Homemade Dog Treats (Peanut Butter and Pumpkin)


Baked dog treats filled with pumpkin and peanut butter.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
25 treats

Your furry friend is an important member of the family, and that means they deserve homemade treats too! Sure, you can go out and buy a box of dog treats, but these Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats are made with love — and they're just as easy to make as making a batch of cookies.

Reviewers have rated these homemade dog treats 5-stars over 800 times, and your pup will definitely give it two paws up too!

A bowl of dog treats in a small bowl with a few treats directly on the counter.

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Homemade Dog Treat Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make the homemade pumpkin dog treats:

Whole Wheat Flour
Whole wheat flour is packed with nutrients for your pup, like fiber, protein, and antioxidants. You can use all-purpose flour in a pinch, but it won't provide as many nutrients.

Eggs are great for dogs and add protein, fatty acids, and vitamins to their diet.

Canned Pumpkin
Make sure you get pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. The pumpkin pie filling can have added ingredients, like sugar, which isn't great for dogs.

Peanut Butter
Use natural peanut butter or double check the ingredients and make sure the peanut butter doesn't contain Xylitol, which can be harmful to dogs.

The salt will help the treats' flavor — and it's perfectly safe for dogs in moderation.

Not only does cinnamon give the treats a delicious flavor, but also it can provide some great nutritional benefits (like antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and better heart health).

This optional step will keep the dog treats together and make it more workable for you.

How to Make Homemade Dog Treats

Making homemade dog treats is just as easy as making cookies for you and your family. In fact, they're prepared in almost the same way.

Simply combine all your ingredients in a bowl or stand mixer. Then transfer the mixture to a work surface and work it with your hands until a dough has formed.

Roll out the dough and either cut it into strips or stamp it with your favorite cookie cutters.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes, until crunchy. Make sure to wait until they are completely cool before giving it to your dog.

Benefits of Making Dog Treats At Home

Of course, the biggest benefit is that your furry friend will love these homemade treats! But beyond that, you also know exactly what is going into the treats and how it will impact your pup's health.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Two sets of very large paws up! Both my wolfhounds love them. I found it much easier to work with if I added only 2c of flour then used the other 1/2c to add a little at a time as I was working the dough. Lift the dough and put a little on the bottom, then a little more on top, work it in, repeat as necessary. This helped with the 'sticky' problem," says Icequeen.

"My dogs love this recipe. They smell them cooking and get excited. I usually double the recipe so I use a whole small can of pumpkin," according to Michael Behrens.

"Added some extra peanut butter, because my puppy loves it. Otherwise, these are SUPER easy, and a huge hit with my fur baby! Fantastic recipe," raves sidvicious1961.

Editorial contributions by Bailey Fink


  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon water, or more if necessary (Optional)


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Measured and prepped ingredients for peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Combine flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl; stir with a spatula until combined.

    Flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl being stirred with a spatula until combined.

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  4. Transfer mixture to a work surface and work it with your hands until mixture starts to come together. Add 1 teaspoon water at a time (only if needed) to help make the dough workable, but don't add too much as it should be dry and stiff.

  5. Roll the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch.

    Peanut butter pumpkin dough being rolled out on a marble kitchen counter.

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  6. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and transfer to a baking sheet.

    Peanut butter pumpkin dough being cut out and placed on a prepared baking sheet.

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  7. Bake in the preheated oven until dog treats are golden brown and crunchy, about 40 minutes. Let cool before serving to your dog.

    Peanut butter pumpkin dog treats cooling on a baking sheet.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

56 Calories
1g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 3g
Potassium 73mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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