Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, you may be looking for a way to use up that canned pumpkin you’ve still got lingering in the pantry. If that’s the case, these pumpkin dog biscuits could be the answer, especially if all of the humans in your household have had about all of the pumpkin treats they can handle for one autumn!
The recipe, from Spend With Pennies, proves just how simple it can be to make a dog biscuit from scratch in your very own kitchen. All you’ll need is pumpkin puree, peanut butter, egg, flour and baking powder to form the dough.
Cookie cutters allow you to create fun shapes. You can get bone-shaped cookie cutters, as the blogger at Spend With Pennies did, or use your Christmas shapes to get extra festive!
Once you’ve got your dough broken up into individual servings, about 20 minutes in the oven will yield perfectly crispy dog biscuits. According to the recipe, these biscuits will keep in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.
These adorable little biscuits will make quite the indulgence for your pooch — and it’ll help use up that pumpkin to make room for egg nog and other things you’ll enjoy as the countdown to Christmas begins. In other words, this recipe is a win for the entire family!
There are many iterations of pumpkin-filled dog treats you can find recipes for online, but if you happen to be looking to spend a little less time in the kitchen before the hectic holidays set in, you might also want to try out this recipe from Crayons and Collars. This recipe doesn’t require any time in the oven and can be whipped up in just minutes. The blogger behind Crayons and Collars even recommends getting the kids involved for this simple process. What a fun family activity!
For this version, you’ll need pure pumpkin, honey, peanut butter and oats. Mix all of the ingredients together to form a batter, roll into individual balls and then coat in the remaining oats. And voilà! That’s all it takes to yield these cute little treats.
These can be stored in the refrigerator or the freezer and served to your dogs whenever they’re being extra good boys and girls!
No matter which recipe you decide to try (maybe you’ll do them both if your dog’s been especially well-behaved this holiday season!), your pup is sure to love these tasty pumpkin snacks.