There's nothing better than homemade pumpkin dog treats.
Dogs love pumpkins as much as everyone else! It's a great staple for the fall and holidays, and you can use it in so many ways.
You can show your dog some extra love with these pumpkin dog treats! It's made with real pumpkin, so your dog will surely wag its tail over it.
Just like my popular Peanut Butter Dog Treats, these easy peanut butter dog treats are quick to prepare.
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🐾 Reasons Why Dog's Love Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe
- It's obvious that your pets will love them!
- Making your own dog treats means you know exactly what goes into them.
- You can make them easily from scratch.
- There are so many fun shapes that dogs will love.
Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe
I began making my own treats when I realized store-bought treats contain so many additives and preservatives.
In this recipe for dog treats, I used pumpkin after making Peanut Butter Dog Treats and Homemade Dog Treats.
The fact that my dog inhaled these pumpkin peanut butter dog treats and was immediately back at my feet for more means they were a success!
You can use leftover pumpkin puree from baking pies or muffins to make these treats.
🎃 How To Make Pumpkin Dog Treats
Here's what you'll need and what you'll need to do.
There is a printable recipe at the bottom of the page, with exact measurements and instructions. This portion of the post is intended for discussion, helpful tips and answering common questions about the recipe.
🥘 Ingredients Used for this Recipe
These ingredients are probably already in your pantry! To make pumpkin dog treats, gather the following ingredients:
Flour - I used whole wheat flour for this recipe. Your veterinarian can recommend the right flour for your dog.
Eggs: Get large eggs for your dog.
Pumpkin Puree - Make sure the pumpkin puree you use is pure canned pumpkin. Often cans of pumpkin pie mix sit right next to pumpkin puree in the store, and you don’t want all those extra ingredients in your pumpkin dog treats.
Dry Milk - Using powdered milk as an ingredient for homemade dog treats is a great idea, since it is a good source of protein and calcium.
Water - if needed to help the dough become sticky.
Ground Cinnamon (optional)
🥣 Steps to Make Pumpkin Dog Treats
Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough. You can use an electric mixer or a stand mixer.
We will have thick, crumbly dough. With a little bit of water to help moisten the ingredients, you will be able to work and knead the dough. You can add a tablespoon or two at a time. Make sure the dough is dry and thick.
Then you roll it out and cut it into your favorite shapes, and bake it. It's the same process as when you make cut out sugar cookies.
Be sure to watch your dog's face light up when she realizes you're baking something she can nibble on!
Cut into shapes using different cookie cutters, they're so cute. If you don't have cookie cutters, you can also use a knife to cut out the desired shapes. You can be sure your dog is only interested in taste!
🐶 Tips, Tricks, Questions & Answers
What if I don’t have whole wheat flour?
Your veterinarian should always be the first person you talk to about your dog's needs.
I prefer to use whole wheat flour or oat flour for these treats. Both worked well for my dogs.
Do not have whole wheat flour or oat flour? All-purpose flour will work fine. Make sure to give them to your pup in moderation.
How to Store Pumpkin Dog Treats?
If you want to store them easily, you can either store them in an airtight container or in a zipped bag; or you can freeze them in batches.
You don't need to thaw homemade pumpkin dog treats before giving them to your dog; they will last longer that way.
Are you looking for a fun gift idea for the dog lover in your life? Put these in a jar with a colorful ribbon and a note to give to your canine and human friends as a unique and thoughtful token of appreciation!
Also try my Dog Cookie Recipes and Dog Donuts! Hopefully both your pets and mine will really enjoy them too. Give them an extra pat on the head from me!
📖 Printable Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe
Pumpkin is not only great for a dog's digestion, but they love it too!
- 2 Eggs
- ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Dry Milk
- 2 ¼ cup Whole Wheat Flour
- Water, if needed
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
- Blend Eggs and Pumpkin together; add salt, dry milk, and flour. ( Cinnamon is optional)
- Add water, as needed to make the dough somewhat workable.
- Roll to ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Cut with mini cookie cutter.
- Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 1 inch apart.
- Bake for 15 minutes on one side, then turn over and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Let cool completely. Store in airtight container.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
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