Recipe: Easy Honey & Cranberry Dog Treats

Honey and cranberries are both superfoods for dogs. These easy cranberry dog treats are packed with nutrients to add a boost to your pup's overall health and well-being.

Raw honey has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Honey is rich in antioxidants and natural enzymes.

Honey has been shown to have neurological benefits and anti-inflammatory properties. It may also relieve allergy symptoms, help treat respiratory issues, improve digestion, and boost the immune system.

Like honey, cranberries are a superfood ingredient for your pup. They are high in fiber and antioxidants, which help prevent disease and boost your dog's immune system.

Cranberries also contain vitamins C, E and K, manganese and copper. They are rich in vitamins B1 and B2, as well. As you can see, these honey and cranberry dog treats will be a great addition to any dog's diet.

Easy Honey & Cranberry Dog Treats

Cranberry Dog TreatsAs you can see, this is a limited-ingredient recipe. With just seven ingredients, it's an excellent option for pets with food allergies or sensitive stomachs. You can also choose natural, organic ingredients to ensure that you make this recipe as healthy as possible.


Recipe: Easy Honey & Cranberry Dog Treats

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If your dog has allergies, you can substitute rice flour, coconut flour or any other type of flour that is suitable for his digestion. You could also substitute quinoa flakes in place of the oats, if need be.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 48 treats 1x
  • Category: Baked Treats
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: Dog Treats


  • 1 cup cranberries dried or fresh
  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp. honey


Preheat your oven to 350º F.

Add the flour, oats, ground flax seed, honey and yogurt to a large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients together until it forms a dough.

If the dough is too wet, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until it stiffens up. If it is too stiff, add a tablespoon of water at a time until it's moist enough.

As you can see in my video guide above, I just drop the cranberry dog treats on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Use between 1 teaspoon and1 tablespoon of dough, depending on the size of your dog.

If you'd like to be a little bit fancier, you can cut the dog treats into shapes. Lightly flour a flat surface and roll the dough out until it's about 1/4″ thick.

Cut out cookies with cookie cutter shapes. You could also use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into small squares or triangles.

Whether your make drop cookies or you use cookie cutters, place the cranberry dog treats on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake the treats for 20 minutes.

Once they've cooled, you can feed them to your pup.


  • Serving Size: 1 treat
  • Calories: 24
  • Sugar: .5 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg
  • Fat: .3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.1 g
  • Fiber: .4 g
  • Protein: .9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store-bought products do.

They will not last as long as commercial dog treats. If you'd like, you can freeze these cranberry dog treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

For More Information

We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.

Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.