Peanut Butter + Pumpkin Dog Treats

I’ve never baked for a pet before. But then I stopped and thought about how I’m trying to eat healthier, why not the dog too? I had so much fun making these treats and Piper is absolutely gaga over them. (I even tried one myself, but it only tasted like a cracker.) I don’t like using my rolling pin, but the dough was sturdy and really easy to work with.


Peanut Butter + Pumpkin Dog Treats

• 2 1/2 C whole wheat flour
• 2 eggs
• 3/4 C pumpkin puree
• 3 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place all ingredients in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, use your paddle attachment. Mix on low for about a minute or until the dough starts to come together. It won’t be one big ball yet, but a bunch of smaller ones. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Work it together into a large ball, then roll it out to about 1/4″ thickness. You can use a cookie cutter for shapes or a knife to cut strips. (I used a 1″ 2-sided biscuit cutter.) Roll out the scraps again and again until there’s not enough dough left to work with. Place the treats on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. They don’t expand, so 1/2″ between treats is enough. Bake 30 minutes. Let cool completely. Makes 75+ 1″ treats.

28 Comments on “Peanut Butter + Pumpkin Dog Treats”

  • catherine

    we just got a dog today, so your timing is impeccable!

    05-01-12 » 9:25 am »

  • Gloria

    My dog would definitely gobble these up – pumpkin and peanut butter are his favorites!

    05-01-12 » 9:25 am »

  • adele

    Never thought of making doggy treats before. Think my German Shepherd Missy would love (she loves Peanut Butter!)
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo

    05-01-12 » 11:54 am »

  • thebrownumbrella

    I made these dog treats for my dog and my family’s dogs around Thanksgiving. They are so easy, you are right about that. I am glad you reminded me to make more… my dog loved them.

    05-01-12 » 4:15 pm »

  • wakanetwork

    Healthy treats for our dogs.

    05-02-12 » 4:41 am »

  • Bee

    Such a cute idea! I love that they have pumpkin in them – always good to get some veges into the doggy!

    05-02-12 » 4:58 am »

  • Meg

    What a cute idea! My pooch Honey would love these!

    Meg xx

    05-02-12 » 12:52 pm »

  • the lil bee

    Um, I can’t un-see this, so now I feel like I have to make them for the boys…is it wrong that I want these for myself, too?

    05-03-12 » 8:11 pm »

  • Kelly

    i tried one. not very pumpkiny or peanut buttery, more crackery.

    05-03-12 » 8:20 pm »

  • Emily

    these sound soooo yummy – i have a 95# boxer and a 30# terrier, so I’d bettrer make a BIG batch!

    05-05-12 » 7:18 am »

  • Steph

    How long do these keep for? All other homemade natural dog treats I’ve made spoil before my dogs can eat them all. :(

    07-26-12 » 1:11 pm »

  • Kelly

    mine kept for several months in a sealed container!

    07-26-12 » 9:10 pm »

  • Cortney

    I made these today and my papillon absolutely loves these! The recipe makes a ton of cookies. I used a 1 inch star cookie cutter and they came out so cute!

    10-07-12 » 7:23 pm »

  • Kelly

    so glad to hear!! thanks, Cortney.

    10-08-12 » 8:25 pm »

  • Pam

    Can you freeze these treats?

    10-27-12 » 2:19 pm »

  • Kelly


    10-30-12 » 10:33 am »

  • Janette

    I wanted to make these but I have no wheat flour. I do have white rice flour which I’d think would be better on my dog’s stomach. Do you think that will be an ok substitute? I am thinking about freezing half of the dough too so that I don’t have all these treats sitting around and can make them when he finishes the first batch.

    11-07-12 » 7:54 am »

  • Kelly

    i’m sure since i’ve never tried it, Janette. but i’m betting it works just fine.

    11-07-12 » 9:39 am »

  • carrie

    I have a dog named Piper as well!!
    I love the recipe, however I will substitute oatmeal flour instead of the wheat ( My Piper is a Westie and has allergies to wheat).

    11-09-12 » 9:13 am »

  • Ali

    Mu dogs are crazy about almonds…would almond flour work? Also can you use canned pumpkin for the purée? Thx!!!

    01-28-13 » 7:50 pm »

  • Kelly

    i’ve not tried it with almond flour, so i really couldn’t say. but yes, canned pumpkin is pumpkin puree. hope they enjoy them!

    01-28-13 » 7:53 pm »

  • jennifer-jo

    I’m hoping that Almond or Coconut flour will work because my FiFiGiGi has Cushings and is on a completely grain free diet… will report back when I try them (some time this week)

    03-21-13 » 9:18 pm »

  • Dicey and Schilling

    Wow thank you for this recipe – we got some of these made today … only they are peanut butter and sweet potato biscuits. The sweet potato was baked in its skin and cooled before the dough was mixed. Ours also used spelt flour which is supposed not to cause the same wheat intolerance issues – quite frankly we don’t care about all that dietary stuff we just want the biscuits! Yummy.

    04-22-13 » 5:49 pm »

  • Gabby

    How long do these dog treats last?

    06-17-14 » 5:51 pm »

  • Kelly

    In an airtight container about 3 months.

    06-17-14 » 8:41 pm »

  • Rosemary

    do these treats bake up hard or r they soft?

    10-06-14 » 7:54 am »

  • Kelly

    they’re crispy.

    10-06-14 » 6:20 pm »

  • Anthony

    How did the Almond or Coconut flour work for these treats?

    03-09-15 » 2:53 pm »

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