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DIY Fall Treats Your Pup Will Love

DIY Fall Treats Your Pup Will Love

1) Halloween Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice Dog Treat Recipe

You want to include your dog in on the Halloween fun, but you can’t give him any candy to eat. You should totally made him his own Halloween treats – try our Halloween Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice Dog Treat Recipe. They’re so good, it’s scary!

Halloween Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice Dog Treat Recipe

Makes 20 cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup oatmeal

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine pumpkin, oil, water, and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir well.
  3. Gradually mix in oatmeal and flour to form stiff dough.
  4. Roll dough to 1/4″ thick and cut with cookie cutters on floured surface.
  5. Bake on non-stick cookie sheet for 30-40 minutes.

2) Candy Corn Dog Treats

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup oatmeal
1 egg
½ cup chicken or beef stock

For candy corn icing:

3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1-2 Tbsps. water
Food coloring

Homemade Candy Corn Dog Treats Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl, mix by hand, until thoroughly combined. If it feels too sticky add in a bit more flour or if too dry add more stock.

Divide dough in half, or fourth’s if you want smaller cookies.

Roll each piece of dough into a circle about ½” thick.

Use a butter knife to slice dough in half, cut it in half again, and then cut each ¼ in half to make 8 triangles. Repeat with each batch of remaining dough.

Use a paintbrush to decorate your doggie treats.

Place on greased baking sheet or parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Allow to cool, place in airtight container at room temperature.

To make candy corn icing:

Combine flour with the water- 1 Tbsp. at a time until it forms the consistency of thick paint.

In order to only use 1 bowl, and 1 brush (nobody loves doing dishes) I started by painting the white top portion of the candy corn with the flour and water mixture, when done I added a few drops of yellow stirred well and painted the yellow section at the bottom. Then add a few drops of red and stir to make the middle orange section. I actually used a bright pink food color I had on hand to create a more neon orange color.

3) Homemade Apple Dog Donuts

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free cake flour (We used Better Batter® which has no corn and is safe for dogs)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, at room temperature
  • 2 extra-large eggs at room temperature, beaten
  • 3/4 cup 100% no sugar-added apple cider
  • 1 apple, diced very fine or grated

Makes approx. 11 regular sized donuts or 3 dozen mini donuts

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F
  2. Grease donut pan
  3. Mix together dry ingredients: cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add in oil, eggs and apple cider. Continue to mix until it begins to thicken.
  5. Add in diced apples, mix until just blended.
  6. Pour batter into donut pan.
  7. Bake for about 8 minutes (the tops of the donuts should spring back when pressed).

4)  Nutty Bacon Dog Treats

Makes ~6 dozen 1" diameter treats

Visual ingredient list
3 slices of bacon, diced
1 egg
1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter (or Sunbutter)
1 tablespoon maple syrup (bacon + maple seemed like a good idea)
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup soy flour
1/2 whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
-Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
-Fry the diced bacon until crispy. With a slotted spoon, remove the crispy bacon but save the fat. Allow the fat to cool slightly (2-5 minutes)
-Add the egg, peanut butter, maple syrup and water to the bacon fat and mix thoroughly.
-Add in the flours and wheat germ and mix until combined. Stir in the crispy bacon pieces.
-Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thick. Cut into desired shapes. I used three different 1" cookie cutters.
-Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes (for 1" diameter shapes) until lightly browned.
-Cool and make them beg for it

5) NATURAL DOG TREAT RECIPE, FRESH APPLE

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 finely chopped or grated apple
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Bone shaped cookie cutter 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheets.

Blend flour and cornmeal in large mixing bowl, then incorporate apple, egg, oil, brown sugar, and water until well blended. Flour your workspace and roll out dough to desired thickness. Mine was just under 1 inch thick and uneven in some spots (we'll call that homemade flair)...

Side note: the recipe called for finely chopped or grated apples. I chopped mine into large pieces, then slowly pulsed them in our food processor. This not only saved me time, but created semi-regular sized apple chunks to blend right into the rest of the base ingredients. I left the processed pieces fairly chunky instead of pureeing them, because I like the idea of being able to see the actual apple pieces throughout each treat.Cut cookies to desired shape and size — I used a 4 inch dog bone shape from a cookie cutter I bought off Etsy, which has several options for different sizes and personalized bones.Place dog cookies on baking sheet and bake 35 minutes. After baking, turn oven off and leave cookies inside for another 30-45 minutes until crisp.

6) Squash & Parmesan Bites

  • 1 medium winter squash, like acorn or butternut
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350F.

Winter squash can have a tough outer skin, so make sure you use a nice, sharp knife. Too many kitchen injuries are the result of using a knife that isn’t sharp enough to do the job right. Cut open squash and scoop out the seeds. (You can save them and toast them later, if you like.) Slice the squash into 1” widths and remove the peel. Chop into 1” cubes.

In a medium bowl, combine squash, parsley, garlic powder and cheese. Pour mixture into a baking dish and bake for 35 – 45 minutes, until tender, but still firm. Dog treats can be served as is, but the human treats will be even more delicious with a dash of salt and a liberal sprinkling of pepper.

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