I mean, I’m not against it. At all. I love pumpkin everything as soon as I can make a trip to the grocery store and back without sweating balls.
‘Tis the season.
Even though it’s the humans that love the orange puree, dogs LUV pumpkin too and it’s probably time to get them in on the action. Enter Pumpkin Flaxseed Dog Treats.
This is the final sneak peek of the book (for now!) and come Friday I’ll have even more sneak peeks with all the super cool bloggers that participated in the blogger book tour.
Until then we get to make our dogs treats that they’ll love and also look over on Cake Over Steak at all the bloggers that are participating in the #virtualpumpkinparty!! so much good so much yes soo much pumpkin.
Pumpkin Flaxseed Dog Treats
makes 2-3 dozen, depending on size
Now I know you’re probably thinking that you could easily go out and buy your dog treats, but you don’t even know what’s in half of them. These things are super easy to throw together and it makes enough to try and make some friends. Brown rice flour is used because a lot of dogs seem to have a reaction to wheat. If that’s not your case go ahead and sub some regular whole wheat flour in there.
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
5–6 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons all-natural, no-sugar-added peanut butter
½ cup pumpkin purée
2 cups brown rice flour
Preheat your oven to 350°F
In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flaxseed and 5 tablespoons water, then let sit for 2 minutes.
Whisk in the peanut butter until smooth, followed by the pumpkin.
Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together. Use your hands to finish the dough so it comes together in a ball. If it seems too dry add the additional tablespoon of water.
Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper to 1/4 in thickness.
Use a cookie cutter or small biscuit cutter to cut out shapes, then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Reroll scraps as needed: you should get anywhere from 24–36 treats, depending on the size of the treat.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until lightly golden and dry to the touch.
Let cool completely before giving to your dog.