Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats

12 Treats
21 min

Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats are a fun homemade biscuit that your pups will love. Canned pumpkin is mixed with bacon and peanut butter for these tasty biscuits. Your fur babies will be begging you for these pumpkin peanut butter dog treats and best of all they are super cheap to make!

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Hey Gnomies,


Today we are making Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats!


The weather is cool and I’m in the mood for baking some tasty baked goods. I don’t want to let my dogs miss out on all the fun so today I am sharing a fun recipe for homemade dog treats featuring one of my favorite fall ingredients, pumpkin!


This dog treat recipe uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and can be made in less than an hour.


Not to worry if pumpkin isn’t in season, we are using canned pumpkin for this recipe.


Best of all, your fur babies will love them!

Luna loves pumpkin peanut butter dog treats


Ingredients you may need for Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats:

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Flour
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Dog bone shaped cookie cutter

Tips for Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats


Is peanut butter safe for dogs? 


Xylitol, a sweetener used in many foods, including peanut butter, yogurt, toothpaste and chewing gum, is safe for humans but  potentially deadly for dogs. If ingested, it can cause seizures, liver failure and death. Make sure there is no xylitol in the peanut butter you are using.


What peanut butter contains xylitol? 


Peanut butter brands that contain xylitol include Go Nuts, Co., Krush Nutrition, Nuts’N More and P28 Foods.


Is pumpkin safe for dogs? 


Both canned and fresh pumpkin is safe for dogs. In fact, it has many health benefits. Pumpkin has high fiber and water content, which are good for correcting and preventing constipation in dogs, plus can help bulk up your dog’s stool. Too much however, could be toxic. Limit your dogs daily serving to just a few teaspoons per day. The amount of pumpkin in this recipe is safe for your dog.

My dog, Luna

Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Recipe details

  • 12  Treats
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 16 Minutes Total time: 21 min
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Ingredients


  • Peanut butter
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Flour
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Dog bone shaped cookie cutter

Instructions


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grease two baking sheets
Mix the egg, peanut butter, pumpkin and milk in a bowl.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and baking soda.
Chop up the bacon and stir it into the flour mixture.
Slowly stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture adding about 1/3 at a time.
Sprinkle some flour on your work surface and knead your dough, adding flour as you go. Stop adding flour when the dough stops sticking to your hands and the counter.
Separate the dough into two sections and roll each one out with a rolling pin until it is ¼ to 1/8 of an inch thin.
Use a dog bone shaped cookie cutter to make the treats into a bone shape.
Carefully transfer the unbaked cookies onto the cookie sheets.
Cook 14-16 minutes. Then remove from the oven, flip over and cook an additional 14-16 minutes.
When done, let them cool completely on a drying rack.

Tips

  • Store up to 2 weeks in an air tight container or 6 months in the freezer.
Adrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little Gnome
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