Anyone who knows me is is quite aware of my love and obsession for my pets. I have always adored animals and cannot remember a time when we didn't have pets in our home.
Since my children have moved out of our home, my dogs and cats have taken on a new importance to me and I thoroughly enjoy spoiling them. Making my dogs homemade treats is something I love to do for them. Besides the fact that they love all the treats, I know what is in them and feel good about the healthy ingredients. One of my dogs, Macey tends to get some skin irritations, especially in the winter. When I make grain-free or oatmeal biscuits, I notice that she feels better.
Macey and Maya waiting patiently for their treats.
The ingredients in the oatmeal and pumpkin dog treats:
- Low sugar/sodium peanut butter
- Organic pumpkin puree
- Coconut flour
- Flaxseed meal
- Coconut oil
Some substitutions you can make:
- Sunflower butter instead of peanut
- Brown Rice flour or whole wheat flour instead of oatmeal
- I have left out the flax meal when I didn't have any, but it is a healthy fat so I try to always have some on hand.
- Olive oil instead of coconut
If I am using oatmeal, I whirl it in the food processor first to grind into a finer texture. Then everything else is dumped in and blended until it comes together looking like a dough. It should not be too tacky to the touch; you could just add more flour if needed. If it seems too dry, add a bit more oil or water.
I make these biscuits every week so I have purchased dog bone silicone molds. But they can just be shaped however you'd like and I'm sure your dog won't care....
Oatmeal and Pumpkin Dog Treats
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 30 - 35 biscuits 1x
- Category: Dog Treats
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Healthy delicious treats your dog will love!
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut flour
¼ - ½ cup flaxseed meal
½ cup coconut or olive oil
½ cup low sugar/low sodium peanut butter
¾ cup pure pumpkin puree
¼ cup water
In a food processor, blend oatmeal into a medium fine grain.
Pour in the rest of ingredients and blend to a dough consistency.
The dough should not feel tacky or stick to your fingers when touched. If so, add some flour to the dough, approximately 2 tablespoons or so.
If the dough feels very dry and crumbly, add a bit more oil and/or water.
Fill silicon molds with dough, pressing down on each. You can also shape the dough like a peanut butter cookie.
Bake in preheated 375° for approximately 40 minutes.
My dogs like the biscuits very crunchy ( but truthfully they would eat them raw). I turn the oven off and leave them in for another hour and let them cool down in the oven and the biscuits become very hard and crunchy.
**Since the biscuits don't have preservatives in them, I store only enough for a week's worth in a cookie jar and freeze the rest. They do not get soggy after defrosting.
Keywords: Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats
I have used your advise to correct my error on another recipe. The recipe I used said 3 cups of flour so used 3 cups of coconut flour. Ahhhhhh! I tried to add water but it would bind at all so did some googling and found you. I used your yield calculator as I had 3 cups of cock up in my recipe I added 6 cups of oatmeal. I have sweet potato coconut flour oatmeal water eggs and used coconut oil in hands to roll and bind. It's a large amount and freezing a lot of it. What I originally going to do were apple pretzels which I will try again another time with correct yields. This doe goes into a ball ok but it comes apart when I try to roll. Smells amazing whilst cooking and the dog hasn't budge from the kitchen door. How long will doe last in freezer? I have a feeling there's enough for well over 100 cookies
Just as an FYI, when using a large amount of coconut flour in your recipe, you need to add enough liquid to moisten the dough. Extra oil and eggs are usually called for when baking with coconut flour. Since you already made the dough and have so much left over, it should keep in the freezer for two months. I have never frozen that large of a batch but I have frozen cookie dough for that long.
It dosnt say what degree to cook them at.
Sorry, I fixed it...375°.