Halloween Pumpkin Dog Treats
Everyone loves pumpkin and dog’s are no different! It’s a great fall and holiday staple, plus it’s great for all sorts of things.
These pumpkin dog treats are the perfect way to show your dog some extra love!
This treat is made from real pumpkin and peanut butter, so it's sure to have your dog wagging its tail.
🐾 Why I Love To Make This Halloween Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe
💘 Obviously, your furry friends will love them!
💘 When you make your own dog treats, you know exactly what goes into them.
💘 Homemade dog treats are incredibly easy to make.
💘 You can make them in any fun doggy shapes you like.
🎃 Halloween Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe
When I realized store-bought treats contain so many additives and preservatives, I began making my own.
Since my dogs inhaled these pumpkin peanut butter dog treats and were immediately back at my feet for more, I would say they were a success! If you have leftover pumpkin puree from baking pies or muffins, you can use it to make these treats.
Peanut butter and pumpkin are both found in my popular Peanut Butter Cup recipe and Dog Cupcakes recipe. So if you're a fan, you'll want to try this as well!
🎃 Let's Make Halloween Pumpkin Dog Treats
Let’s look at what you’ll need and what you’ll do. The full printable recipe, with exact measurements and instructions, is found at the bottom of the page. This portion of the post is for discussion, helpful tips and answering common questions about the recipe.
🥘 Ingredients Used for Halloween Pumpkin Dog Treats
You probably already have these ingredients in your pantry! To make pumpkin dog treats, you will need:
Flour - I used whole wheat flour for this recipe. Your veterinarian can recommend the right flour for your dog.
Eggs: Get large eggs for your dog.
Pumpkin Puree - Make sure the pumpkin puree you use is pure canned pumpkin. Often cans of pumpkin pie mix sit right next to pumpkin puree in the store, and you don’’t want all those extra ingredients in your pumpkin dog treats.
Dry Milk - Using powdered milk as an ingredient for homemade dog treats is a great idea since it is a good source of protein and calcium.
Water - if needed.
Ground Cinnamon (optional)
🥣 How to Make Halloween Pumpkin Dog Treats
Mix all the ingredients together so that a dough is formed. A stand mixer or an electric mixer may be easier.
The dough will be very thick and crumbly. By adding a little bit of water to help moisten the ingredients, you will be able to work and knead the dough. Add a tablespoon or two at a time. You want the dough to be dry and thick.
Finally, you roll it out and cut it into your favorite shapes, then bake it. It's the same process as when you make cut out sugar cookies.
Watch your dog's face light up when she realizes you're baking something she can nibble on!
Cut into shapes using different cookie cutters, these are so cute. You can also use a knife to cut out the desired shapes if you do not have cookie cutters. I promise, your dog only cares about the taste!
🐶 Tips, Tricks, Questions & Answers
What if I don’t have Whole Wheat Flour?
It is always a good idea to discuss your dog's needs with YOUR veterinarian first.
For these treats, I prefer using whole wheat flour or oat flour. I have made them with both and my dog had no complaints.
Don't have whole wheat or oat flour? Use white wheat flour or all-purpose flour instead. Just make sure to give them to your pup in moderation!
How to Store Pumpkin Dog Treats?
For easy storage, store them in an airtight container or zipped bag; or make a few batches at a time and freeze them! There is no need to thaw homemade pumpkin dog treats before giving them to your dog; they last longer that way.
Do you need a fun gift idea for the dog lover in your life? Create a batch of these and put them in a jar with a colorful ribbon and a note for a unique and thoughtful token of appreciation for your canine and human friends!
You should also try my Dog Cookie Recipes and Dog Donuts! I hope your pets enjoy them as much as mine did. Don’t forget to give them an extra pat on the head from me!
📖 Printable Halloween Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe
- 2 Egggs
- ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Dry Milk
- 2 ¼ cup Whole Wheat Flour
- Water, if needed
- Cinnamon, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
- Blend Eggs and Pumpkin together; add salt, dry milk, and flour. (Cinnamon is optional, but should be added here if you'd like to add it into the treats).
- Add water, as needed to make the dough somewhat workable.
- Roll to ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Cut with mini cookie cutter.
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet, 1 inch apart.
- Bake for 15 minutes on one side, then turn over and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Let cool completely. Store in airtight container.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
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