Carrot Dog Treats

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My dog Haley went to heaven on Monday after 12 glorious years of being the best dog ever.  She was my 20th birthday present from Chip & she loyally stood by our side for countless transitions in life.  She loved our kids & she was never mad at us, even when we weren’t able to give her the attention she deserved.  She was loved and even though her sudden death, she was serving us.  Haley’s death has taught our young children about the circle of life, the beauty of heaven, the reason we have faith.  She has reminded us to never take our pets for granted & new found appreciation for Molly, Haley’s younger sister, has arose in our household.

Haley's last picture - taken the night before her death.
Haley’s last picture – taken the night before her death.
Haley's last picture with Joe & Mac.... oh my goodness, they loved her so.
Haley’s last picture with Joe & Mac…. oh my goodness, they loved her so.  She was so gentle with them both.

Haley was a silent warrior for me during The Produce Mom stage of my life.  I will never forget the 2 months prior to the Find Your Favorite launch.  It was common for me to stay up until 1am or later working in my living room after the rest of the family went to bed.  Then I would wake up at 5am to resume my work before the rest of the family woke up…. but I was never alone.  My sweet chocolate labrador was right by my side, awake with me, and I cannot really put into words how much we bonded over the last year of her life, also known as “The Year of The Produce Mom” in the Taylor home.

This is a recipe for homemade dog treats… Haley loved them!  It’s easy to make homemade treats for your dogs & of course I wish I would have made them more often now.  Molly will undoubtedly get to enjoy them regularly.

Haley's favorite dog treats
Haley’s favorite dog treats
Recipe makes enough to share! Neighborhood dogs will love you!
Recipe makes enough to share! Neighborhood dogs will love you!
Molly loves them!
Molly loves them!
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Carrot Dog Treats

Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time9 minutes


  • 2 cups flour whole wheat
  • 1 cup carrot shredded
  • 1 cup almond butter (be sure to use "natural" almond butter)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder


  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough into 1/4″ thickness. Use your favorite cookie cutters to create shapes for your treats.
  • Bake at 375 F for 9-13 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool before serving to your canine buddies.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Cuisine: For Pets
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Thank you all so much for your support during this stage of my life.  It’s been hard, but you & the opportunity for this tribute made it easier.

Dogs Rule,

xoxo Lori 


About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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  1. You can also substitute cooked shredded chicken instead of carrots. And you can try melting the peanut/almond butter to make it easier to stir.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your dog’s passing, even now. I am so happy to find this recipe though, because it’s our first dog’s “Gotcha Day” tomorrow, and I wanted to spoil him properly 🙂 I’ll make them in memory of Haley tomorrow <3

    1. Kelly, you can substitute peanut butter if you wish. Choose unsalted peanut butter and be sure to avoid peanut butter with Xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. Regardless of which nut butter you use, give in moderation (as you would any dog treat) because both are high in natural fats.

  3. I’m not a baker and don’t have a dough hook so I mixed it all together by hand. I had to add three eggs before it would come together enough for me to roll out. They’re in the oven now. I’ll let you know how our Havanese, Asa and London, like them.