Seasonal Dog Treats for Fall
As fall comes around, we start to crave all things spiced, pumpkin, and cozy. However, we aren’t the only ones who enjoy these types of treats! Fall is a season full of dog-friendly foods – check out a complete list here – that can easily be turned into fun and tasty treats for your four-legged friend.
Below are three of my favorite dog-friendly recipes to make each fall. Helpful tip: If your dog has a hard time taking hemp products directly, add HempMy Pet coconut oil and hemp seed oil to the top of each treat for a more enjoyable experience! Just be sure to check the bottle to make sure you are giving your pup the right amount.
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Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
Limited ingredients and simple preparation!
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 large eggs eggs
½ cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces using a cookie cutter.
3. Bake in a preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.
Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dog Treats
A tasty combination of grated apple shredded cheese, and crumbled bacon!
1 apple peeled & grated (no pits, seeds, or core from apple!)
1½ cups whole wheat flour
1½ cups white flour
1½ cups cheddar cheese shredded
1/4 cup cooked bacon chopped into bits
3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment papert.
2. Combine the butter, olive oil, and egg together with a whisk until well combined.
3. Add the milk and grated apple then whisk.
4. Add the whole wheat flour and white flour; mix until just combined.
5. Add most of the cheddar, bacon, and parsley. Mix until combined. (Side Note: If it’s too sticky, add a bit more flour. If it’s too dry, add a bit more milk.)
6. On a lightly floured work surface, knead the dough for 30 seconds until smooth.
7. Roll out the dough into a 10-inch circle, about 1/2 inch thick. Use a bone-shaped cookie cutter (or any that you have handy) to punch out each treat.
8. Sprinkle some of the remaining bacon bits, cheese, and parsley on the dough and lightly press them down and place on the prepared baking sheet.
9. Bake until light golden, 20 minutes.
10. Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for 6 months.
“Candy Corn” Frozen Treats
A yummy layered treat for those warmer fall days.
1 – 1 1/2 cup plain non fat yogurt
1-2 small bananas
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
3 oz paper cups/popsicle molds
1. Put a spoonful of yogurt into the bottom of the paper cups (about 1/2 cup total)
2. Freeze for 1 – 1.5 hours
3. Add a spoonful of yogurt/pumpkin mixture (½ cup yogurt mixed with ½ cup pumpkin) or just canned pumpkin to the paper cups
4. Freeze for 1 – 1.5 hours
5. Add a spoonful of yogurt/banana mixture (1-2 mashed bananas blended with ½ cup yogurt) or just mashed bananas to the paper cups
6. Freeze for 1 – 1.5 hours
7. Peel off the paper cup or remove from mold and serve
There you have it, a variety of tasty seasonal treats your dog is sure to “fall” in love with!