These tasty peanut butter pumpkin dog treats contain only naturally delicious, and nutritious, ingredients and are gluten free.
How sweet are these little flowers? Actually they're as sweet as they look because they contain a blend of creamy peanut butter, pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup and hint of cinnamon. Chopped pumpkin seeds add a little bit of crunch and the cute pumpkin seed decoration is the perfect finishing touch.
Of course your dog won't care how cute they look, but he will appreciate the yummy taste, so everyone will be happy.
Remember to double check that your peanut butter does NOT contain Xylitol. This sweetener is toxic to dogs. Peanut butter doesn't need to contain anything other than peanuts!
* If you're making large treats you can add the pumpkin seeds whole if you want to, but for smaller treats they need to be chopped or it's impossible to cut them out properly.
This recipe makes approximately seventy-six, 1 1/2" peanut butter pumpkin dog treats
Dough made with gluten-free flour is often a little more difficult to work with than wheat flour dough. This peanut butter and pumpkin dog treat dough is soft, a little sticky and a little fragile so it needs to be handled with a bit of extra care.
First of all I divide the dough in half, a smaller piece is easier to work with during the roll out stage.
I suggest you use a sheet of wax paper underneath the dough helps to prevent it from sticking too much (don't forget to put a silicone baking mat or some type of non-stick mat under the wax paper to prevent it slipping around). I don't use a second sheet on top, just a liberally floured wooden rolling pin and a light hand.
Gently lift and turn the dough two or three times to minimize sticking, dusting the paper underneath with more flour at the same time. Doing this with a big sheet of dough is much more difficult than with a smaller sheet which is why I divide it into two before I start rolling out.
I hope these tips make the rolling and cut out process a bit easier!
Servings: 76 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 15 g
Calories per serving: 41
Total Fat: 1.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Total Carbohydrates: 6.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.6g
Total Sugars 0.4 g
Protein: 1.1 g
Vitamin A: 251 IU
Vitamin B3: 0.6 mg
Vitamin C: 0.1 mg
Vitamin E: 0.2 mg
Calcium: 4 mg
Folate: 3 ug
Iron: 0.3 mg
Magnesium: 15 mg
Manganese: 0.4 mg
Phosphorous: 39 mg
Potassium: 39 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Zinc: 0.3 mg