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Dan Churchill Shares His Epic Dog Treat Recipe

The eco-conscious celebrity chef’s simple, nutritious dog treat recipe takes 15 minutes to bake.

by Sio Hornbuckle
May 5, 2022
dan churchill dog treat recipe

Dan Churchill is not your typical chef. Trading in the usual stress under the weight of culinary perfection for a more laid-back surfer vibe, he makes healthy, sustainable eating fun for cooks of all levels. The relatable, no-frills chef got his start helping athletes improve their performance before garnering a hearty audience for his appearances on MasterChef Australia, Good Morning America, and The Food Network. But contrary to other culinary professionals you might see on TV, he’d sooner flash a shaka sign and inviting smile than toss a dish across the room for dramatic effect.

Churchill is also the executive chef at Nolita’s Australian-inspired, impact-driven cafe Charley St; the host of The Epic Table, a star-studded podcast devoted to discussing environmentalism in cooking; and the author of several books on healthy eating. He’s also the dad of one ridiculously adorable rescue dog, Mav. And true to form, he’s dedicated to giving his pup — and the planet — the best possible foundation for a healthy future. Lucky for us, Churchill shared his secret recipe for his “epic” homemade dog treats with The Wildest. Watch him whip them up in the video below, then save the recipe to spoil your own pup!

Epic Homemade Dog Treats

With just three natural ingredients, this recipe is both effortless and nutritious.


2 cups dates, pitted and roughly chopped

1 ½  cup rolled oats

½ cup peanut butter


1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. In a food processor or high-powered blender, blend all the ingredients until you have a dough-like consistency.

3. Roll the dough into a long snake shape about 1” thick.

4. Cut the log into 1.5” pieces (around the size of gnocchi).

5. Bake for 12 minutes.

6. Allow to cool completely.

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Sio Hornbuckle

Sio Hornbuckle is a writer living in New York City with their cat, Toni Collette.

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