Want a simple homemade dog treat recipe?
This peanut butter & pumpkin dog treat recipe is super easy to make and our dog Toby loved them!
Toby is a giant lab who runs through treats like nobody’s business. These treats are super cheap to make and just as good as any gourmet treats from the pet store.
Best of all they only take 4 basic ingredients and you can avoid extra garbage they put in some treats.
Pumpkin Dog Treat Ingredients
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1/4 cup chicken, vegetable or beef stock
First off make sure you just get the canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling. The pumpkin pie mix has extra spices, salt, and sugar that you’re pup doesn’t need.
A very important note: when choosing peanut butter make sure you’re not buying a non-natural peanut butter that’s sweetened with Xylitol which is dangerous for pets. I don’t think it’s very common, but does exist. Most peanut butters don’t have it but some brands (Go Nuts Co, Nuts ‘n More) offer a low calorie version with it.
Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe Directions
- In a medium/large bowl mix the flour, peanut butter, pumpkin & stock together until evenly mixed. You can do this by hand (it’s a little sticky but should mix up) or could try a mixer.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Shape the dough into a ball & roll it out with a rolling pin until it’s about 1/4 inch thick.
- Use a cookie cutter to make shapes, or if you don’t want shapes you can make them into about 1/4 inch flat circles or squares at whatever size you’d like the treats to be.
- Place the treats onto a cookie sheet and bake for about 18 minutes and starting to firm up & turn golden brown.
- Store in an air tight container. They don’t have preservatives so if you want to keep them longer than a week, you can freeze some of them and pull them out to thaw as you need them.
I got 4 medium treats and about 40 small treats from this recipe. Feel free to adjust the amounts as needed or save your left over ingredients and make them fresh whenever you need! Not to mention, they make a great gift if you’ve got extras.
I used these dog cookie cutters from Amazon to make the simple bone shapes you see in the photos. The nice thing is that this set comes with a large, medium and small sized cutter so you can make treats that match what you like to give you dog (or try making multiple sizes).
If you want to make these treats last even longer, I recommend putting them inside a Kong with a little extra peanut butter. As you can tell, Toby loves them!