Healthy Pumpkin Balls (dog biscuits)


This snack is delicious and full of fiber, vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron.

1/2 cup canned pumpkin (pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix)
4 TBSP molasses
4 TBSP water
2 TBSP vegetable oil
2 cups of whole wheat flour (may substitute with oats if your dog has a wheat sensitivity)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil, and water together in mixing bowl.
Add the whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon to mixture and stir until dough softens.
Scoop out small spoonfuls of dough and roll into balls in your hands (wet hands first for less sticky mess)
Set the balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork
Bake approximately 25 minutes until dough is hardened.

Basic Dog Biscuits

2.5 cups whole wheat flour (you can substitute oats if your dog has a wheat sensitivity)
1 tsp of salt (or less!)
1 egg
1 tsp beef or chicken bouillon
Chicken or beef broth to achieve dough-like consistency
1/2 cup of hot water
1/2 cup of shredded cheese
Some optional ingredients include: bacon pieces, eggs, liver powder, or wheat germ

Preheat oven to 350`F
Dissolve bouillon in hot water
Add remaining ingredients, and knead until dough forms a ball (about 3 minutes)
Roll dough until 1/2 inch thick
Cut into slices or bone shapes with bone-shaped cookie cutter
Place dough pieces on lightly greased cookie sheet
Bake for 30 minutes