Recipe: Baked Dog Treats with Zucchini & Molasses

Homemade dog treats are a healthy and safe alternative to commercially made products. For these baked dog treats, you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen right now.

I prefer making homemade treats for my pets. If you don't have the time to make homemade meals for your pooch, homemade treats can add a nutritional boost without a lot of time or effort.

Making homemade meals and snack for your pet allows you to have complete control over every ingredient that goes into them. You'll know exactly how the food is prepared, and you can make them with top-quality ingredients.

Baked Dog Treats with Zucchini & Molasses

baked dog treatsMolasses contain a lot of sugar, so it's not an ingredient that should not be used in excess. These dog treats are a great way to get some of the benefits of molasses without overloading your dog with sugar. Molasses are rich in potassium, iron, B vitamins and beneficial antioxidants.


Recipe: Baked Dog Treats with Zucchini & Molasses

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Making these homemade baked dog treats with zucchini is a great way to provide your pet with a healthy snack that you can feel good about. You have complete control over the ingredients you use, and you can cater them to your Fido's needs and wants.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: about 72 treats 1x
  • Category: Baked Treats
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: Dog Treats


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup zucchini (grated)
  • 1 tbsp. molasses


Preheat your oven to 350° F.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well until it forms a dough. It will be a moist dough, but it shouldn't be sticky.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place small balls (about 1 tablespoon of dough) onto the parchment paper. Press the treats down until they're about 1/4″ thick.

These baked dog treats with molasses should cook for about 40 minutes at 350° F. They will begin to turn brown when they are nearly finished baking.

Once the treats have cooled, you can feed them to your pup or prepare them for storage. Storage instructions can be found below.


  • Serving Size: 1 treat
  • Calories: 22
  • Sugar: .2 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: .2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.5 g
  • Fiber: .3 g
  • Protein: .7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store-bought products do.

These baked dog treats will not last as long as their store bought counterparts. If you'd like, you can also freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

For More Information

We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.

Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.