Now that Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. That means everyone is starting to plan their meal for their guests. Since your planning for a large group of people anyway, why not plan a few menu items for your precious pooch?! After all, we are extremely thankful for our furry friends. In this week’s post, we’ve included a few of the fall-inspired recipes from our Kennel Key Kitchen Cookbook. Your pup is sure to enjoy eating these treats as much as you enjoy making them for him, so be sure to sign up and download the full Kennel Key Kitchen Cookbook on our website!

PB and Punkin Treats

With three simple ingredients, your pup is sure to get into the fall spirit with these treats!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or sub almond butter) 
  • 1 cup flour (I used spelt, but whole wheat is good too) 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F. 
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well. 
  3. Working on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out until it’s a little less than 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your treats using a dog bone cookie cutter or any other fun shape.
  4. Place treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes.  Allow the treats to cool completely before you feed them to your dog, and watch them enjoy!

Doggo-Safe Chicken, Rice, and Veggies

For a healthy and delicious main meal for your pup, definitely give this dish a try! You can even sub the chicken for a few turkey breasts to get Fido in the Thanksgiving spirit! Thanks to the crockpot, this recipe is super easy to bring together!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown rice 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1/2 lb. green beans, roughly chopped 
  • 1 medium sweet potato, roughly chopped 
  • 3 carrots, sliced into 1″-inch thick rounds 
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts

Instructions:

  1. Put all ingredients into the crockpot in the order given (layer, don’t mix). 
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours. 
  3. When done, stir, breaking up the chicken into small pieces. 
  4. Let cool and serve. Refrigerate unused portion; keeps up to three days

Apple Cheddar Pupcakes

Apples are basically the fruit that screams fall! These pupcakes include apples and cheese, two big favorites among the majority of doggos! Be sure to include these in your Thanksgiving lineup for your pup!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 
  • 2 Tbsp. honey 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F and line a cupcake tin with paper or silicone cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, oats, and baking powder together.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the applesauce, oil, honey, eggs, and cheese together. 
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. 
  5. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins, filling the cups about halfway. 
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool, then let your pup enjoy! 

Homemade Frosty Paws

Maybe your dog is watching his carb-intake this holiday season. Maybe something cold and delicious is more his speed. If that’s the case, then try making these homemade frosty paws! Because, honestly, who doesn’t like ice cream?! The best part is, all you have to do is mix three basic ingredients together and let your freezer do the rest of the work. 

Ingredients:

  • 32 Ounces of Plain Non-Fat Yogurt 
  • 1 Ripe Banana 
  • 3 Tbsp. Peanut Butter (or sub almond butter)

Instructions:

  1. Put all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. 
  2. Blend until the mixture is smooth and the banana is evenly dispersed through the mixture. 
  3. Place mixture into small paper cups and freeze for at least three hours. 
  4. Serve to your pupper on a hot summer day! 

Remember, if your pup loved these fall-inspired treats, be sure to download the full Kennel Key Kitchen Cookbook on our website. Its full of amazing recipes that can be used all year long!