Easy Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats
Have you ever wanted to make home-made dog treats but didn’t think that you had the right ingredients? Do you look at all the fancy recipes and pictures that bloggers post for you and think you can’t make dog’s treats like that? I have a secret!
Well, not really a secret. but it is a truth that all dog owners should remember. Dogs don’t care what shape a treat is in. Bloggers like myself just like to make them look cute because 1) It makes them look cute and that makes them fun and 2) We want you to think they look awesome so you will share our posts with other people. The more people who see our posts the more potential followers see our blogs, and the more people who see our blogs the more chances there are that they will click on our affiliate links so we can make a few pennies and keep doing what we love to do; write things and share with readers.
I woke up today and realized that I was about out of treats for the dogs. I am really picky about what I feed the “eating machines” so if I buy store bought treats for them, they are usually the expensive ones. Not because I am a snob, but because those are usually the ones with minimal, and healthier, ingredients. Today was one of those times that I just did not have the funds to spare so that means I had to put something together out of what I already had in my kitchen. Wanna know another “secret”? Dogs will USUALLY eat just about anything. To be completely honest, when deciding what to put in this recipe, I just looked at what I had in my pantry/fridge, and chose items that I thought would make a dough that I could bake like cookie dough. And ……. It worked great!
2 Cups Bisquick
1 Can Pure Pumpkin
If I had gone to the store to buy ingredients I would have bought a grain-free flour and an all-natural peanut butter.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In medium-sized bowl, mix eggs and pumpkin. Then add in peanut butter. When mixed well, fold in Bisquick. Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and “smash” out a bit so they are not so thick. I use parchment paper to prevent sticking and for easy clean up.
* Tip – These came out a bit too soft for my liking so I will try just one egg, next batch.
* Tip – These do not “spread” while cooking so you can place them close together on the baking sheet, which will decrease time spent in kitchen!! YAY!
Sorry for this, but I didn’t really watch the time when baking. I will say that they cook up like the average “cookie” so shoot for 10-12 minutes and check them. I took mine out of the oven when they felt dry to the touch and the bottoms were starting to brown.
Remember when I said dogs don’t care what a treat looks like? After letting the treats cool, I broke each one in half so that they would be a more reasonable treat size, and so they would last longer.
Moral to the story? If you have ANY abilities in the kitchen, dog treats are easy. Pick a few dog friendly ingredients, make a dough, and bake! Do you have an easy recipe that you put together in a crunch? Share with us!