Don’t forget treats for your furry friend. These Homemade Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats are made with only five natural ingredients to create a fun and easy treat for your pup!
Everyone needs homemade treats for the holidays. Yes, dogs included! With a few ingredients, one bowl and some cookie cutters these homemade dog treats came together quickly and easily. No preservatives or additives, just pure wholesome goodness.
- Pumpkin Puree: Use canned or homemade pumpkin puree. Do not use pumpkin pie filling as it has added spices. The pumpkin puree should have no added ingredients, just pumpkin.
- Peanut Butter: Only use all natural peanut butter.
- Flour: Whole wheat, brown rice flour, grain free or gluten free flour works for this recipe.
- Oats: Use old fashioned oats. If your dog is on a grain free diet, substitute the oats with an extra 1/4 cup grain free flour.
- Eggs: The eggs help bind the biscuits so do not omit them.
Steps to Make Homemade Dog Treats
- Mix together wet ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add dry ingredients to the bowl and stir until the dough forms.
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface.
- Use a rolling pin to roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. The dough may be a little sticky so coat your hands and the rolling pin with flour.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut out the biscuits using a cookie cutter like this large dog bone cookie cutter.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes. They should be golden.
- Allow the biscuits to cool on cooling racks until hardened.
Gift Idea for Dogs
You can bake multiple batches of these dog treats and package them up. Give them as gifts to friends and family. Use any type of treat bag, but airtight or closed bags help keep the biscuits fresher longer. Give your favorite pups something wholesome and homemade for the holidays or any time of the year.
Dogs can be allergic to food just like people. Consult your veterinarian or do your research if you have any questions about what to feed your dog.
You can use regular all purpose flour in dog treats, however it is recommended to use whole wheat, rice flour or grain free flour for better nutritional value.
These treats contain five all natural ingredients. Consult your veterinarian if you have concerns about giving your dog homemade dog treats.
These dog treats will last up to 2 weeks in a sealed container at room temperature. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. To freeze, store in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 6 months. Be sure to press out as much of the air out of the bag as possible.
These peanut butter pumpkin dog treats are one of the most popular recipes on this site because they are made with natural ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge and pantry. They come together in little time and are the perfect homemade gift. Go ahead, bake your pup something they will love!
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Homemade Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats
- 15 ounces can pumpkin puree, (1 can) do not use pumpkin pie filling
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup oats*
- 3 cups whole wheat flour, brown rice flour or gluten free flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter until combined. Add oats and flour and stir well until dough forms.
- The dough may be a little sticky, so dust your hands and rolling pin with flour. Pour dough onto a floured surface and roll out to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out using a cookie cutter. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
- Place on cooling racks and let cool thoroughly. They will harden as they cool.
- PUMPKIN PUREE: Use canned or homemade pumpkin puree. Do not use pumpkin pie filling as it has added spices. The pumpkin puree should have no added ingredients, just pumpkin.
- *OATS: If your dog is on a grain free diet, substitute the oats with an extra 1/4 cup grain free flour.
- PEANUT BUTTER: Only use all natural peanut butter.
- FLOUR: Whole wheat, brown rice flour, grain free or gluten free flour works for this recipe.
This recipe was originally published in December 2013 and was updated in October 2020 with new photos and tips.