Showing posts with label dog biscuits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dog biscuits. Show all posts

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Woof! Woof! Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

by Peg Cochran

I know we normally feature "people" recipes here, but I hope you will allow me to deviate this one time.  When I found out what unhealthy things are being put in dog food, I decided to feed our Westie, Reg, homemade food.  (In case you didn't know, Reg is famous for appearing in my Gourmet De-Lite Series.) He can't believe his good luck!  Every night he scarfs down chicken, fish or pork (and the occasional treat of some beef) with a grain like rice or barley and one of his favorite vegetables--carrots, green beans, broccoli or sweet potatoes.

I decided that since I was feeding him "real" food for breakfast and dinner, I should get rid of the dog biscuits and make him homemade treats as well.  This recipe is for sweet potato dog biscuits, but I somehow managed to read "sweet potato" as "pumpkin" and I used canned pumpkin.  They turned out great and Reg LOVES them!  And I feel good because I know he's getting something good to eat.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Dog Biscuits:

1 cup canned pumpkin (not the pumpkin pie filling!)
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 egg
Use whole wheat flour

These are so easy to make!  Combine everything in your food processor and blend until a dough forms.

 Add ingredients to food processor

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet (you'll probably need two) with parchment paper.  Make small walnut-sized balls of dough by rolling a chunk of dough between your palms.  Line up on cookie sheet.

Flatten each ball of dough.  I used the bottom of a juice glass.

Bake at 350 degrees until quite hard.

And that's it!  You now have homemade dog treats!

Reg about to enjoy a biscuit straight from the oven!

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