This is a recipe for a healthier low-calorie dog bone with peanut butter and pumpkin. Fido will fall in love.
Does this look like strawberry pie? No, it does not. I suffered photo failure. Somebody (me perhaps) forgot to take the pictures of the strawberries. So the doggie biscuits jumped ahead. And we get to do another strawberry pie out of this opps… oh ahh darn.
Our golden Jake has had issues. The last two years have not been kind to Jake. First, he was hit with a hereditary eye disease that leads to complete blindness in spite of two major eye surgeries. A blown ACL with major surgery for that ( special thanks to the MSU vet school) and now a partial ACL on the other knee. So with the lack of exercise and people feeling sorry for him (us), he has gained an extra 25 pounds. I guess we are lucky he is not diabetic.
So now we count doggie calories. His big Milkbones were 120 calories each. These are 30 calories, and he loves them. I took an Allrecipes recipe for Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats. I increased the pumpkin and got rid of whole eggs for egg whites just to decrease the calories.
Rating: 5 Paws way up
Notes: I decrease the cooking time slightly to keep them softer for his senior teeth. The original recipe called for 40 minutes since it is a dry dough, I’m very happy I started in the stand mixer. It earned it’s keep on this recipe.
CLOSED TO COMMENTS: I’m closing this post to comments. People keep posting unproven personal opinion as facts. This is “bad” but this is “good”… things should always be so black and white. You can not believe everything you read on the internet and even in the comments here. If you have concerns about your individual pet’s nutrition, then please discuss it with your vet.
Preheat oven to 350 convection.
Add 1/2 of a 14 oz can of pumpkin to 4 egg white, 1/4 cup water, 3 T peanut butter, 1/2 t salt and 1/2 t cinnamon. Turn on the mixer and combine until well mixed. I used the dough hook, and it took a couple of minutes. Now slowly add 3 cups of whole wheat flour with the mixer on 2. You will need to add a little more water to get all the flour incorporated. For me, it was another 1/4 cup. Again this is a very dry dough.
Place the dough on a cutting surface, cut into four equal pieces. Roll into logs of 1-inch diameter. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces. I got 61 bones.
Prep 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper and distribute the biscuits evenly. Bake for 30 minutes for semi hard.
June 9, 2016