Pumpkin dog treats are the perfect grab-and-go snack for your dog. Filled with healthy pumpkin and yummy peanut butter, these will be your pup’s favorite treat!
Homemade dog treats are so easy to make, so tasty, and much healthier than store bought. And these pumpkin dog treats are no exception.
I am a sucker for brightly colored dog treats. The ones that have clever names, show the little tiny treats inside, and are packed in yellow and blue pastels. Yes, those are my favorite. However, what I don’t love is that they often have ingredients that I do not even know how to say.
Thankfully, Rhubarb does not have the same affinity for brightly colored packages, so I set out to make my own brightly colored treats (with natural color and no packaging needed!).
These no bake dog treats require only 3 ingredients and all you have to do is mix them together, roll, and serve! Ok, there is a little bit more to it so let me tell you how to make pumpkin dog treats.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Dog Treats
You’ll just need 3 ingredients for this recipe! You probably already have them in the pantry.
- Pumpkin: Be sure to use unsweetened 100% pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix, which has a similar looking can). Pumpkin is healthy for dogs, with tons of great fiber that aids dog’s digestion.
- Nut Butter: I used almond butter but feel free to use peanut butter for pb and pumpkin dog treats. It is super important that the nut butter has no xylitol in it as it is poisonous to dogs.
- Oats: Any type of unsweetened, rolled oat will work (instant oats work well too!)
How to make Pumpkin Dog Treats
After taking the 5 minutes to make these, your dog will want to eat them right away. Tell them you need to freeze them first so they are extra delicious for them. Hopefully, they understand!
Step 1: Stir
Stir together all ingredients until evenly combined.
Step 2: Roll
Portion into tablespoon-sized balls and roll into even balls. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet or plate.
Step 3: Freeze
Freeze until solid, then transfer to an airtight container and keep in the freezer until ready to serve. Freezing makes these pumpkin treats more chewy (without having to bake them). Dogs love a good chewy treat!
Storage: Keep these in an air-tight container or Ziplock bag after they have frozen. Then store in the freezer and serve when ready (straight from the freezer).
Ingredient Swaps: This recipe is incredible versatile to whatever you have in the kitchen! The pumpkin can be replaced with mashed sweet potato or butternut squash. The oats can be replaced with any type of whole grain, like whole grain flour, cooked rice, or even quinoa. And the nut butter can be any variety you have on hand!
Nutrition Boosters: Want to throw in a few nutrition boosters to amp up these healthy dog treats? Try adding a squirt of fish oil, a splash of kefir or goat’s milk, or a sprinkle of chia seeds or flaxseed!
More Tasty Treats
If you need more at home dog treats besides this pumpkin dog treats recipe, then check out any of these!
- Watermelon Dog Treats is another cold summer treat for the pups.
- Dehydrated Sweet Potato Dog Treats are great for snacking and teeth health because they can be a little stiffer to chew through.
- Frozen Peanut Butter Celery Chews are good for humans and dogs! As long as it’s not the fish one…
No Bake Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe (3 Ingredients)
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 15-oz can can pumpkin puree 425 g
- ½ cup nut butter like peanut butter or almond butter, 100 g
- Stir: Stir together all ingredients until evenly combined.
- Roll: Portion into tablespoon sized balls and roll into even balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet or plate.
- Freeze: Freeze until solid, then transfer to an airtight container and keep in the freezer until ready to serve.