter, carrot, oats, and whole wheat flour. FUN and easy to make!

“Quit your picture taking and fork them over!!”

Anyway, I wanted to show my love for Mr. Jude since I’ve been traveling like crazy and out of the house for so many weeks. His favorite homemade peanut butter bacon dog treats sounded perfect, but I decided to change things up a bit. With today’s homemade peanut butter dog treats, we have an added flavor: carrot. Jude LOVES carrots. When I’m eating them, I usually get the look you see above.

Staring, watching, drooling, waiting.

I threw some carrots into the dog treats and Jude couldn’t be more obsessed.

Homemade soft dog treats with peanut butter, carrot, oats, and whole wheat flour. FUN and easy to make!

Homemade soft dog treats with peanut butter, carrot, oats, and whole wheat flour. FUN and easy to make!

The wonderful part about these homemade peanut butter carrot dog treats is that they are super soft. Jude loves crunchy treats, but I think the fact that these have a completely different texture (and peanut butter, duh) is why he loves them so much.

And they couldn’t be any easier to make! Simply combine the ingredients together in a large bowl– a one bowl recipe right here! Roll it out into 1/4″ thickness and use cookie cutters to make shapes. The size of the treats should be based on the size of your dog. Jude is the size of a horse, so the big treats are perfect. We still break them up for him.

Then, just bake the treats until browed. They may seem crunchy when you take them out of the oven, but they quickly soften up from the carrots inside.

Homemade soft dog treats with peanut butter, carrot, oats, and whole wheat flour. FUN and easy to make!

Usually I bring half the batch over to other dog parents in our neighborhood, but freezing also works. See my make ahead tip in the recipe! 🙂

Before beginning, please check with your vet about any allergies your dog may have. If you have any questions or concerns about the ingredients I used, please consult with your vet.


Soft Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Treats

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: fifteen 4-inch treats or thirty 2-inch treats
  • Category: Dog Treats
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Soft-baked goodness for our pups!


  • 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)


  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.


  1. Freezing Instructions: Since the pups can’t eat the whole batch in a week, I usually freeze them. Jude loves them right out of the freezer too! The treats freeze well up to 2 months.
  2. Flour: Unbleached all-purpose flour is safe for dogs, but whole wheat was more highly recommended by our vet because of its added health benefits. Again, please consult with your vet about any allergies your dog may have.

Keywords: peanut butter carrot dog treats, homemade dog treats

And just for fun, here is a picture of Jude as a pup. I can’t even handle it. His Eeyore stuffed animal was his absolutely favorite! ♥


Q: Do you have any pets? What kind? What is his/her name?

Homemade soft dog treats with peanut butter, carrot, oats, and whole wheat flour. FUN and easy to make!


  1. Hi Sally! Is there any substitutions for PB? I happen to be allergic so I can’t give my boys anything with it in it! Thanks!

    1. PB is the base of these, so I’m unsure of a substitute. Try searching google for a non-PB dog biscuit recipe. I’m sure there are plenty!

    2. Hi Christina! You should try using sunflower butter. It is the same consistency as peanut butter, and tastes very similar. 

  2. I really wish my Cassie was still here to bake these for. I’m still pinning the recipe for when we get a new dog though! is it wrong that I think these treats sound delicious? A new recipe maybe, peanut butter carrot cake?!

    1. Hi Laura, 

      I lost my miniature schnauzer last Tuesday after 11 beautiful years, but I still clicked the recipe and pinned it, too. 

      Maybe we’ll make this for our future pups. 🙂

  3. I adopted a dog a couple weeks ago and she LOVES peanut butter and carrots….actually, she loves peanut butter with pretty much anything. Have you ever tried giving Jude sweet potato with peanut butter? Either dip uncooked chunks in peanut butter or I will also mash the sweet potato, mix in peanut butter and fill her Kong toy with it. So far, that seems to be her favorite! Anytime I snack on apples or carrots, I dip them in peanut butter for her and we have snack time together. I will definitely be making these for her!

  4. Sally, it’s so nice of you to think of the dogs! My 2 rescue Dachshunds thank you. Happy Thanksgiving Sally, have a blessed day!!! So much to be Thankful for. I know I feel really really blessed today =)

  5. You know how I know I love you/your blog? I just read that entire post and I don’t even have a dog. Or even really like dogs all that much (I mean, they’re cool, but… I am NOT into hair and drool and honestly, I’m super allergic)… So… Yay for Jude! He’s a real cute pup. And I’m sure he thinks you’re the best dog mom in the world because I actually love PB on carrots. Why wouldn’t Jude?! Duh. 

    Have a great Thanksgiving!! I hope we are still on for dinner Monday because I miss you and we have so much to chat about! Hope your blog doesn’t crash today…

  6. These are perfect – my daughter is coming home today and bringing her (absolutely ADORABLE) chocolate Shih-Poo (complete with under bite- he is totally irresistible) and I have been trying to figure out something healthy to make for him. What a treat he is in for! Happy Thanksgiving to you guys 🙂

  7. It’s so cute that Jude loves carrots! My dog loves broccoli (and also pizza). I’m seeing her for the first time in two months today, and I’m super excited! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving 🙂

  8.  I am so making this for my Godson Jett (I can’t have dogs because I’m allergic).  That face – Jude needs to be spoiled since you left him for so long!  Poor baby – even if he was spoiled by the in-laws, it’s not the same.

  9. I love your posts about dogs and especially love it even more when it includes dog recipes. I’m excited that in 10 days you’ll be in Houston. 

    I plan to make these for my Luffy and for my boyfriend’s dogs as well. Luffy loves carrots, green beans and broccoli. 

  10. Jude is the CUTEST! I’ll definitely be making these for my in-law’s dog until we can finnnnnally get one of our own. I’m SURE he will love them!

  11. I’m crazy dog person too so I love this! Any idea the amount of shredded carrots that would be (i.e. 1/2 cup?)? Also, I just wanted to say that I love your blog! I know your recipes will always be good. I made your chewy chocolate chunk cookies last weekend and they were a hit. Froze some too! 🙂 Have a great Thanksgiving!

  12. WOOF! Thank you Sally!!!! I have watched my mom bake many of your yummy recipes and NOW you have one that is just for us four-leggers right on time for Thanksgiving!!!!! Thank you sooo much for thinking of us. My two-legged mom has put this on our shopping list for tomorrow! Perhaps your next book can be for us!

  13. Very Very cute! Would love to have a dog! They are the best! But I don’t have enough and it would be fair 🙁  Thanks for the recipe! xoxo

  14. My dog Dolly (yorkie..) is so particular when it comes to dog bones but these sound like they may be a winner. (She loves to snack on raw carrots!) Can’t wait to make these for her. And
    I’ll have to give some to my neighbors dogs for Christmas! (I’ll be their friends for life!)
    My daughter’s two dogs will need some too….guess I’ll be making a double batch.
    Jude is a beautiful dog! I’m such a dog person…
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and hubby….to EVERYONE!

  15. Jude’s face tho! 😀
    Our pup makes that exact same expression whenever chicken is around.  We’ll have to try a new treat for her!

  16. Love Love Your Site, Sally!  Thank you for the dog cookie recipe.  I have a new pup, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and my older dog is a rescue, a Great Pyrenees.  Jasper & Daisy will enjoy these, and if there is extra, I’ll gift them to my neighbor for her dog, too.  By the way, it says non-fat milk.  Is that the powdered milk?

  17. Thanks for the doggie recipe for the treats! My two dachshunds will love them, and they will be great to give to my neighbors for Christmas for their doggies. Also, making your pecan pie in the am for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow! Hope you have a great one!

  18. My dog stares & drools & blocks my oven like your Pup. After  watching me make your pecan & pumpkin pie my dog is glad there is something for him I can bake. Thank you for all of your recipes, tips, tricks & science baking explanations!! You’ve made me a better baker, thank you!!!

  19. Aww Jude is so adorable! <3 My dog Happy loves eating baby carrots and of course goes nuts for peanut butter. He will absolutely love this treats! 🙂

  20. Hi Sally, first of all let me tell you I really love your blog and I think you`re such a talented and creative baker. Same goes for these little doggy treats. I just believe I would rather make them for humans than dogs, because as far as I`m informed from my veterinary classes in the university you shouldn`t feed your dog human food, well excepts meat, because it can damage their theeth and can make them fall out. So I guess the peanut butter isn`t a thing you should feed your dog, but I`m no expert on this, so probably I`m wrong. Anyway I definitely make these for humans, because they look pretty darn good.
    xoxo Sarah

  21. I have never made homemade treats for my dog, I feel like a bad dog-parent! I’m sure the shop-bought ones are probably full of crap and my pup LOVES peanut butter so I’m going to give these a try 🙂

  22. I am an avid “SBA” follower and love all your recipes!

    I have been meaning to make homemade dog treats for awhile now and when I saw this post yesterday, I decided that it was a sign. I went home and made a double batch to gift at Christmas time and they turned out great! Our Finnish Spitz, Lumi, was my taste tester and definitely approved! I used mini cookie cutter shapes as most of our friends have smaller dogs and I wanted them to be size appropriate. For anyone else out there who chooses to do so, I recommend grating the carrot a little more fine, as my carrot pieces seemed huge popping out of the small cookies. a GREAT dog treat recipe and so fun to make. Thanks Sally!

  23. Sally I made these for Thanksgiving. My pups say Yippee! I tried them too lol. Pretty good. Thanks for thinking of our special four legged friends.

  24. Your dog snaps are my favorite because I can relate SO MUCH. I am such a mommy Elmo and treat him (too much) like a human. Talking to myself? Nope, just talking to Elmo. It’s the best because they never can talk back!!! lol These would be SO good to make him if he weren’t allergic to everything… I’m pretty sure he’s allergic to himself. Although, I do sneak him pretty much everything.

  25. I love this post Sally! I totally hear Chandler in my head. 🙂 And Joey in the episode where he puts on all of Chandler’s clothes – “Could I BE wearing any more clothes?” Ha! 

    Anywho, I’m a total dog lady too and totally follow Jude on insta. He’s so cute and reminds me of our dog! Now I want to make these for my Jessie! 🙂

  26. Sally I’d love to make these for my pup Jake. Unfortunately he is allergic to oats. Possible substitute? Btw I absolutely LOVE your recipes! 

  27. Sally, I’m making these now and can’t wait to give them to my dogs for Christmas! I have about 30  small and medium treats with dough leftover. I wrapped the extra dough in plastic and put in the freezer for later. Do you think this will keep well?
    Merry Christmas!

  28. Hello Sally,
    Thank you for sharing the creamy peanut butter and oats recipe. I tried it last night to bring in the New Year as a holiday treat for my pet Layla.  Before the first batch was out of the oven, she waited and stared at the stove ! After the bite of the first treat I gave her a second taste. By 2:30 am I had baked two batches using both recipes: the first using 1 large egg and the second version using apple sauce.  After wrapping things up and freezing the extras I turned the lights off and headed to bed. It took a few minutes before I realized that Layla stayed in the kitchen afterwards ! Last night was the first time I have EVER asked her to leave the kitchen and go to bed. This is a testament to your GREAT talent ! Please continue to share more of your absolutely brilliant dog food recipes. Happy New Year !!

    1. Oh my gosh that is the cutest thing ever! I’m picturing a pup just sitting and staring at the treats in the dark. 🙂 So cute!!

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