”Twas the night before Halloween, and all through the house…….
Dogs were running wild because we have freakin’ German shorthaired pointers.
*recipe at the bottom if you want to skip through to it*
Aren’t they just so cute though?!
Ugh! Anyway…..I love my dogs. If you have a dog and are reading this post, I’m assuming you are obsessed with your dog(s) as well.
Typically, I buy my dogs treats and gifts for every holiday or functions, but with certain budgeting goals going on, I figured I’d get creative and make them their Halloween treats!
Soooooooo off to handy dandy Pinterest I went in search for a pumpkiny treats for my little PUPkins 😂
Pinterest did not disappoint, it never does, and I found a delicious sounding recipe. You can find the original HERE. It’s a wonderfully written post with MUCH better photos than mine. And less rambling.
It was SUCH an easy recipe. I’ll definitely be making it again. I also added bananas and cinnamon to mine.
Pumpkin, peanut butter, chicken stock, egg.
Whip it together
They knew something delicious was happening. They were very excited.
Add flower and baking powder
Add oats and mix it all up. (While listening to a Halloweeny playlist if you want to really recreate the mood of this baking sesh)
Once it’s all mixed together, roll it out!
Cut it into the shapes you want! We didn’t have any festive Halloween cutters, so hearts from Valentine’s Day it was.
I baked mine at 325 for 8 minutes, took them out and flipped them, and baked again for ten minutes. Which got me the exact consistency I was hoping for. Soft, but not too soft that they stick together or easily fall apart.
So cute! With the leftover dough I just rolled them into balls and baked. They aren’t cute so I didn’t take a picture, but they’re also pretty darn perfect when it comes to dog treats.
Doin’ tricks for her treats
- 3/4 pumpkin purée
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 a banana, mashed (can leave out)
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 egg
- 2.5 cups flour
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon (can leave out)
- Mix the pumpkin, peanut butter, banana, chicken broth and egg together.
- Add flour, oats, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix with a spatula until combined. It shouldn’t be sticky and you should be able to handle and roll it out with minimal issue
- Roll it out and cut your shapes
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, take out and flip
- Bake for another 8-10 minutes. (I did 8 min first and then 10 min the second time)
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE! We certainly did over here.