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Homemade Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats

The easiest homemade dog treats ever! Your dog’s tail will be wagging for more pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats!




Transitioning to Fall means cooler temperatures, layers and pumpkin everything! The treats you can make with pumpkin are endless for humans and dogs alike. I experimented in my kitchen and baked these delicious homemade pumpkin dog treats combined with peanut butter. With only 4-5 ingredients, it is very easy to whip up in 10-15 minutes. Not only are these cookies delicious, pumpkin has many health benefits.


What Are the Benefits of Pumpkin?


Pumpkin is low in calories yet a nutrient-dense food packed with a range of essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, C and E. Beta Carotene, the precursor to Vitamin A, is what gives it the orange color. Pumpkin has antioxidants, which can help prevent certain cancers from developing. Oxidants are a normal part of our immune system, but too many can damage your cells and cause cancer. Antioxidant help destroy these oxidants or free radicals.

Pumpkin is great for keeping our digestive system regular. That’s because it’s loaded with fiber which adds bulk to your dog’s stool by absorbing water. Fiber also acts like a prebiotic, which stimulates the activity of beneficial bacteria in the intestines.

There are so many great benefits to eating pumpkin. This recipe will get your dog’s tail wagging for more!

PLEASE NOTE:


When purchasing canned pumpkin, make sure it is NOT pie filling.






Recipe for Homemade Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats


INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 cup Oat Flour (Take oatmeal and grind it to a flour consistency)

  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal whole

  • 2 Tablespoon Peanut Butter

  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree (not Pumpkin pie filling)

  • 1 large Egg

  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)

DIRECTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Mix all your wet ingredients in a large bowl: Peanut Butter, Egg, Pumpkin Puree.

  3. Slowly mix in Oat Flour and Whole Oatmeal.

  4. Add Cinnamon.

  5. Use more flour if your batter is too wet.

  6. Roll out batter on a well floured counter.

  7. Use Cookie Cutter of choice to cut out cookies.

  8. Bake at 350 for 15-20minutes.

  9. Cool before serving & ENJOY!




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