Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats

If you're a pet parent who loves to spoil your fur baby with treats, you're not alone. However, many store-bought treats can be high in sugar, preservatives, and other ingredients that you might want to avoid. That's why making your own homemade dog treats can be a rewarding experience. Not only can you control what goes into the recipe, but you also get the joy of making something special for your pet.


This Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats recipe is not only easy to make but also healthy for your four-legged friend. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and nutrients, while peanut butter provides protein and healthy fats. The best part? You probably already have most of these ingredients in your kitchen.

As always, please consult with your veterinarian before offering any homemade food items to your pet, especially if your dog has allergies or specific health concerns. Your vet can provide personalized advice to ensure that these treats will be a good fit for your dog's dietary needs.

Ready to make some wagging tails even happier? Let's dive into the recipe!

Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats


  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (unsweetened and free from added oils or sugar)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


Tools Needed:

  • Oven

  • Baking sheet

  • Mixing bowls

  • Rolling pin

  • Cookie cutters in cute shapes or other dog-related themes


  1. Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour and cinnamon (if using).

  3. Wet Mix: In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs into a smooth mix.

  4. Combine: Add the wet mix to the dry ingredients and stir until a dough forms.

  5. Knead: Knead the dough a few times until it comes together. If the dough is too dry, you can add a bit of water. If it's too wet, add a little more flour.

  6. Roll Out: Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it's about 1/4-inch thick.

  7. Shapes: Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

  8. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the treats are hard and crispy.

  9. Cool: Allow the treats to cool completely before giving them to your dog.

  10. Store: Keep the cooled treats in an airtight container. They usually last about a week when properly sealed.

Enjoy baking, and hopefully, your dog will enjoy these healthy treats!