Pumpkins come but once a year, so don’t forget to include your furry friends in the seasonal fun and festivities. For many pooches, the ‘trick or treat’ circuit with the kids may be a bit overwhelming, but not many would need to be tricked into gobbling up these doggielicious treats!
So, when you’re preparing your pumpkin pie for the family, why not set aside some pumpkin puree and try one of these recipes for your canine companions too. They’re so easy even the kids could make them! (Just click the link below or the image for recipes)
NOTE: You can, of course, use canned pumpkin instead but please remember to only use plain canned pumpkin. It should not be pumpkin pie filling, and there should not be any added ingredients. You just want pure pumpkin puree in a can.
Easy Frozen Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats
• 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
• ½ cup natural peanut butter
• 1¼ cup pumpkin puree
• Small Milk Bones
1. Place ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
2. Pour mixture into ice cube trays, dixie cups or molds of your choice.
3. Place a small Milk Bone in the center of each and freeze for 5 hours.
4. Once frozen, pop out and share with your pup!
5. I placed them in a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn for safe keeping up to 3 months.
Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe
Makes 40 small-sized treats
• 1 cup plain yogurt
• 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1 banana
1. In a blender, add banana and puree until smooth.
2. In a large bowl, add yogurt, pumpkin puree, mushed banana and honey. Stir until well combined.
3. Spoon mixture into ice cube trays. Once each mold is full, wrap in plastic wrap or place in Ziploc bag to avoid mess.
4. Place in freezer and let freeze completely, overnight.
Note: When using canned pumpkin, only use plain canned pumpkin. It should not be pumpkin pie filling, and there should not be any added ingredients. You just want pure pumpkin puree in a can.
Pumpkin Pupper Treats
• 1 egg
• 2/3 cup pure canned pumpkin
• ½ tsp cinnamon
• 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the egg, pumpkin and cinnamon.
Slowly add in flour until the dough is nice and stiff.
Put whole wheat flour on the counter and roll the dough out to ¼ inch on top of it.
Use cookie cutters to cut out your favorite shapes.
Place cookies on a no stick or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake cookies for 40 minutes.
They should be nice and crisp before you take them out.
Drool, while you let them cool, and serve.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins for Dogs | Halloween Dog Treats
Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Muffins
• 1 Cup of Gluten Free Cake Flour
• 1 teaspoons baking soda
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1 Egg
• 1 cup Water
• 1/2 cup coconut cooking oil
• 1 cup Pure Pumpkin
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground cloves and ginger. Make a well in the center of the bowl, and add all remaining ingredients. Mix together until well blended.
Spray your pumpkin pan with a non-stick cooking spray (we use bakers joy). Fill the cavities 2/3rds full. Bake for 15 minutes. And that’s it, you are done! You can also frost these if you like. I choose not to this time, but I would have used whipped cream cheese just for fun.
Wishing you and your canine companions safe and happy celebrations!
Helen Broadley & The FidoActive Team
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