Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats

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It’s Thanksgiving week, my favorite time of the year! I am so excited to be writing this post from my parents’ home in Boston. I am here for the week, celebrating Thanksgiving and spending lots of time with my family.

Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats -- your pup will LOVE these! ll Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Fiber-Packed ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I couldn’t wait to share this Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats recipe with you! We recently started incorporating pureed pumpkin into Bessie’s food after we read that it can help reduce itchiness and stop dogs from licking their paws.

Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats -- your pup will LOVE these! ll Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Fiber-Packed ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Bessie has a few food allergies, so we have to be careful with what we feed her.  I am especially happy with this recipe because it’s very allergy friendly for most dogs. These Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats are gluten-free and dairy-free, plus the fiber from the pumpkin and carrots is great for a dog’s digestion.

Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats -- your pup will LOVE these! ll Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Fiber-Packed ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I also added parsley, which helps freshen up stinky dog breath, and egg, which can add shine to a dog’s coat.

Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats -- your pup will LOVE these! ll Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Fiber-Packed ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I’ll admit, Bessie isn’t necessarily the fairest taste-tester because she loves ALL FOOD (seriously, this dog will eat anything). But her tail was wagging even faster than usual for these treats, so I think they were a big success!

Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats -- your pup will LOVE these! ll Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Fiber-Packed ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

If you have any leftover pumpkin after Thanksgiving, I’m sure you know a pup who would love these homemade pumpkin pie dog treats!

 

Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats
 
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Serves: 16 square treats
Ingredients
  • ½ cup gluten-free flour
  • ¾ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • ½ ripe banana, mashed
  • ⅛ cup carrot, peeled and grated
  • ½ egg, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Spray paper with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and smooth to a ¼ inch thickness. Using a pizza cutter (or sharp knife), score the batter into 16 squares (3 lines horizontally and 3 lines vertically).
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, then rotate the pan and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  4. Using the parchment paper, lift the bars out of the pan and finish cooling on a wire rack. Use the pizza cutter to break the bars into 16 even squares. Store the pumpkin pie treats in a refrigerator. Since my dog is small, I froze half of mine to use at a later time.
 

Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats -- your pup will LOVE these! ll Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Fiber-Packed ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

 

8 Comments

  • Rich Huhn
    November 22, 2016 - 9:09 am | Permalink

    Fastest tail in the west! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      November 23, 2016 - 12:12 pm | Permalink

      Haha, or maybe in all of the country! Happy Thanksgiving Rich!

  • November 22, 2016 - 11:43 am | Permalink

    OMG Bessie is adorable! She looks like she’s part chihuahua? I have two furbabes, one chihuahua and one chi-terrier – he is a big paw licker too!
    I have made a few treat recipes for them before, they love pumpkin but I’ve never added parsley. Seems like a great idea, I’ll have to try these out 🙂

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      November 23, 2016 - 12:12 pm | Permalink

      Aww, thank you! Yes, she is a rescue so we don’t know exactly what she is, but we do think there is definitely part chihuahua in there. I hope your furbabies love these treats!

  • Victoria
    November 22, 2016 - 5:03 pm | Permalink

    1/2 an egg? Really? How about 1 small egg and then should I increase the flour or a different ingredient? Thanks Rachel!
    I plan on making this for 4 dogs to go into their Christmas stockings.

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      November 23, 2016 - 12:10 pm | Permalink

      Yup, half an egg or 1 egg white is the perfect amount for this recipe. Feel free to experiment with it though! I hope you pups love it!

  • November 23, 2016 - 5:26 pm | Permalink

    This is great! I’ve never actually made doggie treats.

    Can I use regular all-purpose flour, or does it need to be gluten-free?

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      November 23, 2016 - 6:16 pm | Permalink

      Yes! As long as your dog doesn’t have a gluten allergy 🙂 I hope your dog loves them!

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