Yummy Fall Treats!

dog-with-pumpkinsIt’s pumpkin season, and they are everywhere around here!  Here is a great treat for your dog, and yes, they can eat pumpkin! 

 

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

 

 
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

2 eggs

½ cup canned pumpkin

2 tbsp peanut butter

½ tsp salt

½ tsp cinnamon

 

Preheatoven to 350 degrees.

Combine ingredients, adding water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff.  Roll the dough into a ½ inch thick roll. Cut into ½ inch pieces.

Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.

Store in an airtight container for freshness, and enjoy treating your dog!

 

~recipe from allrecipes.com

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4 Comments on “Yummy Fall Treats!

  1. Well, this a timely subject. I have a 15 year old cat
    with CRF. She has really bad diarrhea, and the vet
    recommened pumpkin. Well, that didn’t go over big, so
    we have an excess of canned pumpkin. I’m sure my Springer, Josie will enjoy these treats!

  2. My dogs love, love, love pumpkin and peanut butter. I make most of my own treats, following the basic recipe of 2 cups wheat flour/2 eggs/2 tbsp. oil/ and whatever I have on hand to equal about 1-2 cups of special ingredients (mix to the consistency of cookie dough, add a little bit of oil/water if too dry, more flour if too wet). I use leftover stews/soups/bacon grease/sweet or mashed potatoes/tuna/canned salmon/grated cheese/vegetables — you name it, if it is human edible I throw it in — either chopped up small or run thru the food processor. The meat flavored treats get a sprinkling of garlic powder once I pat the dough down on an old cookie sheet. I only bake mine about 15 minutes for soft treats and use a pizza cutter to cut into small squares. Then I bag into individual portions for a training session and freeze. This is a big money saver for me, as well as being healthier for my dogs (no need to worry about where the ingredients came from and absolutely NOT made in China!). I save all our leftovers (that did not originate with processed food like frozen dinners or boxed meals), and freeze them til I’m ready to make treats. The dogs really don’t care what flavor they are, but I have fun coming up with different combinations I think they might like. The pumpkin-apple-peanut butter flavor was a big hit and I used a couple of crab apples from my backyard.

    • Wow, Sue, you even got me drooling over your recipe. I am shocked at how expensive TRULY natural dog treats are in the stores. They have short shelf life if there are no preservatives, which drives up the price. You have really come up with a wonderful cost-saving idea. Thanks for sharing with everyone.