Grab your apron and turn on your favorite holiday tunes to prep for baking. It is the season to make homemade goodies, so do not forget your dog.
All of these recipes are easy and made with healthy ingredients that will have your dog begging for more. They make great stocking stuffers for your dog and all his friends. Just grab some glass jars and ribbon for perfect homemade gifts.
Before we dive into the recipes you will need a few items on hand. You will need a mixing bowl, spatula or spoon, and cookie cutters or molds.
These 5 recipes are so easy and fun. You need to try them all!
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
That is a mouthful to say but tastes great!
1/3 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (make sure it does not contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs)
3/4 cup banana flour (gluten free)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl with a spoon. Finish by mixing the dough with your hands.
*If the dough seems a little dry, add a tablespoon more of pumpkin.
Roll out dough on floured counter to about 1/4 inch thick. Then use cookie cutters to cut dough.
Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes for small cookies (pictured) or 30 minutes for large cookies.
Allow to cool completely before serving or storing. Store in an airtight container.
Banana and Cranberry Ice Cream
A non-dairy option that is delicious and nutritious. My dogs love these all year. You can even add in different fruit as it comes in season.
2 ripe bananas
Mash the bananas in a bowl until they are a smooth consistency.
Then spoon the banana into silicon ice cube trays. My favorite are paw print trays.
Place a couple cranberries in each one. Then place in the freezer for a couple of hours.
Remove from trays and serve one at a time. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
Dog-Friendly Christmas Bark??
Yes, check out the recipe by Pretty Fluffy here.
Apple Pumpkin Pie Chew Sticks. These will be a huge hit!
Mint Paw Print Treats to Freshen Fido’s Breath
These look and taste good! Get the recipe here from 12 Tomatoes.
Treat your naughty or nice pup to these delicious snacks. You may get more sad puppy eyes begging for treats, but that means you did a great job making them!
If you are looking for a gift for the baker in your family, consider a stylish apron like this paw print one!
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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