Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Recipe for Homemade Dog Treats
Ingredients - Use organic & whole grain when possible
1 - 15 ounce can of pure pumpkin
2 Tablespoons of honey
6 heaping spoonfuls of peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix the wet ingredients together first (pumpkin, eggs, honey and peanut butter).
Add the salt, cinnamon, flour and oats to your wet mixture.
The dough will be thick and sticky. At this point, I use my hands to blend and knead the dough.
Place the dough on parchment paper and roll to a approximately 1/4 inch thickness. I have found that if I let the dough rest for about 5 minutes, it will not be as sticky and is easier to work with.
Use a cookie cutter or knife and cut your dough. Place dog treats on an ungreased cookie sheet. I line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until hard at 350 degrees. Turn the dog treats over after the first 15 minutes of baking.
I have made these several times. Each time I make them our dogs can smell them and start getting excited while they are still in the oven. I have given some away to friends and family too. Everyone is surprise at how much their dog enjoys these treats. Don't be surprised if your dog lures you to where you keep their treats to get you to give them more!