Flapjack recipe for dogs

by | Jun 21, 2020 | 3 comments

Low fat, healthy dog treat recipe

Lentils are an excellent source of iron, fibre and 2nd class protein. Being low in calories but high in fibre helps dogs that seem hungry all the time to feel more full. Great for dogs on a diet or having a history of not self-emptying full anal glands. Once a manual gland emptying starts then you got it for life without dietary changes .

Whilst they are a great supplements for diabetic pets; as they help prevent blood sugar spiking, they should only be given in small quantities to dogs that have a diagnosed history of heart problems. They do not cause but can affect so If anyone needs guidance regarding either conditions and diet please comment below.

For these treats we are gonna roll into balls but you can use doggy silicone moulds too.

By Bev Cobley for BDWS


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 110g (4 oz) grated cheese
  • 1 tin of carrots (rinsed out)
  • 200g (7oz) split red lentils rinsed and drained
  • 110g (4 oz) rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1½ pints of chicken stock


chicken stock in a jug

1. Make 1½ pints of chicken stock.

pouring stock over lentils

2. Put 200g (7oz) of rinsed red lentils in a pan and cover with just enough stock, keeping back any extra .

add lemon to pot

3. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of lemon juice.

mashed sweet potato

4. Bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes until lentils are well cooked and soft.

draining lentils

5. Strain lentils reserving any stock adding it to stock left in jug.

carrots in mixing bowl

6. Place the drained lentils in a bowl. Now add the wash rinsed tinned carrots.

mashed carrots in bowl

7. Whilst still warm mash down or pulse the carrots and lentils.

tumeric in a teaspoon

8. Add a teaspoon of Tumeric.

cinnamon in a bowl

9. Add 110g (4oz) of grated cheese to bowl.

mixed flapjack ingredients

10. Stir the ingredients through. The mixture needs to be firm but with all oats well mixed in …add more stock if required.

oats in mixing bowl

11. Add 110g (4oz) of rolled oats to bowl.

adding honey to mix bowl

12. Add 2 tbsp of honey and give it all a good mix.

dog watching kitchen worktop

13. I now have the dog’s attention.

greased baking tray

14. Grease your baking tray.

dough balls on a baking tray

15. Roll onto balls and lay on tray.  These ones are slightly smaller than a golf ball.  What size you make is up to you.

middle shelf of oven

16. Important! Place in middle shelf of a preheated oven at 160c (Gas Mark 3) then start checking after 30 mins but can take up to 50 mins to cook as they are cooking slowly.

flapjack recipe for dogs

17. Once they begin to brown they are pretty much done. They will be soft and fragile when they are hot after taking them out of oven but really firm up as they cool.  Leave to cool.

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home entertaining my three dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden. 


  1. Is this good for a 10 yr old boxer with chronic pancreatitis?

  2. Can these be frozen?

    PS thank you for your excellent recipes! I’m trying this one for the first time, but my beagle loves the tuna loaf, dried liver treats & calming biscuits.

    • Yes they can

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