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Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Maggie Cooper

 

Do you find yourself spending a lot of money on treats for your dog?  Are you concerned how healthy store-bought treats are?  I do. 

I’ve read so much lately about how bad some of the top brand name treats are for dogs, that I decided to start making homemade treats for my little Maggie.  I’ve collected** quite a recipes now, and I’ve decided to start sharing them. 

Here’s the first one:

 

Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons dry milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin to smooth. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using, optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.

Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending on your dog’s chew preferences, – and use biscuit or other shape cutter to punch shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary. If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.

Makes up to 75 small (1″) biscuits or 50 medium biscuits


* Brown rice flour gives the biscuits crunch and promotes better dog digestion. Many dogs have touchy stomachs or allergies, and do not, like many people I know, tolerate wheat.

** I haven’t created any dog recipes of my own as of the date of this posting.  I’ve collected them from different sources.  If you recognize this recipe as one that you’ve created, and you want credit, please let me know and I will add your name and link to your website. 

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