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Recipe of the Month
Ingredients Needed For Pumpkin Almond Butter Dog Treats
pumpkin purée (organic)
almond butter (organic)
quick rolled oats (organic)
oat flour (organic)
Ceylon cinnamon (organic)
Directions To Follow For Pumpkin Almond Butter Dog Treats
Firstly, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
Secondly, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
Thirdly, in another medium bowl, combine the almond butter and pumpkin purée. do not use a can of pumpkin pie filling. It contains way too much sugar for your dog!
Next, slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix well. Furthermore, you want the dough to have a play-doh consistency. So, you will knead it to completely mix the ingredients. In addition, add a little water if the dough is too dry. Or, add a little flour if the dough is too sticky.
Then, place a ball of dough on a parchment covered counter. In addition, place another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough ball. And, roll flat with a rolling pin. On the other hand, for this step, you can add some flour to your rolling pin. Therefore, leaving off the top layer of parchment paper.
Cut shapes in the dough using cookie cutters of your choice. I found small Fall cookie cutters at my local Michael’s store. So, I used the pumpkin and leaf shapes. In addition, I used a bone shaped cookie cutter.
Next, place the shapes on the prepared cookie sheets and bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Different ovens vary in cooking time, so definitely start checking at 10 minutes. If your dog prefers a softer treat, then do not bake as long. However, if your dog prefers a crunchier treat, then leave baking a little longer.
Lastly, remove the treats from the oven and let them thoroughly cool before sharing with your dog.
Subsequently, you can keep these pumpkin almond butter dog treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator. In addition, you can store them in the freezer.