Pumpkin spice dog treats

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Pumpkin spice dog treats

Pumpkin spice season is here! Celebrate with your dog by baking a batch of these delicious – and nutritious – pumpkin spice dog treats.

Canines might not be as obsessed with all things pumpkin spice as their human counterparts, but most won’t turn away a homemade cookie! These pumpkin spice dog treats were inspired by the ginger snaps my grandmother used to make for me when I was a young girl. The pumpkin and peanut butter are a nice twist that adds some natural sweetness to these sugar-free goodies which, of course, are 100% safe for dogs.

In fact, some of the ingredients in these treats boast some great health benefits! Flax seeds, for instance, are chock full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and fiber. Oat and sorghum flours are great gluten-free alternatives to traditional white and whole wheat flours, while all the spices listed below pack an anti-inflammatory punch. So you can rest assured that these delightful biscuits are good for your dog. And judging by the drool that pours out of my rescue pup’s mouth as I bake them, they taste pretty darn good, too!

Preparation: 10 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Makes 20 biscuits

 

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)

1 tablespoon coconut oil, softened

1/8 cup natural peanut butter

2 eggs

1 cup sorghum flour

1 cup oat flour

1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 pinch of ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combined liquid ingredients: pumpkin, coconut oil, peanut butter and egg.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, flax seeds and spices. Combine well.
  4. Prepare a flour-coated surface. Roll the dough evenly to ¼” thick.
  5. Use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut out the treats. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Cool well before serving. If desired, pack treats into sealed glass jars to give to your dog’s friends!