Ok I will admit it… I love my dog way too much. No seriously. I think I love my dog more than the average dog owner. I am proud of him when he learns a new trick, greets someone calmly…(which is rare, actually very rare) and walks without pulling on the leash (he’s getting better with this). Oh and especially this photo shoot that we did. He did amazing sitting with all of these treats in front of him and not eating all of them. He snuck in a few licks a couple of times throughout, but I can’t blame him for wanting to.
Who can blame him? These pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats smell amazing. As soon as I take one out of the container his little nose starts to go crazy sniffing the air just waiting to get his treat. He loves these treats so much that he even recognizes the noise of me grabbing the container out of the fridge.
It is super easy to make these treats, and your dog is going to love you for them. I used these cookie cutters that I bought online, but you can use whatever shapes that you like. The treats stay fresh in an air tight container in the fridge for one week or in the freezer for 2 months. Boomer likes them right out of the freezer too, or we often share with other friends who are dog lovers. They also make a great christmas gift; place them in a jar or wrap them with ribbon and place them in a cute box. ??
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 2-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ⅓ cup quick oats
- Preheat oven to 325, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl or a stand mixer with a hook attachment add, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, 2 eggs, and milk. Mix on low until well combined or whisk together until well combined.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and quick oats.
- If using a mixture mix, on low until the dough is no longer sticky. Add more flour if needed, add ¼ cup at a time. You want the dough to be dry.
- If mixing it by hand, stir in the flour with a wood spoon. I find that I need to mix the dough with my hands to better incorporate everything. Make sure that the dough is dry before rolling.
- Lightly flour a flat surface, roll out dough with a lightly floured rolling pin to ½ inch thickness. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and flip the shapes to the other side and bake for 8-10 minutes on the other side.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely before feeding them to your pup.
- Store covered in the refrigerator for 1 week or freeze for 1-2 months.
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