If you are looking for a healthy, easy, grain free, and delicious dog treat for your fur babies, then I highly recommend this recipe. The dogs gobble these up and I have the peace of mind of knowing what I am feeding their precious furry little bodies with. Obie has a sensitive tummy and is prone to allergies, so I am always wanting to do the best I can to regulate the ingredients he consumes. These dogs treats are human grade and actually smell quite good when baking in the oven.
The ingredients come together quickly in a bowl and typically bake up in less than 15 minutes. What I will usually do with this recipe is bake enough for the week, and I will freeze the extra dough to thaw out the following week and shape into treats. This saves me time and effort and I typically only have to make the dough twice per month. All this would be dependent on the size of your pups, the size of treats you make, and how many dogs you will be feeding. These doggie treats keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. You could also freeze them for up to one month or store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 weeks. Saying that, you could double the recipe and freeze enough to only have to make the dough once a month. This would also be a fun activity for kids to join in on, because who doesn't like cookie cutters? You can use any cookie cutters you have or you can simply shape the treats with your fingers.
1 ½ cup coconut flour
½ cup coconut oil melted then brought to room temperature (you don't want it hot but also not solid)
½ cup organic creamy peanut butter
1 cup pumpkin puree
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all your ingredients in a bowl. * Note* Measure your coconut oil in its solid form and then melt
Roll dough out gently onto a cutting board dusted lightly with additional coconut flour, or onto some wax paper about ¼ - ½ inch thick.
Cut out shapes using your preferred cookie cutters or by shaping with your fingers.
Transfer gently to a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 14 minutes checking the treats towards the end to make sure they do not get too brown. Treats should have a slightly golden brown color around the edges.
Cool before serving.
May properly in airtight containers (storage noted above)
Treats are treats and are not meant to substitute daily food or to be given in excess. Treat amounts will be determined based on your dogs weight and digestive tolerance. We will usually give our medium size dogs one of these per day. Start slow and see how they adjust to something new.
I hope that your pups will highly enjoy these homemade treats. I would love to hear in the comments what you think If you are able to try this recipe. See you soon friends, God willing.