Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats

Freshen your dog’s breath with these homemade dog treats. It’s easy, healthy and cheap. It’s a win-win!

Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats - Freshen your dog's breath with these homemade dog treats. It's easy, healthy and cheap. It's a win-win!

I’m all about homemade dog treats. It’s quick, easy, and you know exactly what’s going into your pup’s treats. But if these treats also double as a breath mint, I am all in.

Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats - Freshen your dog's breath with these homemade dog treats. It's easy, healthy and cheap. It's a win-win!

Now these treats have a pumpkin-apple base. Pumpkin is a nutrition powerhouse, loaded with fiber, and it’s good for both constipation and diarrhea. Apples are loaded with fiber, vitamins A and C, omega-3 and -6, antioxidants, flavonoids and polyphenols.

Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats - Freshen your dog's breath with these homemade dog treats. It's easy, healthy and cheap. It's a win-win!

I honestly don’t know what half of that is but it’s all good. Promise.

Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats - Freshen your dog's breath with these homemade dog treats. It's easy, healthy and cheap. It's a win-win!

And then you have your parsley and mint ingredients – the goodies that will freshen your pup’s breath instantly.

Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats - Freshen your dog's breath with these homemade dog treats. It's easy, healthy and cheap. It's a win-win!

Now you can cut out bones, hearts, or any other shape you desire, like a corgi shape. Yes, I actually do own a corgi cookie cutter. It’s the absolute best.

Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats - Freshen your dog's breath with these homemade dog treats. It's easy, healthy and cheap. It's a win-win!

Either way, your pups will be licking their lips all day long like Butters here!

Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats - Freshen your dog's breath with these homemade dog treats. It's easy, healthy and cheap. It's a win-win!

Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats

Freshen your dog’s breath with these homemade dog treats. It’s easy, healthy and cheap. It’s a win-win!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour, or more, as needed
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat pumpkin puree and eggs on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed, beating just until incorporated. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky. Add apple, mint and parsley, beating just until incorporated.
  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. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Place into oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.*
  5. Let 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.

Please consult with your pet’s veterinarian regarding possible allergies your dog may have.