These Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treats are the best! Requires 5 ingredients, are easy to make, and are a healthy and affordable treat for your pup!
With everyone making homemade candies for Halloween, we made some homemade dog treats for our pups. They deserve something delicious and healthy, too, right? If you agree, then check your pantry, and let’s get baking!
These treats are made with 5 ingredients, and we guarantee your pup(s) will love them! They are flavored with pumpkin and cinnamon. Be sure to drizzled them with a peanut butter icing for an extra oomph!
Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treat Ingredients:
Flax egg: Flaxseed and water (makes these treats vegan and adds additional nutrients).
Coconut oil – Research has shown that coconut oil has many health benefits for our littles ones; therefore, we used it here in this recipe. Feel free to use sunflower or olive oil here.
Pumpkin puree – Helps with binding everything together, plus it’s a good source of nutrients and fiber for our little ones.
Whole wheat flour – Has a nutty flavor and more nutrients than regular all-purpose flour. However, all-purpose flour can be used if you don’t have any whole wheat flour on hand.
Cinnamon – Adds additional flavor to these treats.
Peanut Butter Icing: Peanut butter and coconut oil. This yummy combo will have your pups begging for more. Therefore, we recommend adding this icing to these treats!
Store these dog treats in a cookie jar or a glass container for up to 1 week, depending on how many pups you have and how many treats you give them a day.
These dog treats take 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to bake in the oven. If you buy dog treats often, then you know it can be expensive to treat your little ones to something delicious.
1 ¼cupwhole wheat flourplus more for rolling and shaping dough
Peanut Butter Icing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Prepare flax egg in a bowl by adding 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 2 tbsp of water. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes or until it becomes sticky (consistency of an egg white).
Add melted coconut oil and pumpkin puree to the bowl and mix to combine.
Add flour and cinnamon on top of the mixture, tossed together first, then mix until a dough is formed.
Sprinkle about 1 tsp of flour on a smooth surface and roll out the dough to 1 cm thick. Use a biscuit cutter to make shapes (or use a top of a glass). Carefully transfer cut dough to the baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.
Make Peanut Butter Icing while the treats are baking. Whisk together 2 teaspoons of coconut oil with 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Microwave for 10 seconds and whisk again until the icing becomes soft and smooth.
Remove the treats from the oven and let them cool completely.
Once the treats are cooled, drizzle the icing on top and place them in the freezer for 5-10 minutes, or until the icing hardens. Treat your pups with one of these treats!!
Store in a cookie jar or a glass container at room temperature for 1 week.