Healthy 4 ingredient peanut butter pumpkin dog treats that bake in just 10 minutes. Not only will your furry friends love these no sugar pumpkin dog cookies, you can technically eat them too. It's a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe
Like many recipes, cooking your own homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats at home is SO easy, you'll definitely cut back on the store-bought treats after you realize how simple it to make homemade dog treats.
We love giving these pumpkin dog cookies to our furry friends since they're high fiber and the pumpkin helps to keep their stools regular. Even better? These are human friendly too so you and your pup can share!
After our 11-year-old labs were BOTH diagnosed with terminal cancer and stopped eating their regular dog food, we instantly switched to making them homemade dog treats and food. I honestly think they lived months longer than they otherwise would have just because of their homemade dog cookies and dog food.
If you're interested in learning how to make your own dog food, be sure to read our post on Instant Pot dog food (coming soon!) AND how to assemble a barkuterie board for your dog's next birthday.
Homemade Dog Treats Ingredients
With just 4 common pantry ingredients in our peanut butter pumpkin dog treats recipe, it's easy to whip up a batch in less than 20 minutes!
We prefer to keep all of the ingredients without sugar in homemade dog treats and keep everything as natural as possible. Our 4 ingredient pumpkin peanut butter dog treats might even be something you and your furry friend wil want to share! 😉
- old fashioned oats, preferably gluten-free
- large egg
- pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- natural peanut butter (no sugar)
** Please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the exact quantities **
Instead of Pumpkin- Make homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats with mashed banana, unsweetened apple sauce, or mashed sweet potatoes.
Instead of peanut butter - Use almond butter or any type of nut butter without sugar your dog enjoys.
How to Make Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
Making peanut butter pumpkin dog treats is as simple as combining 4 ingredients in a small bowl, shaping them into flat rounds on the pan, and baking them for 10+ minutes. Easy peasy.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mash until well combined.
- Add the uncooked mix by the tablespoon onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Flatten slightly with the flat edge of a fork
- Bake for 10-12 mins. (10 for soft cookies).
- Cool for at least 1 hour before feeding them to a dog.
Dog Treats Recipe Tips
- The homemade dog cookies can be stored on the counter for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to a week. They can also be frozen for 1-2 months.
- Be sure to purchase peanut butter that doesn't have sugar added, it's usually called natural peanut butter. Either smooth or chunky will work.
- The cookies won't spread on the pan during baking so you can adjust the size as desired to make either smaller bite-size dog biscuits or larger ones. You'll of course need to adjust the baking time if you change the size of the treats.
Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe FAQ's
Our dog isn't eating much with his cancer and these are terrific to help keep him regular since they're high in fiber. We feed him 2-3 DIY pumpkin dog biscuits per day, which is about 120 calories. Your pet's dietary needs might be different based on what they eat in a day, their size, and their activity level.
The homemade pumpkin cookies for dogs will keep for up to 3 days on the counter and up to a week in the fridge. Freeze the well wrapped treats for up to 2 months in the freezer.
Both of our senior labs developed cancer in the same year and switching to homemade dog cookies and dog foods literally made a night and day difference. We really feel we were able to enjoy a few extra months with our pets because they switched to healthy dog treats and food. If you're wondering about pumpkin for dogs with cancer, it's a fabulous vet approved food to give them. An added bonus with the pumpkin is that it helps their digestive system and keeping they're doggie poos regular (although a little orange).
More Homemade Dog Food Recipes
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- Instant Pot dog food