Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

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When you’re busy in the kitchen this holiday season, make sure you don’t forget about your four-legged family members!  This Pumpkin Dog Treat recipe is easy to make with only 6 ingredients, and they are also a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin.  Your dog will definitely thank you!

When you're busy in the kitchen this holiday season, make sure you don't forget about your four-legged family members! This Pumpkin Dog Treat recipe is easy to make with only 6 ingredients, and are also a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin, and your dog will definitely thank you!

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My kitchen is in a very busy state right now with a flurry of pumpkin recipes flying through.  I have bought so many cans of pumpkin in the past few months that I alone may be largely responsible for keeping the pumpkin puree industry in business.

The only problem with this is that, for a lot of my recipes, I don’t seem to end up using a whole entire can of pumpkin puree.  Which means I have a lot of half-full cans that I don’t want to throw away, but am not entirely sure what to do with them.

Well I’ve found the perfect solution to all of this leftover pumpkin puree — bake it into puppy cookies and feed them to your furry family members!

When you're busy in the kitchen this holiday season, make sure you don't forget about your four-legged family members! This Pumpkin Dog Treat recipe is easy to make with only 6 ingredients, and are also a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin, and your dog will definitely thank you!

Pumpkin is a dog friendly ingredient that even can be good for their digestive tracts.  I mixed this up with some other dog-safe ingredients including peanut butter (possibly my own dogs’ favorite flavor in the whole world), eggs, flour (I used a mix of whole wheat and all-purpose, though you can certainly use just one or the other), and just a little bit of baking powder.

The dough is then rolled and cut out using cookie cutters — I used two different sizes of bone-shaped cookie cutters from Amazon, but you can use any shape!

Because their texture is harder and crunchier than your average cookie, they take a little extra time in the oven, but mixing them up and cutting them out takes only minutes.

My dogs absolutely adored these pumpkin dog treats, and since they’re so easy to make, you can bet I’ll be making them over and over again!

When you're busy in the kitchen this holiday season, make sure you don't forget about your four-legged family members! This Pumpkin Dog Treat recipe is easy to make with only 6 ingredients, and are also a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin, and your dog will definitely thank you!

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5 from 2 votes
Servings: 24 large or 48 small cookies
PUMPKIN DOG TREATS
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
 
Author: Samantha
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dog treat recipe
When you’re busy in the kitchen this holiday season, make sure you don’t forget about your four-legged family members! This Pumpkin Dog Treat recipe is easy to make with only 6 ingredients, and they are also a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin.
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter*
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, stir together pumpkin, peanut butter, and egg yolk until completely combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flours and baking powder.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture until completely combined (dough will be quite dry).
  5. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out to approximately 1/4″ thickness.
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of dough and transfer cut out cookies to prepared cookie sheet, placing at least 1″ apart.
  7. Re-combine any dough scraps and re-roll and then cut out to use all of your dough.
  8. Bake cookies on 375F for 20 minutes for small cookies and 25 minutes for large cookies.
  9. Allow to cool completely before sharing with your pet.
  10. Keep uneaten cookies in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Recipe Notes

*Please double check the ingredients to ensure that the peanut butter does not contain xylitol, which can be toxic to dogs. Most peanut butters do not contain this, but always double-check the ingredient list just to be safe.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 72, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 25mg, Potassium: 82mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 24%, Vitamin C: 0.4%, Calcium: 1.1%, Iron: 3.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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When you're busy in the kitchen this holiday season, make sure you don't forget about your four-legged family members! This Pumpkin Dog Treat recipe is easy to make with only 6 ingredients, and are also a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin, and your dog will definitely thank you!
When you're busy in the kitchen this holiday season, make sure you don't forget about your four-legged family members! This Pumpkin Dog Treat recipe is easy to make with only 6 ingredients, and are also a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin, and your dog will definitely thank you!

Samantha

Samantha is the creator behind the dessert blog “Sugar Spun Run”, a website she began as an excuse to appease her insatiable sweet tooth. Here she shares original, from-scratch desserts, usually of the chocolate variety. If she’s not in her kitchen (more likely than not coated in a fine dusting of powdered sugar), you’ll probably find her hanging out with her husband and their two dogs, Penny and (Princess) Leia.

15 comments on “Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe”

  1. My dogs love them . I find them easy to make .

  2. My three dogs LOVE these treats!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

  3. Our girls love them!  they will be sharing with their puppy friends for Christmas 

  4. Thanks for recipe.  We adopted a dog that came to us looking pretty hungry.  Then a month later had five puppies.  We named the Momma  Bella!  I know she’s gonna love these treats! 
    Let me know if you have other recipes.
    Celia

  5. These are great! Thanks!

  6. I think my doggym kid and my friends may be getting these pumpkin peanut biscuits for Christmas :-). Thanks for the info and idea.

  7. Try subbing brown rice flour. Our dogs are much. Less gassy even the one without an allergy. We have to refrigerate them but they love them ( I live in a damp place and they mold quickly- which is kinda good, means no preservatives :) )

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