Almond Butter, Turmeric and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Way back in the Fall of 2015 I posted a peanut butter dog treat recipe. That is still one of the most viewed posts. It is still a good recipe but I wanted to change it up a little. I am still using the basic ingredients but exchanging and adding a couple of items.

Almond butter takes the place of peanut butter. I am a label reader. I noticed more brands are adding high fructose corn syrup and soy or canola oils. I don’t eat those frankenfoods, so I don’t want to feed them to my dogs. I also added fresh ground black pepper because the pepperdine works synergistically with the curcumin in the turmeric.

  • 2 1/2 cups Oat Flour (grind Regular Oats in a blender or food processor.)
  • 2 Eggs, beaten (I have chickens so I use my fresh eggs)
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin, use 100% pumpkin,  not the pumpkin pie filling if you are using store bought
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher or Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh Ground Black Pepper, needs to be fresh ground

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit or 163 Celsius.

Mix all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Add a bit of water as necessary to make a workable dough. It will be dry and stiff like a cracker dough. Spread some oat flour on your counter top or cutting board so the dough will not stick. Roll out to about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into size appropriate pieces for your dog. I have an Irish Wolfhound so his pieces would be too big for a mini dog. You can also use seasonal  cookie cutters for a bit of whimsy. The dogs don’t care but I think they are cute.

Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until hard and dry. Remove from oven, let cool and store in an air tight container.  As for quantity, your mileage will vary. I hope your furry friends enjoy these.

About okieranchwife

I am a transplant to Oklahoma and an escapee from an unspecifed Northeast State. I enjoy growing my gardens and cooking what I grow.
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