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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Make your furry friend these pumpkin peanut butter dog treats that are packed with ingredients dogs love! Pumpkin is a superfood for dogs!

My dog Pumpkin was the official taste tester for these pumpkin peanut butter dog treats and if his expression a pounce of pure joy was any indication of how much he liked them, I just know your dog will love them too!

Did you know that pumpkin is a superfood for dogs? Maybe you’ve noticed that a lot of dog food and treats include pumpkin, and that’s not by accident! Pumpkin puree is great for dogs, and can help with digestive regularity for your pooch and help them quickly if they are experiencing constipation or diarrhea.

Another reason why pumpkin is great for dogs is that it can help with weight management. Pumpkin is low in calories and if advised that your dog needs to lose weight, replacing some of their food with nutrient-rich pumpkin can help.

I had to share this picture because it looks exactly like my dog, Pumpkin!

My dog Pumpkin, absolutely loves pumpkin puree, and at times when he does not want to eat his food I put a little spoonful of pumpkin puree on top and he eats it right up. I’m sure they have pumpkin puree specifically marketed for dogs at the pet store, but regular pumpkin puree that you would buy in a can at the grocery store and eat yourself works perfectly fine and is safe too.

Here is the pan I used to get these dog treats to look like bones! I was so excited when I saw it at Target!

All of the ingredients in this recipe are dog friendly and probably things that you already have in your pantry. I have to admit that even I tried a bite of these dog treats and they are good for humans too!

If you’re a human that loves pumpkin as much as I do be sure to check out these recipes too while you are here. For more pumpkin dog treat recipes and human pumpkin recipes that you’ll love you can also check out my pumpkin cookbook!

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 28 dog treats

Description

Your pup will love these pumpkin peanut butter dog treats that are easy to make all year round! Pumpkin is a superfood for dogs and helps with their digestion. 


Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • 1/2 cup creamy unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix!)
  • 1/4 + 2 tbsp. low sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp. cinnanmon 

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray your dog treat pan with coconut oil or cooking spray to prevent treats from sticking. 

2. Combine oat flour, peanut butter, pumpkin and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add stock and stir until well-combined. The dough will be thick, and you can add a tablespoon of stock to it if needed. 

3. I scooped up about 1 tablespoon of dough, which was just enough to fit in each treat mold. Repeat until all molds of the treat mold are filled. 

4. Bake for 18 minutes, remove from oven and let cool. For maximum freshness store these in an airtight container or in the fridge. I give my small dog half of one treat at a time!


Notes

* You can definitely use store bought oat flour, or process oats in your food processor until they are a very fine texture to get oat flour! 

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