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Healthy Homemade Banana Pumpkin Dog Treats

Banana pumpkin dog treats are a big hit and making this homemade version is super simple. I’ve added banana to the mix because my dog loves bananas and 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.

Pumpkin banana dog treats on metal baking sheet.

Try these peanut butter banana treats or this pumpkin dog treat recipe made with oatmeal. Both are quick and easy too!

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Banana Pumpkin Dog Treats

My dog is spoiled, but I’m guessing yours is too. 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 make biscuits for her, like these cheddar apple dog treats, instead of buying them when I have the time.

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.

For example, when she was a puppy I went through NINE different dog foods before I found one that didn’t make her sick.

Eventually, the vet suggested that I cook vegetables for her and mix them with her dog food. Sugar has been on this diet for a few years now with no issues, so I’m quite happy.

She eats what we eat most of the time, so it’s not really any extra work. Chicken, broccoli, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, apples, bananas, etc. My dog eats better than some of my friends!

Bone shaped cookie cutter on dough for Pumpkin Banana Dog Treats


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.

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.

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 about a week.

Because I live in a warmer, humid climate, Iโ€™d only keep them on the counter for a few days, then store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze them and take out a few at a time, which is what I do most of the time.

Homemade 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.

I’ve had them for about a year and so far, no rust. I’m happy about that, as some cutters tend to get rusty after awhile.

Sugar's face

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Yield: 100

Healthy Homemade Banana Pumpkin Dog Treats

Healthy Homemade Banana Pumpkin Dog Treats

Healthy, homemade banana pumpkin dog treats for the pups in your life.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour + extra for dusting counter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 banana, mashed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix eggs, banana and pumpkin together. Add flour and mix until all the flour is incorporated.
  3. Lightly dust the counter and a rolling pin with flour, then roll out dough to approximately 1/8" and cut out treats.
  4. Lay on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Cool completely before giving to your pup!

Notes

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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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

100

Serving Size:

1 treat

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Cholesterol: 3mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 3g

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Originally published 2/13/17, most recent update 10/18/21.

76 Comments

    1. Hi Laurie! If it’s chilly and not humid, they can stay on the counter for a few days. After that, or if it’s warm and humid, they go in the fridge.

    2. I have made these before and found that if you would like them to last longer without refrigeration you can place them in a dehydrator till they are crisp like a hard cookie. Use your best judgement as to what your dog can chew but these will keep on the counter for quite awhile in an airtight container. If your dog is like mine, they won’t last long.๐Ÿ™‚ dry times depend on what machine you have.

      1. That is an EXCELLENT tip! Thank you! I don’t have a dehydrator, but I’m sure if you lowered the oven temp and let them hang out in a warm oven for an hour or two, they would get crispy. ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. Hi Jennifer ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m pretty sure a friend of mine did just that and it worked great for her. I haven’t done it myself, but I’m sure it’ll be fine!

    3. I just TRIED making these today – the Dough was so sticky – I floured a piece of parchment paper & placed another piece of parchment paper & rolled the dough out. Not only could I NOT remove the top piece of parchment paper – the dough stuck it the paper. Ended up tossing the dough out. I doubled check you recipe online to make sure I copied it correctly – I did. Do you have any idea why the dough was so sticky. Thank You.

      1. I’m sorry you had trouble with the dough. It’s not usually a very sticky dough, so I’m not sure what happened.
        Next time, try sliding the dough into the refrigerator for an hour to let it rest. That should help quite a bit.

      1. Hi Crystal, I wouldn’t add molasses to these. They are sweet enough from the banana. Dogs don’t need the added sugar.

    1. Hi! This could be a little tricky. Coconut flour is just finely ground coconut, like almond flour is just almonds. The difference with wheat flour is the gluten. This binds it together in a way that coconut flour won’t. That’s not to say it won’t work, just that I’ve never done it.As far as replacing the egg, you could mix 1 tbsp ground flax seed with a few tbsps of warm water instead of using an egg. Hope this helps!

  1. I made these for a “food craft” at my summer camp with 125+ students and they LOVED them!! We made some to go home and then the extras we sent to a local store called Dog Town for those dogs to eat the extra treats.

    I ended up adding more flour then the recipe called for, but other then that the recipe was spot on! We also had one of our dogs at work try it and he LOVED it!! THANKS for the recipe.

    1. Ashley, Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’m thrilled that you loved them and that all the pups enjoyed them ๐Ÿ™‚
      This makes my heart very, very happy <3

  2. A friend came over Friday and we made the dog treats. The pumpkin smelled so good baking! It was so easy and inexpensive to make and the pups lined up in the kitchen to get one! Now I’m thinking of other twists to the recipe to mix it up for my pups. Thank you from a pupmom in Texas!

    1. Thank you, Connie! I’m working on more dog treats right now, so hopefully your pups will have another one to enjoy very soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. A realtor client of mine wants to share a pet-friendly treat recipe in a magazine article. If we credit back to you and recommend that readers check out your blog, would you be willing to allow us to share this recipe? Normally I would only request that we share the ingredients and link back to your site for the full directions, but since it is print rather than an online, we don’t have that option.
    My client is known as the “Pet Friendly Realtor” and is on the board of The Greater Orlando Pet Alliance so sharing a recipe like this right up her alley. You can reach me directly is you have any questions. Please note that the magazine deadline is on Tuesday 10/22 so a quick reply is appreciated.

  4. I have frozen bananas , regular flour how would I make these and if my dogs donโ€™t like them can I make them for me to eat ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. They are made with human food, so they are totally edible! I’ve tasted them ๐Ÿ™‚
      You can try adding in more banana in place of the pumpkin if you don’t have any, but I’ve never done it, so I’m not sure how it would turn out. Probably fine, but just not exactly the same. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Casie, I would say yes, you can. I haven’t made them with GF flour, but I would assume they would turn out just fine. If you make them with GF flour, let me know how they come out ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Finally a dog treat recipe without peanut butter! Will give these a go. I’m highly allergic to any form of peanut, so cant use them or feed them to my dogs.
    Thanks!
    Merle

    1. Hi Merle! I’m so glad you like the dog treats! There are a few more recipes here that do not use peanut butter, so feel free to take a peek around and try them! Just type in “dog treats” in the search bar and they’ll pop up!

  6. Hi,
    I was wondering if I could replace the wheat flour with ground oatmeal like you did in your oatmeal pumpkin dog treats.
    Thanks for any advice you can give me.

    1. Hi Rose!
      Absolutely! The recipe should work just fine. The texture will be completely different, but the recipe will still work ๐Ÿ™‚
      Let me know how they turn out & if the pup(s) like(s) the treats!

  7. Hi
    Thanks for this recipe. I have made it for my dog but the dough was too much sticky. Any idea to have a doughlike in the picture.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Rachel, try rolling the dough out between sheets of parchment paper. Unfortunately, if it is hot & humid outside, that will affect flour.
      Try chilling the dough also. Just 20 minutes or so in the fridge should help it be less tacky.

  8. The first time I made them they were perfect! The second time – tonight – I can’t find any whole wheat flour so
    I used white flour and it came out real sticky – added a bit more flour but I didn’t want it to taste to dry so I
    spread it out on a pan and when they were done I just cut them with a pizza wheel. Not sure if it is the flour
    or maybe the humidity, but the dogs aren’t complaining.

    1. Hi Lori! It could be a few different things, to be honest. The different flour will play a part and the humidity plays a BIG part. I’m glad the pups still ate them ๐Ÿ™‚
      If it happens again, try popping the dough into the fridge for 20 minutes or so to firm up. Rolling it out between sheets of parchment paper should also help!

  9. Thank you, these are great. I used a very small 2โ€ flower cutter and they turned out so interesting, like little pitas. I opened up a couple and stuffed with peanut butter. I enjoyed eating them too! My dog loved them plain and with peanut butter. Thanks for your recipes I look forward to trying the others

  10. Hi! Can I freeze the leftover dough. I didnโ€™t realize it made so much and Iโ€™m not up to back it all at this moment lol.

  11. I just made these for my 2 pups. My husband was jealous, he said they smelled so good. My pups agreed with him. This recipe is a keeper

    1. Thank you so much, Alice! I hope the pups loved them, let you husband taste them… LOL. I’ve tasted them – not bad. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hi Ellen, YES you can ๐Ÿ™‚ The texture will not be exactly the same, but you can swap out the flour for ground oats!

  12. Hi, I tried making these twice now and both times the dough has come out too sticky. I keep adding additional flour but don’t want to do overdo it. I use a a hand mixer until it doesn’t mix anymore and then try to do by hand. It’s January in NYC so not much humidity here at this time. They wind up coming out as little blobs. My dog doesn’t know the difference and will eat them in any shape but I have yet to use my brand new cookie cutters and would like to get these right. Help.

    1. Hi Lisa, I’m sorry you’re having trouble with this. I wonder if you are working it too much? Are you able to mix it by hand? I don’t use a hand mixer, I stir everything together with a rubber spatula.
      You will need a bit of flour to roll the dough out. Try mixing by hand and let me know how it goes. I want you to be able to use those cutters, too!

    2. These cookies are definitely sticky and extra flour on your rolling pin and using parchment paper really helps!

  13. These are great treats, but I think you need to adjust your prep time to more than 5 minutes! You forgot to add in the rolling/cutting time.

  14. Will this be a soft treat? I want to use banana and pumpkin, so I wasnโ€™t sure how to adjust your soft pumpkin treat recipe.

    1. Hi Amy, these are not quite as soft as the pumpkin treats, but not crunchy, either. If you want to make them softer, reduce baking time by a few minutes. Just make sure they are cooked through and not raw in the middle.

  15. Hello,

    Do you know how much fiber would be in one cookie? I’ve been giving my old boy a TBS of pumpkin everyday for years and he’s decided he doesn’t like it anymore. Lol just wondering what the equivalent number of treats would be to his usual serving of pumpkin.

    1. Hi Sara, the amount of fiber is not much. You’d have to give your boy quite a few treats. Have you tried a roasted sweet potato? Not the same, but maybe he’ll decide he likes pumpkin again after taking a break for a week or so?

    1. Hi Rachel – Yep, you sure can. The texture won’t be exactly the same, but the recipe will still work ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. These look great! How much pumpkin do they call for? It says a can but I’m thinking sizes can really vary. Can you tell me in grams or cups? Thanks so much!

      1. Hi there, I am also looking forward to making these homemade biscuits for my dog this weekend – he loves pumpkin, so should enjoy these treats! Just wondering how much is 1 cup of pumpkin (in grams)? Also, do you prefer to bake or boil the pumpkin before pureeing it? Thanks.

        1. Hi Cindy,
          It’s about 245 grams. If using fresh pumpkin, I always bake instead of boil. However, canned (tinned) pumpkin is also perfect for this, as long as it is 100% pure pumpkin purรฉe. Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I have made these several times and the dogs love them. When I don’t feel like using a cookie cutter, I just use a tiny cookie scoop and bake them in round form.

    1. Thank you Teresa! I’m so happy that your dogs love these treats! And the cookie scoop does make it quicker, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I have made these treats for my 2 year old Terrier/Mini Pincher he has allergy’s to Peanut Butter, Oats, Rice, Milk, Peas, Corn. So I am trying a few different recipes with out using Oats which he loves. Thank you for awesome recipes!

  19. I’m a dog walker and pet sitter, these treats are amazing! I love how they’re inexpensive, fast, relatively minimal mess, and super big batch! Will be making again and sharing!

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