Today’s national holiday is about doing something special for your furry best friend!
Our pets give us unconditional love, companionship and attention, so it’s the least we can do to return their efforts!
While we tend to feed our pets with store brought foods such as dried kibble and tins of wet food, spending a day cooking for our pet is a nice way to honour their place in our lives and show them some appreciation!
At My Trend Global we pride ourselves in being an eco-friendly company and try to reduce our waste anyway we can! Therefore, we wanted to bring that into our dog friendly recipes too.
18,000 tonnes of pumpkins go to waste every year! As Halloween has now come to an end, we wanted to incorporate pumpkins into one of our recipes to help reduce that number and give you some ideas of how to use those spooky pumpkins even after Halloween is over! (You could make some human-friendly pumpkin treats too!)
Below are our tried and tested dog friendly recipes! Enjoy!
Pumpkin Dog Treats
A great way to reduce your impact on pumpkin waste this Halloween and treat your pooch to a tasty treat!
You will need
Large mixing bowl
1/2 (4oz/120g) cup of pureed pumpkin
2 tbsp of coconut oil, softened
4 tbsp of water
2 cups (16oz/240g) of whole wheat flour
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp of baking powder
Puree your fresh pumpkin
Pre heat oven to 180°C (350°F)
In a large bowl mix the pumpkin, softened coconut oil, and water together until combined
Mix in the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder until smooth
Once thoroughly combined, stir in the egg (if needed add a touch more water in order to get all of the mixture into one solid, slightly sticky ball.)
Once done, roll the dough out on a floured surface to around 1/4 inch thick
Using a cookie cutter, cut out your treat shapes.
Bake for 30 minutes (depending on size) or until dough has hardened.
Cool before serving!
Peanut Butter Cake
A dog (and human) friendly cake with a tasty layer of peanut butter running through the middle!
You will need
1/4 cup (2floz/57ml) flavourless oil
1/3 cup (4oz/115g) applesauce
1/3 cup (2 ½ oz/71g) peanut butter
1 cup (5oz/142g) grated carrot
2 tbsp honey
1 cup (5oz/142g) whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
additional peanut butter for frosting
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F.) Butter and line 2 6-inch round cake tins with parchment/grease proof paper
Whisk the eggs, oil, apple sauce, peanut butter, carrot, and honey in a large bowl until smooth
Next, stir in the flour and baking powder until combined. Divide the batter between the two prepared cake tins.
Bake for 30-35 minutes and allow to cool in the tin for 3-5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
Once cooled, smooth peanut butter over one cake half and sandwich the two cakes together
Serve a little slice to your furry friend!
Store at room temperature for up to 3 days. Alternatively, cut into slices/small chunks and freeze; use as a treat in the future.
3 - ingredient Peanut butter and banana dog treats
Healthy, simple and delicious! Our 3-ingredient peanut butter and banana dog treats are a simple but effective treat that you can freeze for up to 3 months!
You will need
A dog bone mould/ice cube tray
Fork/something to mash banana
1 cup (8oz/120g) plain yogurt (no sweeteners or added flavours)
1/2 cup (4oz/120g) peanut butter, smooth
1 ripe banana
In a small bowl mash up the banana with a fork until smooth and no lumps
Stir in the yogurt and peanut butter and mix until evenly combined
Spoon the mixture into dog bone moulds/ice cube trays
Freeze for a minimum of 5 hours and then serve!
Top tip: quickly run the mould under warm water to help the treats come out easily
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