Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats
We tasked our team to come up with Halloween treats for dogs. Lauren went all out and came up with a magnificent pumpkin-based nutritious and delicious combination!
Cookies for Top:
1/2 cup pumpkin purée (fresh or canned, non-sweet)
1 cup almond flour (or oat or coconut flour)
1 small egg
Oven-safe silicone candy molds (in whatever shape you like!) 🪦🍁🦇🥜👻
1/2 cup bone broth
3 Tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup pumpkin purée (fresh or canned, non-sweet)
2 teaspoons Optimum K9, plus some for the garnish
4-6 Dog Star Liver Treats (crumbled)
6 small paper cups
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Beat the egg and pumpkin, and stir in flour. The dough will be wet and sticky. Scoop into oven-safe silicone molds and put on top of a cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes. They will be the consistency of firm pancakes when done.
Combine bone broth, chia seeds and Optimum K9 in a bowl. Mix in the pumpkin puree until smooth. The mix will resemble thick pudding.
Scoop two level tablespoons into each paper cup. Perch the cookies on top of the filling and sprinkle the crumbled Dog Star liver treats and a little bit of Optimum K9 powder on top. Place the cups on a plate or tray and surround with extra cookie toppers. Refrigerate to finish setting (about 20 minutes or until ready to feed). Serve to spooky Halloween pups by holding the cup as they lick it out or empty the contents into a bowl.
This recipe makes six 2 tablespoon servings. We recommend feeding this treat right away or the same day, keeping it refrigerated until serving. Recipe can be doubled if you happen to have several large dogs who are enthusiastic whole-food fanatics.😊
Thanks to Lauren for the recipe, Lizzy and Lauren for photos, and both of them for stepping up to our “Halloween treats for dogs” challenge!