There are plenty of great benefits to baking your animals their own treats, like knowing exactly what’s in them. I knew I wanted to bake something completely natural for my dogs; London and Watson, which is exactly what I did! It’s also great timing with all of the other holiday baking I’m doing. After all there is no better way to spoil your furry friend(s) than to bake them their own special holiday treat!
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups of whole wheat flour (or more if needed)
To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. By doing this now, it will give your oven the time it needs to heat up whilst you prepare the treats.
Before you even begin on the dough, you’ll need to line your pan with either a piece of parchment, silicone mat, or vegetable oil.
Once that is completed, you should set a mixing bowl in front of you and put the desired amount of pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and the two eggs into it.
Next, stir and evenly mix those ingredients until they are well blended.
After those ingredients have mixed, start slowly adding in the whole wheat flour until a dough like substance has formed.
Just like a cookie, you now want to take your dough and roll it out on the counter.
Cut out the shapes according to what you’d like your dogs’ treat to look like. Personally, I chose a dog bone shaped cookie cutter. Find a similar one here.
Finally you can pop them in the oven to bake.
Note: The baking time can vary depending on the size or thickness of your treat. As so, you will want to watch them closely. When they turn a golden colour you’ll know they are ready.
Now all that’s left to do is let them cool down then you can serve them to your loyal companion!