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.

  • catherine

    May 1, 2012 at 9:25 am Reply

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

  • Gloria

    May 1, 2012 at 9:25 am Reply

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

  • adele

    May 1, 2012 at 11:54 am Reply

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

  • thebrownumbrella

    May 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm Reply

    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.

  • wakanetwork

    May 2, 2012 at 4:41 am Reply

    Healthy treats for our dogs.

  • Bee

    May 2, 2012 at 4:58 am Reply

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

  • Meg

    May 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm Reply

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

    Meg xx

  • the lil bee

    May 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm Reply

    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?

    • Kelly

      May 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm Reply

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

  • Emily

    May 5, 2012 at 7:18 am Reply

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

  • Steph

    July 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm Reply

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

    • Kelly

      July 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm Reply

      mine kept for several months in a sealed container!

  • Cortney

    October 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm Reply

    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!

    • Kelly

      October 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm Reply

      so glad to hear!! thanks, Cortney.

  • Pam

    October 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm Reply

    Can you freeze these treats?

  • Janette

    November 7, 2012 at 7:54 am Reply

    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.

    • Kelly

      November 7, 2012 at 9:39 am Reply

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

  • carrie

    November 9, 2012 at 9:13 am Reply

    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).

  • Ali

    January 28, 2013 at 7:50 pm Reply

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

    • Kelly

      January 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm Reply

      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!

  • jennifer-jo

    March 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm Reply

    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)

  • Dicey and Schilling

    April 22, 2013 at 5:49 pm Reply

    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.

  • Gabby

    June 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm Reply

    How long do these dog treats last?

    • Kelly

      June 17, 2014 at 8:41 pm Reply

      In an airtight container about 3 months.

  • Rosemary

    October 6, 2014 at 7:54 am Reply

    do these treats bake up hard or r they soft?

    • Kelly

      October 6, 2014 at 6:20 pm Reply

      they’re crispy.

  • Anthony

    March 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm Reply

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

  • Rhonda Cornelison

    July 24, 2015 at 12:59 pm Reply

    Baked these today for my dogs, they loved them. I will certainly keep this recipe along with my favorites! I love my dogs and love to make them happy!

  • Kristin S.

    August 22, 2015 at 7:42 pm Reply

    Hey, I wanted to thank you for this awesome recipe! I make it all the time for my sweet doggie…But we’re also in rescue, so I bake these for our rescue dogs as well–They deserve a treat after everything they’ve been through. And I ALSO often make them to sell as fundraisers at events!! They are huge sellers bc everyone know how much their doggies love them. Don’t go spreading around how easy these are to make, or we’ll lose money! 😉 Thank you!!

    • Kelly

      August 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm Reply

      SO glad to hear this! Give those rescues some extra love from me today. 😉

  • jane fleming

    November 22, 2015 at 8:27 pm Reply

    can i use regular flour ?

    • Kelly

      November 23, 2015 at 11:19 am Reply

      it’s not recommended for dogs.

  • Rose

    February 22, 2016 at 9:55 pm Reply

    Do they have to be refrigerated ???

    • Kelly

      February 22, 2016 at 9:56 pm Reply

      Nope, just store them in an airtight container for freshness.

  • Dianna Kowerchuk

    November 6, 2016 at 4:02 pm Reply

    Made these very easy. Dog loves them. Thank you

  • Kim

    October 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm Reply

    I’ve made these treats and put them in ziplock bags to store in the freezer! My dog loves them ..even frozen! So now she goes to the kitchen and whines for one in front of the fridge. I make double or triple batches now.

    • Kelly

      October 5, 2017 at 11:28 am Reply

      I’m so glad your pup loves them!!

  • Dianna

    August 20, 2018 at 8:19 pm Reply

    Our dog gets the runs from any store boughten treats 💩. I made these for her and she loves them and they don’t bother her stomach at all. Thank You for sharing this wonderful recipe. 👍🐕

    • Kelly

      August 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm Reply

      Oh good! That makes me so happy to hear. 😀

  • Didi Wolfden

    November 18, 2018 at 11:42 pm Reply

    Okay, so when I saw these had peanut butter AND pumpkin in them I knew my dog would love them, and he did. I made them with my kids and we all thought they looked delicious. We’ll be making them again – this recipe is a keeper.

    • Kelly

      November 19, 2018 at 11:54 am Reply

      I’m so happy to hear he loved them! 😀

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