Pups young and old love their treats! And homemade treats make your dog feel even more special. This is a super simple pumpkin treat recipe, (only 4 ingredients - featuring pumpkin!), that you will enjoy making and your dog will go crazy for!
Things You'll Need
Stand mixer or spoon and bowl
Small cookie cutters
2 1/2 cups whole wheat, or all purpose flour
1 cup 100% pure pumpkin, canned
1 teaspoon cinnamon
~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
~ Combine pumpkin, cinnamon and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl if you are mixing by hand. Mix until blended.
~ Add flour 1/2 cup at a time into the bowl until stiff dough forms.
~Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to about a 1/2 inch thick.
~ Use small cookie cutters to cut the dough into bite sized treats.
~ Line dog treats 1/2 inch apart on a non-greased cookie sheet. These treats won't expand so you don't have to worry about them being so close together.
~ Bake for 25-30 minutes or until treats are golden brown.
~Turn the oven off and leave the treats in the oven for 1-2 hours to allow them to become crunchy. Then remove from the oven and let cool.
~ Store treats at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks, or store in the fridge for up to a month.
Summer is winding down, but it's still hot outside. These Kiwi Strawberry Banana Pupsicles are sure to delight your dog and cool them down! Enjoy!
Talk about lucky dogs! Tennille Tejeda, author of DoggyDessertChef.com, makes these goodies for her two shelter adoptees. Your pooch will give them two paws up.
1. To create the first layer, add 1 peeled, chopped kiwi and 1⁄2 cup water to a blender or food processor. Whirl until smooth. Pour about 1 inch of kiwi mixture into the bottom of each of 4 plastic cocktail cups. Place in freezer for an hour or until frozen.
2. For the second layer, add 1⁄2 cup strawberries and 1⁄2 cup water to blender or food processor. Whirl until smooth. Pour about 1 inch of strawberry mixture over first layer. Place in freezer for an hour or until frozen.
3. For the third and final layer, add 1 banana and 1⁄2 cup water to blender or food processor. Whirl until smooth. Pour about 1 inch of banana mixture over second layer. Freeze overnight to allow to fully set.
4. When ready to serve, run warm water outside of the cup so the pupsicle slips out.
Makes 4 pupsicles.
Resource Credit: Family Circle Magazine, August 2015