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4 ingredient butternut squash dog treats

Flour, butternut squash, banana and eggs are all you need to make these easy 4 ingredient butternut squash dog treats. Making homemade dog treats is less expensive than store-bought and better for your pup.

butternut squash dog treats on cement background with cookie cutter

For another quick and easy recipe for dog biscuits, try these pumpkin dog treats.

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Butternut squash dog treats

I’ve made a few pumpkin dog cookies for Sugar over the years, but I recently discovered that she loves butternut squash.

stacked butternut treats

She’s a big fan of sweet potato treats, so it shouldn’t have come as any surprise that these would be a big hit.

Butternut squash is naturally sweet and a good source of fiber. It makes a healthy, low fat dog biscuit with plenty of vitamins for your pup.

DIY dog treats, like this oatmeal pumpkin dog treat recipe, are less expensive than store-bought treats and I feel better knowing exactly what is in them.

Ingredients

Four simple ingredients are all you need to make this dog cookie. This is a perfect way to use up an overripe banana!

Ingredients for butternut squash d
  • Whole wheat flour – you can substitute regular flour or oat flour
  • Cooked butternut squash – roast the squash until very tender
  • Banana – you want a very ripe, speckled banana for this recipe
  • Eggs – 2 large

How to make

These butternut squash dog treats are made in one bowl, which makes for easy cleanup.

Whisk eggs, then add cooked butternut squash and banana. Mash up until mixture is fairly uniform.

mashing up banana and squash with eggs in mixing bowl

Sprinkle flour over the egg mixture and use a rubber spatula or heavy kitchen spoon to stir together.

dough for butternut squash dog treats

Using clean hands, work in all of the flour and form the dough into a ball. If your dough is too sticky to roll out (and it might be), wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 – 45 minutes.

Liberally flour the counter and using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out to 1/8″ thick, then use bone shaped cookie cutters to make treats.

cutting out butternut squash dog treats with cookie cutter

How to store butternut dog treats

If you live in a cooler, less humid climate, you can store these treats in a cute dog treat jar on the counter for about a week. Because I live in a warmer, humid climate, I’d only keep them on the counter for a day or two, then store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

butternut squash dog treats on table

You can also freeze them for up to 3 months and take out a few at a time, which is what I do most of the time.

Because these treats do not have preservatives in them like the store-bought varieties, I do not recommend storing these dog treats with butternut squash on the counter long-term. Store in the refrigerator or freezer for best results.

When using a 2 inch cookie cutter, the recipe makes 95 treats – plenty for sharing with friends and neighbors!

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Yield: 95 treats

Butternut squash dog treats

stacked butternut dog treats

Quick and easy, 4 ingredient butternut squash dog treats are an inexpensive way to spoil your pup.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup roasted butternut squash
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (12 oz.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 177°C / Gas Mark 4
  2. Peel, seed and chop butternut squash. Place on baking sheet, cover with foil and roast for 30 - 40 minutes until very tender. Set aside to cool to room temp.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl - whisk eggs, then add banana and cooked butternut squash.
  4. Using a potato masher, break up banana and squash until mixture is uniform, with no large pieces remaining.
  5. Sprinkle in whole wheat flour and stir to combine. Use your hands to incorporate remaining flour and form dough into a ball. (Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes if necessary)
  6. Flour your work surface and a rolling pin. Roll dough out to 1/8" thickness. Use 2 inch cookie cutter to cut shapes out of dough.
  7. Place treats on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 18 - 20 minutes.
  8. Cool completely before giving to your dog.

Notes

I've included the roasting time for the squash in the total time. If done ahead of time, these treats will only take you roughly 35 minutes from start to finish.

The recipe yields 95 treats when using a 2 inch cookie cutter. If you use a larger cutter, your yield will be less. A smaller cutter will yield more than 95.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

95

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.

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4 Comments

  1. I tried to make this recipe but my dumb self didn’t scroll down for measurements and when I did it was to late so I added oatmeal. Only thing I didn’t like was the 3cup of flour. If I wanted to make them with flour I would have bought treats from the store.

    1. Well, that is unfortunate, isn’t it? If you were looking for treats using only oatmeal, and no flour, there are plenty of recipes on my blog to choose from. I hope you’ll try one of those and do please scroll down to the recipe card for actual measurements, Rosemarie. Happy baking 🙂

  2. Hello, I volunteer at the Lakeland SPCA.
    May I have permission to make some of your treats for the dogs there? I will need to hand over the recipes to the staff in case a dog may be allergic to an ingredient.
    Thank you
    Sheila

    1. Hi Sheila, OF COURSE! That is beautiful and lovely. I hope the dogs love them. Thank you for providing the recipients with a copy of my original recipe, I’m sure they will appreciate that so much!
      Also, just FYI, that disclaimer is more for people who like to take other peoples recipes for their own profit – not people using my recipes for their own use. <3

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