If you’re like me, you’re crazy about your fur babies. We adopted this little guy a few months ago, and I decided he was only going to have the best of everything! These treats are great for so many reasons. They only have 4 ingredients, they are grain-free, and they are pumpkin and peanut butter flavored (which every dog loves!). Seriously. Ragnar will devour his treat and then spend the next 5 minutes licking the spot he ate at. Only treats he does that with!
I wanted to have his treats come out in a bone shape, so I went to the store and found a cookie cutter. Mine was at Walmart for less than $1 if you were interested in getting one! I also put some of the treats in little balls to make some training treats, because everyone knows a 4 month old puppy needs a lot of training!
The most expensive part of these treats is the flour. Since I wanted these treats to be grain-free, I opted to go with coconut flour. Don’t worry, I did lots of research and it’s safe for your furry friends!
This recipe does need to be chilled in the fridge for 1-2 hours, so keep that in mind when you plan to make these! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
With that being said, lets get baking!
- 1 1/2 cups coconut flour
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. The mixture will be lumpy and crumbly, and should somewhat resemble the consistency of play dough.
- When mixture is ready, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. This makes it easier to roll out and cut out the treats later.
- After the mixture has been chilled, it’s time to roll and cut.
- Preheat the oven to 375 ° .
- Sprinkle some coconut flour on a cutting board, and ball up some of the mixture. Mixture may be crumbly, so be sure to press firmly together before rolling.
- Roll it out with a rolling pin until it is about 1/4 of an inch thick.
- Use the cookie cutter if you have it, and if not, use a knife to cut out squares. You can also roll the mixture into little balls like I did to make smaller treats.
- Place treats on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 25-35 minutes, until the treats start to brown.
- When treats are done, they should be hard and like a biscuit.
- Let cool completely, and then your dog is ready to enjoy their new treats!
I hope your fur babies enjoy these as much as mine does! I love this recipe because it is so easy, and you know exactly what is going into your dog.
And just because I can’t get over how cute he is, here’s another picture of Ragnar waiting for a treat.
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