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Friday, February 28, 2014

Homemade Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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I must admit, I am spoiling this pup rotten. She has a ton of toys and a number of shirts to keep her warm while she’s outside. Her dog food is some expensive, fancy schmancy stuff. So obviously she will only get healthy-ish treats.

I found this recipe somewhere on Pinterest, the actual link I’m sure I can find it if I put my mind to it, but… that means work. And I like to avoid work when I can. Like now.

Regardless of my lack of follow through, this recipe is simple enough – you mix together pureed pumpkin (canned is the easiest), peanut butter, whole wheat flour, oats, cinnamon, salt, and egg. I also added some flax seeds… only because I need to kill this supply. If you make this in your mixer, you may want to use the dough hook. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to about half an inch thick. You can use cookie cutters, or cut into strips or squares (probably the easiest of your options). Placed on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 20 (for a chewy treat) to 30 minutes (for a hard treat). Store in an air tight container and soon enough your pup will come running when they hear that container open. Stella does… that’s not weird, right? 

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