Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Happy 3rd birthday to my toy poodle, Winston! I can’t believe that he is already three years old. It seems like yesterday that he came into our lives when Andrew surprised me with this little furball of love for my birthday. He was so tiny when we first brought him home…only a whooping 1.7 pounds at 11 weeks old. He is still very small, only tipping the scales at 4 pounds!

Winston is the sweetest, most lovable dog you will ever meet. He loves long walks, chewing on pig ears, snuggling on laps, and playing with our Yorkshire Terrier Hemingway.

“My Boys” love when I make homemade treats. Somehow they always know when I am making something for them. They circle around my feet in the kitchen and nudge the back of my leg with their noses while I cook!

With all of the pumpkin recipes that I have been making lately, I didn’t want the dogs to miss out on the pumpkin extravaganza! As soon as I laid my eyes on this recipe I knew that my dogs would love it…it contained peanut butter! I am very strict about what I feed my dogs. They eat Blue Buffalo Fish and Brown Rice as their main food, however, if given the chance they would eat treats all day long. I make sure that all the treats I give them are made here in the United States (after the whole treats from China scare) and contain no sugar. They have never been fed “human food” so even if something falls on the floor while I am cooking they leave it alone. They’re so good!

Hemingway and Winston went crazy for these little treats! I used a small dog bone cookie cutter and it made a ton of homemade treats. You can make them as big or as small as you like and even save time by cutting the dough with a knife instead of a cookie cutter. But I swear they have to taste better when cut into small little bones! :D

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In small bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter until combined. Using a rubber spatula mix in the flour mixture until combined.
Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. Cut mixture using a canine-themed cookie cutter and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove to cooling racks and let cool thoroughly, about 2 hours. They will harden as they cool.

Source: adapted from Allrecipes 

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14 Responses to “Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats”

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    Rach — October 17, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    So random… I definitely just made almost identical ones for my pup yesterday! No oats, though. He loved them!

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    Melissa N. — October 17, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Aww! Happy birthday Winston! Love this post!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — October 17, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    OMG your boys are so well behaved! How did you get them to sit still right next to each other like that! Such good boys. They must have been dying for some treats! I was just telling Kevin the other day that I want to make our pup peanut butter bones for Christmas. :)

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    Dana — October 17, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    i LOVE them. Coincidentally i also had a yorkie and toy poodle (2, actually) growing up. Such smart dogs – your poodle looks so bright and alert!

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    Laura Dembowski — October 17, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    Your dogs are adorable! It’s so nice of you to make treats for them. I can’t believe they’ve never had people food. It sounds like your a great owner!

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    Kelly @ livelovepasta — October 17, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    Love this idea!!

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    Fran@fransfavs.com — October 18, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    I had two very special Yorkies in my life, and the pictures of your two “boys” brought a smile and fond memories. Winston and Hemingway are just adorable.

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    Janette — October 19, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    Hi- these look great. I’m always looking for treats for my Newfie who has serious allergies. Unfortunately, she’s allergic to oats too. Have you ever tried them without? I wonder if they would stay together…

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    Suzie — October 19, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    I feel like even though these are dog treats, they would still be a delicious snack for humans :)

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — October 24, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    Awe, what cuties. My little furry girl (a King Charles Spaniel) turned 3 a few months ago and I baked her homemade peanut butter treats in the shape of little bones. So much healthier and so fun!

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    Lucy — December 8, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    I just finished baking this recipe for my babies – they love them! Thank you for sharing the recipe -

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    Charlotte — March 10, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    These look awesome!! I am totally going to make some. i unfortunately cannot afford to have a dog of my own at this point in my life, but I work at a doggy daycare and dogsit/dog walk on the side…so I have lots of four-legged friends that would love these! Thanks for the recipe!

    Janette- If he can have wheat, try using wheat or spelt flakes instead of the oats.

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    JenS — December 9, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    My daughter was home sick from school today so we made these for our dog and all the other dogs in our lives. They were a big hit. The dough looked dry so we added 2T of cod liver oil and they turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Sandy — August 2, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

    I am getting ready to head to my kitchen and try this recipe for my two babies. We have a Basset Hound, Humphrey and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Axle. They love treats after going outside, etc. The Basset have a terrible time with allergies so we must be very careful of his diet.. no beef, duck, lamb and yeast… it’s hard to find dog treats without some sort of beef product. I will let you know how they turn out.. I found some very cute cookie cutters on E bay, a corgi and bone shaped one.. excited to see how they come out,, thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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