With the fall harvest among us, it’s the season for special dog treats. Some dogs are finicky eaters, while others will eat just about anything you call a “treat.” Bucky was the latter, while Shadow the former. Both of my dogs loved these treats so I thought I would share (my neighbors’ dogs loved them as well!).
Some dogs, like people are sensitive to certain foods. If this is the case with your dog, please use an alternate treat or make an ingredient substitution if necessary.
Cinnamon-Apple Dog Treats
- Natural Applesauce (or chopped apple) – 1 cup
- Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
- Parsley – 1 tablespoon
- Cold water – 1 cup
- Vegetable Oil – 1/2 cup
- Flour – 5 cups
- Powdered milk – 1/2 cup
- Eggs – 2 large
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients — add oil or water to the dough if needed.
- Roll out the dough to the desired thickness and cut into fun shapes using cookie cutters.
- Bake 20 -25 minutes until browned.
PUMPKIN DOG TREAT RECIPE
- Mashed pure pumpkin (NOT the spiced pie filling) – one 15 oz. can
- Cream of wheat (or rice cereal if wheat-sensitive), dry, uncooked – 3/4 cup
- Dry powdered milk – 1/2 cup
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Drop small spoonfuls (about half of a tablespoon) onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
- If you’d like to make training rewards, bite-sized cookies for small dogs, or just little treats, you may want to use a pastry bag and squeeze out rosettes or a freezer bag with the tip cup out to squeeze out tasty bite-sized treats about the size of a dime.
- These treats are also a great gift idea for the holidays, just make sure you include an ingredient list so the recipient can check for sensitivities.
Do you have a special dog treat recipe to share?