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Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe

These homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats are the perfect fall cookie for your furry friends! Made with pure pumpkin, eggs, peanut butter, and oat flour!

Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Show of hands, who has a furry four legged friend running your household??

We were lucky enough to welcome a small little schnauzer at the beginning of the year and he has easily become everyone’s favorite family member.

He keeps me company while my little guy is at school and has become my sons shadow whenever he is home. We just cannot control ourselves around the little fluff ball.

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen him make a few appearances.

Harvey is the best. We could not imagine life without him. We also want to spoil him rotten which is where this recipe came from!

Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

 

One thing we learned about the schnauzer breed is that they are at a higher risk when it comes to diabetes which has us super careful about what goes into his little belly.

This recipe is perfect because it combines a few super healthy ingredients and gives them a homemade treat that does not have me worried about the long term results.

Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Ingredients for homemade dog treats:

  • Pumpkin- Be sure to use pure pumpkin and stay away from pie filling.
  • Eggs- Large eggs work best for this recipe.
  • Peanut Butter- please be sure your peanut butter does not contain xylitol.
  • Oat Flour- See below how to make oat flour at home. You could also use whole wheat flour.
  • Cinnamon- This ingredient is optional.

*Note: While these ingredients have been approved by our veterinarian, I suggest consulting yours before you feed your dog any human food.

Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Instead of wheat flour I decided to use an oat version.

Oats are good for their digestive system and full of soluble fiber. Now, I know you are probably asking where you would get this?? Good news is you can make your own in about 5 minutes.

How to make oat flour:

  1. Add 1 cup rolled oats to high powered blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse until a powder like consistency.

Awesome, right?

This is actually a great alternative for dogs that have a wheat allergy.

Another great ingredient int his recipe is the pumpkin. Pumpkin has a lot of the same dietary benefits as oatmeal but ads a great scent and taste to the treat.

Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

How to make dog cookies: 

  1. Whisk together your pumpkin, eggs, and peanut butter. Fold in 2 1/2 cups flour and the cinnamon. Add additional flour until the dough is no longer sticky to the touch.
  2. Roll your dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with your desired cookie cutter. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until crisp.


    I decided that small round cookies were going to work the best for my small breed dog, but you could make these any size or shape you like.

    A pumpkin shape or bone would be fun.

    Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

    I also used the back of a teaspoon to create cute little paw prints right on each cookie before putting them into the oven for a cute extra special touch.

    Let’s talk about storage…

    How to store homemade dog treats:

    1. Let your treats cool completely.
    2. Place in a quality air tight container and store in the pantry away from moisture. This is the best way to store if they will be used quickly.
    3. Another alternative is to place them in a zip top bag and freeze.

    How long do homemade dog treats last?

    1. If you are storing them in your pantry, DRY homemade dog treats will last 2-3 days.
    2. In the freezer, if stored properly, they should last up to six months!
    Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

    Like this recipe? You will love my Easy Dog Treats, Pumpkin Pie Granola, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, and Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

    Harvey has been loving these tiny cookies. I am pretty sure it took everything he had to not jump up and snag this out of my hand. So what do you think? Are you going to whip these up for your pup?

    Pumpkin Dog Treats

    Pumpkin Dog Treats

    Yield: 24 cookies
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 40 minutes

    These easy homemade pumpkin dog treats are the perfect way to spoil your furry friends! 

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup pumpkin
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons peanut butter, , please be sure your peanut butter does not contain xylitol
    • 2-1/2- 4 cups Oat flour or wheat flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

    Instructions

    1. Whisk together your pumpkin, eggs, and peanut butter. Fold in 2 1/2 cups flour and the cinnamon. Add additional flour until the dough is no longer sticky to the touch.
    2. Roll your dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with your desired cookie cutter. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until crisp.

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Chris Moore

Monday 31st of August 2020

These are very similar to cookies made for human consumption. If I don't freeze those or even put them in an air tight container why would I have to do it for these? Do they dry out or become too hard to eat? Thanks.

Jesseca

Monday 31st of August 2020

Just my suggestion to keep them fresh longer. They will go bad quicker if not stored properly.

Gina

Saturday 5th of January 2019

Can you use coconut flour?

Jesseca

Saturday 5th of January 2019

Hi Gina, I have personally never used coconut flour. However, my vet has told me that it is a healthy option for our dog. I'd say that it is up to you and what you think is best for your pet. It should work similarly in this recipe.

Mary Boes

Monday 24th of December 2018

I made these and my dog loves them. However, even after being stored in a container, 4 days later there was mold growing on them! Good thing I didn't give them for Christmas!

Jesseca

Friday 28th of December 2018

Yikes! I have never had that issue. Something I will have to look into. Glad you didn't give them away. I do suggest storing them in a quality air tight container or in the freezer.

Clarissa

Friday 27th of July 2018

I came upon this recipe through Facebook. Then reading about them I found you had a schnauzer! We’re picking our miniature up in about 8-9 weeks as it was only born 2 weeks ago . I’m Looking forward to making these as I know they are great for our dog breed also! Plus I keep all these ingredients regularly in our cupboard even the banana someone mentioned. Do you use quick oats or rolled oats when processing? I also can’t believe that Harvey is your pups name, our dog will be Harley or Harvey lol. Thanks again

Jennifer

Saturday 6th of January 2018

My pup is having tummy troubles lately (finding out she has a very sensitive system) and came back to your recipe (had it pinned). Nowadays it seems safer for the doggies to make yourself what you give them due to sensitivities and recalls. I chose to try it your way by making my own oat flour. I left it slightly coarse and they look delicious. I have spent the day doing a purge of anything that might be effecting her negatively. I am hoping your treats are the ticket to Baylee starting to feel better. Thank you for the all natural treat recipe!

Jesseca

Saturday 6th of January 2018

As a fellow dog mom to a pup with sensitive stomach issues, I applaud you for taking the extra steps to making sure your fur baby is taken care of. I hope these treats work out for your little one!

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