Fall is, without a doubt, the best time for baking. The chill in the air, the gorgeous multicolored leaves, the abundance of pumpkins and apples, and everyone’s insatiable sweet tooth make it an ideal time to hop in the kitchen. While you’re busy treating your human friends and family members, don’t forget to show your faithful K9 companion some autumn love as well! Here are 10 dog-friendly recipes for Autumn you can whip up for your puppies today because they deserve to be pampered this season, too! Warning: your humans may try to steal these fall dog treats as well, so watch out.
1. 3-Ingredient Homemade Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats
These deliciously adorable DIY dog treats couldn’t be easier to make with just three ingredients: peanut butter, flour and pure canned pumpkin. Simply combine, cut out cute shapes and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F. You can’t go wrong, and your dog will definitely be begging for more. You don’t have to feel guilty giving in either because pumpkin is great for your pup with plenty of fiber and beta-carotene.
2. Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats
Apples are packed with fiber and vitamins A and C AND they helped clean your pup’s teeth, so these pumpkin apple treats are a double whammy. Combine flour, baking powder, diced apples, pumpkin, water and an egg, cut into biscuit shapes and bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Easy peasy! Plus, you could always make an extra batch with some sugar to let your humans enjoy as well.
3. Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits
These apple carrot dog biscuits are incredibly cute, and your dog will love the sweet and crunchy carrots mixed with oats and apples. Cut them into heart shapes to add some extra love.
4. Apple Cinnamon Dog Donut Cookies
Biscuits made of apples, cinnamon, oat flour and apples are great by themselves, but cut them into donut shapes and add a Greek yogurt/honey glaze to take things to the next level. There’s no way you’ll be able to keep the humans from getting in on this donut action.
5. Oat and Apples Pretzel Dog Treats
Ready to get uber creative with your dog treats? Try this fancy oat and apple pretzel recipe! The ingredients are simple and healthy for your pup, but the technique comes when skillfully twisting the dough into the pretzel shape. You got this!
6. DIY Edible Apple Kong
You know those Kong toys filled with treats that keep your dogs occupied for hours? They’re incredible, but instead of forking over the money for a new treat every time your pup succeeds in extracting it, try making your own! This DIY Edible Apple Kong is easy and genius. Simply core an apple and stuff it with peanut or almond butter for a cheap and delicious doggie treat.
7. Frozen Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treats
If your pup is into ice cubes, he’ll love these frozen pumpkin and banana treats. All you need to do is blend together plain yogurt, canned pumpkin, banana and honey and freeze. Bonus points for adorable ice molds!
8. Pumpkin Dog Cookies
You feed your kids thumbprint cookies, so why not feed your dogs paw print cookies? These pumpkin dog treats rely on our tried and true ingredients: pumpkin, egg, oat flour, peanut butter and cinnamon.
9. Pumpkin Doggie Donut Holes
Bring the excitement of taking your pup through the Dunkin Donuts drive through home by baking up your own doggie donut holes! This recipe is hypoallergenic and pretty darn photogenic too.
10. No Bake Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Is baking not your forte? Try making these easy no-bake peanut butter dog treats so you don’t risk burning the house down.