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Fall Flavored Dog Treat Recipes!

With Fall just around the corner we wanted to share a few of our favorite Fall themed dog recipes for you to make with your pup! While we love summer, we are excited for the Autumn season and everything pumpkin. On a chilly Fall day, what better way to show your dog you love them by making them some homemade treats?

Our first recipe that we think is great for Fall is an Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treat recipe. It starts with 4 cups of Oat Flour, 2/3 cup of unsweetened apple sauce, 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter and 2 large eggs. You are going to want to make sure your peanut butter does not contain the sweetener Xylitol, for it can be poisonous to dogs! Preheat the oven to 350°F and then combine the oat flour, peanut butter, apple cause and eggs into a large bowl. You will then want to mix everything thoroughly. Feel free to add a little oat flour until you can handle the dough without it completely sticking to your hands. From there you will want to transfer the dough to a flat surface and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Then you will want to use your cookie cutter or silicone mold to cut or form your shapes. Transfer onto a baking sheet that is lined with a baking mat or parchment paper to prevent the dog treats from sticking. Bake the treats for 20-25 minutes until the cookies are dry and start darkening around the edges. Once the treats are done baking, cool them completely on a wire rack and store the treats in an airtight container or bag in the refrigerator.

Our second recipe is our Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats. We honestly think these

sound good enough to eat ourselves. We start off with 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter (once again, no xylitol), 1/4 cup of chicken broth or skim milk, 1 large egg, 2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder and 1/2 cup of rolled or quick oats. You'll want to preheat your oven to 325°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats. From there, in a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, peanut butter, broth/milk and an egg, and mix well. Add 2 cups of flour and baking powder and mix until well combined, once that is completed you may stir in the oats. Continue to add the flour 1/4 cup at a time until the dough is no longer sticky. Knead the dough on a floured table top is need be. Then you'll want to use a rolling pin to roll the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Use your silicone molds or cookie cutters to then create shaped cookies. Place the cookies on the baking sheets and bake them for 8-12 minutes, then use a spatula to flip the treats and bake for an additional 7-13 minutes. This will add a crunchier texture to the treats for your dog. Once this has been completed, remove them from the over and drizzle the treats with some warmed peanut butter and let cool.

Next up is our favorite No-Bake Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats for when you're not feeling anything strenuous, but want to do a little something for your sweet pup. This recipe calls for 1 cup of fresh or canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling), 1/2 cup of peanut butter (once again, no xylitol) and lastly 2 1/2 cups of old-fashioned or quick oats. Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together with your hands. Once this has been mixed together well you can start taking pieces and rolling them into small balls. Once you have completed forming the balls, you will want to set them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place them in your fridge for about an hour. Once they have chilled, they are ready for your dog to enjoy!

Our last recipe is a frozen one for those warmer autumn days. Our Frozen Pumpkin Spice

Treats are a crowd pleaser for any good pup. Depending on how much you would like to make, you will use 2 parts Greek yogurt, 1 part canned pure pumpkin and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. From there you will want to combine your ingredient either via mixing or a blender. Once the ingredient all come together, you can pour them into cups or a silicone mold and place in the freezer until frozen. Once the treats are frozen, they are ready to go for your fur baby(ies) to enjoy!

We hope you've enjoyed hearing some of our favorite Fall Flavored Dog Treat recipes. Be sure to tag us in a picture or comment below if you give any of the recipes a try! As always, make sure you follow us on Instagram (@dogmomsofocny) and Facebook (Dog Moms of OCNY) to stay up to date on all of our new events, merchandise and blogs!

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