The pups have voted: These homemade peanut butter pumpkin dog treats are worthy of the MB blog! They’re crispy, peanutty, wholesome, easy to make, and our pups were begging for more. Even our friend’s pickier dog went crazy for them!
Bonus? They’re human-approved for ease and affordability — just 3 simple ingredients and 1 bowl required. Let’s make dog treats!
All you need for these wholesome dog treats is:
- Peanut butter – a favorite ingredient among dogs that boasts plenty of healthy fat and protein
- Pumpkin purée (store-bought or homemade) – soothing for pups’ digestion and adds plenty of fiber and micronutrients
- Oat flour – oats add even more fiber, vitamins, and minerals and help the treats crisp up in the oven!
Simply combine your wet ingredients, add oat flour, and mix. Then roll out, stamp with your favorite cookie cutter (like this bone-shaped set!), and bake until golden brown and crispy.
Let cool completely before letting your pup enjoy!
We can’t wait for your pups to try these treats! They’re:
Easy to make
& Dog- and puppy-approved!
If your pup tries this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, woof, paw, scratch, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo @minimalistbaker on Instagram. We’d LOVE to see your fur baby enjoying our homemade dog treats. Cheers, friends!
Servings 30 (1-inch circles or small bones)
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (make sure it contains just one ingredient: peanuts)
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée (or sub homemade)
- 3/4 cup oat flour (plus more for rolling)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
To a medium bowl add peanut butter and pumpkin purée. Mix well to thoroughly combine. Next, add oat flour and stir using a wooden spoon or spatula. You may need to knead with your hands as the mixture gets thicker. Form the dough into a rough disk. It should look and feel just like playdoh at this point.
Dust your work surface with oat flour and place your dough in the center of the flour. Dust the top of your disk with more oat flour. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out so it’s 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
Use a 1-inch (or similar size) cookie cutter (we like these!) to cut out as many dog treats as you can. Place them on the baking sheet about 1 inch apart. They won’t spread, so you don’t have to worry about placing them too close together. Re-roll the leftover dough and cut out any extra treats from the scraps that are left behind. As the recipe is written, you should have about 30 dog treats.
Bake on the center rack for 30-35 minutes until they are dry to the touch. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack and cooling completely before sharing with your furry friends!
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
Serving: 1 treat Calories: 34 Carbohydrates: 2.6 g Protein: 1.3 g Fat: 2.3 g Saturated Fat: 0.4 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4 g Monounsaturated Fat: 1.2 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 0 mg Potassium: 34 mg Fiber: 0.7 g Sugar: 0.4 g Vitamin A: 417 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 4 mg Iron: 0.2 mg