Pumpkin Berry Spice Dog Biscuits
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all" - Stanley Horowitz
Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, but living in Southern California means we don't really get leaves changing colors, or chilly fall days. I like to enjoy autumn through the flavors associated with the season. Flavors like spiced pumpkin, crisp apples, and warm spices like cinnamon and turmeric. Flavors that make you feel wrapped up in a warm blanket next to a smoldering fire.
This autumn-inspired dog biscuit was created to feature the lovely flavors of Kairos for Dog's "Pumpkin Berry Spice" seasonal herb blend. This is a blend of healthy herbs such as pumpkin, cinnamon, cranberry, goat milk, and more. Not only is it the embodiment of autumn, but it's also an herb blend that helps promote many things like your dog's gut health, urinary health, and helps with inflammatory issues.
This is based off of a recipe from Food With Feeling.
Servings varies depending on cutter size. Makes about 40 small shapes.
1/2 cup of pureed pumpkin
2 tablespoons of coconut oil, softened
4 tablespoons of water, plus more if needed
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
*you can use any herb blend, but they will not have the "berry spice" flavor.
Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silicone mat and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine together pumpkin puree and softened coconut oil, then add in the water.
Mix in the cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder, then slowly add in the egg.
Add in the flour and mix until combined. I kneaded the dough slightly to make sure everything was mixed in well.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your shapes and place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving a little bit of space in between each one.
Bake until the dough had hardened, roughly 60 minutes. Cool completely before giving to your dog. Store in an airtight container.
I regularly give my dog, Dracula, healing herbs from Kairos for Dogs to keep him healthy. Kairos for Dogs creates simple healing foods and effective supplements for dogs. No hidden ingredients. No nonsense. Just foods we can feel good about. These biscuits are a great way to feed herbs to your dog. To learn more about the healing power of herbs for dogs, check out their website. Use discount code "DRACULA15" to save on your order.
While I believe these herbs are beneficial to all dogs of all different lifestyles, you do not have to use these herbs in this recipe. Simply replace the herbs with additional whole wheat flour.