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Beautiful Blueberry and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

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Blueberries remind me of warmer weather – and I could sure go for some of that right now. But that’s not going to happen (unless I hop on a plane to the Dominican), so this Beautiful Blueberry and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe will have to do… for now. The blueberries add a little sweetness to this homemade dog cookie, while the pumpkin adds some welcome digestive benefits. And because it happens to be winter, I used frozen blueberries instead of fresh and the treats turned out just fine.

Makes about 25-30 medium-sized cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup ground pumpkin seeds (unsalted)

1/3 cup blueberries

* Water as needed

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a blender or food processor, grind the pumpkin seed finely. Empty grounds into bowl, and then add blueberries. Grind to a pulp.
  3. Blend together the applesauce, pumpkin and blueberries. Once the applesauce and pumpkin are well combined, stir in the flour and pumpkin seed meal. Knead into a stiff dough, add water if necessary.
  4. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
  5. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes and let cool. Refrigerate or freeze in Ziploc bags or airtight containers

Is your dog partial to blueberries? What is his favorite fruit? Let us know so we can come up with a recipe that incorporates it into a treat!


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