Cran-Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 144 1-inch treats (approx)
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1½ cups oats ground until fine in a food processor
- ½ - 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup pure pumpkin canned
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup peanut butter
In the bowl of a stand mixer, crack two eggs and beat for about 1 minute. Add pumpkin puree and mix until combined. Add peanut butter and beat until everything is creamy.
Slowly, add flours and dried cranberries (I used ½ cup), until a thick not-too-sticky rollable dough forms. If the dough is a bit sticky, add more flour. If it’s too dry, add a little more peanut butter or some milk.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie trays with parchment paper.
Flour your work area and place the dough on the floured work surface. Cut the dough in half and roll one half to approximately ¼” thickness. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut into shapes. Place on the parchment paper. (Close together is fine, as the treats shouldn’t expand or rise.) Repeat until all dough is used.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until preferred crispness is achieved. For a crunchier treat, bake for 33-35 minutes.
Let treats cool fully before giving to dogs. Treats will last in a sealed container for about 10 days, or freeze for up to 6 months.
From: The Cottage Market
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT substitute raisins for the dried cranberries. Raisins -- even in small amounts -- have been found to be toxic to dogs. Cranberries, however, are healthy for dogs in small amounts. These antioxidant-rich fruits can help boost your dog's immune health and decrease inflammation. As with any treat, please feed only in moderation.