Make Your Own Puppy Treats: Recipe for Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Puppy Treats

With more and more "pet parents" making dog food from scratch, man's best friend has been promoted to a bona fide member of the family. Get your furry friend's tail wagging with this recipe for Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Puppy Treats. It's simple, and made with pet-friendly ingredients. You'll surely get Spot's approval, and maybe he'll even steer clear of the dessert table.

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Give your pup something to beg for with these pet-friendly puppy treats. Start by stirring up a dough made from pumpkin, peanut butter, and brown rice flour. Then roll out, cut into Spot's favorite shape, and bake. Woof!

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Puppy Treats

Prep Time: 15 Min
Start to Finish: 1 Hr 35 Min

3 cups brown rice flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl stir all ingredients until soft dough forms.
2. Divide dough in half. Using brown-rice-floured rolling pin, roll each dough half to 1/2 inch thickness on brown-rice-floured surface. Cut with 3-inch cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cutouts about 1 inch apart.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until dry and golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
4. Store in dog treat jar at room temperature up to 1 week. For longer storage keep in refrigerator or freezer.

36 puppy treats

1 Puppy Treat: Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 15); Total Fat 1.5g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 15mg; Total Carbohydrate 11g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g); Protein 2g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 35%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2%
Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 1

Tip: To dress up your puppy treats, melt 1 cup yogurt chips (available at pet stores) and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in microwavable bowl uncovered on High about 1 minute or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over puppy treats.
Tip: Check with your vet to make sure that these puppy treats fit into your dog's diet. Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to.