Homemade Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

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When we rescued our puppy, Elle, we did like most families and headed over to one of the big chain pet stores to pick up all of the necessities. During that trip, we walked down the dog treat aisle and I was completely overwhelmed. There were SO many different brands. So many claim to be healthier than the next.

After way too much time reading ingredients on way too many packages and trying to make the best decision for Elle, I chose a bag and headed home.  As awesome as these treats sounded and looked, Elle wasn’t in love with them. She would take it, walk to the other end of the house, drop it, and walk away.

But… It was a treat. It had “real” ingredients. But she wasn’t impressed. A week or so later, my Aunt came over with her dog and a bag full of treats that she made herself from only four ingredients. She gave one to Elle and I was shocked to see her reaction. Elle loved it! She wanted more. I needed that recipe!  No more store-bought dog treats for our dog! From now on, we are sticking with these homemade peanut butter dog treats.

Safety First

Before I continue, I want to stress the importance of making sure that your dog (or the person making it) isn’t allergic to anything in this recipe. When buying peanut butter, it’s very important to make sure that xylitol is not one of the ingredients, as this is toxic for dogs.

Also, please make sure that the pumpkin puree is 100% pumpkin and does not contain any other ingredients that may be unhealthy for dogs.

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Why Homemade?

We care about the type of food we give our kids, so why would our dog be any different? She is part of our family, after all. I wanted to make sure that what we are giving her isn’t hurting her. We want her to live a long, healthy life. And if I have to spend a little bit of time every couple of weeks, it’s totally worth it for me.

What I love about these treats is that they are so easy to make. It’s only four ingredients. And no matter what your cooking or baking level is, you can make them!

There are a couple of things you will need:

Cookie Cutters (I used these)
Rolling Pin and Pastry Mat

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Homemade Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe

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Homemade Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats


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Your dog will love the taste and you will love how simple they are to make.


Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup all natural peanut butter (*make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol)
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Use an electric mixer to mix peanut butter, pumpkin and eggs.
  4. Slowly add in flour, in 1/2 cup increments.
  5. Dough should not be sticky, so adjust the amount of flour accordingly.
  6. Put your finished dough on the silicone mat. If you don’t have a mat, you can sprinkle some flour on a flat surface, like your counter.
  7. Use your rolling pin to roll the dough to approximately a 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Use cookie cutters and place your cut treats on the cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden.
  10. Transfer to a cooling rack and make sure they are completely cool.

Notes

Since these dog treats contain eggs, we recommend refrigerating them. If you make a large batch, you can also freeze them and move them to the refrigerator as needed.  

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We hope that your dog loves these as much as Elle does. If you do make them, or have another homemade dog treat recipe, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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  1. Super Easy to make my dog loves them. I made them gluten free and had to use a bit less flour, that being the only change I personally had to make I believe these to be an amazing first experiance making my own dog treats

  2. My pup is going to love these! She adores all things peanut butter, and I love treating her!

  3. Looks like great treat your fur baby is loving it. That is what we want as end result. I will share this post with my friends who has dog.

  4. My dogs love homemade treats! Peanut butter and pumpkin are two of their favorite flavors. I’ll have to make these for them.

  5. Ohh my mom’s dog’s bday is coming up (they celebrate it) and I can bake these for her! I’m sure she’d love that

  6. These sound like really delicious dog treats. I’ll have to pass the recipe on to my sister for her dog!

  7. I’m sure any dog is going to love this. I don’t have any dogs, but hoping to someday. I’ll have to save this recipe for when I get one. I love being able to make your own treats for pets.

  8. Wow This is gonna be so good, My furbaby gonna be loving this for sure. Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe treats for our furbaby.

  9. Oh these are going to be great for adding some variety to the type of treats the dogs get. I love how simple the ingredients are!

  10. Now these sound like some great treats to make for your dog. I can imagine them going down a treat with them as well.

  11. Those sound like super yummy dog treats. Marshmallow is going to love when I make these for her.

  12. I think we need to make a batch of these for our own rescue pup, Brownie! Maybe I’ll make them today while she spends the day at work with my husband. It’s their new thing but I work from home and I miss her when she goes!

  13. This recipe would be perfect to make for my friends and family who have a fur baby. I know they would love it.

  14. What a fantastic idea! to prepare homemade dog treats! It is true we only imagine what junk is there in industrial stuff for dogs!

  15. These treats look like they would be so great. I absolutely love making homemade treats for my pup!

  16. These look like such great homemade treats for a pet dog! I might have to make these for some family members dogs!

  17. I am sure my pups will be crazy about them! They love pumpkin so much! I am so baking these treats this weekend. Thanks!

  18. Wow, this is an interesting dog treat. I have never homemade any for my dog and I guess it is his lucky day that I came across this post. Hope to use this for his training lesson.

  19. I don’t have a dog but my in-laws have a little dog that has been sick. I think I am going to make these for them to try with him!

  20. This is amazing!!! I always get my dog healthy treats, this is awesome and very easy to make, thanks a lot.

  21. My in-laws have four large dogs. Now I know what I’m making them for the holidays, haha! This looks like such an easy recipe to make. And such a yummy treat for the pups

  22. What fun treats for our fur babies! Our puppy will eat just about anything; he will love these!

  23. I think I have the world’s pickiest dog, but I think he might go for these! I’ll have to give them a try!

  24. this looks great for my dog. she love pumpkin and peanut butter so ill definitely have to try this

  25. My dogs are going to LOVE me for this! I don’t want to be ungrateful, but I’m not going to tell them I got the recipe from you. 😉

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  26. These look delicious, and for human consumption too! 😉 A friend of mine started cooking food for their dog, I have to share this recipe with them!

  27. I love home made doggo treats! I love it. I hope more people make these little treat for their pups- I beg this is just a joy.

  28. I’ve never tried baking dog treats. I buy them a lot at dog shops. Hmm, I’d probably try this out one none-busy day. :0)

  29. Love this idea! But I have cats, not dogs – do you think you could substitute the ingredients for anything else to make these suitable for cats? I love to treat my cats every now and again 🙂 x

  30. Just saw your note. We don’t use egg in ours. Glad you pointed that out for your readers.

  31. This Homemade Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe looks very easy to do. My dogs will definitely be happy after eating these treats!

  32. What a cute treat for doggies! I’m sure any doggie would love this. I had no idea they would be into those flavors but I’d love to try.

  33. I keep going over the ingredients, and while this may be a great dog treat, I think I want them as well!

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  34. Making dogs healthy treats is a great idea. I like knowing exactly what ingredients are used.

  35. This will be definitely helpful for anyone having pets and it looks like a healthy snack for pets. Thanks for sharing.

  36. What an amazing treat! I don’t have any pets but I will need to share this with my brother who has a 4-year-old pitbull he adores!

  37. I like the idea of making treats for my dog. It like making treats for yourself, you can control the ingredients and not have to worry about whether your pet is eating things they shouldn’t.

  38. This looks like such a healthy snack for pets. I love making homemade treats. Our pets deserve little extra special things too.

  39. I need to make these for my boys. They seem super easy and my little woofers deserve a treat for how well they have been lately

  40. Your dog is so lucky to have homemade treats that are wholesome and healthy . A lot of people don’t bake for the family let alone their pets .

  41. Nice one! My parents spoil their dog so much with treats and snacks, no wonder she’s a little fatty haha – question, I always thought dogs shouldn’t be fed peanuts? No?

  42. I love that there are recipes for homemade dog treats. Dogs are a big part of families and they too should be just as healthy as their owner. If we ever get a dog, I will be making our own dog treats.

  43. This is so good thanks for this blog my furbaby is gonna be loved this for sure.

  44. Oh my goodness, these look great! I am sort of a crazy dog mom and I love making special treats for my little puppies. I know they will absolutely love these!

  45. These look adorable now it makes me wish I did have a dog! However, I am going to share this with all of my dog loving friends!

  46. I know my dogs absolutely love peanut butter and I heard pumpkin is good for them. Going to have to try these out!

  47. My daughter is always giving my dog treats. I am sure he would love these and she would love making them for him.

  48. My son has been begging me for a dog. When we get one we can make his first doggie treat together 🙂

  49. The cookie cutter bone shape is a really cute and brilliant idea. I’ll definitely try this one for my fur baby.

  50. What a great activity for kids to make for their beloved dog. I bet any dog would love this DIY treat made by their owners.

  51. Peanut butter seems to be a popular ingredient for dog treats. I’ve seen a lot of them at the store lately. Seems much more economical to make them yourself though. Nice idea!

  52. What a sweet treat for our beloved dogs. I think I will have to make some for our neighbor’s dog. She always pays us a visit to ask for a treat.

  53. Lovely idea! My dog just gobbles down everything he can find. His favorite treat are used tissue paper, which of course we don’t let him have. Great project to do with the kids.

  54. I will try to make this for my dogs this weekend. I have all the ingredients so this won’t be a problem.

  55. Wow! I am totally amazed by that recipe! I will definitely try this recipe for my dog. I love the idea!

  56. My dogs love these, too. One thing I have done is to make them into raw bites. I made the raw dough into small balls and give them one of those. Saves the baking and the dogs love them.

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  57. I can’t wait to share these treats with my son because he can make these for them for Valentines Day because my son loves spoiling them on Holidays.

  58. This looks beautiful and I love the little bone shape that they are in. I completely agree with you that home made is so much better as special treats can be very expensive and leaves you wondering what is in the food! Great recipe that I will be making!

  59. this is so wonderful and although we dont have a dog ourselves, this is SO yummy to make for a friend and neighbor who has this- im sure they would enjoy this!

  60. I bet dogs just love these! They look good enough for human consumption. I know our cats love when they get treats.

  61. I make treats for our dogs every Christmas, but I should start making them throughout the year too. We have 3 dogs so buying treats can get expensive. I’ll have to make a batch of these!

  62. I have never thought about making treats for the dog! What a great way To save money and give them treats at the same time.

  63. I have made dog treats for our friends that have dogs and they have always loved them. Will have to make your recipe to give to some of our fur friends.

  64. These are super cute dog treats! I bet any good boy or girl will love them! The recipe looks so easy. A great homemade special treat for that special fur baby (or multiple babies).

  65. Heather! What a great idea. We’re housesitting and taking care of three dogs right now, all of whom have different ‘treats’ they like. This sounds like a great fix for all three. Thank you so much!

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  66. This looks so good! I know she loved it. I think fixing this yourself ensures that they are getting the best ingredient and your touch.

  67. Back when we still had a dog I used to make him homemade treats all the time. Peanut butter and pumpkin was always a hit with him.