🍁 Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats🍁

Posted by Holly Veith on

Golden leaves, cool air, and pumpkin spice, we know what this means.  It’s fall Y’all!  My last cooking blog shared how to make some cool summer treats.  Now that fall is rolling in, I decided to make a fun fall treat for my dog Whiskey.  I could just buy treats, but I don’t even know what half of the ingredients are those things.  I like that I can make my own treats and know exactly what is in the food I am giving my dog.  I often make delicious meals for my family off a website called Damn Delicious so, when I saw that this website had a recipe for dogs that looked perfect for fall, I decided to give it a try.  

For this peanut butter and pumpkin dog treat you are going to need ⅔ cup of canned pumpkin.  Make sure that you don’t buy the pumpkin pie filling.  You want 100% pure pumpkin.  Next, you will need ¼ cup of peanut butter.  Use peanut butter that has no artificial sweeteners in it.  Artificial sweeteners can be toxic for dogs.  You will also need two large eggs and 2 ½- 3 cups of flour.  The best flour to use is whole wheat, but if you don’t have any you can use white flour.  

Mix together the pumpkin, peanut butter, and eggs until the mixture is smooth.  It will take about two minutes to mix properly.  Add in 2 ½  cups of flour, a little bit at a time, until it is well incorporated.  Next slowly sprinkle in ¼ cup of flour until your mixture is no longer sticky.  On a floured surface knead your dough 3 to 4 times then roll out your dough until it is about ¼ inch thick.  You can use any cookie cutter for the treats.  There are really cute bone shaped and dog theme cutters out there, but I decided to use what I had on hand and used a round biscuit cutter.  I suggest using parchment paper to line your baking tray for easy clean up.  Place the tray in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes.  The longer you leave the treats in the oven, the crunchier they will be.  Let them cool completely before giving them to your dog.  As you can see below they came out golden!  Sometimes I put a touch of honey on the top and Whiskey loves them!  His eagerness for more makes me glad I spent the time making healthy treats.

These treats will keep in a sealed container on the counter for a few days.  I keep mine in the fridge and they can last for up to a month.  If you want to keep up with my videos subscribe to my youtube channel. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt7FeZBvqAKggGLKusFzQXQ)  My youtube channel will also contain training videos, informational videos, and just plain fun videos. 

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