Canine · Pet Treats

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Like most dogs, Macy is in love with peanut butter. If she hears the jar open or catches a whiff, she’ll be begging instantly. I decided to offer her some fresh baked biscuits, but only if she could balance them on her nose first. It took all the will power she had to resist these!

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix the oats and flour and add the peanut butter. Slowly add water until a moist dough is formed. If it is too dry, the biscuits will be crumbly and likely break. Then, using a dog treat baking pan, distribute the dough evenly between the molds.*

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When the oven is preheated, bake for roughly 20 minutes or until they start firming up and turn slightly golden.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

1/3 cup pumpkin

1/4-1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour and oats.
  3. Add the peanut butter and pumpkin and keep mixing.
  4. Slowly add water until all the ingredients come together.
  5. Fill dog treat baking molds with the dough.*
  6. Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes.

*If you don’t have dog treat baking molds, roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make fun shapes. Then place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Equine · Pet Treats

Molasses-Raisin Horse Treats

Yesterday, my lovely Welsh pony, Elliott, celebrated his eleventh birthday! Although his main gift was that I made sure to schedule his spring vet appointment on a different day, I still wanted to bake him something special. I’m not sure I would recommend these for human consumption, but they are definitely pony-approved!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup ground flax seed

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1/4 cup raisins

2 Tbs unsweetened applesauce

2 Tbs molasses

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine the oats, flour, flax seed, cinnamon, salt, and sugar.
  4. Fold in the raisins.
  5. Add the applesauce and molasses and mix until well combined.
  6. Form into balls and place on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes.

Makes 8-10 treats.

Tip: Raisins can be substituted for chopped carrots, apple pieces, crushed peppermints, or your horse’s favorite snack!