While I do enjoy getting creative with recipes and decorating dog treats now and then, the majority of the treats I make for our dogs are basic, healthy dog treats. With only two ingredients, these treats couldn’t be easier. This is recipe adapted from one I came across at The Midnight Baker.
I think these make great holiday dog treats. As you might guess from the photo above , I made these around Thanksgiving time. This time I used pumpkin and rolled oats. The pumpkin could easily be replaced with other pureed fruits or vegetables – such as carrot, sweet potato, butternut squash, blue berries, apples, bananas….you get the picture.
I mixed the rolled oats and pumpkin together and then let is sit for 5 to 10 minutes. The oats will absorb some of the moisture as they sit. If you find the dough is too stiff – then add a little water. If it is too sticky, simply add more oats.
Roll dough out to about 1/4 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. I usually use my favorite cookie cutter shapes on the first roll.
Then I gather up the remaining dough, roll again, and just cut into small, bite size squares with a pizza cutter. I don’t know about your dogs, but mine aren’t picky about what shape the treats are. 🙂
This batch easily fit on one 1/2 sheet baking pan. If you’d like to make more treats you could always double the batch.
Let me know if you give these treats a try. Happy Baking!
- 1 Cup pumpkin puree
- 2 Cups rolled oats
- In a medium mixing bowl mix together the pumpkin and rolled oats to form a dough.
- Dough may be sticky at first. Let sit for 10 minutes to allow oats to absorb moisture
- Roll dough to ¼ inch thickness.
- Cut into desired shape.
- Bake at 350 for 50 minutes