As a firm believer that dogs are better then cats, any other domestic pet and sometimes even humans, I like to spoil my furry four-legged friend. To take it up a notch from a new toy or sleeping on my bed, I decided to make them these quick and nutrient-dense homemade peanut butter pumpkin dog treats.
Made with organic canned pumpkin, creamy peanut butter and flavorful cinnamon, man’s best friend is sure to love them.
If you feel like upping your doggies Omega-3 intake, sprinkle some flax seed into the mix. Maybe you feel like being the cool dog owner, so you can choose to throw some bacon bits in for a kick of flavor. Whatever you choose, make sure you check to see if it is a food safe for dogs.
American Kennel Association provides great information on all dog-related subjects, like safe foods and preventative health for dogs, so you can keep your dog healthy and happy. A few foods many people think are safe for their dogs and are not include grapes, dairy, and undercooked meat.
Homemade Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats
- Prep Time:15 minutes
- Cook Time:40 minutes
- Total Time:1 hour
- Servings:20-30 dog treats
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 3 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon flax seed (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F and get out necessary ingredients and grease a baking sheet.
Combine all measured ingredients into one medium mixing bowl.
Whisk ingredients together until thick and slightly difficult to stir. You can add a small amount of water if the dough seems dry.
Roll out dough and then pat until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
#SpoonTip: Keep flour around because things will get sticky.
Cut dough into treat-sized pieces. Amount will vary depending on the shape of treat and size of dog.
Bake for 40 minutes at 350°F.
#SpoonTip: Don’t let a certain someone too close, they might not wait till treats are done cooking.
Let cool, then store in air-tight container. Remember, this contains fresh ingredients so do not keep longer then you would any other baked goods.