Make your own homemade pumpkin peanut butter dog treats with this one-bowl 4-ingredient recipe! Create cute-shaped biscuits with silicone molds or cookie cutters. These DIY dog treats make a welcome gift for your dog-loving friends. Download the free printable gift tags!
Maggie, my Havanese, is obsessed with these dog cookies! She is a "velcro" dog and is rarely more than ten feet away from me. One day, shortly after I made these pumpkin dog treats, I suddenly realized she wasn't anywhere to be seen.
After searching everywhere, I found her at the other end of the house, sitting and focusing intently up at the table where I had left them earlier.
Apparently, her loving devotion had shifted from me to those treats. . .
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
- Dogs love them! If you celebrate your dog's birthday, here's a healthy snack.
- They're made with simple, healthy ingredients.
- They're quick and easy to make.
- They smell good, unlike some of the commercial meat or salmon treats.
- These make a cute gift for your dog-loving friends when packed in a jar with a ribbon and a tag. Download the gift tag below!
- The recipe calls for pumpkin purée, so it's a good one to use when you have a little leftover pumpkin. After making Pumpkin Spice Bread, Warm Cranberry Apple Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal, Pumpkin Cheesecake or Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake you often have ½ a cup or more pumpkin left in a can. Perfect for your pup!
🛒 Ingredients for peanut butter pumpkin dog treats
- pumpkin purée: not pumpkin pie filling.
- peanut butter: natural, no sugar added. Read the label carefully and check that it does not contain xylitol--an artificial sweetener that is highly toxic to dogs.
- eggs: you'll need two large eggs.
- oat flour: you can substitute whole wheat flour. Certified gluten-free oat flour is a good choice if your dog has a gluten sensitivity.
🥄 How to make dog treats for silicone molds
While you certainly don't have to have silicone molds, they do make cute dog biscuits! The ones I use have paw prints and dog bone shapes.
- Combine pumpkin purée, peanut butter and eggs, then stir in the flour. The dough will be quite stiff.
- Roll the dough into small balls, less than 1-inch in diameter, then gently press them into the molds. Don't overfill them. The dough will puff up a little while it's baking.
- Place the filled molds on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 350°F. or until they have hardened.
- Remove from the oven and place the molds on a cooling rack for 10 - 15 minutes, then invert them. Let the treats cool completely. They will harden a little more while they cool.
While these silicone molds are very easy to use and clean, they're not essential. You can either pat or roll out the dough to ⅓ to ½ inch thickness, then use a cookie cutter to cut shapes.
Since this recipe fills about three and a half of these molds, I have simply patted out the dough and cut small ½ inch cubes with the remainder. If they're ½ inch thick, they will take 30- 35 minutes to bake.
Frequently asked questions
Yes! If you have concerns about feeding your dog peanut butter or certain grains, it's always a good idea to consult your veterinarian first.
🐾 How to store dog treats
These pumpkin peanut butter dog treats will last for a week or two at room temperature in a sealed container. For longer storage, refrigerate or freeze them in a freezer-safe bag or container with all the air removed.
Note: These are dog treats, not a replacement for your dog's regular kibble.
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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- ½ cup pure pumpkin purée, not pie filling
- 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter, with no added sugar or xylitol
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups oat flour, or whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine the pumpkin purée, peanut butter and eggs in a medium bowl.
- Stir in the flour until well combined.
- Roll the dough into small balls less than 1-inch in diameter. Press them into the molds just until they're level. Don't overfill as the treats will puff up a little as they bake.
- Place the molds on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes at 350°F. or until the dog treats are dry and hard.
- Remove from the oven and transfer the molds to a cooling rack for 10 - 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, invert onto the rack and let the treats cool completely before feeding to your dog.
- Store at room temperature in an airtight container for a week or more. For longer storage, refrigerate or freeze.