Do you love giving your dogs treats? Does your dog love eating treats? If you answered yes to either of these, we wanted to give you a few recipes that are delicious and cut out any by-products some store bought treats use. Sprinkle in some fall flavor to your pup’s diet with ingredients you can normally find around the house!
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Pumpkin Spice Oat Cookies
Show your dog you appreciate them by giving them these healthy snacks so they don’t feel left out while you’re munching on some Halloween candy.
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup organic canned pumpkin puree (do NOT use pumpkin pie mix)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup organic steel cut oatmeal
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together water, pumpkin, oil, and cinnamon. Gradually mix in oatmeal and flour to form a stiff dough (a dough that is dry rather than moist). Roll out dough on a floured surface until it is about ¼ inch thick. Cut out shapes of your choosing. Place on a non-stick cookie sheet, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Make sure these treats cool before chowing down.
Sweet Potato Dog Bites
One ingredient — it's that simple.
- 2 sweet potatoes
Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash the skins of your potatoes. Cut the ends off, and start slicing. You can cut horizontally into rounds if your dog is small, or lengthwise, if you have a bigger pup. Make sure they are at least 1/4 inches thick, otherwise, they may be too hard. Place your potato rounds and/or wedges on a baking sheet and bake for about 3 hours, flipping over halfway between. Turn off oven, but leave the chews inside the oven as it cools. These will will last you for up to two to three weeks in. a sealed container for all of your dogs' snaking needs.
Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Chews
The best two staples, pumpkin + peanut butter, the best fall flavor mashup your pup will love.
- 1 cup oats, plus more if needed
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
Make sure that the peanut butter does not have xylitol, a sweetener that is extremely toxic to dogs. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the oats in a food processor or blender and pulse until you have a fine powder. Toss in the pumpkin puree and peanut butter and mix until a sticky dough forms. Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes. Place on baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the treats are solid to the touch. Let cool and toss your leftovers in an airtight container.
No tricks just treats for your pup this fall!