Anyone who has had a dog knows that they are easy to please, a few belly-rubs here and there, a comfy couch and a good meal (it doesn’t seem to matter what kind of food) are always welcome. Anyone who knows Wrigley Thorson, our beloved office mascot, knows that food, treats, cookies, etc. are always top on his list. So, we thought we’d share with you a fun and easy recipe that Wrigley loves and we think your pooch might too.
This recipe calls for canned pumpkin (please use pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling), but it can also be used with mashed bananas.
Everything can get tossed into one bowl and you only need 5 ingredients. This way, you’ll know exactly what your dog is eating and you can feel good about giving him or her a few (ok, maybe more than a few) daily.
The recipe is easy:
Recipe courtesy of Mom on Timeout
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (please be sure to use pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling) OR you can swap out mashed bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup peanut butter natural, (nothing with Xylitol or substitute sweeteners)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon (please check your pumpkin pie spice for nutmeg as it’s toxic to dogs)
If you really want to get crazy and blow your dog’s mind, add some mashed blueberries.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, and peanut butter. Stir until completely combined.
- Add in flour and pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon) – stirring just until combined.
- Lightly flour a flat surface and roll out dough to one quarter inch, using flour as needed to keep dough from sticking.
- Cut shapes out of dough and place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 to 40 minutes – depending on desired level of crunchiness.
- Remove treats from oven and let cool on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.