Easy Homemade Pumpkin Oat Dog Treats Recipe
Quick, healthy and easy to make homemade dog treats.
These are the first homemade dog treat recipes I ever made for my puppy, Ruby, the day I adopted her, and I haven’t looked back since!
I love making these because it’s easy, quick, and cheap — plus the best part about these homemade dog treats is that they’re super healthy and nutritious, too! They’re packed full of protein and fiber, and they’re perfect for dogs who are teething or recovering from surgery.
Making dog treats can be a totally different experience compared to baking breads, cookies, and other snacks. While our intuition and baking skills built up based on centuries of perfecting techniques are useful, it’s important to know that this won’t apply when making dog treats!
The major difference lies in what ingredients are allowed for dogs. Because many ingredients can upset a dog’s stomach, we have to bake as simply as possible, often breaking rules.
Dogs can’t have yeast or rising agents because of their complexity, so the eggs featured in this recipe are simply for nutrition and moisture.
Baking Rules for Homemade Pumpkin Oat Dog Treats
Bakeware will differ – since there won’t be any rising action like with human food, the shapes of the biscuits will maintain their exact shape after cooking - so have fun getting creative with cookie cutters!
Here are some other essential tips you should keep in mind with making homemade doggy treats:
- Bake the treats at temperatures lower than 350℉
- Avoid adding sugar as much as possible
- Limit salt content
- Choose baking tools and utensils made of nonskid materials
Easily Customize Dog Treats
These pumpkin oat dog treats also make a fantastic homemade gift – DIY dog treats. The holiday season will be upon us before you know it, so don’t forget about the furry members of the family.
With these delicious treats, your dog will feel extra special during the holidays.
So why not give them something special with these homemade oatmeal pumpkin oat dog treats? They will love it!
Why I love to use Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin is packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help improve your dog’s digestive tract, skin, and coat.
Adding a spoonful or two of canned pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) to your dog’s food can help with both constipation and diarrhea.
Plus, these treats contain oats for additional gut-friendly fiber and peanut butter for protein and flavor.
Best of all, they’re so easy to make that you can stop buying store-bought treats altogether! So why not whip up a batch of these tasty treats today? Your dog will thank you for it!
Need an Alternate Breath Freshener
Simply add in the following to help your dog’s breath smell fresh.
1 tablespoon dried parsley or
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Dog Cookie Cutters
There are several ways to shape homemade dog treats, and I tested out the two most common approaches.
First up were boneless dog treats shaped like bones with a simple cookie cutter. Now, while making your own dog treat cutters is a great idea, it’s definitely unnecessary – I found a single bone-shaped cookie cutter in the Celebrations aisle at Walmart months ago, and it has held in the dishwasher since!
But if you’re looking for more options, there are other affordable ones on Amazon. These dog bone cutters come in all shapes and sizes, so if you have a bunch of different pups or mix just want to be extra creative, you’ll use these over and over again and they won’t break the bank – so go for it!
Last, standard round dog treats are super easy to make: no special tools necessary!
You could certainly pressure roll out the dough into rounds before baking if you’d like; but honestly? A simpler method is to use a tablespoon scoop to dollop the dough into rounds before baking - then flatten with a fork to create hatch marks once cooled.
Recipe for Pumpkin Oat Dog Treats
- 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- ⅓ Dog Safe Peanut Butter
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- ¾ Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon Oats
- Preheat oven to 350° degrees.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine pumpkin, peanut butter, and eggs in a mixing bowl and mix.
- Add flour, oats and cinnamon, stir until completely mixed.
- Roll into a ball and place on a floured surface.
- Using a roller pin, roll out the dough until about ¼ inch thick.
- Transfer to your baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
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