Juice Pulp Doggie Treats

How to Make Vegan Dog Treats Using Leftover Juice Pulp

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 4 Reviews

Instead of tossing all that leftover juice pulp, use it to make a healthy treat your dog will love.

Yield 24 Treats
Calories 60 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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National Love Your Pet Day is coming up, which makes now the perfect time to share our amazing recipe for vegan dog treats!

Here's the cool part: This human-grade recipe makes use of that leftover juice pulp from your juicer. Instead of tossing all that pulp in the garbage, use it to make a healthy treat your dog will love.

juice pulp vegan dog treats being scarfed down by a cute dachshund

Trip, our photographer's Australian cattle dog, couldn't resist them!

Why We Love These Juice Pulp Vegan Dog Treats

Our dogs absolutely scarf these treats down, but bringing a wag to their tail isn't the only reason we love this recipe. It's also incredibly healthy for our furry friends!

vegan dog treats made from juicer pulp tied together with twine

Flax seed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to help dogs in a number of ways, including:

  1. Conditioning their skin
  2. Less shedding and dandruff
  3. A shinier coat
  4. Fewer ear infections
  5. Reduced symptoms caused by chronic inflammation

Coconut oil can improve nutrient absorption, help counteract digestive disorders, boost energy and reduce overall inflammation in the body, according to some studies.

In moderation, peanut butter can be a great source of protein and healthy fats for your dog. Plus, it contains vitamins B and E, as well as niacin. Note that the healthiest option is unsalted peanut butter or homemade peanut butter (high sodium levels can be problematic for dogs).

Finally, fruit and vegetable pulp contains some vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Just be sure to only use pulp from produce that dogs can safely eat (click here for a helpful list).

Now, let's get into the recipe, which was inspired by a recipe from our friends at Greenhouse Juice.

juice pulp dog treats on a marble countertop

Health Benefits

  • promotes healthy skin
  • reduces inflammation
  • strengthens hair

Ingredients

  • juice pulp
    2 cups
    we used carrot, apple and ginger
  • rolled oats
    1 cup
    organic
  • peanut butter
    1/3 cup
    all natural
  • flax seeds
    2 tablespoons
    whole
  • flax seeds
    2 tablespoons
    ground
  • coconut oil
    1 tablespoons
    organic

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 275° F.

  2. Blend the juice pulp, peanut butter, flax, and coconut oil in a food processor, high powered blender on low or in a mixer, slowly adding the oats. After all ingredients have been added, increase speed and mix until well combined and a pliable dough has formed.

  3. Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters or press into silicone molds.

  4. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about 60 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Pro Tips

  • Experiment with different juice pulp ingredients, just make sure it’s safe for dogs and your dog is not allergic.

  • Speak to your veterinarian if you have concerns about which foods are best for your dog or before making any changes to your pets diet.

  • Stays fresh for a week to ten days stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

  • The amount of treats will depend on the size of your cookie cutter or mold.

  • You can use 1/4 cup of ground flax seeds if you do not have the whole seeds on hand. If you have whole flax seeds, you can use a coffee grinder to grind them. Grinding the flax seeds makes the nutrients more easily absorbed.

Looking for more juice pulp recipes?

Check out our 11 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Juice Pulp.

 

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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Robin made these cookies for my dog, Millie and she absolutely loves them!!! I love them because they are a healthy treat!!
    thank you!!!

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    1. You’re welcome Mom 🙂

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  2. What kinds of foods can dogs not have? Anyone know what the best pulp makes the best dog treats?

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      There are many lists online, here is one: https://www.purina.co.uk/dogs/health-and-nutrition/what-not-to-feed/harmful-substances-and-foods Keep in mind that while some seeds (like apple seeds) contain arsenic, just like in humans, it would take a lot of them to make a dog sick. Definitely speak with your vet if you have any questions on whether or not something will harm your fur baby! From personal experience, my mini dachshund loves any pulp with carrot and apple. But of course, she loves baby carrots as treats!

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  3. You listed Flax Seeds twice on your ingredient list, did I miss something? I’ll grind them for recipe but what about the whole?

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    1. Hi Mary,

      We ground half of the flax seeds and left the other half whole but you can grind the full 4 tablespoons if you prefer! 🙂

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  4. I used my blender and there wasn’t enough liquid to get it moving. I ended up adding at least a third of a cup of the juice that the pulp came from. Tested it out on three different dogs. They all liked it but one went bonkers for them.

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    1. Oh good, I’m glad that worked! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. 5 stars
    The perfect blend of ingredients. Our three dogs all go bnanas for these dog cookies! I roll the dough out on a silpat mat, gently cut into little cubes with a pizza cutter and bake. They are SO good, I can eat them too if I get peckish out on a walk, LOL!

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    1. Awesome Jane!!! Glad you and your fur babies like them

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  6. Would it be possible to dehydrate these treats, rather than baking then? If not, I’d love a recipe for pulp based treats that are dehydrated!

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    1. yes, absolutely you can dehydrate instead of baking!

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  7. 5 stars
    Should these be hard & crunchy or soft & moist . I bake them but cover them overnight to cool & they came out moist . When I took them out just the bottom was hard .

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    1. Hi Sonya,

      When I make them they are hard enough not to fall apart, but not super crunchy if that makes sense. I would say make them to fit your dog. Mine is elderly so I like treats that are not too hard. If you want to make them harder than they are coming out for you, you can adjust the thickness (make them thinner) of your rolled out mixture or bake a little longer.

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  8. 5 stars
    Can human eat this too?

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    1. Hi Jacky, These are safe for humans to eat, they are just a little bland 🙂

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