Pumpkin season is right around the corner. Can you feel it? Starbucks makes season official with the pumpkin spice latte. For me, the kickoff to the fall season is when I get my hands on canned pumpkin and make a batch of homemade pumpkin dog bones.
With two Bernese Mountain dogs, who love baking days, I decided to make time to make a batch of homemade dog bones. Made with peanut butter, oats and canned pumpkin these are a yummy mid-day treat.
If your dogs are like our Bernese Mountain dogs, Chloe and Elliott, they will pretty much eat anything except fruit and most vegetables.
But I think if they had to pick their favorite homemade dog treats it would be these homemade pumpkin dogbones!
These homemade pumpkin dog bones allow our furry friends to enjoy pumpkin this time of year too!
Homemade pumpkin dog treats were on my to-list to bake but with the hot summer temperatures, I pushed it back.
Until this happened.
While opening a bag of prepurchased training dog treats the smell emitting from the bag was enough to bring on a reaction similar to Vince Vaughn in the scene from Four Christmases.
How could I give my two precious Bernese Mountain dogs anything but something with pumpkin, peanut butter, old-fashioned oats, brown rice flour and an egg?
This was the motivation I needed to turn the oven on to 350 degrees for the lazy dog days of summer.
I had all of the ingredients for the homemade dog bones except for the brown rice flour.
I found it at Sprouts.
INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE DOG BONES
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup no sugar peanut butter
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups brown rice flour
- 1 egg
In previous dog treat recipes, I have substituted whole wheat flour for brown rice flour. Don’t forget the egg! It is not in the photo below.
I have also used creamy peanut butter because it is such a small amount and my dogs love it in their Made in the USA Kongs (.
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Sidenote: Did you know you can buy parchment paper at Sprouts
- Mix the ingredients together making sure to scrape the brown rice flour from the bottom.
- Roll the out like cookie dough on a smooth surface. I purchased this dog bone cookie cutter
- Divide the dough into halves. With a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness.
- Use a dog bone, heart-shaped) or biscuit cutter for your cookie cutter shapes.
- I prefer a thicker cookie
- (Chloe and Elliott share one dog cookie) when I bake.
This batch of homemade dog treats made sixteen-ish dog bone-shaped biscuits.
With the leftover dough, I rolled it into marble size dough balls and placed a baking sheet.
Let them cool. Store in an airtight cookie jar.
Hope your four-legged family members enjoy it! If you have a few minutes check out this to-do list for dogs.
And if want to get a head start on your dog’s stocking stuffers check out these fun finds.
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