You don’t have to be a pro baker to make this tasty treat for your dog to celebrate with you on Thanksgiving. It doesn’t take very long to create, and the great thing about making homemade dog treats is you can change the recipe if needed for dogs with allergies or dietary restrictions. This dog treat recipe is so quick, easy and yummy, you’ll be tempted to try it yourself!
- 16 oz. canned pumpkin (plain – not pie filling!)
- ½ bananana
- ¾ cup gluten free flour (can substitute as desired)
- ½ cup oatmeal (I used gluten free)
- ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt
- ¼ – ½ cup water
- Cupcake or muffin tin
- Cupcake liners
Makes approximately one dozen small “pupcakes”
How to Make a Pumpkin Pie For Dogs
Step 1. Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.
Step 2. Mix oatmeal and flour together in a large bowl.
Step 3. Add enough water to get dough to form a ball. Add water slowly, too much will make it too sticky, not enough and it will crumble (especially gluten free).
Step 4. Line cupcake tins. Take a chunk of dough and press into bottom of cupcake liner. Dough should go up sides a bit, about a 1/2″
Variation: you can roll the dough out like you would a pie crust and then cut into circle to fill entire bottom and side of tin. This will make a bigger pupcake. If you do this, you will not get as many pupcakes out of the recipe.
Step 6. Bake crust for 8 mins, until firm and slightly brown.
Step 7. Carefully take crusts out of tin, cool on rack. When cool, remove liners.
Step 8. Mix pumpkin, banana and half of the yogurt together
Step 9. Fill each crust with pumpkin banana mixture
Step 10. Freeze until firm. Serve Frozen
For “whipped cream” – serve with a spoonful of yogurt on top.