The pumpkins at The Garden Shoppe have us in a pumpkin treat kind of mood! At Braxton’s, we have an assortment of pumpkin based treats for your furry friends. Something about this season puts me in the mood to make things from scratch! We have compiled, baked, and taste-tested some of our favorites to share with you!
This cold treat is incredibly easy to make and packed with pre and probiotics! Cinnamon is a nice add to this recipe for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and it’s ability to help regulate blood sugar and insulin levels.
- 2 Parts Awesome Squash Fresh Topper (Can be substituted with Pumpkin Puree)
- 1 Part Pumpkin Spice Goat Milk+ (Can be substituted with plain Goat’s Milk)
- Dog-friendly Whipped Cream (We used Bones & Co’s Goat Whip)
- Puree Goat Milk & Fresh Topper in a blender
- Pour into sundae cup
- Top with pet-friendly whipped cream and cinnamon
- Serve & Enjoy!
This yummy recipe involves a little more effort for a delicious baked treat. Justin’s Peanut Butter Classic and Smuckers Organic Creamy Peanut Butter which are both available at ACME are safe and Xylitol free which is harmful to dogs. Ensure your canned pumpkin is not pie filling, but just pure pumpkin puree.
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoon peanut butter, natural
- ¾ cup oats old fashioned
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Add all of your ingredients to your mixing bowl.
- Mix together until everything is combined – it will be a bit dry and crumbly but it will stick together and be malleable. (Like the texture of playdough.)
- Using your fingers, press the dough into your favorite molds – I got these little paw and bone molds on Amazon – they are super cute!
- After you fill the trays you can make the rest of the batch by rolling about a teaspoon of dough into a ball and then pressing it flat with your thumb. Place your cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. They don’t have to be spaced too far apart because they won’t really expand, but they will stick together if they are touching.
- Bake in the oven at 350°F for 40 – 45 minutes, until the biscuits are hard/crunchy. (If you use a mold, they will be a little thick and will most likely need the full 45 minutes.)
- Let the treats cool for a few minutes and then let your pup try them out!
This final recipe, includes apples which are great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and antioxidants. They’re chock full of fiber, especially in the peels, which helps dogs maintain a healthy weight while assisting with their digestion.
- 2 ⅓ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup finely diced apple
- ½ cup pumpkin
- 1 egg
- ½ cup water
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk together flour and baking powder until no lumps remain. Add diced apple, pumpkin, egg, and water and stir until all the dry ingredients are moistened.
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and use a cookie cutter to cut shapes. Transfer to the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake about 30 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely on a wire rack before sharing with your pup.
Fall is such a wonderful season here in Eastern Pennsylvania! Stop by the store to pick up some ingredients to make these goodies or snag some pre-made pumpkin treats from our treat aisle. Some of our favorites are Portland Pet Food Company’s Pumpkin Biscuits and Fruitables Pumpkin Blueberry Crunchy Dog Treats. Moral of the story is treat your pets with something healthy and delicious this fall, they will love you for it.