I love to bake. Somehow the cooler weather of fall brings out the baker in me.
Back before I became Gluten Free, this time of year would find me baking every weekend. But Gluten Free baking requires a lot of work as well as a variety of flours. I guess you could say going GF sort of took the wind out of my sails.
But today is Tasty Tuesday and I needed a recipe to share, which is how I found myself in the kitchen looking for an easy, GF recipe that was both human and dog friendly. Because those are the requirements I give Jodi Chick. If I’m going to bake for my dogs, I want it to be something I can eat too.
Like these carob and banana cookies.
Look at these luscious little biscuits? Aren’t they beautiful?
They’re not mine. I told you they had to be easy. Rolling out dough and cutting it into shapes does not equate to easy in my book. No, these were made by the amazing Jodi Chick. She brought a whole bunch of them to BlogPaws and I froze them. And yes, I actually tasted them, they’re not bad at all.
But looking at those beauties wasn’t helping me with my task. I had a recipe for pumpkin cookies that a friend had given to me but I was missing a few ingredients, so I set out to modify it a little.
I named these Pumpkin Patties because I was worried that Pumpkin Pasties might be copy written by J.K. Rowling.
Ingredients1 1/2 cups of oat flour 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1 egg 1/3 cup pumpkin (canned or fresh) 1/4 cup water (maybe a bit more)
Mix everything together, this dough is stiff so bring your muscle arm. You can add a little more water if you need to, your goal here is to get everything mixed together.
When you are finished it should look like this.
Take a teaspoon and scoop some out, then roll it between your hands to form small balls. (I’ve already said stiff and balls in this post, and I know where Mrs. Taleteller’s mind is going.) I got about 22 of them out of this batch.
Press them flat with a fork. I put a squirt of coconut oil spray on my fork, to keep it from sticking. I had to do that once about every four cookies.
Bake in a pre-heated 350 ° oven for 18 to 22 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove to a wire rack and let them cool completely. Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Now for the official taste test.
Sampson and Delilah both give these cookies 4 paws.
Whenever Jodi’s in the kitchen baking I always tell her to find me something easy that I can bake and share with my pets. Humanize it, I always tell her. So I had to Humanize this recipe as well. After all, I can’t expect people to do things that I’m not willing to do myself.
My initial thought was to drizzle a bit of honey on top of the cookie.
As I was describing them to my mom, I mentioned they remind me of a scone. My next thought to Humanize them is to make a thin drizzle from confectioner’s sugar and water or milk and drizzle along the top.
I think they’d work well with a cup of tea, don’t you?