zero waste dog treats recipe

Yesterday afternoon, I made some zero waste dog treats for my pup, Polly! She adored them, so I thought I’d share my recipe with you guys. We love to make fresh juice at our house, and I usually toss the leftover juice pulp in the compost. However, a fellow zero waster mentioned that you can use the pulp to make dog treats so I decided to try it out! Not only are they completely waste free but also vegan. Here’s the recipe I used:

3 cups leftover juice pulp (I kept leftover pulp in the freezer until I had 3 cups worth)

1 cup oats

1/2 cup peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix together all ingredients. Roll out dough into cookie sized balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake treats until hard, about 15 minutes. Cool and then they are ready for your pup to enjoy!

These zero waste dog treats were so simple to make and such a fun way to use leftover juice pulp rather than just tossing it in the compost bin. I’m excited to experiment more with the recipe.

Do you have a favorite homemade dog treat recipe? Do you know of  any creative uses for juice pulp other than dog treats and compost?

7 thoughts on “zero waste dog treats recipe

  1. Trying to find a good recipe for cat treats… I know this is dog specific, but do you have any experience or knowledge of DIY cat treats?

    1. That’s a great question! I feel like there are plenty of great homemade dog treat recipes out there, but I really don’t know of any cat treat recipes. Let me know if you find a good recipe that your cat likes!

  2. If you left out the word ‘dog’, it would be still a perfectly valid article I feel :)))

    1. Haha, so true! I will admit I tried some myself and they weren’t too bad! 🙂

  3. This is GENIUS!!! I am allllways looking for new ways to use my juice pulp! I recently made some fruit leathers which turned out bomb, but I can’t wait to give these a try. Thanks for sharing! <3

    1. They’re great and my dog loves them! Let me know if you try them out! We keep juice pulp stock piled in the freezer and make these when we’ve got enough saved up!

    2. Do you have a recipe for this you would share?

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