This homemade pumpkin turmeric dog treat recipe is the perfect choice when you want to treat your dog to something with a savory twist.
These semi-crunchy treats are loaded with nutritious ingredients including fiber rich pumpkin, gluten-free brown rice flour and vitamin rich nutritional yeast and the super-healthy spice turmeric, recognized for it's powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
It's the turmeric which gives these little beauties their rich yellow color too.
Turmeric is a bona-fide super-spice! It contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals and is well known for it's anti-inflammatory properties.
But this FYI isn't about the nutritional benefits of turmeric, but a warning that's related to it's color... do not underestimate the staining power of turmeric! The rich color of this spice transfers easily and will stain cloth, work surfaces, cutting boards and more. If it's wet, the color is even more indelible.
When rolling out this dough I've recommended using two sheets of wax paper, one underneath and one on top. This will protect your kitchen work surfaces and your rolling pin.
1 1/4 cups brown rice flour
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup coconut milk powder (or milk powder of your choice)
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tbsp ground flax seed
This recipe makes approximately fifty-five, 1 1/2" diameter dog treats
Preheat oven to 350F
Line baking tray with parchment or silicone baking mat
Put egg, milk powder, nutritional yeast, pumpkin puree & flax seed into large bowl
Use wooden spoon to mix these ingredients together
Add ground turmeric and mix in thoroughly
Add flour, one cup at a time, mixing well each time
Use your hands to form dough, knead well until workable but not too sticky
Turn dough out onto wax paper
Cover dough with second sheet of wax paper
Use rolling pin to roll dough to approx. 1/4" thickness
Use cookie cutter to cut dough into desired shapes
Bake at 350F for 14 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely
Store treats in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 10 days
Gluten-free doughs aren't always the easiest to work with, but the dough in this recipe is actually pretty good.
After your first round of cut-outs you'll probably need to dust the wax paper and your hands with flour to minimize stickiness but other than that it's very manageable!
Nutrition Facts Per Treat:
Servings: 55 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 10 g
Calories per serving: 22
Total Fat: 0.5 g Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Total Carbohydrates: 3.3 g Dietary Fiber 0.4 g Total Sugars 0.1 g