Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
These treats come to you puppy approved. My 2 girls love them and I don’t feel bad or have to wonder what is in them. This last scare over dog treats from China is making me resolve not to buy them treats anymore at the store. Their favorite ones came from China, so those are now trash. I went the other day to the store and was looking at the bags trying to identify where they are from and after looking at several bags and not being able to determine quickly (5 minutes) where they were made I bought nothing. Do you know there are no laws governing what can be in dog food? It is a 55 billion dollar industry and I am just shocked at what I am reading at FDA.gov Who would of thought that an industry that large has so very little controls over it?
Well I do have control over these and my dogs love them. I made them with fresh pumpkin but canned will work also, just make sure it is pure pumpkin. You can use any kind of cutter to cut these or even just a knife to cut the size best suited for your dogs. I use small bones usually as that is the best for my girls. I did bake them a few turkeys for them Thanksgiving, they aren’t spoiled a bit! I am going to keep them in the freezer until then to keep them fresh.
Dog biscuits made of pumpkin, peanut butter and oatmeal.
3 cups whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup pure pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup corn meal
- 1 cup whole oatmeal - not quick
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- white flour as needed to roll out
- Mix all of the ingredients together in your mixer bowl. It should be the consistency of a cookie dough that you are going to roll out. You might want to wait 5 minutes or so to let everything get absorbed before adding any more flour. I used just a little additional white flour when I rolled them out.
- Roll out to about 1/3 inch thick. Using a cutter or knife cut out shapes. Put on a greased cookie sheet, not touching but can be close.
- Bake at 375 for 20 - 25 minutes. Turn oven off and let dry in oven. You want them totally baked through.