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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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Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Nib-Balls

Looking for an easy training treat to make? Or looking for a treat that’s bite sized for doggos of all size?  Then these peanut butter & sweet potato nib-balls are right up your alley!☺️

I made these Nib-Balls for my sister, Peanuts the Chihuahua, she’s not as big as me and can’t eat every treat I make in one go like I can. I thought I’d treat her to something yummy and Peanuts sized because I’m suuuch a good brother! Did she eat them in one go? No. It turns out that they’re just easier for her to steal more and stash away in her bed for a midnight munch. This leaves poor ol’ me without any treats! major facepalm moment 😬

Whatever makes her happy I guess?! Right?

These Nib-Balls are super easy to make. This recipe uses four ingredients only; I think this has to be the most simple recipe I’ve ever posted! Mix everything together, roll the dough mixture into bite sized ball shapes using your paws – woops, I mean hands – and bake!


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total cooking time: 35 minutes

Yields 54 nib-balls

Ingredients:

1 cup (140g) sweet potato (peeled, chopped)

½ cup (145g) Organic, natural apple sauce

1 ½ cups (150g) Rolled oats

2 tbsp Peanut butter (natural, raw, unrefined)

Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (356°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Place sweet potato in a microwaveable bowl, cover with a piece of damp kitchen paper and microwave for 5 minutes until cooked, it should be fork tender. Then, puree the sweet potato using a hand blender or a food processor.

3. Blitz rolled oats into a fine powder using a hand blender or a food processor.

4. In a large bowl, whisk together the apple sauce, peanut butter and sweet potato puree until combined well. Then mix in the oats until a dough has been formed. The dough should NOT be sticky!

5. Using half a teaspoon, scoop out the dough mixture and roll into a ball using your hands, then place onto the baking tray. Repeat this step until you have no dough left.

6. Bake at 180°C (356°F) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wiring rack completely before serving to your pup!