Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | 

Pumpkin Dog Treats

Can you believe fall weather will be here soon? As we dream of pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pie, did you know your pup can get in on the pumpkin craze too?

Not only is pumpkin safe for your dog to eat, it’s often called a miracle food for dogs because of it’s numerous health benefits! In small doses, canned, pureed pumpkin helps dogs with an upset stomach and corrects both diarrhea and constipation. It’s also high in fiber and low in calories and can help with weight management.

If you’ve never considered feeding your dog pumpkin dog treats before, we have the perfect peanut butter pumpkin dog treats recipe for you to try. Since you already know that dogs find peanut butter irresistible, these peanut butter pumpkin dog treats are sure to be winners!

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Servings: 1-2 dozen homemade dog treats, depending on size of cookie cutter

3/4 cup canned, pureed pumpkin
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg yolk
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

When buying ingredients for this homemade dog treat recipe, make sure to buy canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling, because pumpkin pie filling is too sugary and spicy for dogs. Pick up all-natural or organic peanut butter, since other types of peanut butter may contain xylitol, which is toxic to pets.  Learn more about pet food safety and pet food nutrition here.

Baking Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

  2. Add wet ingredients into the large bowl of a mixer. Beat at medium speed until well combined.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flours and baking powder.

  4. Gradually add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture at low speed until combined, and don’t worry if the dough is dry.

  5. Next, place dough on a lightly floured surface and flatten with your hand. Using a rolling pin, roll into a circle until dough is about 1/4" thick.

  6. Use cookie cutters to make shapes and place the homemade dog treat dough 1" apart on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Store leftover homemade dog treats in an airtight container or in the freezer.

Pumpkin Dog Treats

We know you’ll add these pumpkin dog treats to your list of ‘favorite’ homemade dog treat recipes!

Looking for more homemade dog treat recipes? Find more here.

Recipe Source: SpendWithPennies.com