7 Delicious Recipes For Homemade Honey Dog Treats

Many pet owners are always looking for ways to give their furry friends the best care they can. One of the most fun and tasty ways to do that is through special treats! In particular, honey dog treats have recently become more popular due to their unique taste and health benefits. 

Let’s take a look at why these are such great options for your pup, and we will offer you 7 fun recipes for honey dog treats that you can make at home!

What Are The Benefits of Honey Dog Treats?

1. Peanut Butter & Honey Dog Treats
2. Sweet Potato & Honey Cookies
3. Carrot & Honey Biscuits
4. Banana & Honey Muffins
5. Apple & Honey Bars
6. Yogurt & Honey Popsicles
7. Coconut & Honey Bites

What Are The Benefits of Honey Dog Treats?

Honey can be a great treat for dogs, as it offers many health benefits. 

It is rich in antioxidants and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to boost the immune system.

Honey is also an excellent source of energy, which makes it a perfect snack for active pups. 

Furthermore, honey contains natural enzymes that help promote healthy digestion and can even help to soothe an upset stomach. 

Overall, honey can be a great addition to your dog’s diet if given in moderation as part of a balanced approach to canine nutrition. Make sure not to give too much plain raw honey to your dog, otherwise the high sugar content could make them gain weight. However, a few treats here and there are fine!

For more information on whether dogs can eat honey, read here.

If you are looking to add honey dog treats to your baking repertoire, read on for our seven simple recipes that will have your dog hooked!

1. Peanut Butter & Honey Dog Treats

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of honey

Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine one cup of creamy peanut butter with ¼ cup honey. Add enough water to form a thick dough.

Step 2: Roll out onto parchment paper and cut into desired shapes. Place treats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (176°C) for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Learn more about how to make nut free dog treat recipes here!

2. Sweet Potato & Honey Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cooked sweet potato
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of flour

Step 1: Mash together 1 large cooked sweet potato with ¼ cup honey, stir in 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon baking powder and ¼ cup flour until combined.

Step 2: Roll out onto parchment paper and cut into cookie shapes, then transfer to a greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Only have all purpose flour at home? Find out whether you can bake with all purpose flour for dog treats here.

3. Carrot & Honey Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 cup of flour
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda 

Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup shredded carrots and 2 tablespoons honey. Stir in 1 cup flour, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda until combined.

Step 2: Roll out onto parchment paper and cut into biscuit shapes, then transfer to a greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

4. Banana & Honey Muffins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Step 1: In a medium bowl, mash together one ripe banana with 2 tablespoons honey; stir in 1 egg, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Step 2: Sift in 1¼ cups flour, ½ teaspoon baking powder and ¼ teaspoon salt until combined.

Step 3: Spoon mixture into muffin tins that are lightly greased or lined with muffin liners, then bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (204°C) for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.

5. Apple & Honey Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 grated apple
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • ¾ cup of flour

Step 1: In a small bowl, mix together one grated apple with 2 tablespoons honey; sift in 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon,1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup flour.

Step 2: Spread over the base of an 8 inch pan that is lightly greased on the bottom (or lined). Sprinkle over remaining ingredients, then bake it in a preheated oven at 350°F (176°C) for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top.

6. Yogurt & Honey Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Step 1: Whisk together one cup plain yogurt with 2 tablespoons honey.

Step 2: Mix well then pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight (or according to mold instructions).

7. Coconut & Honey Bites

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup honey

Step 1: In a medium bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons coconut flakes with ¼ cup raw honey; add enough water to form a thick batter.

Step 2: Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper that is greased on the bottom (or lined). Flatten slightly, then bake it in a preheated oven at 325°F (162°C) for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top.

We hope you liked our honey dog treat recipes – if you baked some, please reach out to us with comments or suggestions!

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