Thursday, 13 June 2013

Yummy Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites

A happy little mouthful of Peanut Butter bliss for your pooch - accented with the healthiness of a sugar-free pumpkin puree and light touch of cinnamon.

These treats have Bear's very enthusiastic approval - he'd eat them all in one sitting if I let him!
=P

Ingredients
>  1/2 14 oz canned pumpkin
>  3 Tbsp peanut butter
>  4 egg whites or 2 whole eggs
>  1/2 tsp salt  (the salt can be left out - I've done it both ways and it doesn't effect Bear's enjoyment in the slightest.  If you're more health conscious, you may choose to omit this ingredient)
>  1/2 tsp cinnamon
>  1/4 to 1/2 cup water
>  3 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 350 (convection)
2) Add pumpkin to your eggs (whites), Peanut Butter, salt, cinnamon and water.  Mix together.
3) Now slowly add your 3 cups of whole wheat flour with the mixer on
** NOTE:  You will need to add a little more water to get all the flour incorporated. For me it was another 1/4 cup. This is a very dry dough
4) Place the dough on a cutting surface and cut it into 4 equal pieces. 
5) Roll into logs of 1 inch diameter - you do not need to let this dough rest
6) Cut into 1/2 inch pieces. I got 61 Bear-Bite-sized pieces
7) Prep 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper and distribute the biscuits evenly
8) Bake for 30 minutes for semi hard bites.  You can bake them a little longer if you want some more crunch.  

Store the way you would store most cookies - in a sealed tin, jar or Tupperware container. 
These cookies do not need to be refrigerated.

Enjoy!!

Keep your tails wagging
Bear's P4ws

3 comments:

  1. we got to try this one, our dogs LOVE peanut butter :-) is cinnamon safe for dogs? we never tried cinnamon before

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  2. In small quantities, cinnamon is fine for dogs. Some people argue that there are benefits to feeding your dog cinnamon - helps with digestion and infections (etc.) but none of that has been proven.
    I go with the knowledge that cinnamon is non-toxic for dogs and adds a nice little spark of flavour.

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