Peanut Butter Pumpkin Oat Dog Treats
FIVE simple ingredients (and one is water!!!)!This is a double batch and will make 60 1/2-inch biscuits with a small cookie cutter. I freeze half of the biscuits in a freezer baggie. You can half the recipe if you desire. Also, you can double the peanut butter and not use any pumpkin if you want a higher-fat treat for your pet. NOTE: If you make them 1/4-inch thick, you only need to bake them for 20 minutes.
- Food Processor
- 4 cups oat flour (oats blended finely in a high-speed blender)
- 1 cup warm water plus extra as needed
- 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter no salt, oil, or sugar added!
- 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 T. Blackstrap molasses
- Put the 90% of the water, peanut butter (pumpkin, if using), and molasses in standing mixer or food processor, and mix well. Add oat flour and mix to combine, adding small amounts of water (if needed) to create a smooth and moist (not too sticky) ball.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees (350 if you want to get things moving more quickly, then reduce to 325 when you put the treats into the oven). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat and set aside.
- Split dough ball in half and press with fingers or roll out one half on a wooden board to 1/2-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out small biscuits. Place cutouts on parchment paper. When tray is full, bake for approximately 40-50 minutes, or until completely hard when you press down on them. Then, turn oven off and leave them in the oven to harden fully for a few hours or overnight.
- These can be frozen for future use. Just make sure they are cooled first.
NOTE: These are BEST made in a standing mixer or food processor.