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Tasty Tuesday: Quinoa & Pumpkin Dog Treats

Tasty Tuesday: Quinoa & Pumpkin Dog Treats

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So I bet things are getting pretty crazy ’round your house, eh?
Things are NUTS at Casa de Kolchak. the Mama is running around like a chicken with her head cut off. There is ribbon every where. She has lists of list of lists. She’s a mess.
She didn’t even bake me treats this weekend.
::gasp:: I know, right? What the woof, Mama? I was not impressed. mean, sure, I need treats, but what about Tasty Tuesday, Mama? Did you think of that? I guess not, eh?
It’s a good thing that our friends at Green Lakes Barkery stepped in to save the Mama’s tail.
They offered to share one of their tasty treat with us and oh my woof do they look good!

We’re making Quinoa & Pumpkin Dog Treats!


Mama loves baking with quinoa. Even though it’s often referred to as an “ancient grain”, this tasty food is actually a seed and it’s fantastic to use n grain-free dog treats.
Want to try this recipe? ( I know I do!) Here’s what you need:
3 T flax seed (or a flax/chia seed combo)
1 C water
4 C prepared quinoa (cooled)
1 large can of pumpkin purée (or homemade if pumpkins are in season)
¼ C canola oil
¼ C maple syrup
1 t. cinnamon
1.      Place flax seed meal in 1 C water. Stir and let sit 5 minutes to form a gel.
2.     Stir mixture and add other ingredients.
3.    Spread into silicone baking trays. I like the Wilton Brownie Bites, but other sizes and shapes are possible.
4.    Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. You may serve them soft, but their shelf life is short. If you’d like to extend their shelf-life, place in a dehydrator until crunchy.
 I bet this recipe would work just as well and taste just as good with canned sweet potato too! Yum!
Are you looking for tasty treats?  Green Lakes Barkery specializes in tasty organic treats for your furry friends. Find them at the Shoppingtown Mall in DeWitt, NY or online at
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Thursday 31st of October 2019

[…] 2) Kol’s Notes – They post a “Tasty Tuesday” recipe each week that shows you how to make healthy and wholesome snacks for your pup. Check out their latest recipe, Quinoa and Pumpkin Dog Treats. […]

Jackie Alvarado

Friday 27th of November 2015

When mentioning one large can of pumpkin, are you referencing a 15 ounce can or larger?


Friday 27th of November 2015

We're up in Canada and our can says 796 mL. The google tells me that is 26 ounces?


Wednesday 30th of September 2015

Is the maple syrup optional? I'm avoiding sugars for my dog.


Saturday 3rd of October 2015

I've honestly never tried it. I suspect it would be just fine.

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