I have a dog.
I take him on long walks on the beach in the neighborhood, to the dog park, and pet him all the time.
And I make him yummy dog treats.
I have been wanting to make dog treats for quite sometime. Store bought treats are SO expensive and just like any processed food who knows what’s in them! These treats were actually pretty darn easy to make, probably only cost around a dollar (if that!) for about 40 treats and had good wholesome ingredients like pumpkin and whole wheat flour. And guess what? My dog LOVED them!
Also I think these treats would be PERFECT packaged up in a cut cookie jar or tin and topped with a bow. A unique and special gift for the holidays, when everyone is overloaded on ‘people treats’ what a nice surprise when you show up with treats for their much beloved pooch!
PS: I shared Monday that pumpkin helps promote a healthy digestive system and the same goes for your furry friend too! Many vets recommend mixing 1/2 cup pumpkin or yogurt in with your dog’s dry food to help with any tummy issues they maybe having!
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 35-40 minutes Makes: approximately 40 medium treats
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
½ cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 35-40 minutes.
adapted from allrecipes.com