Recipe for Healthy Dog Biscuits

With Pumpkin Puree & Chickpea Flour

Pumpkin, coconut, chickpeas ... These dog biscuits contain all the ingredients that dogs love. The goods new is, they are extremely healthy for dogs as well, so you don't have to feel guilty even if you over-indulge your dog with a few of these delectable biscuits sometimes!

These healthy dog biscuits are high in dietary fiber, vitamin A, and minerals (manganese and potassium).

They are suitable of course for all dogs, and especially for those with weak digestive systems. They provide good eye and skin support because of the high vitamin A content.

Health Benefits of Chickpeas

This amazing little pea is jam-packed with nutrients: It is rich in protein and insoluble fiber, as well as a host of trace minerals, such as manganese, copper, phosphorous, iron, and zinc.

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are extremely good for digestive tract health because of their high insoluble fiber content. The fiber, being insoluble, passes all the way to the colon, where it is broken down by the bacteria into short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). These SCFAs are absorbed by the intestinal wall cells and used for energy and cell maintenance. Therefore, chickpeas are good for dogs with poor digestive health, such as those with IBD or colitis.

In addition, chickpeas are rich in antioxidants in the form of flavonoids, which are good for the cardiovascular system.

Last but not least, chickpeas can better regulate blood sugar levels because of their high protein and fiber contents. These two nutrients work together to prevent the breakdown of food from taking place too quickly or too slowly. As a result, the release of sugar from the food is better regulated. With better blood sugar regulation, insulin output and overall insulin function can also improve. Thus, chickpeas are beneficial and a good energy source for dogs with blood sugar problems.

Recipe: Dog Biscuit with Pumpkin & Chickpea Flour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt

Instructions:

Healthy Dog Biscuits with Pumpkin and Chickpea
  1. Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients well.
  3. Add the egg and pumpkin puree.
  4. Mix thoroughly and knead the dough a few times into a ball.
  5. Put the dough between two sheets of saran wrap. Press it down a bit, and roll it out to approx. 1/4" thick.
  6. Cut with cookie cutters of your choice.
  7. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  8. Turn the oven off and allow the biscuits to cool inside the oven completely before removing.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

GR with a rolling pin

Fido's Tips

  • Be sure that the pumpkin puree is unsweetened and 100% pumpkin. Don't use pumpkin pie filling.
  • Want to know why pumpkin is so good for us doggies? Visit this page.
  • If the dough is a bit sticky to handle, let it sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.

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