Spinach Oatmeal Dog Cookie Recipe

Chef Riley reminded me that St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon and he wants to make sure all the Raising Healthy Dog readers have an extra special cookie to celebrate the day.  (Chef Riley really likes St. Patrick’s Day).

So to celebrate the wearing of the green, I thought I would post one of my pups’ favorite dog treat recipes.  And yes, it is made with spinach!  Spinach is a great food for dogs.  It has lots of iron and contains anti-oxidants and is a good source for calcium, potassium, fiber and vitamin A and B6.   This cookie is so good, you can eat them too.  The texture is similar to a rice crispy treat so be prepared for gooey fingers.


  • 2 cups of uncooked rice
  • 2 cups of oatmeal
  • 1/4 cut of molasses or if you do not have molasses, use maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons of apple sauce
  • 1 15-ounce can of spinach drained of water.  If you do not have canned spinach, you can use half-a-bag of frozen spinach, just cook it and squeeze out the excess water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Lightly grease a cookie sheet
  • Add all ingredients into a large bowl and stir
  • Use a teaspoon to drop mixture onto cookie pan.  Alternatively you can just pinch off a bit of the mixture and roll it into a ball like a mini-meatball and then flatten it with a spoon or your fingers.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown
  • This makes between 1 and 2 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the drop

Even if your pup does not like spinach, they are sure to like this cookie.  Enjoy


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