Following is one of the treats for our K9s that I promised to post awhile ago. My mother-in-law found it in the November/December 2007 issue of Dog Living Magazine and passed it on to me. It was fun to make together and our pups loved it. All the ingredients are "dog safe". For a list of foods that are dangerous for dogs, see this page on peteducation.com.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Bars
6 cups whole oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
2 1/2 cups water (substitution for water can be soy milk, yogurt, apple juice)
Put all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. When mixed thoroughly, spoon mixture into an oiled or lightly sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 mintues. Let cool 10 minutes and turn out onto a cutting board. Cut into squares, as big or small as you wish. Keep refrigerated in a zip-lock bag or plastic tub with a lid. These will be good for 6 weeks.
Note: Pumpkin can be substituted for unsweet applesauce, peanut butter (natural, avoid the salt and sugar), cooked sweet potatoes, cooked chopped vegetables (not onions).
Don't have time right now to bake treats for your pup? My girl loves to hear the vegetable peeler at work because she's hoping for carrot peelings. She also loves cranberries.