Nutritious pumpkin, ripe banana, omega-3 rich flaxseed, and sweet barley malt syrup all play their roles to create delicious, soft homemade pumpkin banana dog treats that are sure to become one of your dog's favorites in no time at all.
This is a super-easy recipe to make and the dough is very manageable with so it's simple to make treats any size (or design) you like.
If you have a small dog, a puppy, or a senior dog and want soft, tasty, healthy treats this is the perfect recipe for you.
You can also cut out teeny tiny treats and use them as training rewards.
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 ripe banana (mashed)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tbsp barley malt syrup
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
You can use your own homemade pumpkin puree or the canned variety. If you choose canned, make sure you don't pick up the pie filling by mistake.
This recipe makes approx. sixty, 1 1/2" dog treats
Preheat oven to 350F
Line baking tray with parchment or silicone baking mat
Put banana, pumpkin and barley malt syrup into a large bowl
Use a fork to mix these ingredients together well
Add ground flaxseed to flour and stir in
Add dry ingredients to wet, one cup at a time
Combine well using a wooden spoon
Dough should be dry, if it's too sticky use additional flour until you get the right consistency
Turn dough out onto floured surface
Use floured rolling pin to roll dough out to 1/4" thickness
Cut treats into desired shape using cookie cutter
Bake at 350F for 12 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely
These treats look extra nice if you brush egg white over them to glaze before baking (I didn't do that in these photos).
These soft treats can be stored in the refrigerator for 7 - 10 days, if they last that long!
Nutrition Facts Per Treat:
Servings: 60 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 10g
Calories per serving: 22
Total Fat: 0.1g Saturated Fat 0.04g
Total Carbohydrates: 4.8g Dietary Fiber 0.8g Total Sugars 0.9g