Banana pumpkin dog treats are a big hit and making this homemade version is super simple. I’ve added banana to the mix because it is naturally sweet. Making homemade dog treat recipes is not only easy, it’s less expensive than store-bought and you can customize them to your dogs personal tastes.
I’ll give you variations and substitutions where I can, plus helpful tips and tricks for success. Read on for this info as well as the recipe. If you’d like to skip straight to the recipe, use the jump to recipe button at the top of the post.
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Why you should make this recipe
- Quick & Easy – Ready from start to finish in about 25 minutes.
- Inexpensive – The cost of these ingredients probably totals a few dollars, and that’s much less than store-bought treats.
- Make ahead – You can make the dough ahead of time and bake the next day. You can also bake these treats and store them in the fridge or freezer.
Banana Pumpkin Dog Treats
Healthy, homemade banana pumpkin dog treats are quick and easy to make, plus they only have four ingredients! For less than $5, you can make approximately 100 treats, which is a much better deal than store bought.
Our pets are like family. We do everything we can for them, right? Which is why I made biscuits for my girl, like these cheddar apple dog treats. She loved getting special treats and I felt better knowing exactly what was in them.
This recipe for homemade banana dog treats is quick and easy, it’s a healthier option for your pup, plus, there are so many options when you make them yourself.
Sugar has always had a very sensitive stomach and sometimes store bought foods/treats have given her tummy issues, which is why I started making dog biscuit recipes for her in the first place.
These treats smell so good when they are baking! Sugar tends to hover nearby when I’m making these.
Another treat I’ve been making for her lately are these homemade dog treats with rolled oats. They are made without flour and couldn’t be easier.
- Flour – You can use any flour that you like.
- Eggs – Large eggs are the standard in recipes.
- Pumpkin – 100% pure pumpkin (not pie filling).
- Banana – 1 medium banana.
How to make
- In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, pumpkin and mashed banana together.
- Add the flour and mix until it is incorporated.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8″ thick and cut out treats.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown and slightly crunchy. Cool on baking sheet completely before giving to your pup.
Healthy Pumpkin Dog Treats
These dog treats are pretty tasty. I can say this because I’ve tasted them. Flour, egg, banana & pumpkin – that’s the entire ingredient list!
Nothing inedible and depending on the size of your cookie cutter, you’ll get about five times as many treats for the price of one store-bought bag.
That’s worth the effort right there, if you ask me. Speaking of effort… it’s hardly any at all. A bit of mixing and rolling, no more than making cookies, and your dog won’t care if they aren’t perfect.
They’ll just be happy to know they are getting something special. These pumpkin peanut butter dog treats are another favorite recipe.
Banana pumpkin dog treats FAQ’s
If properly stored, in an airtight container in the refrigerator, they will last up to 2 weeks.
Because homemade treats do not contain additives to prolong shelf life, it is best to store them in the refrigerator.
Yes! Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to store homemade 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 a day or two.
Because I live in a warmer, humid climate, I store them in the refrigerator. They freeze very well, so you can keep them for even longer.
The best cookie cutters for dog treats
The first time I made these, I used whatever cookie cutters I had hanging around. Then, after a few people almost ate them thinking they were for human consumption, I bought these bone-shaped cutters.
Check my list of recommended tools for making making dog treats.
Sugar loved these treats and I hope your pup does too! Please consider rating and/or commenting. I love hearing from you!
If your pup loves these banana pumpkin dog treats, please give the recipe 5 stars!
- 3 cups whole wheat flour + extra for dusting counter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 banana, mashed
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix eggs, banana and pumpkin together. Add flour and mix until all the flour is incorporated.
- Lightly dust the counter and a rolling pin with flour, then roll out dough to approximately 1/8" and cut out treats.
- Lay on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Cool completely before giving to your pup!
The longer you bake the treats, the crispier they will become! If you like a softer treat for your pup, reduce baking time by 4 - 5 minutes.
I used a 2" cookie cutter because my dog is small. If you use a larger cutter to make treats for a larger dog, you will need to increase baking time and the yield will be less than 100.
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Serving Size:1 treat
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Cholesterol: 3mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 3g
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Originally published 2/13/17.