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Oktoberfest Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Pooch Biscuits

Bakers & Barkers!

It's the perfect time of the year for baking and definitely for treating your Pooch! With dark evenings ascending on us, coming home from a chilly walk to some freshly baked biscuits is essential and we think our Poochbutter helps to create THE best snack.

Here at Nuts for Pets HQ (our dining table) we have been scouring the world wide web looking for the most wholesome and healthy biscuit recipe to share with you all.

We stumbled across damndelicious.net and feel Chunga's Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats will send you and your Pooch mad with happiness! We have linked the original recipe post here.

As you all already know we created our Poochbutter recipe using only the best ingredients we could find and is made within the UK. We don't add ANY nasties so your Pooch can snack happy and so you can bake the best biscuits in the world! 

Baking your very own Pooch Biscuits allows you to know exactly what's going into each treat, far better than shop bought treats! Also they are so easy to make and taste so good!

When baking the treats you may want to use some biscuit cutters or you could try and hand shape the treats! Whatever you prefer. We used these ones that we found on Amazon.

 

 

Okay, let's get to it!

Altogether these biscuits take about 50 minutes to make and bake, not including making the pumpkin puree.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 85g (3oz) Pumpkin Puree
  • 4 Tablespoons Poochbutter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 380g (13.5oz) wholemeal flour, or more, as needed

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  2. In a bowl using a wooden spoon beat the pumpkin puree, Poochbutter and eggs until well combined. Gradually add the wholemeal flour, slowly, beating just until incorporated. Then add the remainder of the flour just until the dough is no longer sticky.
  3. 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. Grab your biscuit cutters and cut out your desired shapes and place them onto the prepared baking tray.
  4. Place into oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.*
  5. Let your Pooch Biscuits cool completely!

*Baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the treats. Serving size will also vary depending on the desired shapes and cookie cutters used.

 

When we came to make these wonderful Pooch Biscuits we couldn't find any Pumpkin Puree anywhere! So we resolved to make our own at home. 

Below is a super simple Pumpkin Puree recipe we came across online, found on inspiredtaste.net. 

Making Pumpkin Puree does take about an hour so we recommend doing this a little in advance to baking your biscuits. You could easily make a huge batch of the Pumpkin Puree and freeze for future use! 

YOU WILL NEED

One small Pumpkin or Butternut Squash

Fine sea salt, optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Rinse and pat dry the pumpkin. Cut the pumpkin from stem to end, but don’t try to cut through the stem (it’s tough!). When you’ve cut through the pumpkin, just pull each half apart. We do this in two parts. Cut one side from the stem down to the bottom of the pumpkin. Remove the knife, rotate the pumpkin to the opposite side then do the same. When there is a slit down both halves of the pumpkin, put down the knife and pull the halves apart. They should separate at the stem.
  3. Scoop out the seeds and most of the stringy bits. Lightly season the inside of the pumpkin halves with salt then place cut-side-down onto the baking sheet. Bake until the pumpkin can easily be pierced with a knife in several places and the flesh is pulling away from the skin, 45 to 60 minutes.
  4. Cool until you can safely handle the halves then scoop out the soft flesh into a food processor — depending on how large the pumpkin is, you may need to do this in two batches. Process until very smooth, 3 to 5 minutes.

 

We hope you thoroughly enjoy making these lovely Pooch Biscuits and we know your Pooch will adore them! 

This biscuit recipe is very adaptable, if you found them easy to bake then feel free to change up the Pumpkin Puree for another favourite ingredient your Pooch loves!  But don't take out the Poochbutter, that's the best bit!

If you made these Pooch Biscuits please share your photos on Instagram or Facebook and don't forget to tag us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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