Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats!
These are my favorite dog treats to make. These dog treats are easy and fun. Oh and dogs love them.
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 and a little bit cup peanut butter
1/4 -1/2 cup ground flax seed (its just flax seed put into a blender)
2-3 cup oatmeal flour (again, its just rolled oats put into a blender)
Mix together everything from pumpkin to flax seed, let sit for a min while you measure out and blend the oatmeal, then add the oatmeal and mix ! TaDA!
The mixture should feel like play dough, soft but not sticky and it should hold together well. I roll them into little balls and them press them with the bottom of a glass or with a fork like peanut butter cookies.
Bake at 275-300 for 120 min, depending on how dry you want them, you can leave them in the oven with the heat turned off. If you don't mind them being more like cookies, go ahead and bake them at 350 until they are golden brown on top.
Being a human, you may want to add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg. In my less than scientific double not blind study, I found 4 out of 5 dogs prefer the ones without spices, and the the 5th dog apparently ate whatever was closest to its mouth. If you and or your dog have a sweet tooth, you can add a little honey. And if you don't have pumpkin, you can use squash, sweet potato, ect.