Around Thanksgiving, I had some leftover pumpkin puree after making a great big batch of Pumpkin Rolls. I heard somewhere that pumpkin is good for puppies, so I decided to make some delicious treats for our little pup.
I found a recipe online, and then read all of the reviews of the recipe, where I got ideas for some tweaks. I double checked that everything was indeed safe for dogs to eat and got to work!
This is a super simple recipe– all of the ingredients are in the pantry already, and it doesn’t make a huge mess!
The number of cookies (I call them cookies) that you get depends on what size cookie cutter you use. Fiyero is a little nugget, so I used a mini cutter and got enough for him to keep a huge batch, and share some with some other dogs that we know and love.
An embarrassing side note: I put little tags on the treats that we gave away and later found out that I suck at remembering the names of dogs that aren’t my dog. I have cousins whose dog is named Abby, and I addressed to treats to Brandy– a dog that hasn’t been around in over 5 years. My other cousins have a dog named Pluto, and I thought it was Apollo. At least I had a space-theme going…
Fiyero’s Pumpkin Puppy Treats— print this recipe
Step 1: In a food processor, using the dough blade, combine:
- ¼ Cup Flour (whole wheat is better. All-purpose works fine.)
- 1 egg
- ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree (NOT Pumpkin Pie Filling)
- 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter (Natural PB– meaning its made only of peanuts– is better. Regular works fine.)
- ¼ Tsp Salt
- ¼ Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/3 Cup Oats
Step 2: Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface. Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter.
Step 3: Bake at 350° until they are crisp (time will vary based on the size of the treats).