Pumpkin Spice Puppy Kisses - Dog Treat Recipe

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Tails will be wagging for these homemade doggie treats!

These are a no-grain doggie treats made with all-natural almond butter, pumpkin, egg, cinnamon and ginger!  Now, your furry friend can enjoy a little of the "Pumpkin Spice" craze too!  You can swap peanut butter for the almond butter, just make sure either do not contain any artificial sweeteners - better with no sweeteners.  The pumpkin should be pure canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling.  I used a little bit of cinnamon and ginger, not pumpkin pie spice because clove oil and nutmeg have components in them that are not healthy for dogs in large amounts (even though this wouldn't be a large amount - better safe than sorry.) ...and of course you know your pet best, so please only make treats with ingredients you know are safe for your sweet pet.

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Pumpkin Spice Puppy Kisses – Homemade Dog Treats

Tina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com

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Makes about 70 treats

INGREDIENTS:

¾ cup all natural almond or peanut butter (with no artificial sweeteners, better with no sweeteners at all)

1/3 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

1 egg

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground ginger (dry/powdered)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In medium sized bowl, mix together all ingredients until well combined.

Spoon mixture into a piping bag or large zip top bag and snip off the corner with scissors. Squeeze teaspoon sized drops/kisses onto the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until cooked through.  Some of mine formed little cracks on the sides.  Let cool and store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days. May also be frozen.

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