AND a Happy 6th Birthday to my sweet Pug!
I’ve been saying for years that I’m going to bake my own dog treats. Well, I finally did it! And they were SO easy to make.
Ingredients: Gluten free all purpose flour (with Xanthan gum), pumpkin puree, peanut butter, egg and cinnamon.
The GF flour I used is Pillsbury Best Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour Blend. This is the first time I’ve used this flour and I must say, I was impressed. When mixed with the other ingredients, the dough was perfect and easy to roll out. I didn’t even need to flour my hands, as the dough was not sticky.
Baked (and mashed) sweet potato can be substituted for the pumpkin puree. Sweet potato is my Pug’s favorite but, I was in a hurry so it was much easier to open a can of pumpkin.
Everyone says to use natural peanut butter for dogs, which I’ve attempted but, my Pug tasted it, stuck her nose up in the air, put her paws on her hips and said “whaaaat?”. So, I just use regular ol’ creamy Jif.
1. 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of Gluten Free flour
2. 1 egg
3. 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (your choice)
4. 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
5. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all wet ingredients plus cinnamon until creamy. Add mixture to GF flour. Combine until dough forms. Roll out to approximately 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out treats using cookie cutter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
These were big treats for my little Pug and she loved them. Just look at the intensity in her eyes! When it comes to food, she has no self control. After standing on her hind legs and dancing, this pic was the best I could get.
Happy Birthday Phoenix!