Holiday Recipe: Easy Pumpkin Treats
Posted by Dalmatian DIY on 30th November 2016
- 1/2 cup pumpkin- or squash-based baby food (110g/4 oz. jar)
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup rice flour
- Water, if needed
- Fresh/frozen green peas
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Empty baby food into a mixing bowl and incrementally add flour, mixing into a firm, pliable dough. Amount of flour required may vary slightly depending on your chosen baby food. Work incrementally, using additional flour or a little bit of water to adjust consistency if needed.
- Hand roll into small, bite-sized balls (yield will vary with size), place on a lined or non-stick baking sheet, and flatten gently with your hand. To create "pumpkin lines," press the flat side of a fork or knife gently to make an impression at the center, and the curved side of a spoon gently on either side. Top with a green pea "stem" and gently push into the dough to secure the pea.
- Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes. Cool before serving or storing.
Using a pumpkin/squash baby food (or an alternative orange base, such as sweet potato or carrot) gives these treats a natural orange color. Baby food is a quick and easy way to add delicious, nutritious content to homemade dog treats, but always check the label to avoid doggy no-no ingredients, such as onion. Alternatively, you can substitute pureed cooked pumpkin or canned plain pumpkin puree. As liquid content will vary, you may need to adjust the flour quantity or a little water to get a nice, workable dough consistency.
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