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Homemade Dog Treats

Your doggy will love these homemade DOG TREATS (dog biscuit recipe) packed with nutritious pumpkin, peanut butter, spinach, zucchini, carrots, and oats.
Prep Time25 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dog Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dog biscuit, dog food, dog treat
Yield: 48
Calories: 84kcal
Cost: $5

Materials

  • 1 cup organic canned pumpkin
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour or more as needed
  • ½ cup carrot 2 carrots peeled and shredded
  • ½ cup zucchini 1 small zucchini shredded
  • 1 cup baby spinach chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Shread the zucchini, carrot, and spinach in a food processor or with a hand grater, or use a knife to cut the veggies into a fine mix. Make sure the veggies are in a fine mix, I cut them on cutting board to get that fine mix so you get them well mixed into the dough.
  • In a bowl using a hand or stand mixer using wire attachment, beat the canned pumpkin, peanut butter, and eggs on medium-high until mixed well, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Next, add old-fashioned oats a little at a time and 2 ½ cups flour at low speed, mixing in well. Add an additional ½ cup flour at a time just unit the dough is no longer sticks to the bowl. Add the shredded carrot, zucchini, and spinach, until well distributed in the dough mixture.
  • Flour your work surface VERY WELL add way more flour than you think... and knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. The dough is tough and sticky! That is ok... use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to ¼-inch thickness. Keep adding flour so the cutter won't stick, and the Doug won't stick to the surface. Using a personalized bone shape cookie cutter, or any shaped cookie cutter you like, cut out and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until the edges are golden brown about 30 minutes.
  • Then turn off the oven heat, and let the biscuits cool and dry in the oven overnight with the light on in the oven.
  • Dry the dog treats dry well for a few days on the kitchen counter, then store the dog biscuits in an airtight container in the freezer for several months. Simply pull from freezer, set on counter for 20 minutes before serving. Your dog will LOVE them!

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Notes

Dog Treat Cutter: I found my dog biscuit cutter on Etsy, super cute! There are also quite a few personalized dog bone cookie cutters in Amazon. And it would be a sweet gift. 
Treat Cutting Tip: Flour your work surface VERY WELL add way more flour than you think... the dough is really sticky! That is ok... add flour so the cutter won't stick, and the dough won't stick to your work surface.
Yield: This recipe will make about 48 small dog treats or 24 large.
PRO TIP: Let the dog treats dry well for a few days on the kitchen counter, then store the dry biscuits in an airtight container in the freezer for several months. Simply set on the counter for 20 minutes before serving. Your dog will LOVE them!
Other Vegetables Options Good For Dogs:
PRO TIP: For this recipe, substitute 2 cups of vegetables of your choice, try to use at least two for texture, and color, and nutrition! Be sure to chop or grate them finely for your dog treats. 
  • broccoli
  • asparagus
  • green beans
  • peas
  • kale
  • parsley
  • sweet potato
If your dog is allergic to peanut butter, simply substitute additional pumpkin puree or sweet potato puree.
Storage Tip: These dog biscuits will be dry after you bake and leave them in the oven, I often leave the oven light and keep them in the oven to dry overnight with the oven off and the residual heat of the oven to dry them. These won't be as dry and hard as a commercial biscuit so you will need to store them in the freezer. Some dogs like cold treats, and they thaw really fast. If you store them in your pantry, they will most likely mold as the veggies are not actually dehydrated. 

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2165IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.9mg