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Pup-kin Spice Dog-nuts

The pumpkin spice life has really grown on me and I can’t seem to get enough of the warm fuzzy fall feels. A week ago I made some pup-kin spice ice coobs, which I never got around to eating in the end… they were tucked away in the freezer – who knew! BUT they were super yummy, so I am gutted I didn’t hoover them down.

So, since I had a pumpkin spice mix ready to go and I was NOT prepared to let it go to waste what was a doggo meant to do? Did I hear you say make donuts, Biscuit? THAT’S RIGHT!

Pumpkin spiced donuts topped with Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon – hang on – let me just clean my dribble up (how embarrassing).

This is the first of MANY fall inspired recipes, and what better way than to kick it off with donuts flavoured with what seems to be a super popular drink over in America – Pumpkin spice!

I thought I’d give us European pups a taste of the American cuisine!

Oh, I promise these donuts are super easy to make, give them a go and I  hope your pups enjoy them as much as I did!


Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total cooking time: 35 minutes

Yields 6 dog-nuts

Ingredients

For the donuts

1 cup (80g) rolled oats

1 cup (140g) whole-wheat flour

½ cup (130g)  pumpkin puree

1 large egg

½ cup (125ml) oat milk

¼ tsp cinnamon (plus extra for decoration)

¼ tsp ground ginger

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp organic honey

For the topping

4 tbsp Greek yogurt

1 tbsp organic honey

Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (356°F). Prepare a sheet of parchment paper by drawing large circles with a pencil using a mug (be sure to leave 1-2cm space between each circle). Then, grab an icing tip (or an object small enough to create a smaller circle than the larger one) and draw inside the large circles. You should now have donut guides! Once done, line a baking tray with the prepared parchment paper. Alternatively, if you’re lucky enough to have a donut pan, feel free to use instead!

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, oat milk, pumpkin puree and honey.

3. Then, add in the oats, flour, ground ginger, cinnamon and baking powder and mix together until combined well.

4. Fill a piping bag (2.5cm wide icing tip) with the donut mixture and pipe onto the donut shape guides on the parchment paper.

5. Bake donuts at 180°C (356°F) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Cool on a wiring rack completely. While the donuts are cooling, mix together the Greek yogurt and honey in a bowl until you have a smooth consistency.

6. Grab a donut and dip one side into the Greek yogurt. Repeat this step until all donuts have been covered with topping. Then give the donuts a dusting of cinnamon!

7. Serve to your doggy!

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Baking dog treats Dogs Healthy dog food Natural dog food

Biccy’s Chicken & Cheddar Bites

Happy belated National Dog day!🐶Did you do anything special to celebrate? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear!😁I decided to make some yummy treats for me and my sister since we ran out of apple & cheddar biscuits really quick *licks leftover crumb off keyboard.* We, and by we, I mean me, also celebrated by splashing around in the paddling pool and then woofed down a scrumptious salmon dinner. Peanuts stole my salmon skin though… I’ll get her back for that.😡

My apple & cheddar biscuits were so divine I wanted to include cheese in another one of my bakes. Well, I should also say that Peanuts had a say too. I found a note (covered with cheese crumbs) on my next recipe saying: ‘must include cheese’. So here we are: Biccy’s Chicken & Cheddar Bites!😋

I also added mint to this recipe because Peanuts has fishy breath and I can’t take it anymore. Oh, and before I forget, I also personalised them to make them extra special as a gift for my friends Tigger, Lally & Bo. I was so happy that Bo ate them too, he’s a rescue dog and extremely wary of being given food (he normally won’t eat it)! Success!😊

I hope you enjoy these bites as much as we did!🤩


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total cooking time: 35 minutes

Makes 32 bites

Ingredients:

1 & 1/2 cups (210g) whole-wheat flour

½ cup (50g) rolled oats

1 tbsp of roughly chopped, fresh mint

1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil

¼ cup (60ml) water

1 large egg

½ cup (50g) cheddar cheese (grated)

1 cup (220g) cooked & shedded chicken breast

Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C (392°F) and line a baking tray with baking/parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, water and egg until combined. Mix in the cheddar cheese and chicken.

3. Add the oats and gradually mix in the flour until you have a dough. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.

4. Place the dough on a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to 1cm thick.

5. With a cookie cutter of your choice, cut out the dough into shapes and place on baking tray.

6. Bake at 200°C (392°F) for 20 minutes until golden brown on top. Flip the biscuits half way through for an even bake.

7. Cool completely on a wire rack and serve to your pup!

8. Keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.