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.
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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!
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, I’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.
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- 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