Comedy Cooking – Dog Treats
Welcome back cooking impaired! This week we will be making Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats. Isn’t that exciting! Humans can consume them too, but as my husband informed me after sampling it, “They’re boring.”
So here’s how this came about. Have you ever gone to a farmer’s market and you come across a booth (or several booths) and said to yourself, “I can do that.” But then you get home and discover it’s harder than you originally thought? That’s how “Ruff Life” dog treats was born. The upside is, because it took me several attempts to tweak and perfect this recipe, I have been able to supply my neighbors with lots of canine treats for the dogs.
Here’s what went wrong. The first recipe I found online was too moist and you couldn’t roll out the dough so I had to double the pureed oatmeal. I have fixed that. And when my husband bravely sampled the product, besides being boring, he couldn’t taste the peanut butter. I have fixed that, too. Here is the new and improved recipe that my dog, Summer, and I made together:
3 Cups Pureed Oatmeal
½ Cup Canned Pumpkin
2 Tbls. Peanut Butter (Heaping)
½ Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
¼ Cup Flour (For rolling out)
I pureed the oatmeal with a small coffee grinder because food processors are too big and bulky. This also makes for an easy cleanup.
Add all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and combine.
Dough should by on the dry and stiff side. Add some if the flour if dough is too sticky.
Spread flour on clean surface, roll out to 1/3 thickness and cut with fun cookie cutter shapes.
Place into preheated oven at 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.
This was not only fun, but cost effective. I don’t know about you, but when I (try to) make lasagna from scratch, it’s more expensive than if I’ve gone to Olive Garden and ordered the family size to go. And except for the canned pumpkin, we have most of these items in our panties. So make some dog treats, your best friend will love you for it!