Does your dog have “dog breath”? Try these easy-to-make pumpkin apple mint dog treats as a solution! Your dog will love them, and they are healthy and inexpensive to make. Fresh mint and parsley are in season right now, so check out your local farmer’s market for ingredients. Thanks to Damn Delicious for this awesome recipe.
What You’ll Need
2 large eggs
Whole Wheat Flour
3 cups, or more as needed
1 apple, grated
Fresh Mint Leaves
1/2 cup, chopped
Fresh Parsley Leaves
1/4 cup, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat pumpkin puree and eggs on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed, beating just until incorporated. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky. Add apple, mint, and parsley, beating just until incorporated.
- Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Place into oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
- Let cool completely.
The base of these treats is pumpkin and apple. Pumpkin is great for your dog; it’s loaded with fiber, and it’s good for both constipation and diarrhea. Apples also have a lot of fiber, plus vitamins A and C, omega-3 and -6, antioxidants, flavonoids and polyphenols.