Can dogs eat scones? Well, yes, if it’s this recipe! These homemade dog treats are crafted like scones but are safely sugar-free for dogs. They’re totally tasty for humans, as well. In fact, these doggy baked treats are so good, you might want to slap on some butter and eat them yourself. Our dog scones smell amazing thanks to the toasted oats and homemade dehydrated blueberries—which also level up the taste profile.
So, yes, dogs can definitely eat these scones, and we recommend them for any special occasion. Say, dog birthday parties, dog tea parties, or a dog birthday with a tea party theme. Is that a thing yet? It should be.
Can Dogs Eat Scones?: Meet the Dog-Safe Scone Treat
When making these scones for your dog, follow the recipe as directed. Be sure to avoid adding spices, especially nutmeg, which can be harmful to dogs. For more, check out our guide to safe spices for dogs.
Avoid raisins at all costs! Dried blueberries are healthy for our pets, but raisins can cause real problems, as can grapes. While this phenomenon is not well-understood and doesn’t affect all dogs, it’s best to avoid giving raisins or grapes to your dog.
Additionally, don’t feed these treats to your dog if your dog is lactose-intolerant, as they’re not dairy-free. Keep in mind that treats should only make up about 10% of a dog’s diet, and that moderation is key when treating your dog to anything outside their typical meals.Print
Toasted-Oat Blueberry Scone Recipe for Dogs
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 22 minutes
- Yield: 32 slices 1x
- Category: Tea time
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups flour (we used whole wheat but you can use whatever you have on hand that your dog likes)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup dried blueberries (fresh works fine too)
- 2 parchment-lined baking sheets
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Spread oats out onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment. Toast the oats for 10 minutes, and let cool before using.
Increase oven to 450°F.
In the bowl of a food processor combine flour, toasted oats, and baking powder and pulse a few times.
Add in the coconut oil and pulse until butter is in pieces no larger than the size of a pea.
Mix in the yogurt, milk, egg, and vanilla and pulse just to combine, then add the dried blueberries.
Turn out onto a floured board and divide dough into four sections.
Pat each section into a round, then place two rounds on each cookie sheet.
Score each round into eight slices.
Bake for 12 minutes or until just starting to brown around the edges.
Why Dogs Shouldn’t Eat Scones for Humans
Barring severe allergies, most dogs can have a nibble of your baked treats, from scones to muffins. However, our baked goods are typically loaded with sugar, which is no good for our canine companions—and they won’t notice it’s missing in the dog-friendly versions! Salt, certain spices, and raisins, not to mention chocolate and some varieties of nuts, are also dangerous for dogs.
That’s why we craft all of our dog-friendly recipes with dog-safe ingredients. So if you’re ever wondering “can my dog eat a scone?” (who hasn’t?) then look no further. We do the research so that your dog can indulge.
Last but definitely not least, are you planning to throw a tea party for your dog? We’d love to see the pictures. Feel free to add a bowtie or a sparkly pink collar for extra cuteness because we’re here for it.
It’s tea time!