Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
This great recipe came from Charlotte McDonald of Greyhound Pets of America in the Orlando area. These wonderful people rescue retired racing Greyhounds. This is a healthy treat that my little dogs love as well.
- 1⁄2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup oatmeal
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine pumpkin, water, oil and cinnamon.
- Add flour and oatmeal slowly, mixing after each addition.
- Roll dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch in thickness.
- Cut into desired shapes and sizes.
- Bake 40 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Puppies love them... I used a bone shape cutter and thought it best to put three hole in the mid-section, I used a toothpick, to even cooking. It worked great. Thanks for the recipe!!!
Ive been looking for a dog treat with pumpkin as I lost my recipe. Pumpkin has ENORMOUS health benefits for peolpe and animals. I remember feeding pumpkin pie to my grandmother dying of brest cancer complications in the hospital. First of all it's a GREAT source of Vit.A(beta-carotene)(about 300% per can of Libby's Pure Pumpkin-not the pie mix) which is beneficial to antioxidants, night vision(lutein and zeaxanthin-they help the lens of the eye)Therefore, they may help prevent the formation of cataracts and reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a serious eye problem than usually results in blindness, cell growth, and reproduction. Pumpkins have a lot of common nutrients, like Vitamin C, potassium, iron, zinc, and fiber. Iron is needed by red blood cells. Zinc deficiency may be related to osteoporosis of the hip and spine. And fiber is important for bowel health. So now that you know how benefical pumpkin is for your dog .... get an extra can and make a pie or some yummy pumpkin bread for yourself, and of course look on 'ZAAR for the recipes! It also maintains the health of the skin (prevents acne and dermatitis)and mucus linings. These linings are the body first defense against infection that is why vitamin A helps fight colds and infections, particularly in the mucous membranes of the eyes, ear, nose, throat, lungs and bladder. It may also reduce breast cancer. The Native Americans used it as both a food and a medicine
I made these as written though found a needed a little extra water to be able to roll it out. I made 60 small treats and baked them for about 30 minutes. They are quite hard though, when I make them again I'll have to keep that in mind and keep a closer eye on them as they bake. Friday has scarfed down two already - her apparent enjoyment, the health benefits and cost savings are all good reasons to make these again.