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Pumpkin, Carrot & Courgette Dog Biscuits

July 13, 2019

Here at The Photographer’s Table we don’t just bake for ourselves, but for our pooches too. It’s important to watch what they’re eating and to make sure they get variety in their diets. Plus it’s super fun making something for them that they can actually eat rather than having them sit and stare whilst we’re eating a slice of cake. Anyone else know the feeling?

Adam’s Spaniel, Bracken, is a greedy beast (no I’m not exaggerating) and she will literally eat anything! She’s been known to go to bed twice, once on her own and then for a second time with us, just to try and get two biscuits! We wouldn’t have her any other way, it also made it very easy to take the photos to go with this recipe, but it means the treats we give her have to be nutritious.

So we came up with this healthy recipe…

INGREDIENTS

Makes about 100 small biscuits

225g Pumpkin Puree
65g Low Salt Peanut Butter
2 Eggs
70g Oats
280g Whole Wheat Flour
1 Carrot
1 Courgette
Small Bunch Mint

METHOD

  1. Heat your oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and line 3 baking trays with grease-proof paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat together the pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs until well combined.
  3. Add the oats and flour, reserving a small amount of flour to dust your work surface, and knead with your hands to form a dough.
  4. Add the carrot, courgette and mint (this will be great for their breath) and continue to knead.
  5. Turn out the dough onto your floured surface and roll the dough to a quarter inch thick.
  6. Using cookie cutters, we got these bones from Amazon, cut out and place on the prepared baking trays.
  7. Continue to knead and roll out the remaining dough until there is a small amount/nothing left.
  8. Place each tray in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. Allow to cool completely before feeding to your dog.

There might be other reasons why you need to watch what your pet is eating, maybe they have a health condition or they’re not doing as much exercise as they used to, and by creating your own treats you know exactly what they’re eating.

If you’re in a hurry and short on treats, we found a a simple version of our recipe above but it’s slightly less fun. You can mix whole wheat flour with baby food (not containing onion as it’s toxic to dogs) to a dough like consistency, roll out and cut into shapes. Then place in the oven for around 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Happy Baking!

Nat x

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