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.
It’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.
- Add canned pumpkin puree and egg to a medium mixing bowl.
- Beat with a whisk until smooth.
- Add flour to the liquid mixture.
- Fold with a spatula and knead until a dough forms. It should resemble a drier biscuit dough.
- Roll the dough out between ⅛” and ¼” thick, and cut into shapes to get ready for baking.
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.
- If you have a meat lover, I recommend these Meaty Bits Bacon Dog Treats. You could even make it with leftover chicken or steak!
- If yours is a banana lover, these Banana Peanut Butter Dog Treats are a classic flavor combo they will go crazy for. While you’re at it, you could even add some rolled oats like in these Banana Peanut Butter with Rolled Oats Dog Treats for extra nutrition.
- If you need to avoid wheat flour due to an allergy, try some gluten free dog treats like these Sweet Potato Dog Treats.
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Pumpkin Dog Treats
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (220 g)
- 2 cup whole wheat flour (252 g)
- More flour for rolling
- 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.
- 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.
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.