Baked dog treats filled with pumpkin and peanut butter.
Your furry friend is an important member of the family, and that means they deserve homemade treats too! Sure, you can go out and buy a box of dog treats, but these Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats are made with love — and they’re just as easy to make as making a batch of cookies.
Reviewers have rated these homemade dog treats 5 stars over 800 times, and your pup will definitely give it two paws up too!
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Total Time: 55 mins
- Servings: 25
- Yield: 25 treats
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Homemade Dog Treat Ingredients
Here’s what you’ll need to make the homemade pumpkin dog treats:
Whole Wheat Flour
Whole wheat flour is packed with nutrients for your pup, like fiber, protein, and antioxidants. You can use all-purpose flour in a pinch, but it won’t provide as many nutrients.
Eggs are great for dogs and add protein, fatty acids, and vitamins to their diet.
Make sure you get pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. The pumpkin pie filling can have added ingredients, like sugar, which isn’t great for dogs.
Use natural peanut butter or double-check the ingredients and make sure the peanut butter doesn’t contain Xylitol, which can be harmful to dogs.
The salt will help the treats’ flavor — and it’s perfectly safe for dogs in moderation.
Not only does cinnamon give the treats a delicious flavor, but also it can provide some great nutritional benefits (like antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and better heart health).
This optional step will keep the dog treats together and make it more workable for you.
How to Make Homemade Dog Treats
Making homemade dog treats is just as easy as making cookies for you and your family. In fact, they’re prepared in almost the same way.
Simply combine all your ingredients in a bowl or stand mixer. Then transfer the mixture to a work surface and work it with your hands until a dough has formed.
Roll out the dough and either cut it into strips or stamp it with your favorite cookie cutters.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes, until crunchy. Make sure to wait until they are completely cool before giving it to your dog.
- 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon water, or more if necessary (Optional)
Gather all ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Combine flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl; stir with a spatula until combined.
Transfer mixture to a work surface and work it with your hands until mixture starts to come together. Add 1 teaspoon water at a time (only if needed) to help make the dough workable, but don’t add too much as it should be dry and stiff.
Roll the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch.
Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and transfer to a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until dog treats are golden brown and crunchy, about 40 minutes. Let cool before serving to your dog.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
- Calories: 56g
- Fat: 1g
- Carbs: 9g
- Proteins: 3g
Benefits of Making Dog Treats At Home
Of course, the biggest benefit is that your furry friend will love these homemade treats! But beyond that, you also know exactly what is going into the treats and how it will impact your pup’s health.