Yes, this really is a recipe for dog treats!
Being snowed in allows me a little extra time to do the things that I usually put on the back burner. Making dog treats is one of those things. I don’t know why, because they are so darn simple to make…plus fresh treats always make the kids sooo happy!
The oven was already nice and hot from making a fresh batch of quinoa blueberry muffins (recipe will follow at some point) and the dogs were going a little stir crazy from being house bound with the frigid out door temps, so this was the perfect time to whip together a batch.
If your dog(s) like(s) pumpkin and peanut butter like ours do, this will be a big hit at your house! These treats are so much better for your dog than most of those over-the-counter dog treats, that are loaded with wheat, corn and chemicals!
4 simple ingredients are all it takes to make this healthy treat: organic oats, peanut butter, eggs, and pumpkin. Yep, that is it! I don’t usually measure anything, so you may need to adjust the liquid/dry ratio a little–especially if your peanut butter is on the dryer side. Just play around with it–you can’t screw this up! Store the treats in a ziplock bag in the freezer.
Peanut butter pumpkin dog treats!
- 1 1/2 cups whole organic oats
- 1/2 c organic peanut putter
- 1/2 c organic canned pumpkin
- 2-3 eggs
- maybe a dash of cinnamon, totally optional
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Put the oats into the food processor and blend to a flour consistency. Add the other ingredients and blend just until it is well mixed. The batter should be thick — somewhere between brownie and cookie consistency.
On a greased cookie sheet, spread out the batter using a spatula. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, lightly score to make it easier to break into individual treats once cooked and cooled.
Bake for about 30-45 minutes (depending upon the moisture in the batter)–until lightly brown and crispy.