Homemade Dog Treat Recipes Featuring Fresh Fall Ingredients
Is your dog tired of his regular treats? Are you looking for a healthy option to use for training? Or do you just want to pamper your pup with homemade recipes that will make her smile? The DogWatch team has found some yummy dog treat recipes for you to try at home, featuring fresh fall ingredients like pumpkin, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and apples!
Homemade Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats, from Kevin & Amanda
1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter
1 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree, canned
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter and pumpkin. Stir in the flour 1/4 cup at a time just until dough is no longer sticky.
- Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4″ thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the dough, then place on the prepared pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.
Source: Kevin & Amanda
Apple Pie Dog Treats, from DogTipper.com
6 large flour tortillas
2 cups natural, unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon molasses (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon butter
NOTE: If you’ll be adding molasses to the applesauce, mix the two together and stir until blended.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Lay out the tortilla then spread on 2-3 tablespoons (depending on the size of the tortilla) of applesauce. Try not to get too much applesauce near the edges of the tortilla.
- Roll the tortilla like a jellyroll then put the tortilla, seam down, on a baking sheet.
- When you’ve filled and rolled all the tortillas, pop the baking sheets in the oven for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, pull the baking sheets from the oven and flip the rolls; they should be lightly browned on the bottom. Apply butter to the top side of each tortilla. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
- Return the rolls to the oven for about five minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow the rolls to cool then slice them into bite-sized pieces.
Sweet Potato Chews, from Raise a Green Dog!
1 sweet potato
- Wash and peel a sweet potato
- Cut down the middle lengthwise.
- Cut long lengthwise slices about 1/3 to 1/4 of an inch wide and place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet (use a stainless steel sheet for healthier cooking).
- Put in the oven at 250 degrees for about 3 hours. This leaves them kind of chewy, but you could also bake them a little longer (about 20-30 minutes) to get them crunchy. Keep them refrigerated for up to three weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months.
Source: Raise a Green Dog!