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Pumpkin Dog Treats

Let your pups enjoy the Autumn festivities with some homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats. These 3 ingredient dog biscuits are extremely easy to make, packed full of nutritious and delicious pumpkin that the pups will definitely approve of.

Pumpkin Dog Treats in shapes of pumpkins and dog bonesIt’s that time of year again when the leaves change colors. Green makes way for vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges. The summer heat begins to wane and your local coffee shop starts rolling out their pumpkin spiced coffee varieties. Make these Pumpkin Dog Treats and let your pups enjoy the Autumn festivities along with you.

Do you cook or bake for your dogs? I don’t do it all the time but I do love making them little treats from time to time, especially fun, seasonal dog biscuits like these pumpkin dog treats for Fall and these gingerbread dog treats for Christmas. I also love seeing them light up when it’s time for taste testing!

How to make Pumpkin Dog Treats

This homemade dog biscuits recipe only requires 3 ingredients: pureed pumpkin, egg and flour. The dough takes just 5 minutes to whip up. You can cut the treats into cute shapes using cookie cutters or simply slice them into squares to make it even easier.

Making pumpkin dog treat dough

Pumpkin Dog Treats Process Photos Step 1 – 4

  1. Add canned pumpkin puree and egg to a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Beat with a whisk until smooth.
  3. Add flour to the liquid mixture.
  4. Fold with a spatula and knead until a dough forms. It should resemble a drier biscuit dough.
  5. Roll the dough out between ⅛” and ¼” thick, and cut into shapes to get ready for baking.
Cutting pumpkin dog treats with cookie cutters

Pumpkin Dog Treats Process Photo Step 5

Other ways to treat your pups

I have a whole collection of dog treats you can browse through and choose from to suit your pup’s mood and diet.

Pumpkin Dog Treats spilling out of a glass jarIf you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, send me a photo, rate it and don’t forget to tag me @wildwildwhisk on Instagram. I’d love to see what’s cooking up in your kitchen. Cheers!

Baker’s Tip: Make sure to use pure canned pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. If you are roasting fresh pumpkin for a meal, you could use some leftover roasted pumpkin for this dog treat recipe.
Pumpkin Dog Treats in shapes of pumpkins and dog bones

Pumpkin Dog Treats

Let your pups enjoy the Autumn festivities with these homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats. These 3 ingredient homemade dog treats are extremely easy to make and will let them join you in the fun of baking season.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dog Treat
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 44 treats
Calories: 22kcal
Author: Trang

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (220 g)
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour (252 g)
  • More flour for rolling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add egg, and pumpkin puree to a medium mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Fold in the flour and knead until a dough forms.
  • Flour the counter or a large cutting board, roll the dough out to about 1/4” thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Reroll the scraps and continue cutting into shapes.
  • Place cookies on a baking sheet between 1/2” to 1” apart. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate pan, flip cookies, reduce oven temperature to 300°F and bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Notes

  • All-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and gluten free flour will work for this recipe.
  • Cut the treats into shapes with cookie cutters or simply slice them into squares and other geometric shapes with your knife.
  • Store treats in an airtight container for up to two weeks. You can also refrigerate to keep them longer, up to 2 months. And they will last for 8 months in the freezer.
  • Make sure to use pure canned pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 22kcal
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This post was originally published on 10/31/2014. The recipe has been updated and republished on 8/27/2019 with the latest improvements, extra tips and process photos to help you in the kitchen.

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4 Comments

  1. September 3, 2019 /

    5 stars
    We don’t get canned pumpkin here but I’ll be making my own so my pup can have a batch of these. She’s gonna love me … oops … I mean the cookies 🙂

  2. May 6, 2015 /

    Oh man, these are the cutest things ever! I feed my dog pumpkin all the time to help her get enough fiber, so I’m sure she’ll love these. I’ll have to get a pumpkin cookie cutter !

  3. K
    November 1, 2014 /

    Dogs should be grain free. They’re carnivores, not omnivores, and don’t really need carbs. Grains can tend to cause digestive upset or skin problems.

    • Trang
      November 2, 2014 /

      Thank you for your comment and concern. As I always state in these recipes for dog treats, feel free to substitute wheat flour with other type of flour to fit your dog’s diet. Mine are not on a grain free diet and they are perfectly healthy. Dogs are just like human, in term that each one is different with different tolerance to certain food, some have allergies and some don’t. So always use your best judgement when making homemade treats for your dogs. You are the only one who knows them best!

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