The Kennel Club Bake Off

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Get involved with The Kennel Club Bake Off and put your dog treat baking skills to the test. Below are ten tasty recipes your dogs won't be able to resist.

Our recipes

Your dog may love these delicious dog treats, but it’s important to remember to only give them occasionally as part of a well-balanced diet. Some of these recipes may not be suitable for dogs with nut allergies or other special dietary needs.

Find out more about portion control and other things to think about when treating your dog to one of our treats.
Peanut Butter Pupcakes on cake stand

Paw-fect peanut butter pupcakes

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Frosting (optional)
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4

  1. Add all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix
  2. Once incorporated, place enough mixture to fill each muffin cup
  3. Allow to bake for 20 minutes
  4. For the frosting, combine all ingredients and leave to set in the fridge for 30 minutes
  5. Once the pupcakes have cooled, add the frosting to the pupcakes
Blueberry Muffins on a cake stand

Brilliant blueberry muffins

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp honey

Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4

  1. Start by mashing the banana and combining this with the eggs, applesauce and honey
  2. Once this is mixed, add the oats and flour
  3. Next, add the blueberries and gently mix them into the mix
  4. Now the dough is complete, grease some muffin tins and place the mixture in each tin so that it is filled
  5. Bake for 30 minutes
Flapjack Snacks on a cake stand

Ruff around the edges flapjack snacks

  • 400 grams oats
  • 140ml coconut milk
  • 100 grams peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)
  1. Mix together the coconut milk and peanut butter until well combined
  2. Then add in the oats a few handfuls at a time
  3. Once the dough is formed, roll it out into a 1-inch thick rectangle
  4. Use some cookie cutters to cut the flapjack into your desired shape
  5. Drizzle some honey on the top of the flapjacks if desired
  6. Place in the fridge for 1 – 2 hours
Puppy Pretzels on cake stand

Puppy pretzels

  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml milk

Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4

  1. Mix together the all of the ingredients
  2. Once the mix begins to combine, use your hands to kneed the mixture into a dough
  3. If the dough is very dry, add a small amount of milk
  4. Break the dough into small pieces, which you can then roll into the pretzel. Each piece should be rolled into roughly 10 to 12 inch-long strips
  5. Place on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes
3 Banana Biscuits on a cake stand

Bone appétit banana biscuits



Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4

  1. Add the oats into a blender and blend into a powder
  2. Mash up a banana and combine with the peanut butter
  3. Once these ingredients are combined, add the oats to the mixture to make a coarse dough
  4. Roll out the dough into a flat shape and use a cookie cutter to cut out your desired shapes
  5. Place these in a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes
5 Carrot Cake treats on a cake stand

Paws-ibly the best carrot cake ever

  • 250g grated carrots
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 250g rice flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons of low fat cream cheese


Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4

  1. Combine all ingredients (apart from the cream cheese) and mix until it makes a dough
  2. Once the dough has come together, place in a lined loaf tin
  3. Place this in the oven to cook for 30 minutes , or until the wet mixture has cooked through (check this with a skewer)
  4. Finish the carrot cake off with a cream cheese topping
3 ice cream sandwich treats on a cake stand

‘Ice cream’ sandwiches fur the one you love


  1. 1 cup plain yoghurt
  2. 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  3. 1 tbsp honey
  4. 1 banana
  5. 160g oats

Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4

  1. Add the oats to a blender and blend into a powder
  2. Mash up a banana and combine this with ½ cup peanut butter
  3. Add the oats to the mixture and combine
  4. Roll out the dough into rectangles around 7 inches by 5 inches each
  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes from the dough
  6. Place these in the oven to bake for 20 minutes
  7. For the ‘ice cream’, blend together the yoghurt, honey and remaining peanut butter
  8. Place the ‘ice cream’ mix into the freezer for 2 hours
  9. Finally, assemble the ice cream sandwiches
5 Pupsicle treats on cake stand

Wonderful watermelon pup-sicles:


  • Watermelon
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blitz on high speed. Make sure the seeds have been removed from the watermelon beforehand
  2. Pour this mixture into ice trays / moulds and freeze until solid
5 bone shaped treats on a cake stand

Ulti-mutt cheesecake


  1. 1 cup of dog treats
  2. 2 tbsp melted butter
  3. 200g cream cheese
  4. 2 sweet potatoes


Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4

  1. To make the topping, cook the sweet potatoes for around 40 – 45 minutes
  2. Once cooked scoop out the middle and transfer to a blender and puree the potatoes
  3. Mix the sweet potato puree and cream cheese together to create the top layer
  4. For the base, crush up the dog treats into small crumbs
  5. Combine the crumbs with the melted butter and press this mixture into small moulds
  6. Bake for 12 minutes
  7. Allow the base to cool, then spread over the cream cheese topping
  8. Place this in the fridge overnight, ready to give to your dog the next day
5 dog treats on a cake stand

Coco-mutt cookies


  1. 1 cup plain flour
  2. 1 tbsp baking powder
  3. ½ cup smooth peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  4. 1 cup milk
  5. 100 grams shredded coconut


Preheat your oven to 200°C/ 180°C Fan/ gas 6

  1. Mixing the flour and baking powder together
  2. Mix the peanut butter, coconut and milk together
  3. Combine the flour with the peanut butter and milk mixture to create a dough
  4. Roll out the dough until its 2-3cm thick
  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place on a baking tray
  6. Bake for 15 minutes

Things to consider when making homemade treats for your dog

Is it safe to give my dog frozen treats?
Giving your dog ice cubes, frozen treats or putting ice in their water can be a great way to keep them cool on a hot summer’s day, but is there any risk of them breaking a tooth, getting it stuck in their throat or causing them to develop life-threatening bloat?

Generally speaking, giving your dog a homemade frozen treat is ok, but there are some issues to be aware of and some precautions that we recommend you take. 

All of our recipes for frozen treats contain fruit, making them softer and easier to chew than solid ice. However, to be on the safe side, and to reduce the risk of damaging teeth or causing a blockage, we recommend that you:
  • Take the treats you want to give to your dog out of the freezer a few minutes before giving to them. This should help to make sure that they're not too hard for their teeth
  • Use smaller moulds to put in the freezer to make them less hard and less likely to cause a blockage if swallowed whole
Find out more about whether dogs can eat ice cubes and frozen treats.
Portion control
The snacks we’ve listed above should only be given as an occasional treat and must be given in moderation. Giving too much food in one go can be dangerous to dogs and could cause life threatening bloat, particularly if they’ve eaten immediately before or after exercise. Large amounts of certain foods, especially fatty foods, can also cause a painful and potentially severe condition known as pancreatitis. If you ever suspect your dog has bloat or pancreatitis, then always contact your vet immediately. 

It's easy to give your dog extra food throughout the day, especially around Easter, but doing so regularly can be damaging to their health and can make them less happy in the long run. It’s vital that you take care of what food you give to your dog. Maintaining good feeding habits will allow your dog to live the healthiest and happiest life possible.
Counting the calories
It’s important that you divide your dog’s total calorie intake for the day between each meal so that you're not overfeeding them. If you like to give them treats, make sure that you assign a certain amount of their calories for these before working out how much to give them for each meal.
Cautions about peanut butter and xylitol
Some of the recipes above use peanut butter. Do not use these recipes if your dog has a nut allergy.

Although dogs love peanut butter, and it’s a great source of protein, you must be careful which type you use. Always avoid feeding dogs peanut butter that is high in salt and sugar and it should never contain artificial sweeteners.

Xylitol, also known as birch sugar or E967, is an artificial sweetener that is highly toxic to dogs and can cause an otherwise healthy dog's blood sugar level to drop to dangerous levels or could cause liver failure. If your dog ever eats xylitol then contact your vet immediately.
These recipes may not be suitable for all dogs, particularly those on a special diet or those that suffer from obesity, pancreatitis, diabetes, a sensitive stomach or those with problems with their kidneys or liver. If your dog has any pre-existing health conditions then always talk to your vet about any special diets that they may need, or what treats you can give them. 

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