Spoil your pup with these easy homemade dog treats. Made with just 3 ingredients, this oatmeal pumpkin dog treat recipe is a healthy and inexpensive alternative to store-bought treats.
Making dog treats yourself is easy and you can make them for half the cost of store bought. You can find the original banana pumpkin dog treats recipe that I made a few years ago if you’d like to try another version.
These oatmeal pumpkin dog cookies also make a fantastic homemade gift – DIY dog treats. The holiday season will be upon us before you know it, so don’t forget about the furry members of the family. This oatmeal pumpkin dog treat recipe will make tails everywhere wag with happiness.
Pumpkin Dog treats
My dog loves pumpkin. I mean, she loves it. So, naturally I keep her in pumpkin dog treats almost year-round. Once we start approaching fall and pumpkin everything appears, I buy pumpkin in bulk at the big box store to fill the coffers.
These treats will keep in an airtight container for a couple of weeks on the counter. If you store them in the fridge, they will last at least a month and in the freezer, they will last several months.
how to make homemade pumpkin dog treats
For these treats, I used rolled oats instead of flour. The first time I made them, I mixed whole oats into the dough. It worked just fine, but I wasn’t thrilled with result.
For the second attempt at these dog treats, I put the oats in the food processor to make the texture finer. This did the trick.
As you can see, it is not ground into a fine powder. I left it slightly coarse, but much finer than the whole oats.
The next step is to add in the eggs and the pumpkin purée. When buying canned pumpkin to make these dog biscuits, make sure that the can says 100% pumpkin. Do not get pumpkin pie mix.
Turn the food processor on and let it mix until the dough looks fairly uniform.
This is what your dough should look like. It will be a thick, firm dough. At this point, you have two options. You can either use a small scoop to make drop cookie style treats or you can add a little bit of flour to roll them out to cut shapes.
The dough will be a bit sticky and rolling it out without adding either extra oat flour or regular flour will be difficult. I did it both ways just to show you what it looks like.
dog treat recipe with pumpkin and oatmeal
These are the treats that I scooped out and flattened with a fork, like a peanut butter cookie. I’ll let you in on a little secret – your dog could not care less if you scoop them or roll them into cute dog bone shapes.
Your dog just wants to eat them.
I’ve done my research with this recipe. I gave samples to 8 different friends with dogs and every single dog liked them. Even the picky eaters. So, I feel pretty confident that this pumpkin dog treat recipe will be a hit with your pup too.
healthy homemade dog treat recipe
These make great gifts for friends who are getting a new dog, perhaps a dog having a birthday 🙂 or maybe a nice, neighborly gesture to share with fellow dog parents around the block.
Like I mentioned earlier, the holiday baking season is almost upon us and why should the dogs be left out? For all of these occasions, I roll the dough out to make these cute bone shapes to give away as gifts.
It’s also really easy and if you have kiddos in the house, this is something they can get involved in.
pumpkin dog treat recipe
Look at that sweet face. I make these for her because it makes me happy and no doubt it makes her happy. But, she has a sensitive stomach and I like knowing exactly what is in the treats I give her.
Also, because I am that dog mom. “I love her like I gave birth to her” is heard daily in our house. There are lots of us out there, the people who love their dogs like crazy. I wear it proudly.
There you have it, friends. A homemade pumpkin dog treat recipe that is a sure winner, it’s inexpensive and it couldn’t be easier. My job here is done!
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If you want to roll the dough out to cut bone shaped treats: If you have an older dog or a dog with dental issues or a dog that prefers soft treats I used a 2" cutter, the recipe made 90 dog bone treats. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 2mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
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If you want to roll the dough out to cut bone shaped treats:
If you have an older dog or a dog with dental issues or a dog that prefers soft treats
I used a 2" cutter, the recipe made 90 dog bone treats.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.