Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats

Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats

I mentioned previously that pumpkin is really good for dogs. Pumpkins are very rich in fiber and adding a few teaspoons of canned pumpkin to your dog’s food helps the digestion process. I won’t go into all those details here, but feel free to read more about how pumpkin can be beneficial to your dog. I’m also a firm believer in all-natural food (see my other site TreeHuggingPets) so clearly a logical step here would be to make homemade dog cookies and treats, including these yummy pumpkin apple dog treats.

These use human-grade ingredients, are easy and quick to make, plus you can enjoy them with your pup. 

Pumpkin Apple Dog Treat Dough

I just happened to have a dog bone cookie cutter, but any cookie cutter will do. You could even just shape them freeform and bake them. Your dogs won’t care one bit.  

The thing I love about this recipe is that you can use other fruits (except for grapes/raisins which can be deadly to dogs) and veggies. However, if you do replace the pumpkin, you’ll want to add about a 1/3 cup of vegetable oil.  I prefer to keep the pumpkin and swap out the apple for things like carrots, zucchini, pears, or bananas. 

I make mine on a thin side, because I have tow dogs that don’t really chew. They are more whole-treat swallowers, so I find the thinner the better.  You could easily roll these out to be 1″ or thicker if you prefer. 

Pumpkin Apple Dog Treat Cookies

Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 small finely chopped or grated apples (could probably do 1 large/medium)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold water 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • Mix together flour and cornmeal.
  • Add apples, egg, pumpkin, brown sugar and water.
  • Flour your work surface and roll out dough.
  • Cut your cookies and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies in the oven for another 35-45 minutes to let them crisp.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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