(gluten-free) apple cranberry

(gluten-free) apple cranberry dog treat/biscuit recipe
One of my recipes was included in the latest issue of Cesar’s Way Magazine (I haven’t seen it yet, is it awesome!?!) and I received a request for a gluten-free version, and we all know I aim to please!
Grab some cranberries and you’ll have a yummy treat in no time. Woof!

apple cranberry dog treat recipe


  • 1 cup fresh Cranberries
  • 1 cup natural Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 2 cups Soy Flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Puree cranberries and mix with apple sauce. Once combined add milk, cinnamon and soy flour until dough is well mixed.
  • Knead dough into ball and roll onto a heavily floured surface, the dough is very sticky,  1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter of your choice.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned at the edges.
  • Cool and refrigerate.
  • Makes 3 to 4 dozen rounds.

(gluten-free) apple cranberry dog treat/biscuit recipe



  1. December 5, 2012 / 6:18 pm

    Good for you! Cesar’s way magazine!

    I recently made the peanut butter molasses cookies and they were a HUGE hit with Henry & friends. I just logged in to get the recipe and whip up a couple of batches for a charity bake sale at work tomorrow (money goes to families in need this Christmas). I’m fairly certain I’m the only one making dog treats : )

    Thank you

  2. DoggyDessertChef
    December 5, 2012 / 7:36 pm

    Good luck with the bake sale, you will definitely stand out! Woof!

  3. sandrar
    December 19, 2012 / 7:55 pm

    Just started making my two papillons treats. Current favorites are pumpkin and a gingerbread. Love the idea of the apple cranberry and may make these soon. One substitution – Do you think I could use rice flour instead of soy flour. I really do not like to use soy due to the fact it is usually a GMO. I make my own treat because I want to assure they are getting gluten free treats. I am celiac and do not want to handle gluten or even have it in the house. Thanks

  4. DoggyDessertChef
    December 20, 2012 / 6:47 am

    You should be able to with minimal issues. I was not aware of the GMO issue, I’ll have to do some research into that. Thank you. Woof!

  5. LK
    February 16, 2014 / 6:01 pm

    I used to give my dog soy products, and then I found out that soy was as harmful for dogs as it is for humans. It affected her thyroid gland, and she became very sick, ending up blind and with diabetes and a nonfunctioning thyroid. She had to be put down. I do not recommend any soy products for man or animal. Sorry folks, but I love my animals and myself too much to use something that has been manipulated since before the time of Christ.