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Autumn Favorites: Michelle’s Applesauce Dog Treats for Bear

In the music-filled streets of Nashville, Michelle Parker and her Chocolate Lab, Bear, are often seen enjoying the crisp autumn air, which inspires Michelle to whip up seasonal goodies. This fall, she’s perfected a recipe for homemade applesauce dog treats that Bear absolutely adores. Using simple, wholesome ingredients, these treats reflect the seasonal change and cater to Bear's evolving tastes, ensuring he remains excited about his snack time.

Why Applesauce in Dog Treats?

Applesauce is a fantastic ingredient for dog treats due to its natural sweetness and health benefits. It’s rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C, and when unsweetened, it's a safe and tasty treat option for dogs. Michelle loves using applesauce because it adds moisture to treats without additional fat and keeps Bear’s diet varied and interesting.

Crafting the Perfect Applesauce Dog Treats

When creating her applesauce dog treats, Michelle focuses on simplicity and nutritional value, ensuring each ingredient serves a purpose for Bear's health and enjoyment.


  • Unsweetened Applesauce: Provides natural sweetness and fiber.
  • Whole Wheat Flour: Adds texture and essential nutrients.
  • Eggs: Help bind the ingredients together and add protein.

Recipe: Michelle’s Homemade Applesauce Dog Treats


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until a dough forms. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more applesauce to achieve a workable consistency.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter or simply slice into squares.
  5. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and firm.
  6. Cool completely before offering to Bear to ensure they are easy to digest.

Bear’s Love for Applesauce Treats

The first time Michelle baked these applesauce treats, Bear was instantly drawn to the warm, inviting smell coming from the kitchen. His enthusiastic taste test was a success—pawing at the air and sitting eagerly for more. Michelle knew she’d found a new staple for their treat repertoire.

Keeping Bear’s Treat Time Exciting

Michelle understands that Bear’s preferences might shift over time, so she keeps his interest high by tweaking the basic recipe. She occasionally adds cinnamon for extra spice or mixes in shredded carrots for an additional vitamin boost. These small changes ensure that Bear is always curious and excited about his treats.

Conclusion: Celebrating Seasons with Healthy Snacks

For Michelle, making homemade applesauce dog treats is about more than just feeding Bear—it’s about enriching his life with healthy, delicious snacks that reflect the season’s best offerings. This commitment to Bear’s health and happiness is mirrored in every batch of treats she bakes.

By sharing her recipes and experiences, Michelle hopes to inspire other dog owners to try making homemade treats. These applesauce dog treats are not only a testament to her love for Bear but also a way for Michelle to ensure he enjoys a varied, healthful diet as they continue to explore all that Nashville has to offer.

This post was last updated at July 20, 2024 20:04

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