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Pumpkin Dog Treats

close up shot of Pumpkin Dog Treats drizzled with peanut butter and piled in a bowl
Easy, homemade pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats are a great option for your favorite dog!
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  1. PUMPKIN DOG TREATS INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS PUMPKIN DOG TREATS RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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Your dogs will go crazy for this pumpkin dog treats recipe. With simple ingredients, they offer the perfect balance of crunchy and moist. Plus, they’re super cute. Win-win!

For more homemade dog treats for your furry friends, check out our dog ice cream and dog birthday cake.

PUMPKIN DOG TREATS INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup no added sugar or salt natural peanut butter, ½ cup more for drizzle
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups brown rice flour

PRO TIP:

Watch out when you are at the grocery store that you buy pure pumpkin purée and not canned pumpkin pie filling.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

FLOUR: Whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour or almond flour all work fine for these homemade treats.

PUMPKIN: You could change up the vegetable for these homemade dog biscuits and use mashed sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin puree.

PEANUT BUTTER: You could substitute peanut butter for any type of creamy nut butter you have (almond butter, cashew butter, etc.) at home. It might make for a little different consistency, but the taste and overall outcome of these delicious treats will be the same.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS PUMPKIN DOG TREATS RECIPE

PRO TIP:

The best part of this great recipe is how well they freeze. Make a double batch of this homemade dog treats recipe so that you always have a supply of your own homemade dog treats on hand.

STEP ONE: In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients in order and beat until well combined. The dough should look crumbly but will stick when placed into a ball.

STEP TWO: Split dough in half and roll into a ball. Place ball of dough between two layers of parchment paper.

STEP THREE: Flatten with the ball with the palm of your hand, and then roll with a rolling pin. The dough should be about ¾ inch thick. Once flattened, use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes.

PRO TIP:

I used a medium-sized dog bone cookie cutter to create these. But you can use a traditional circle cookie cutter or a glass. If you have other cookie cutters in cute shapes, you could use those as well. You could also use smaller cookie cutters and use them as training treats.

STEP FOUR: Carefully lift and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all of your dough is used.

STEP FIVE: Place in the oven and bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes. For a crisper treat, flip over treats and cook for an additional 6 minutes or until crisp. You may need to adjust baking times depending on treat thickness and type of cookie sheet.

STEP SIX: While the treats are baking, heat additional peanut butter for 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave or until smooth and creamy. Once treats are finished cooking, drizzle peanut butter. Let cool completely before serving to your dog.

PRO TIP:

For a more senior dog whose teeth are not what they used to be, you can break the cookies into smaller pieces or put them in their bowl with a small amount of water to soften them up.

HOW TO SERVE

These crunchy biscuits are a great way to show your best friend how proud you are of them. Share a special treat as a reward or just because.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Pop your pumpkin treats into a sealed plastic bag or airtight container. You can store them in the fridge for up to two months.

IN THE FREEZER: These pumpkin peanut butter dog treats will last six months in the freezer.

Your four-legged friend will love these pumpkin dog biscuits. This easy recipe is quick to make and has all-natural ingredients that your pup will gobble up.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use homemade pumpkin puree in this recipe?

These tasty treats would work fine with either store-bought or homemade pumpkin puree.

Can I freeze these dog cookies?

You can freeze this recipe for up to 6 months stored in an airtight container.

My dog has sensitive stomach issues, will these cookies be ok?

Ultimately, you know best what foods your dog has issues with but this dog biscuit recipe avoids most common food allergies that trouble dog tummies so they should be fine.

Can I replace whole wheat flour in this recipe with all-purpose flour?

You can certainly use either whole wheat or all-purpose flour in this easy recipe.

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close up shot of Pumpkin Dog Treats drizzled with peanut butter and piled in a bowl

Pumpkin Dog Treats

5 from 4 votes
Easy, homemade pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats are a great option for your favorite dog!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 40

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup no sugar or salt added peanut butter ½ cup more for drizzle
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups brown rice flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients in order and beat until well combined. Dough should look crumbly but will stick when placed into a ball.
  • Split dough in half and roll into a ball. Place ball of dough between two layers of parchment paper.
  • First, flatten with the ball with the palm of your hand, and then roll with rolling pin. The dough should be about ¾ inch thick.
  • Once flattened, use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Carefully lift and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all of your dough is used.
  • Place in oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. For a crisper treat, flip over treats and cook for an additional 6 minutes or until crisp. You may need to adjust baking times depending on treat thickness and type of cookie sheet.
  • While treats are baking, heat additional peanut butter for 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave or until smooth and creamy. Once treats are finished cooking, drizzle on peanut butter.
  • Let cool completely before serving to your dog.

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Notes

TIP: Watch out when you are at the grocery store that you buy pure pumpkin purée and not canned pumpkin pie filling.
 
TIP: The best part of this great recipe is how well they freeze. Make a double batch of this homemade dog treats recipe so that you always have a supply of your own homemade dog treats on hand.
 
TIP: I used a medium-sized dog bone cookie cutter to create these. But you can use a traditional circle cookie cutter or a glass. If you have other cookie cutters in cute shapes, you could use those as well. You could also use smaller cookie cutters and use them as training treats if you’d like.
 
TIP: For a more senior dog whose teeth are not what they used to be, you can break the cookies into smaller pieces or put them in their bowl with a small amount of water to soften them up.

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 721IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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    • Layne Kangas says

      I stored in the fridge in an airtight container for a month and they were good! I’ve read they will last for up to two months in the fridge of six months in the freezer. We go through them too fast to test out that length of time though. 😉

  1. Wendy says

    I am trying this recipe now, only I am substituting Coconut flour, not just because I have it on hand, but because it is supposed to be very healthy for dogs, especially diabetic dogs.

  2. Lynn says

    5 stars
    Great recipe. I made them as surprise gifts for friends who have dogs. I ordered another dog bone cutter in the 2 inch size so they could be used for treats.

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