Most dogs love the taste of canned pumpkin. Pumpkin contains 10 grams of fibre and just 1 gram of fat per 235 grams (1 cup). It is a healthy addition to any homemade dog treat recipe. Combined with whole wheat flour, oatmeal and non-fat milk powder, this is a nutritious, healthy low fat snack your dog is sure to love.
590 Grams (2 1/2 cups) whole wheat flour 235 Grams (1/2 cup) rolled oats 120 ml (1/2 cup) nonfat dry milk 1 cup canned pumpkin (or see resources for video) 120 ml (1/2 cup) nonfat plain yoghurt 60 Grams (1/4 cup) loosely-packed brown sugar (optional) Dash of cinnamon
In large bowl combine whole wheat flour, rolled oats, nonfat dry milk and a dash of cinnamon. Set aside. In separate bowl, mix canned pumpkin and nonfat plain yoghurt. Add brown sugar (optional, but will add flavour and texture). Stir until well blended. Add to flour mixture and stir until soft dough forms. Knead dough until thoroughly blended.
Roll dough into 2.5cm (1-inch) diameter balls and place on non-stick baking tray. Press balls flat with bottom of fork using a criss-crossing pattern. Bake at 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees F) for 30 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn oven off, but leave cookies in oven to harden and become crunchy. For softer treats, add 1 teaspoon baking powder to the flour mixture and remove from oven when cookies have finished baking. Makes approximately 2 dozen high-fibre, low-fat dog treats.