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Fall Recipes for Delicious Dog Treats

Fall Recipes for Delicious Dog Treats

October 7, 2021

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It may not be chilly enough to wear a sweater, but as the fall months roll around, we can always turn to the tried-and-true flavors of fall. Did you know most of the quintessential tastes of the season are dog friendly, too! Take a peek at these fun recipes to let your pup in on all the fun.

Keep in mind these are not to be used as meal-replacements and only as an addition to your dog’s regular diet.

Apple Pie Pupcakes

Pupcakes:

  • 1 Cup oats
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup chopped apple pieces (be sure to peel the apple before chopping and of course do not include any seeds)
  • “Frosting”
  • Peanut butter (check that it does not contain xylitol)

Combine all ingredients and place into a standard cupcake/muffin tin. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. Let cool and frost with peanut butter.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 Cup oats
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Canned Pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling – they are different)
  • 2 Tbs Peanut Butter (check that it does not contain xylitol)

Combine all ingredients and roll on a lightly floured surface. Cut out desired shapes of treats, just make sure they are roughly the same size and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes.

Sweet Potato Mini Muffins

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Sweet potato puree
  • ¼ unsweetened applesauce

Combine all ingredients and place into two mini muffin tins* bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

*If you only have a standard size muffin/cupcake tin, that will work, just adjust the cooking time by adding an additional 5-7 minutes and only give your pup ½ of a muffin at a time!

Pumpkin Coconut Creamsicles

  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ Cup Coconut Milk
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Combine all ingredients, pour into a food-safe silicone mold and freeze for 4+ hours.

Don’t have time for a full-on baking session but want to add a bit of fall flavor to your pup’s dinner? Check out these simple additions below

Easy Dinner Additions

  • Squeeze packets of sweet potato or pumpkin can be a meal topper
    • Most purees in the baby food isle are fit for dogs as well – just double check that the ingredient list on the back of the package contains exclusively dog-safe ingredients
  • Green beans thawed in the microwave are a fibrous addition to any meal
  • Freeze dried treats are easily broken apart or blended to make a powder that can entice even the pickiest eaters to try to finish their food
  • Semi-homemade treats anyone? Take their favorite biscuit and dip in peanut butter, then sprinkle lightly with a little cinnamon or turmeric

These are interesting ways to keep your dog engaged with their food and serve to break up the routine of dry kibble day in and day out. They’re sure to appreciate you and enjoy these sweet additions to their day.