Recipe: Easy Carob Dog Biscuits

It's true. Making homemade dog treats isn't as easy as going to the store and purchasing a few bags of your pup's favorite snacks. These carob dog biscuits are easy to make and only take about 40 minutes to create from start to finish.

These homemade dog treats are made with carob powder, a healthy substitute for cocoa powder in dog treats. Although it has a slightly different taste, carob powder is healthier than cocoa. Also unlike cocoa, carob powder is healthy for dogs.

If you're looking for a tasty and safe recipe for your pup, these carob dog treats will make a great snack for your pet.

Carob powder only contains 1/3 of the calories of traditional cocoa powder, and it is  hypoallergenic. In contrast to cocoa, carob contains no caffeine. Containing up to 80% protein, carob is a great choice for canines. It also contains:

  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • phosphorus
  • iron
  • manganese
  • potassium
  • vitamins A, B, B2, B3, and D

I like this easy dog treat recipe because it doesn't take much time to prepare, it's healthy and safe for dogs, and it adds some extra nutrients to my pack's diet.

Easy Carob Dog Biscuits Recipe

carob dog treatsThe only way that you can be sure you know exactly which ingredients are in your dog's food or treats is by making them yourself. By making homemade dog treats, you can ensure your pet’s health and safety.

You can make small drop cookies, like I do in my video guide above. You could also roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make them into cute shapes. Homemade carob dog biscuits would make an adorable gift for any pet or pet owner on your shopping list.


Recipe: Easy Carob Dog Biscuits

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Carob is made from the pod of a carob tree. There is a sweet pulp inside the pod that is dried, roasted and then ground into a powder. It has a nuttier flavor than cocoa that is appetizing to both dogs and people.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: about 72 treats 1x
  • Category: Baked Treats
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: Dog Treats


  • 2 cups oat flour
  • ½ cup carob powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter


Preheat your oven to 350° Farenheit.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well until it forms a smooth dough.

You can make small drop cookies, like I do in my video guide above. You could also roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make them into cute shapes.

No matter what shape you make them in, place your carob dog biscuits on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake them for 25-30 minutes in the 350˚ oven.


  • Serving Size: 1 treat
  • Calories: 22
  • Sugar: .7 g
  • Sodium: 6 mg
  • Fat: .8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.9 g
  • Fiber: .5 g
  • Protein: .7 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 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. They will not last as long.

If you'd like, you can make this recipe in bulk. You can 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.