These Homemade Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats are now a new favorite of Bentley’s treats that Kylie has made at home. We know what exactly is in them instead of wondering about store-bought treats.
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Now with it falling and with how much Bentley loved Kylies Easy Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe (see my post -> here), she wanted to try another one made with pumpkin. We opted to work with one with oatmeal since it’s easier and more dog-friendly than all-purpose flour.
CAN DOGS HAVE PUMPKIN?
Before giving your dog any new foods, you can consult a vet to ensure they are safe for your dog and its breed. As well as being a healthy dog snack, these are tasty human treats. According to the American Kennel Club’s list of Safe Fruits and Vegetables, pumpkin has health benefits for the digestive system and their skin and coat.
Plain canned pumpkin is good to have on hand for your dog. According to the American Kennel Club, the soluble fiber can add bulk to a dog’s stool and absorb water when a dog has diarrhea or an upset stomach. In addition, pumpkin offers skin and coat benefits for your furry friend and an aid to digestive issues. Plain canned pumpkin is the healthiest choice for your dog. But like all things in moderation, too much pumpkin in a dog’s diet can cause more stomach issues.
Homemade Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats Ingredients:
- Old Fashion Oatmeal
- Small Apple
- Large Egg– You can use store-bought or fresh eggs in this recipe.
- Canned Pumpkin – Use pumpkin with no additives; see below for a canned vs fresh pumpkin comparison.
How TO Make Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Grind up 4 cups of oatmeal into an almost flour-like consistency in a food processor.
Leave aside the extra 1/4 cup for a minute
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Using an apple core, cut up your apple. Make sure to remove any removing seeds or tough parts of your core from the apple slices.
In a bowl, mix your egg, apple, and pumpkin puree pump and mix well.
Add in slowly your ground oatmeal. This got thick, and it was easier to finish kneading together with my hands.
Roll out your dough and cut out the shapes! We did dog bones, a dog shape, and a dog house! I know Bentley doesn’t care about the shapes, but Kylie had a blast with the shapes. I had no idea so many cookie cutters for dogs are out there.
Use the extra 1/4 cup to fill in holes in the dough in the cookie cutters before removing the cookies.
Place your cut cookies on a cookie sheet.
Bake for about 13 minutes.
As you can tell, Bentley loved these treats.
HOW TO STORE Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats:
Place these in an airtight container and store them at room temperature. You could store these in a refrigerator if you want to for up to a week.
OUR OTHER HOMEMADE DOG TREAT RECIPES:
- Easy Homemade Coconut Oil Peanut Butter Dog Treats– These frozen treats are our dogs’ favorite in the summertime!
- Homemade Dog Breath Treats– Use fresh mint to make these tasty dog treats to help your furry friend’s breath fresher!
- Homemade Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats-Dogs can enjoy all the fall goodies of apples and pumpkin in these tasty treats with oats!
- Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats-> With only four ingredients, these are easy-to-make and tasty treats for your four-legged friend!
Homemade Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- In a food processor ground up 4 cups of your oatmeal into an almost flour-like consistency.
- Using an apple corer cut up your apple. Make sure to remove any removing seeds or tough part of your core off of the apple slices.
- In a bowl mix together your egg, apple, and pumpkin puree pump and mix together well.
- Add in slowly your ground oatmeal. This gets really thick and was easier to finish kneading together with my hands.
- Roll out your dough and cut out the shapes! We did dog bones, a dog shape, and a dog house!
- Use the extra 1/4 cup to fill in holes in the dough in the cookie cutters before removing the cookies.
- Place your cut cookies on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 13 minutes.