These lovely orange fruits are great to make dog treats with - so don't throw them away when you are done having your fun with them!
So we have 3 easy peasy recipes you can make for your dog:
Frozen pumpkin dog treats
Peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats
Banana pumpkin dog treats
1 - Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats
1 cup plain yogurt (130 grams)
1 cup pumpkin puree (130 grams) (buy already done or roast pumpkin then mash it together)
Mix pumpkin and yogurt together in a bowl
Divide the mixture evenly into an ice tray or moulds
Freeze for 24 hours
Pop the treats out of the mould and put into a freezer bag for storage. You can also leave them in the ice tray if you have space in your freezer!
2 - Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
2 cups flour (260 grams)
1 cup canned pumpkin (130 grams)
1/2 cup peanut butter (make sure it is Xylitol-free) - (64 grams)
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190° degrees)
In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin and peanut butter
Stir in the flour and combine the mixture into a dough
Roll out the dough onto a floured surface
Cut the dough into shapes with your favourite cookie cutter
Place the treats half an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet
Bake for 12 minutes
3 - Banana and Pumpkin Dog Treats
3 cups whole wheat flour + extra for dusting counter (390-400 grams)
1 cup pumpkin puree (130 grams) (roast the pumpkin first then mash up or buy already mashed)
1 banana, mashed
Preheat oven to 350°F (190° degrees)
Mix eggs, banana, and pumpkin together. Add flour and mix until all the flour is incorporated.
Lightly dust the counter and a rolling pin with flour, then roll out dough to approximately 1/8″ and cut out treats.
Lay on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Cool completely before giving to your pup!
See plenty you can do with waste! Dogs love pumpkin as well, it is even known to aid in digestive upsets and calm bowel irritations.