Good day, MoFos and friends! Here’s one for the dog lovers out there! I’ve been meaning to take on vegan dog treats for a time and I figured, well the Vegan Month of Food is as good a time as any. My little vegan superhero pooch, Chicken — yes that’s his real name, named after the bird in it’s living state — really likes pumpkin and the only thing he likes more than pumpkin is peanut butter so, I thought: why not give the little man the best of both worlds?
This may not be human comfort food, but in the spirit of veganism — here’s to the desires and comfort of my favorite little nonhuman friend! These treats are so easy to make and Chicken absolutely loves them! Hopefully, you know of a four-legged, bushy tailed someone who will love them too!
(makes about 25 small cookies)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh — not pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond)
Preheat the oven to 375 F and place a rack in the center of the oven. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
In another bowl combine the peanut butter, pumpkin, and non-dairy milk. Add the flour mixture, in small batches and mix well.
Knead the dough two to three times on a lightly floured surface. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out about 1/4 inch in thickness and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. I used the rim of a shot glass.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.