The season is changing which means it's time for cozy weather, fall leaves, and yummy autumn treats! And why not spend some quality time with your dog while baking some straight from home?!
We have put together some popular, made-from-scratch recipes that are a healthy way to enjoy the fall season with your doggo.
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
Baked dog treats filled with pumpkin and peanut butter.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Combine flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl; stir with a spatula until combined.
- Transfer mixture to a work surface and work it with your hands until mixture starts to come together. Add 1 teaspoon water at a time (only if needed) to help make the dough workable, but don't add too much as it should be dry and stiff.
- Roll the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and transfer to a baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven until dog treats are golden brown and crunchy, about 40 minutes. Let cool before serving to your dog.
Pumpkin-Apple Dog Treats
A tasty fall dog treat. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
- 1 medium apple, cored and grated
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place 4 cups oatmeal in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until finely ground. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
- Stir in grated apple. Mix in canned pumpkin and egg until well combined; mixture will be thick and slightly sticky.
- Roll dough on a surface sprinkled with remaining 1/4 cup oats to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut shapes with a cookie cutter and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven until crisp and golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Apple Cinnamon Dog Donut Cookies
Biscuits made of apples, cinnamon, oat flour and apples are great by themselves, but cut them into donut shapes and add a Greek yogurt/honey glaze to take things to the next level.
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1½ cups oat flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 medium or large apple (washed, peeled and grated)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup water
- 2 heaping tbsp coconut oil
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Add whole wheat flour, oat flour, and cinnamon to a large bowl and whisk together.
- In a smaller bowl beat egg, then add water, grated apple and coconut oil. Mix together.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together well.
- Knead dough ball with your hands for 3-5 minutes, until it is thoroughly combined.
- Roll dough ball flat to about ¼ inch thick and then cut out donut shapes. I used a round cookie cutter and for the donut hole I used a small bottle cap. Be creative!
- Place donuts and holes on baking sheets.
- Bake for 25 - 30 minutes in 350ºF oven.
- Mix plain Greek yogurt with some honey to create icing.
- Glaze donuts and freeze for 30 minutes to harden glaze.
- If you are adding icing, store treats in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freeze after 5 days.
"Candy Corn" Dog Treats
These frozen treats really take the cake – they are little "candy corn" treats for when you want to celebrate with your dogs!
- 1-2 small bananas
- 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt, divided
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- silicon ice cube tray
- Fill ice cube trays 1/3 full with plain yogurt, then place molds in the freezer. Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until yogurt is set.
- In a small bowl or glass, mix together 1/2 cup yogurt with canned pumpkin. Stir until combined, then pour over frozen yogurt in ice cube molds, making sure to leave space at the top for third layer.
- Return to freezer for another 1-2 hours, or until set.
- Mash banana(s) in a small bowl and stir in any remaining yogurt, then pour over frozen pumpkin layer in mold.
- Freeze until set.
- Pop treats out and serve as needed.