Fall Is Just Around the Corner…Time for All Pumpkin Everything, but Mainly Homemade Dog Treats!

September 10, 2016

I know, I know! We are about to be inundated with pumpkin spice as fall is about to be within our grasp, but I just couldn’t help myself! Pumpkin makes such a good ingredient for homemade dog treats as it is very easy on sensitive tummies and is scrumptious for our furry friends! Take a moment to treat your pups today!

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Biscuits:

Ingredients:

3 cups oats

½ cup peanut butter

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 eggs

Instructions:

  1. Place the oatmeal into a food processor and pulse it until it’s not so coarse, but it doesn’t need to be a fine as flour.
  2. Add oatmeal, pumpkin, peanut butter cinnamon baking powder and eggs to bowl on mixer and blend on medium until it’s all mixed.
  3. Roll out with a little flour and cut with cookie cutters.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Cool on rack until completely cooled.
  6. Place in airtight container to keep them fresh, or in the freezer. I keep them in the freezer, they don’t freeze solid as there is little liquid.

Via: http://www.createdby-diane.com/2012/10/pumpkin-peanut-butter-oatmeal-dog-biscuits.html

Blueberry Pumpkin Dog Treats:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup ground pumpkin seeds (unsalted)

1/3 cup blueberries

* Water as needed

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a blender or food processor, grind the pumpkin seed finely. Empty grounds into bowl, and then add blueberries. Grind to a pulp.
  3. Blend together the applesauce, pumpkin and blueberries. Once the applesauce and pumpkin are well combined, stir in the flour and pumpkin seed meal. Knead into a stiff dough, add water if necessary.
  4. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
  5. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes and let cool. Refrigerate or freeze in Ziploc bags or airtight containers

Via: http://www.petguide.com/health/dog/beautiful-blueberry-and-pumpkin-dog-treat-recipe/

Pumpkin Yogurt Easy Frozen Dog Treats Recipe:

Ingredients:

100% Pure Pumpkin

Plain Greek Yogurt

Banana

Supplies:

Silicone Mold

Directions:

  1. Slice a banana into thin slices
  2. Layer each section of the mold with pumpkin, yogurt and tip with a banana slice
  3. Tap the mold on the counter to try and eliminate any air bubbles and then press down on the banana slice to push the ingredients into the mold
  4. Freeze overnight
  5. Pop the treats out of the mold and serve to very happy pups! You can store in the freezer for up to a week.

Via: http://amagicalmess.com/2016/08/yogurt-frozen-dog-treats-recipe.html

Pumpkin & Molasses Dog Cookies:

Ingredients:

½ cup organic canned pumpkin

4 tablespoons molasses

4 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cups whole wheat flour

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon baking powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix the pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil, and water.
  3. In a separate, medium bowl combine whole wheat flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Slowly stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the dough softens.
  4. Scoop out small spoonful’s of dough {about 1 inch wide} and roll them into balls with your hands.
  5. Set the balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten them with a fork.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months

Via: http://betsylife.com/easy-homemade-dog-treats/#_a5y_p=4440262