Are you eager for the approaching fall season? Get your pooch excited, too, with these pumpkin dog treat recipes!
Pumpkin is a beneficial ingredient for dogs, and these recipes will leave your house smelling like a fall wonderland. Plus, homemade treats are easier on your wallet and healthier for your pooch. Not to mention, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing exactly what your pooch is consuming.
Remember that for these recipes you will need 100% pure pumpkin. You can find it in most grocery stores near the pumpkin pie mix, and it is important that you make sure you get the 100% pure pumpkin!
Here are five recipes to try out this fall!
1. Pumpkin Peanut Butter
- 2 cups flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ingredients and roll out dough to 1/2 inch, cut into biscuits. Bake for 40 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe courtesy of Lisa Hendricks/Pinterest.
2. Frozen Treats
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 banana
Blend banana in a blender. Add pumpkin, banana, yogurt, and honey and stir until combined. Spoon this mixture into an ice cube tray. Cover tray with plastic wrap and freeze over night before giving to your pooch.
Recipe courtesy of petguide.com.
3. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cinnamon Treats
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. The dough should be dry and stiff, but you can add water to make the dough workable.
Roll the dough into a half inch thick roll. Cut the roll into 1/2 inch pieces. Bake in preheated oven about 40 minutes, until hard. Cool and let your pooch enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Maryland SPCA.
4. Pumpkin Oatmeal
- 3 cups oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
Place the oats in a food processor and pulse it until it is less coarse. Add oatmeal, pumpkin, peanut butter, cinnamon, baking powder, and eggs to food processor; mix and blend on medium until it is all mixed.
Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to desired thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Cool on rack until completely cooled. Store in an airtight container or freeze.
Recipe courtesy of createdby-diane.com.
5. Banana Pumpkin
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1/2 can pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix banana, pumpkin, and honey in a large bowl. Add flour and baking powder into mixture. The dough should be dry, if it is too wet, add more flour. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut with cookie cutters.
Bake on cookie sheet covered in parchment paper for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on rack and store in air-tight container.
Recipe courtesy of sweetpaulmag.com.
Now your pet will be as excited as you are to see the leaves turn, feel the weather cooling, and have the house smelling like healthy pumpkin treats!