Air Fried Puppy Poppers

These Puppy Poppers are puppy-tested and approved! All natural ingredients too! These easy air fryer dog treats are super simple to make and are great for gift giving too. Pop this to a pup and you'll get a wag and a lick.

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Air Fried Puppy Poppers

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Cook Time: 8 m
  • Total Time: 23 m
  • Servings:
    50
    treats

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cup oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Combine the applesauce and peanut butter in a bowl, stirring until smooth. Add the oats, flour and baking powder, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Roll the dough into balls about ½ teaspoon in size.
  2. Pre-heat the air fryer to 350ºF.
  3. Spray or brush the bottom of the air fryer basket with oil. Place 8 to12 balls into the air fryer basket. Air-fry for 8 minutes, turning the balls over halfway through the cooking time. Repeat with the remaining poppers.
  4. Allow the cooked poppers to cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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  1. 5 stars
    Well, I made half the recipe to make sure they are liked. They sure didn’t last for two weeks though. On the third day Trixi somehow got into the treats and, well, no more treats. Now we have to work on walking them off first before I decide on making more. This is a really wonderful, fast and delicious (yes, I tasted them) recipe. Thank you Meredith.

  2. My daughter has a severe peanut allergy so we stay away from peanut butter flavored treats for our dogs. Could I substitute another nut butter, like almond butter? She would love to make these treats for our two treasured dogs as well as for her friends’ pets.

    1. Hi Cristy. Almond butter is safe for dogs (and a personal favorite of mine!), so sure – substitute the almond butter. Do make sure to read the label, however (as I’m sure you do all the time) since many almond butters are made in the same factories as peanut butters.

  3. 5 stars
    I also tasted the dog biscuits. Not my favorite, but my friend’s dogs gobbled them up. On their recommendation I give them 5 stars;

    1. Oohhh. I KNOW she would like them, Sheila, but they do have about 53 calories per treat (if you make 50 treats). That might be too much, OR it might just make it a special treat.

  4. 5 stars
    I made your air fried puppy treats & the dogs absolutely loved them. I have two of your air fryer recipe books & abosolutely love them too.

  5. 5 stars
    Have followed you for years and have a couple of your cookbooks. I have been making these since I found the recipe in your cookbook. My English Lab loves them and so do her friends!

  6. I have not made the jet but I have been making homemade dog treats for over 10 years and I have always heard that baking powder is not good for dogs I don’t think there’s anything really that you can substitute they always said it just snapped would be is risen as human treats

    1. Hi Diane. Baking powder and baking soda aren’t good for dogs when eaten in large quantities raw. It’s because of the expanding properties, but once cooked, both of these chemical leaveners are neutralized and are no longer a problem. Hope that helps.

  7. 5 stars
    I have a 40 pound 1/2 Gordon Setter 1/2 Border Collie and she loved these! I only made 1/2 a batch and got 24 treats. I did feel like the dough was a little dry, so I added about 1 tablespoon more applesauce. I air fried in 2 batches and then used the dehydrate feature for an additional hour, as I’ve made other dog treats and have had a problem with mold. These are holding up well.

    1. Hi Patti. You could use olive oil, flax oil or coconut oil instead of applesauce. The purée of another high-pectin fruit should also work. The substitution of a fruit purée should be the same amount as the applesauce. If you choose to add olive or flax oil, add it gradually and use just enough to bring the dough together. The oil will add calories to the treats but is still safe for dogs.

  8. High Meredith, i have not one but two old english mastiffs and one yellow lab. 140lbs. 145lbs. and 60lbs. How many treats for all these dogs should i make?

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