Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats are a simple, cost effective way to make some tasty treats for your canines to enjoy. These are great for training and can be made into small, bite sized cookies simply by using a smaller cookie cutter.
Made with good quality flour, eggs, pumpkin puree, a bit of cinnamon; these pumpkin dog treats are made with real ingredients that are safe for anyone to consume and baked thoroughly. This is a great base recipe to use for dog treats and could be added to with additional ingredients if you desire.
Foods like banana and peanut butter are popular for tasty treats in the canine world, and you could easily make this a banana pumpkin dog treats recipe, homemade peanut butter pumpkin dog treats, or any combination of the two additional ingredients.
Our homemade pumpkin dog treats are only five ingredients, and bake in 20 minutes making them a quick, easy recipe that will save you money. Commercial dog treats are filled with extra, low quality fillers, preservatives, and chemicals that over time can cause harm and long term digestion issues for dogs.
This recipe is made with real food for a healthy snack that your pup will enjoy, and you can feel good about feeding them.
Is pumpkin healthy for dogs?
In researching the effects of pumpkin for dogs, we found that it is surprisingly high in fiber and provides a great tummy soother for dogs. You may be hard pressed to find a dog that is willing to eat fresh pumpkin straight out of the can, but adding it to homemade treats like this will provide a way to get it into your dogs diet.
You can always add other popular foods that dogs love to this base recipe. Homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats are another very popular and delicious option. Simply add a cup or so of organic, natural peanut butter and voila!
Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe
These pumpkin dog treats are an easy mix and bake recipe. With very little prep and a small amount of time spent in the kitchen, these delicious doggy treats will be ready.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all the ingredients together
- Adjust the flours with the eggs to get a dough consistency that will easily roll out
- Shape the dough into a ball
- Roll out your dough to 1/4 inch thickness
- Cut out your desired shapes and arrange the cutouts on your prepared baking sheets
- Bake about 20 minutes and then turn off the oven and let them sit until the dog treats harden. This might take an hour or so. You don’t have to let them get really hard if they will be used in the next day or two.
Can dogs eat pumpkin everyday?
Pumpkin is considered a superfood for dogs because it is high in fiber, vitamin A, and many essential micronutrients. It is safe for dogs to eat pumpkin everyday, but it can be too much for dogs that have sensitivities, so be cautious with it until you know how your canine will tolerate it.
We recommend giving treats like this in moderation because they are grain based and should not make up a large part of your dogs diet. Dogs are carnivores and treats that contain grains, starches, and flavors should be given sparingly so as not to upset your dogs specific digestion and nutritional needs.
How long can I store pumpkin dog treats?
Most homemade dog treats will keep for several weeks when stored properly. Because these are baked treats they will keep for several weeks at room temperature when kept in an airtight container. They could also be kept in a sealed container in the fridge, but it’s not necessary.
These pumpkin dog treats are perfect for traveling, hiking with your dog, and use for training. They will bake through and harden the longer they sit in the residual heat. They wont crumble apart, and extras like banana and peanut butter could be added as additional binders and flavor.
How can I make healthy dog treats?
These dog treats are very simple and healthy as is, but they can be made with different flours and ingredients depending on your preferences and goals for your dogs specific dietary needs.
The flours can be swapped our for whole wheat or oat flour. Homemade pumpkin puree can be used in place of canned puree for a fresher pumpkin flavor and higher quality nutrition.
Banana and natural peanut butters with no added oils can be used for extra flavors in place of the cinnamon if you prefer.
This batch will make about 24 cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutters and the shapes you are trying to make. It was enough to fill up our large dog treat jar and give the pups some treats in the process!
NOTE: This is not like making a people cookie. You can make this dough really thick and easy to handle because these dog treats are meant to be tough and crunchy. Allowing the treats to dry and harden will give you the perfect cookie for your dog to enjoy on the go without a mess in your pocket.
How to make pumpkin dog treats
Here is your complete recipe for making these simple dog treats that are perfect for training, and taking with you on the road. They store well and travel easily for a mess free, homemade goodie that your pup will love.
As the perfect kick start to the Fall season, Mom and I decided to reward our furry friends with these easy and delicious pumpkin dog treats! Our pups loved them! We even let them do taste testing while making the batter. They waited eagerly in the kitchen while we were baking their yummy treats and letting them cool.
- 1 Cup all purpose flour
- 1 Cup coconut flour
- 3 large eggs
- 2 Cups pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Adjust the flours with the eggs to get a dough consistency that will easily roll out.
- Shape the dough into a ball.
- Roll out your dough to 1/4 inch thickness. We recommend rolling it out onto a floured board.
- Cut out your desired shapes and remove the cutouts to your oiled baking sheets.
- Bake about 20 minutes and then turn off the oven and let them sit until the dog treats harden.
- This might take an hour or so. You don't have to let them get really hard if they will be used quickly (In a day or two).
Amount Per Serving Calories 60Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 23mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g
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