Doggie Green Bean Crunchies

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.

Check out our recipe for Superfood Doggie Fresh Breath Treats.

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.

Grain-Free Dog Treats

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


Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

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.

Optional Dehydrator Instructions: Dry at 170 degrees for 8 hours or until crunchy.

*I usually dry my green beans in the oven overnight.

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46 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.

  2. Julie  May 13, 2015

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

    • j hab  June 4, 2015

      then do it during the day!

  3. Philomena  July 17, 2015

    Any idea how long you can store these?

    • 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. 🙂

  4. Estelle  December 31, 2015

    should the beans be defrosted first?

    • Melissa Florero  January 3, 2016

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

  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.

  6. Newt  January 24, 2016

    Where is the recipe?

    • Gale Compton  January 24, 2016

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

  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!

    • Gale Compton  April 3, 2016

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

  8. sarah  April 4, 2016

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

    • Melissa Bump  April 9, 2016

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

  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.

  10. Carol  April 24, 2016

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

    • Gale Compton  April 24, 2016

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

  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.

    • Gale Compton  May 8, 2016

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

  12. Tammy  July 14, 2016

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

  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.

    • 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.

  14. Karin  August 21, 2016

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

    • 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.

  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!

  16. Ruth  September 4, 2016

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

    • 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. 🙂

  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.

    • 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. 🙂

  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.

  19. Toni  May 23, 2017

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

    • 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!

  20. Roberta  May 26, 2017

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

    • Gale Compton  May 27, 2017

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

    • 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.

  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…

    • Nichole Furlong  July 8, 2017

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

  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.. 🙂

  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.

    • Nichole Furlong  July 25, 2017

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

  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.

    • Nichole Furlong  August 3, 2017

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


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