Baking around the holiday’s mean pumpkin pies, cookies, candies and more! These treats are delicious for us but what about our furry friends? Here are some delicious and easy treats you can whip up to include your dog or cat in the holiday fun.
Peanut Butter Bones
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter (make sure it is not sweetened with xylitol)
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana
- ¼ cup vegetable, chicken or beef stock
- Bone shaped cookie cutter
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine flour, peanut butter and applesauce in a large mixing bowl. Add stock and stir until well combined well combined. The dough will be thick.
- Once combined use your hands to press the dough into a ball. Place dough ball on a flat service (with a sprinkle of flour if needed) and roll out evenly with a rolling pin. Dough should be
- about ¼ inch thick.
- Use cookie cutter to cut the dough and place on ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Store in an airtight container.
Frozen Pumpkin Treats
- 1 can 100% pure pumpkin puree
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (make sure it not sweetened with xylitol)
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Spoon into ice cube tray (could use shaped ice trays or silicone molds for fun shapes).
- Place into the freezer for at least 4 hours.
- Pop the treats out of the ice cube tray for a tasty frozen treat.
3 Ingredient Salmon Cat Treats
- 10 ozoz. canned salmon (undrained)
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- Heat oven to 350°. Pulse 10 oz. canned salmon (undrained) in a food processor and chop as finely as possible.
- In a stand mixer, combine salmon, 1 egg (beaten) and 2 cups whole wheat flour until dough forms. If dough is too dry, add up to 1/3 cup water. If dough is too wet or sticky, add a bit more flour. Dough should be tacky but not sticky.
- Roll out dough on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Use a 3/4-inch cookie cutter in the shape of your choice to create your treats.
- Place treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes. When they’re slightly browned and crunchy, they’re done.
- Allow to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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