Best Pumpkin Treats for Dogs

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Looking to spoil your furry friends? Why not make these homemade dog treats? These Pumpkin Treats For Dogs will make buying treats at the store a thing of the past! They’re so simple and easy to make and all dogs love treats!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe?

  • Tasty: Your dog will love the taste of these homemade pumpkin dog treats.
  • Budget Friendly: You can save money by making your own pumpkin puree dog treats
  • Easy: These creamy peanut butter pumpkin dog treats recipe is very easy to make and super fast.

Recipe Ingredients

You’re going to love how simple these homemade treats for dogs are!

  • Flour: Serving as the base of these dog treats, flour gives them structure and ensures they hold their shape during baking.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Gives the treats a moist, chewy texture and a natural sweetness that dogs love.
  • Peanut Butter: Enhances the pumpkin flavor while providing protein and healthy fats, adding extra nutrition to these treats.
  • Eggs: Act as a binding agent and enhancing the nutritional value of the treats with proteins and vitamins.

How To Make Pumpkin Treats for Dogs?

With just four easy ingredients needed, this easy dog treat recipe is a breeze to make!

Step 1: Mix The Ingredients

Add the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs to a large mixing bowl and mix until fully combined.

Ingredients Needed to Make Pumpkin Puree Recipes for Dogs.

Step 2: Add The Flour

Add in 1 cup of flour and mix until combined. Add in another cup of the flour and mix until a doughy mixture forms.

adding in the flour

Step 3: Knead The Dough

Knead the dough by hand and add the remaining flour as needed, until the dough reaches a soft, but not sticky or crumbly consistency. 

Step 4: Put The Dough On A Prepared Surface

Lay out a large piece of parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with flour before dumping the dough onto the prepared surface.

rolling out the dough

Step 5: Roll Out The Dough

Roll out with a rolling pin to about ¼-inch thickness. 

rolling out the dough

Step 6: Cut Out The Cookies

Cut out as many cookies as you can with your cookie cutter (I used the bone) and set them aside on a cookie sheet or similar dish.

cutting out the cookies

Step 7: Add The Air Fryer

Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper and place as many treats as you can, in the bottom, without them touching. I was able to fit 6-7 at a time in my particular air fryer.

adding to the air fryer basket

Step 8: Cook

Cook at 370 degrees for 4-5 Minutes or until just lightly browned on the top. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before feeding to your pooch! 

Step 9: Repeat

Repeat until all treats are done. Store in an airtight container away from moisture and heat.

hand holding peanut butter dog treats

Substitutions

  • Flour: In this recipe we use all purpose flour known as plain flour. However you may switch this for whole wheat flour, coconut flour or oat flour. Simply measure the same amounts.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Make your own pureed pumpkin or use plain canned pumpkin to make these homemade dog treats.

Storage Instructions

  • Fridge: Store the dog treats in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for the best results. These biscuits can last 5-6 days.
  • Freeze: Place the dog treats on a baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours. Then place in airtight ziplock bags. Freeze the dog treats in the Instant Pot for 2-3 months.

FAQ’S

What Peanut Butter Should I Use to Make Dog Treats?

You need to be sure that you’re using natural peanut butter for your pumpkin dog treat and ensure that it has NO xylitol in it and no added sugar..

Can I Make Dog Treats Crispy?

You can. If you want them to have a crunch, just increase the cooking time by 3 minutes. Just watch so that they don’t burn. Take the treats out when they are golden brown.

What Is The Difference Between Canned Pumpkin and Puree?

You need to be sure that the pumpkin that you’re buying is actually pumpkin! Sometimes pumpkin in a can isn’t even pumpkin at all – but squash. if you want to learn How To Freeze Pumpkin, check out our guide!

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Pumpkin Treats For Dogs

Yield: 16
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These peanut butter pumpkin dog treats are a great way to treat your pup!

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ Cup All purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • ⅓ Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions

  1. Add the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs to a large mixing bowl and mix until fully combined.
  2. Add in 1 cup of flour and mix until combined. Add in another cup of the flour and mix until a doughy mixture forms.
  3. Knead the dough by hand and add the remaining flour as needed, until the dough reaches a soft, but not sticky or crumbly consistency. 
  4. Lay out a large piece of parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with flour before dumping the dough onto the prepared surface.
  5. Roll out with a rolling pin to about ¼-inch thickness. 
  6. Cut out as many cookies as you can with your cookie cutter (I used the bone) and set aside on a cookie sheet or similar dish.
  7. Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper and place as many treats as you can, in the bottom, without them touching. I was able to fit 6-7 at a time in my particular air fryer.
  8. Cook on 370 degrees for 4-5 Minutes or until just lightly browned on the top. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before feeding to your pooch! 
  9. Repeat until all treats are done. Store in an airtight container away from moisture and heat.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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More Dog Treat Recipes:

If your dog loves these simple pumpkin dog treats then they may also enjoy the following home made dog food recipes. Making dog treats has never been easier.

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