My dogs love these peanut butter and pumpkin dog treat. They are super easy to make too. Who doesn’t love to spoil their pets??? I had been searching Pinterest for dog treat recipes but didn’t have all the ingredients so I pull out these ingredients and made up my own. They turned out great and took only 25 min from start to finish.
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The vet told me once that pumpkin was good for dogs and I already knew that my pups love peanut butter so I decided to combine the two. After doing some research I found that pumpkin has many benefits for dogs.
It promotes urinary health. If your dog struggles with incontinence try adding a little pumpkin to their diet.
Pumpkin helps with digestive health and regularity. It is a great source of fiber and may help with your dogs stomach issues.
Canned pumpkin is also low in calories. If you have a pup that needs to lose a few pounds, try replacing a small amount of their normal food with canned pumpkin.
2 Cups Flour
1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the eggs, peanut butter and pumpkin and beat it with the mixer.
Once everything was mixed together well I added in the flour. Don’t add it all at once or your mixer will get angry… I added about 1/2cup at a time. The mixture is going to get very sticky and thick.
My next step was to put the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it until it formed a ball. Then I rolled it about 1/4″ thick. I used a small cookie cutter because my dogs don’t need huge dog treats but you can use any Cookie Cutter you want. I personally love these cute dog bone shaped cookie cutters.
I placed the cut out treats onto a baking sheet and popped them in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 min. They turned out great. They aren’t a crunchy treat, they are soft and chewy.
Once they were cooled I put them into my super cute dog treat container that I made using a Dollar Store container and scrapbooking stickers. My one year old thinks they are cookies for her in a cookie jar. I suppose they wouldn’t hurt her but I try to divert her attention and give her something else.
Written by: Devon Bernthal
Recipe Created by: Devon Bernthal