This homemade dog treat recipe not only tastes great but includes ingredients that are AMAZING for your dog’s health. I had leftover pumpkin from my bagel recipe that I didn’t know what to do with… Neither my husband nor myself are really pumpkin aficionados LOL. I remembered how amazing pumpkin is for dogs because we used to give it to my Pom when he was overweight…
I started researching ingredients that are good to use in homemade dog treats and oddly enough, I had them already… SCORE! Because my Pom is older and has some health issues and my Eskie has major anxiety, I thought I’d add in the unflavored CBD from BamBody Nutrition. It is the same CBD that I used in my face mask from awhile back!
If you don’t have all the ingredients, don’t fret—just make adjustments! It’s very easy to omit a few ingredients and increase others… and if the dough is too sticky, you know you need more flour… If it is too dry, add more oil or water!
You can even use fish oil (assuming your dogs like it).I prefer to use all sprouted oats and seeds because it is easier to digest (for humans and animals).
4 cups Sprouted Quick Oats (2.5 cups ground into oat flour, 1.5 cup as is)
1 tsp Baking Powder
¼ cup Coconut Oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup Natural Peanut Butter (preferably unsweetened and unsalted)
½ can Pure Pumpkin
1 Whole Egg
3 tbsp Egg Whites
30 droppers Unflavored BamBody Nutrition CBD Oil (300mg)
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
2 tbsp Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds (unsalted)
3 tbsp Sprouted Ground Flax Seeds
2 tbsp Sprouted Sunflower Seeds (shelled, unsalted)
Preheat your oven at 325 degrees (if you want soft baked) or 350 degrees for more crunchy treats.
Using a food processor or blender, grind up 2.5 cups of oats, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. In a medium bowl, mix together cinnamon, chia seeds, baking powder, and 1.5 cup oats plus the ground up oat/seed mixture and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the pumpkin, peanut butter, coconut oil and BBN oil together. Add in the whole egg and egg whites. Mix in the dry ingredients until fully mixed and not sticky.
If it is too sticky—add more oats/oat flour. If it Is too dry—add more oil or water.
Toss some flour on your counter and roll the dough out until it reaches the desired thickness for your dog treats. Using your dog bone cookie cutter (or any cookie cutter), cut the dough and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 min until slightly golden. Let cool, then store in air-tight container. I prefer to split them up and put ½ in the freezer and ½ on the counter. To extend shelf life—store them in the fridge!