Pumpkin Coconut Dog Treats

dogtreats

My little “peanut” Ellie has developed a bad case of dandruff. Perhaps the chemo drug she is on is causing a skin problem (I will check with the vet next visit!). I have her on a grain free high protein diet, but she could always use some extra calories, so I decided to make her some doggie treats! I used ingredients I had on hand and made it up as I went along…so fingers crossed.

I have several jars of coconut oil on hand (coconut oil is also good for Alzheimer’s patients) and decided to build a recipe around that. I verified that it is safe for dogs

Since she is grain free, I used coconut flour as the base, pumpkin puree, a little peanut butter, flax seed (good source of Omega-3) and the coconut oil.

I did have to hide them…I found not only does Ellie love them, my mother-in-law does as well.

Hints: the dough is soft..I pressed it onto parchment paper about a 1/4″ thick before cutting. I also pressed into mini muffin tins, if you do this just line the bottom or they don’t get crisp enough.

My blog helper Ellie

My blog helper Ellie

Pumpkin Coconut Dog Treats
Author: 
Recipe type: Dog Treats
Cuisine: Dog Treats
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 36 small
 
Grain Free High Fat Dog Treat
Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 2 large tablespoons coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl, use hands to thoroughly mix together. Hand press on to parchment paper to about ¼" thick. Use cookie cutters to get desired shape and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 300° for 40 min or until crisp.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe: