Share the Fall Love of Homemade Dog Safe Spiced Maple and Pumpkin Snaps with your Furry Ones. They will surely love you for it!
Much like crazy cat lady, does the term crazy dog lady exists? I may be classified as such and if I am, so be it because I sure as heck love my pooches to pieces!
My furbabies are the world to me and every so often as a token of my love to them, I’ll bake them homemade snacks. I try to change it up so they have something other than apples and carrots to indulge in. If you’re new here, I have an entire section devoted to my babies on URBAN FURBABY -> Dog Safe & Approved Desserts & Snacks.
Aren’t they cute?! Okay, I know that question was a bit presumptuous but how can anyone say no to dogs? I’m a sucker for puppy eyes.
On a serious note, these snaps are quite easy to make. Simply grab any shaped cookie cutter and have at it! The pooches could care less how they look. Personally, I chose to stick to the theme with maple leaves and pumpkin shaped cookie cutters but you can choose any shape your itty bitty heart desires.
However, if you are looking for these EXACT holiday cookie cutters that I have used, you get them HERE.
Keep the baking time short to 20 minutes to leave the snaps slightly soft to bite through yet firm enough to hold its shape. If you want a firmer cookie, after baking, leave cookies in the oven until it’s no longer warm, about 1 hour. The heat with dry the cookie giving them more of a snap went bent.
And there you have, a simple snack to share during the Fall season with your pups. Don’t forget, many dogs LOVE pumpkin and maple- forget it… it’s candy to them!
See Other Dog Treats I’ve Made:
- Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
- Peanut Butter PUPcakes
- Carob Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Swirled Carob Brownies
- Carrot Cake with Neufchâtel Cheese Frosting
- Banana Paw-ty Cake with Carob Frosting
**Note: All dog foods found on URBAN BAKES has been tested by me (yes, I try it too!) and is ensured all ingredients are dog-safe through credible sources and veterinarians. However, there are several allergies and/or intolerances that can develop over time which may include and is not limited to certain proteins, corn, wheat and soy. Please check with your veterinarian if your pet can consume any of the listed ingredients found in this recipe.**Print
- 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
- 1/3 cup wheat bran
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Grade A maple syrup, separated
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with a silicone baking mat; set aside. In a medium bowl whisk oats, wheat bran, both flours and cinnamon; set aside.
- In a large saucepan over low heat, stir in applesauce, pumpkin, maple syrup and oil and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat.
- Add in flour-mixture and mix until a dough forms. Divide dough in half.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll one-half of dough to about a ¼-inch thick. Use desired cookie cutter shapes to press into dough. Use a smaller cookie cutter and press about half way through cut-out to make an indentation. Place each cut-out onto the lined baking sheets about ⅓-inch apart. Repeat rolling of dough and cut-outs for remaining half of dough.
- In a small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of water. Generously brush the tops of each cookie cut-out.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Transfer cookies onto a wire rack and allow to cool until room temperature. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
There are several dog allergies and/or intolerances that can develop over time which may include and is not limited to certain proteins, corn, wheat and soy. Please check with your veterinarian if your pet can consume any of the listed ingredients found in this recipe.
Please give a portion of pupkin snaps that is appropriate for the size of your pet. For large breed dogs, use larger cookie cutter shapes. For small breed dogs or in training, use smaller shaped cookie cutters.
- Category: Canine