My favourite little nephew came to spend the day with me today! I decided I would make him a special little treat that would be be very healthy for him.
This is an extremely easy recipe to make, you only need five ingredients.
1/2 cup pumpkin - fibre and beta carotene, this will help keep your puppy's stomach in great shape
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup ground flax seed - rich in omega-3 fatty acids, this will keep his coat shiney and beautiful
1/3 cup rolled oats - full of fibre and an excellent substitute if your dog is allergice to wheat
2 eggs - a great source of protein, riboflavin, and selenium
Preheat your oven to 350.
I beat up the eggs with a fork just to break them up a bit before I added all of the other ingredients and mixed them up.
I lined a baking sheet with parchment paper to make sure the treats wouldn't stick. This dough doesn't rise or spread out so you can make some cute shapes. The dough is really sticky and kind of a pain to work with though, it would be best rolled out with flour but I decided to avoid that because I'm starting to get the feeling this little guy has a slight wheat allergy. Instead I just placed cookie cutters on the tray and spread though dough inside then lifted the cutter off. I made a few shapes and with the rest of it just made little bite sized pieces. I made my cookies very thin, the only took about 10 minutes to cook. You could make them thicker and have chewy treats or thin and cook them a bit longer for a crunch.
Enzo loves these, he is sometimes a bit picky but didn't think twice about gobbling these up!