Save money and concern
for what you're giving your pet
by preparing your own dog treats
using wholesome ingredients...
Yields: 100 (½” x 2” treats)
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 17 to 20 Minutes
2 cups whole-wheat flour
¼ cup cornmeal
¼ cup dry milk
2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 heaping tablespoon creamy peanut butter
¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
In a food processor using the stainless steel blade, add the whole-wheat flour, cornmeal, dry milk, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, rolled oats, cinnamon, and water. Pulse to combine, until dough starts to pull away from edges. Dough should still remain rather stiff (more so than people cookie dough).
Roll the dough so it is ½” thick on a floured surface. Cut into ½” x 2” pieces, or use mini dog bone shaped or other cookie cutters dipped in flour.
Place treats on baking sheets, and bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown (doing so in 3 batches.) Cool treats completely before storing.
Tips: Store homemade treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Also, if you choose to make 'Large' 1"x4" Dog Treats (yields about 50), just increase the baking time to 30 to 35 minutes at the same oven temperature.