Doggie Green Bean Crunchies

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Healthy Dog Treat Recipe made with Two Superfood Ingredients

Green Bean Crunchies are healthy dog treats that are ideal for adult dogs, especially overweight dogs. Dogs love these crunchies and you’ll love that there are only two ingredients, both which are superfoods. Green beans are an excellent source of  vitamins, A, C, and E, as well as fiber, potassium, and magnesium. Dogs thrive on antioxidant rich foods such as green beans. Olive oil is another superfood that has many health benefits for dogs. This antioxidant helps to give dogs more energy, improve their immune system, and reduce dry skin. Green Bean Crunchies are a good choice when giving a treat to overweight dogs. Be sure to use portion control when giving your dog any type of treats or biscuits.

NOTE: Check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet.  Also, please be aware of any allergies your pet may have to specific ingredients and avoid ingredients which have caused reactions in your pets in the past.  If you are unsure about a specific ingredient found in one of our recipes, introduce the food to your pets in small amounts first.

Doggie Green Bean Crunchies

Doggie Green Bean Crunchies

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces frozen, cut green beans (about 5 cups), thawed and any excess water drained (without salt)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
  2. Add green beans and oil to a mixing bowl and toss to coat beans. Evenly spread green beans on a large, parchment lined or non-stick, baking sheet. Dry beans in the oven for 8 hours or until all beans are crunchy. Turn off the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
  3. Optional Dehydrator Instructions: Dry at 170 degrees for 8 hours or until crunchy.
  4. *I usually dry my green beans in the oven overnight.
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70 Comments on "Doggie Green Bean Crunchies"

  1. Janet  April 5, 2015

    I don't have a dog but I'm going to make these for myself. Sounds yummy.

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    • Susan & Capone  May 1, 2018

      I’m going to make these 2day, I’m sure Capone will love them, thanks so much for sharing 🙋🏻‍♀️♥️🐶

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  2. Julie  May 13, 2015

    I've never had my oven on overnight…it scares me a little

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    • j hab  June 4, 2015

      then do it during the day!

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  3. Philomena  July 17, 2015

    Any idea how long you can store these?

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    • SkinnyMs  July 18, 2015

      Philomena, I recommend up to 10 days. As long as they are thoroughly dried and crispy, 10 days should be fine. My dog usually eats them within a week. 🙂

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  4. Estelle  December 31, 2015

    should the beans be defrosted first?

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    • Melissa Florero  January 3, 2016

      Estelle, Thawing the beans first is best, yes. We have clarified this in the recipe, thank you!

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  5. Cathy  January 6, 2016

    I cooked mine frozen and they came out fine. I only had to cook for a few hours. My dog loved them.

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  6. Newt  January 24, 2016

    Where is the recipe?

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    • Gale Compton  January 24, 2016

      We’re working on the issue now. So sorry, should have a solution soon.

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  7. Kim  April 2, 2016

    I’d like to use fresh whole green beans and use my dehydrator. Will the recipe be the same? Thanks!

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    • Gale Compton  April 3, 2016

      Kim, A dehydrator should work fine. Just be sure the beans are crunchy and not chewy. 🙂

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  8. sarah  April 4, 2016

    If I use a dehydrator do I still toss them in olive oil?

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    • Melissa Bump  April 9, 2016

      Sarah, You can toss them in olive oil if you use a dehydrator, but you do not have to.

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  9. Norine  April 10, 2016

    My dog loves FROZEN green beans…same benefits as this treat without the added calories of olive oil or the oven time. I buy the Costco organic frozen green beans because they are organic AND they thick and long. My dog is a pet assisted therapy dog and a hit with all the patients is when they feed my dog frozen green beans. Lots of smiles.

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  10. Carol  April 24, 2016

    HI……I assume it’s ok to use coconut oil ? Love making my own healthy treats.

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    • Gale Compton  April 24, 2016

      Carol, Coconut oil will also work. I’m so happy you make homemade treats. 🙂

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  11. Cynthia  May 7, 2016

    Mine have been in about 4 hours now and they seem really oily. I wonder if it would be better with 1t instead. We shall see when they are done.

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    • Gale Compton  May 8, 2016

      Cynthia, They shouldn’t be oily once done. How did they turn out?

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  12. Tammy  July 14, 2016

    I am trying this recipe as I write this comment, for my granddog Macy. Thank you!

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    • Gale Compton  July 14, 2016

      Tammy, Ahhhh…you’re a nice grandmother! 🙂

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  13. kristy  August 2, 2016

    I used my dehydrater over night but the beans look super scrawny and skinny. I blanched them and then dried. Is there another step I need to add? I only added a small amount of olive oil, no salt.

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    • Gale Compton  August 3, 2016

      Kristy, I don’t think so. I didn’t blanch my green beans and use the oven since it seems to produce a crispier green bean.

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  14. Karin  August 21, 2016

    Hi- about how long do these stay good when properly sealed in an airtight container? Thanks ever so!

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    • Gale Compton  August 21, 2016

      Karin, My crunchies were fine for over a week, about 8 days. With three dogs that don’t last long. -:))

      Be sure they get to the crunchy stage and aren’t still chewy. Our dogs love them when they are really crunchy but won’t eat them if they are too soft.

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  15. Karin  August 21, 2016

    Thank you SO much! I feed mine green beans daily, but was looking for something quicker and easier when they go to “doggy camp”. I am grateful for your response!

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  16. Ruth  September 4, 2016

    Can a different oil be used? Olive oil is poisonous for dogs as are olives.

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    • Gale Compton  September 4, 2016

      Ruth, All of our recipe ingredients have been researched extensively for safety. However, please feel free to use another oil, for example, unrefined coconut oil adds a touch of sweetness to these Green Bean Crunchies. 🙂

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    • Syd  April 7, 2018

      Um actually olive oil and coconut oil are two of the best oils for a dog. Idk where you got your research.

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  17. Sharon  January 25, 2017

    My dog has acute chronic pancreatitis. His vet said he can only have his rx food and canned green beans as a treat. He doesn’t think canned green beans are a treat. Do you think they could be dried to crunchy in the oven? No oil allowed.

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    • Gale Compton  January 26, 2017

      Sharon, If drained well and patted dry with a paper towel, probably. Give your vet a quick call to make sure theses crunchies are O.K..
      Best to you and your dog. 🙂

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  18. Sharon Versteeg  May 14, 2017

    One of my pups is a diabetic and green beans are one of the few treats she can have, I plan to try these but without any oil, too much sugar,. I also make them a ground turkey meatball that they love.
    If you come up with any other ideas for diabetic dog treats, please post them.

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  19. Toni  May 23, 2017

    My puppy loves carrots. Can they be used the same way? Fresh or frozen?

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    • Nichole Furlong  May 24, 2017

      Toni, yes you can substitute carrots! Frozen would work best. If using fresh wash and peel the carrot and cut very thin!

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  20. Roberta  May 26, 2017

    I know fresh or frozen green beans are the but can I use canned beans?

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    • Gale Compton  May 27, 2017

      Roberta, Hmmmmm…never tried using canned. If you do, make sure they’re patted dry before drying out.

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    • Sue  July 20, 2017

      Just so you know,canned green beans have a lot of sodium. The frozen beans don’t have any sodium. Salt may not be a problem for your furkids so it may not matter.

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  21. Janis  July 8, 2017

    Im going to attempt to make these for my 3 furbabies. I make them frozen treats all the time with alternating ingredients: Yogurt(Van./Stwbry), Sweet potatoes,Bananas, Peanut butter(smooth),Carrots,Sliced Grn.beans,squash…

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    • Nichole Furlong  July 8, 2017

      I bet your three furbabies love the treat you make and will love these, too!

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  22. Roxie Foster Pups Mom  July 13, 2017

    I have green beans fresh out of the garden and I’ll be cooking them in the oven. I’ve already washed them and let them dry shouldn’t the recipe work the same way.
    Are there other fresh vegetables that can be dried out this way? All the pups love raw carrots.
    Thank you for sharing.. 🙂

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    • Gale Compton  July 13, 2017

      Roxie, Hmmmm…maybe dry some apples. YUM!

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      • Teresa  January 8, 2018

        My dogs love dehydrated apples. I just started making them but they gobbled them up.

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  23. Gina Wrona  July 25, 2017

    My chocolate lab, Miley, just loves fresh green beens when I snap the ends off. And, carrot shavings as well.

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    • Nichole Furlong  July 25, 2017

      Sound like Miley might love this recipe! We hope you’re able to give it a try!

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  24. Janet  August 3, 2017

    My dog eats green beans on a regular basis, I just slightly cook from frozen and mix with his food.

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    • Nichole Furlong  August 3, 2017

      I bet your dog would love these crunchies as a treat, Janet!

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  25. Warrene McCarthy  October 22, 2017

    These freeze real well and will last a lot longer than an airtight jar. I use my food saver to freeze them. My three furbabies love them !

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    • Nichole Furlong  October 23, 2017

      Great tip on freezing these dog snacks! So glad to hear your pups love them!

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  26. Trina  November 29, 2017

    Do they need to be refrigerated or can they be left out after being cooked

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  27. Jodi  December 8, 2017

    What oven temp did you use

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    • Nichole Furlong  December 8, 2017

      Hi Jodi! The recipe directions state the oven should be at 170 degrees F.

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  28. Jennifer Henson  December 20, 2017

    Should they be stored in the fridge pin can I put them in an airtight Rubbermaid container and sit them on the counter?. I am making some right now for my 3 fur kids.

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    • Gale Compton  December 22, 2017

      Hi Jennifer, No need to refrigerate, an airtight container should work fine. Let us know how your dogs like them. 🙂

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  29. Brandy  December 28, 2017

    Our 17 year old son has a one year old American Bully named Amish who loves string beans. Of course, he’s still a growing boy and will just about eat anything that doesn’t eat him first lol. He’s gonna love these beans and maybe, just maybe, he can persuade his Pit Bull and Chihuahua sisters to try these too ??

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  30. Connie  January 20, 2018

    I am so grateful to have found this post with the recipe. I’ve bought some of these green beans in a pet store before and they are very expensive. They had added ingredients I didn’t want in them for my pet as he has crystals in his bladder and has for many years. We finally have him in remission now and do not want anything to change this. He loves green beans and this is something I can do myself that’s a lot cheaper that I know he will enjoy.

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    • Nichole Furlong  January 21, 2018

      We’re so happy to hear you’ve found something both you and your pet love! I’m very happy to hear he is in remission and hope he has a long road of eating these tasty Green Bean Crunchies ahead of him!

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      • Connie  January 24, 2018

        I just want you to know that I tried this recipe today with a little twist to save electricity. I defrosted the green beans on accu-thaw in my microwave until almost completely thawed. Then I took them and spread them on paper towels to let the water be absorbed into the paper until completely thawed. I then put them in my convection oven and baked at 170° until dried out. It only took 6 hours for the process. This oven uses a 110 outlet compared to a 220 outlet. 2 hours less baking time too. I’m sure towel drying had a lot to do with this. The towels were completed absorbed and they were extra absorbency ones too. I’m excited to see how my furry baby likes them tomorrow! I’ll be baking more soon I’m sure! 😉

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  31. Connie  January 22, 2018

    Thank you Nichole!

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  32. Reds  March 1, 2018

    I want to know if you can use fresh green beans. Already do sweet potatoes. In which my dog along with our neighbors love. My dog has skin issues and anxiety. When she started wit these issues, we made sure to give foods grain free. Her dog has salmon as main ingredient. I make all of her snacks so she doesn’t get anything with additives. I also add coconut oil to her diet for her skin.

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    • Gale Compton  March 1, 2018

      Awwww…you’re such a good pet parent. Yes, I used fresh green beans when making this recipe.

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  33. Christine  June 2, 2018

    How about using broccoli? My dog will not eat green beans. She is on a fresh food diet by NomNomNow, which is delivered monthly. It is calorie controlled. Do you know how many calories these treats provide. thanks,

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    • Gale Compton  June 5, 2018

      Christine, Hmmmmm…I’m not sure about dehydrating broccoli. Please let us know if it works. 🙂

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  34. Chris H  July 15, 2018

    Could you use an air fryer to make this?

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    • Gale Compton  July 16, 2018

      Chris, I would recommend cooking on a low heat as well.

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