Apparently my cooking has gone to the dogs. Quite literally.
After baking a couple of loaves of pumpkin bread yesterday I was left with some extra pumpkin puree, and instead of adding it straight into the dogs food as I usually do, I was a bit more adventurous and decided to bake them treats. Lucky dogs...
Our furry friends deserve to be fed healthy treats, and what better way to show your adoration for them then to bake a batch yourself. You'll be the envy of all of those other dog owners who just open a box of dry, tasteless oatmeal-hemp nuggets, tossing them to the floor while Fido looks up in disgust.
These dog treats taste pretty great, I know because I've sampled them and my kids have eaten one or two, even asking for more. For the record I said no. They were also a huge hit with my dogs, Mango and Guava. No need to worry about the shape, if your dogs are anything like mine they'd be quite content to eat the dough straight out of the bowl.
Resist the urge to add salt or sweeteners - you might like them but your dog doesn't need them. If you happen to have your dog on a wheat free diet, you can substitute almond flour for the whole wheat flour.
PUMPKIN PEANUT BUTTER DOG TREATS
makes 25 cookies
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 tbs natural creamy peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, extra for dusting
Preheat oven to 300°
In a medium bowl combine pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs until well combined.
Stir in flours and mix until dough is thoroughly combined and no longer sticky. On a marble slab or wax paper, dust with wheat flour and roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut into your preferred shapes and transfer to parchment lined sheet pans and bake for 30 minutes. Store cookies in airtight container. They'll keep for two weeks.