Healthy Dog Treats ~ Maggie’s Favorite!

healthy dog treat

These healthy dog treats are Maggie’s favorite!!! She loves to “help” make them, and she definitely loves to get them! Your doggie will love them too!

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Maggie is our grand-dog, who just turned 1 (or 7, depending how you look at it). She is a Fox Red Labrador Retriever.

maggie puppy

Fox Red Labs are dark shade of the traditional yellow Labrador Retriever. Technically, they’re still classified as yellow Labs. But they’re definitely redheads!

Maggie is as sweet of a little girl as you could ever find. She loves to cuddle on your lap, loves to play, absolutely loves to go on walks, and loves to go in her crate (she thinks it’s her princess bed) to rest.

She is polite, and lady-like, and gentle. As far as dogs go, she’s a dandy!!

We’re lucky to get Maggie lots of days when her dad is at work or out of town. She gets just a smidge spoiled at grammy and grampy’s house, lol!!

One thing grampy likes to do with her is bake her healthy treats!! She loves them!

Maggie sitting for a treat
Such a polite and patient girl…

Ingredients for the Healthy Dog Treats…

This recipe calls for natural peanut butter. Make sure you are not using peanut butter that contains xylitol!!! Xylitol is toxic to dogs!

You’ll also want to look for a peanut butter that is just peanuts, no added ingredients like sugar or salt. A good pick is Teddy Smooth All Natural Peanut Butter or a similar product.

You’ll also use whole wheat flour (or rice flour or coconut flour). Baking powder, egg, honey, and water are also added to make up the dough for these healthy dog treats.

ingredients for healthy dog treats

Making the Treats…

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. The easiest way to mix everything together is to get in there with your hands. This is truly “hand mixing”!

When the dough can be formed into a shiny ball it’s thoroughly mixed!

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll to a 1/4″ thickness.

rolling out the dough

Choose a cookie cutter! It’s spring, so Maggie is getting little bunnies today!!

Place cutouts onto cookie sheet. Keep cutting and rerolling until all the dough is used up.

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from sheet to cool.

Teddy bear treats are cute too!

We like to store these healthy dog treats in the freezer, and only take a few out each day to give Maggie!

Maggie laying down for a dog treat

I’m sure your pup will enjoy these as much as Maggie does!!


  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour can also use rice flour or coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter Do NOT use peanut butter with xylitol! This is toxic for dogs!!!
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and egg. Add the natural peanut butter, water, and honey. This will be a stiff dough, so it’s easiest to use your hands to mix it all together well!
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4″ thick. Use a fun-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the treats. You can place these closely together on the cookie sheet, as they hardly raise at all.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until lightly golden. These smell soooo good baking!
  • Store in an airtight container, a few at a time. Store excess treats in freezer until ready to use.
  • Your doggie will enjoy!


You can also make these with rice flour or coconut flour, if your dog is allergic to wheat. Do not use peanut butter with xylitol!  Xylitol it toxic to dogs!!!

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