Does your dog want a bite of your pineapple cupcake? Give them one of these dog-friendly pineapple and tangerine dog biscuits instead! They’re wholesome, customizable for allergies, and they’re edible for humans, too (like all of our dog-friendly recipes), though the lack of added sugar means they’re not quite, well, as appealing as that cupcake.
This simple roll-out cookie recipe comes together in a flash, and the dots of fruit add a beautiful boost of color. You might even say they look like little flowers sprouting up in a garden. Yeah, we went there.
You can substitute any dog-friendly dried fruit for the tangerine, like apricot, mango, or cranberries, but be sure and look for varieties with no added sugar.
Homemade Pineapple Dog Treats with Tangerine
- Food processor
- Rolling pin
- Pastry brush
- Cookie cutters
- 2 parchment-lined sheet pans
- 4 cups flour (we used oat flour from rolled oats)
- 2 tbs flaxseed, pulverized (a clean coffee grinder is perfect for this)
- 4 tbs warm water
- 2 tbs melted coconut oil
- 1 cup crushed pineapple
- 1/2 cup finely chopped dried tangerine (unsulphured with no sugar added)
- Optional: milk or beaten egg for pastry wash
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
Preheat oven to 350º and adjust the racks so you can easily manipulate 2 baking trays.
Pulverize flaxseed in a clean coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Pop the flax in a small bowl and add warm water, stir, and set aside.
Blitz 4 cups of oats in the food processor until you get a nice flour consistency. Remove the oat flour to a large bowl and set aside.
Add the pineapple, flax, and melted coconut oil to the food processor and pulse lightly to combine. Add the flour by cupfuls until dough ball forms.
Transfer the dough ball to your floured work surface. Flatten the ball out with your hands and sprinkle your chopped dried fruit over top. Knead the dough, splitting and folding as necessary to spread the fruit out evenly.
Roll your dough, adding flour as necessary to keep it workable. Cut out shapes and place onto cookie sheets.
Ready for the oven
Bake the cookies for 20 minutes, then pull out, brush with either milk or a beaten egg for some shine, and rotate trays. Bake another 20 minutes or until most of the way crisp, then turn off the oven and leave cookies inside to dry out a bit more.
Dog-friendly pineapple treats, conquered. Welcome your dog to paradise.