Healthy Pup'kin Bites
So recently I decided I wanted to start making my dogs treats because so many treats out there are super high in calories and WTF is in them? We don’t really know. For instance pet food companies do not legally have to disclose calories on food and most don’t; some don’t even list all of the ingredients. Both of my dogs are pretty sensitive to most things and/or are very picky. I’m talking, so picky that when a trainer gave Macie a hot dog once, she spit it right out and looked at me like, ”mom what is this garbage this man is giving me? HELP!”
I reached out to my aunt Darcy because she makes her dog Gracie treats every sunday! (talk about a dedicated mom). She sent me a recipe and I decided to use it as a guide and add my own twist to make it a little more healthy for my pups. I like to call them Pup'kin Bites.
Organic Brown rice flour
Canned Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) but one from the pet store
All Natural Peanut Butter (I used Laura Scudders)
Before you start mixing anything, preheat your oven to 350.
In a large bowl mix together:
1 cup pumpkin
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup of Coconut Oil
2½ cups Rice flour
Roll it into a ball and lay it out flat onto some parchment paper. I started to fill in a pumpkin shaped tray to make some pumpkin theme treats. I also decided I wanted to make pebble like treats so you might laugh at this but I grabbed a chapstick cap washed it and started smashing it into the dough. I then placed the pumpkin tray and a separate tray with the pebbled treats into the oven for 13 minutes. If you want them a little more crunchy do 15 minutes but I like my dogs to have soft chewed treats so 13 minutes was perfect. Also, I like to keep them refrigerated so they last a little longer.
Quick and simple, I hope your pups love it as much as mine!