As much as we tried to keep our dog from being spoiled, we just couldn’t help ourselves! What better way to REALLY spoil him than to make homemade dog treats with peanut butter and pumpkin – his favorites! And this is so easy, your kids can make it!
Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
When we first got our dog, Rocky (original, I know!), we quickly realized that he needed puppy classes. He was my fist dog as an adult and I didn’t know where to start with training. Well, imagine my surprise when we started going through bag after bag of training treats. Seriously, he gets a treat for going to the bathroom or coming when he was called?? We had been clean eating for a while so I just couldn’t buy him the treats made with byproducts, we had to buy healthy dog treats. That meant we were easily spending $8+ per bag and it hurt every time!
When Rocky turned one, my daughter baked him a pupcake. It was the first time she made something herself and she begged and begged to make him some natural dog treats. If I had known just how easy it was to make, we would have done it sooner. She made these treats herself, with just a little guidance. This was a fun activity for us while we were snowed in!
Healthy Dog Treats
This recipe contains pumpkin and peanut butter, so it is a no fail treat. You can cut them out into cute shapes, but honestly, your dog will eat them no matter what! There is whole wheat in these treats and I know some owners are looking for grain free dog treats, but it makes this a great starter recipe because it is so easy to roll out.
Gross Note: Pumpkin also helps to firm their poop which helps to take care of the anal gland issue…it really seems to have taken care of the issue!
Vegan Dog Treat Ingredients
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
How to make Homemade Dog Treats
Mix all ingredients until a ball forms. It is easiest to do this with your hands!
Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4-1/2 inches
Then cut into squares or use a cookie cutter.
Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. If you use your convection oven, decrease time to 20 minutes.
Let cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!
These homemade dog treats with Pumpkin and Peanut Butter are easy, fun and delicious!
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 flax eggs 2 Tbsp Flax mixed with 6 Tbsp water
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Mix all ingredients unitl it forms a ball
Roll out the dough to 1/4 - 1/2 inches
Cut into squares or use cookie cutters
Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until crunchy. If using a convection oven, reduce baking time to 20 minutes.
Feed to your dog!