Halloween is a fun holiday for everyone in the family, and the pets too. When you curve your jack-o-lanterns this year, keep some of the pumpkin flesh for this scrumptious and easy-to-make Pumpkin Pet Treat recipe.
1 – 1.5 cups fresh pumpkin meat
2.5 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons of honey
0.5 cup water
A pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Food coloring (optional)
Pumpkin shaped cookie cutter
Remove seeds from the fresh pumpkin meat. Place the pumpkin in a bowl and add just enough water to immerse the pumpkin. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Drain excess water. Mash pumpkin meat with a fork or a potato masher until smooth.
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
2. Measure 1 cup of mashed pumpkin, and combine with flour, eggs, honey, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add water slowly to the mixture just enough to moisten all the ingredients in the dough. The dough should remain fairly stiff.
3. Roll the dough to 0.5 inch thick, and use Pumpkin shaped (or other Halloween shaped) cutter.
4. Bake the treats an inch apart for about 20 minutes on each side until dry and hard.
Allow the treats to cool before giving them to your furry friends.
We hope that your pets enjoy our Pumpkin Treat recipe. Write us and let us know!
Pumpkin is a great source of vitamins A & fiber and veterinarians recommend it for occasional constipation and even diarrhea for both dogs and cats.
Another helpful pet tip for Halloween: Keep human treats away from pets! Chocolate, Raisons/Grapes, and Macadamia nuts can make your pets very sick, so put them where pets can’t access them.
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween Everyone!
The CanaCreek Team