Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

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Treat your dog to a healthy treat – Pumpkin Dog Biscuits! So often our little furry friends are left out when it comes to good healthy food. Thank heavens there are now companies that make plant-based dog food.

I started out trying to find something to make for a dog who was having digestive issues. She had a hard time keeping things down. Since pumpkin was good for her and she liked it, I went to work on putting something together.

For the healthy Pumpkin Dog Biscuits, the main ingredients are canned pumpkin, applesauce, water, wheat flour, an egg replacer. These are pretty simple and quick to make. So you can make a big batch up ahead of time and you will have it on hand.

There are no bad ingredients in this like there are in regular dog biscuits. Just healthy food. These were so good that I ate it and liked it.

You will also need some small cookie cutters. I was able to find some great ones at a local baking store near me. You should also be able to find them at Michael’s or even online. They come in different sizes & I chose a smaller size. You get more biscuits out of it. The set I got had 6 different shaped dog cookie cutters.

Start with pre-heating your oven to 350° F. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper or you can use a silicone mat.

While the oven is warming up, mix the pumpkin, applesauce, and water together first in a large bowl. Once mixed, add the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder, blending until all is combined.

Next add the egg replacer and stir well to make sure the egg replacer is mixed in. This takes a few minutes. You’ll need to add a little bit more water to get it into one solid and slightly sticky ball.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface, making sure it is a little less than 1/4″ thick.

rolling the dough out for dog biscuits

I used the dog bone cookie cutter and the fire hydrant cutter. Using the cutter, cut out the biscuits and continue until the rolled dough is used. Using the leftover dough, mix together again and continue cutting out the biscuits until all of the dough is used.

Place the treats onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the biscuits have hardened somewhat.

Remove and cool on a rack. Your furry friend will have a happy face and be so excited to get a special treat just for him. And you don’t have to worry about the ingredients as they are all plant-based!

pumpkin dog biscuits

Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Yield: 20 small biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup pureed pumpkin (canned or fresh)
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 Tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg replacer

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Mix the pumpkin, applesauce and water together in a medium or large bowl.
  3. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder and blend.
  4. Next add the egg replacer and stir until all is combined. This takes a few minutes and you may need to add a little bit more of water to get the mixture into one solid, but slightly sticky ball.
  5. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface, rolling until it is just a little less than 1/4" thick.
  6. Using one of your small dog cookie cutters, cut out the biscuits. Place the cut biscuits on the prepared baking sheet. Using leftover dough, mix together again and continue cutting out the biscuits until all of the dough is used.
  7. Place the remaining cut biscuits on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the dough has hardened. You do not want a soft biscuit. These need a crunch to them.
  8. Remove from oven and cook. You will put a happy smile on your pup and watch how excited they are to get this wonderful treat!

Notes

It is important that the treats are baked until they are hard. You can preserve the freshness by storing them in the refrigerator or store in a covered container and freeze for 1-2 months.

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Michele Wallace

Entrepreneur and author of A Plant-Based Revolution.com. Michele has also earned her Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from eCornell University. The book is an easy and complete guide for those wanting to get healthy and offers step-by-step instructions, including over 85 delicious and healthy recipes.
A Plant-Based Revolution is dedicated to whole food plant-based nutrition.

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