These may be titled "reindeer" dog treats, but your pup would love to bite into one (or two) of these cookies any time of the year. This recipe uses honey, not only for its flavor, but for some health benefits, too. Plus, the addition of apple juice and pumpkin, only enhances it's health benefits and yummy goodness.
Preheat Oven: 300 degrees F - Prep Time: 30 m - Cook Time: 45 m
What You Need
● 1 cup of natural apple juice
● 1 cup of canned pumpkin
● ¼ cup of honey
● 2 tbsp canola oil
● 1 ¼ cups of rolled oats
● ⅓ cup of wheat germ
● 1 cup of whole wheat flour
● 1 tsp ground cinnamon
● 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
● Parchment paper
Step 1 - Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
Step 2 - In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the pumpkin, apple juice, honey, and oil. Bring to simmer and remove from heat. Stir in the oats and wheat germ. Allow to cool slightly, then add the whole wheat flour and cinnamon. Now stir in the all-purpose flour.
Step 3 - Divide the dough in half and roll each one into a 10x10 inch square. Cut dough into 2-inch squares and place close together on prepared baking sheets.
Step 4 - Bake for 45 mins turning halfway through the process. Turn off oven and let dry overnight.
Step 5 - Transfer to airtight containers and store in the refrigerator.
Featured Ingredient - Honey
According to Your Old Dog, honey is full of natural enzymes, flavonoids, and antioxidants. It is great for dogs with allergies, infections, kennel cough, burns, hot spots, wounds, digestive issues and it can even kill anti-resistant bacterias like MRSA (staphylococcus).