Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

By: takestwoeggsPosted: 14/08/2023 Updated: 28/11/2023
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Homemade pumpkin peanut butter dog treats are the perfect way to show your dogs how much you love them. These homemade dog treats are made with pumpkin, peanut butter, honey and wheat flour for a delicious and healthy dog biscuit recipe.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Homemade pumpkin peanut butter dog treats are the perfect way to show your dogs how much you love them. These homemade dog treats are made with pumpkin, peanut butter, honey, and wheat flour for a delicious and healthy dog biscuit recipe.

Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats sitting on parchment paper.

If you love showering your dog with all the love they deserve, this homemade peanut butter pumpkin dog treats recipe was made for you. These pumpkin peanut butter dog biscuits are made with whole ingredients such as pumpkin, peanut butter, whole wheat, honey, and eggs. This homemade dog treat recipe is 100% customizable which offers you complete control over what goes in your dog’s treats.

Throughout this post, I will walk you through the simple steps of how to make dog treats with detailed tips and tricks along the way. Whether you are a chef or a novice, this pumpkin peanut butter dog treats recipe was designed to be easy and fun to make!

We made these pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats for Tofu’s second birthday and all of her dog friends at the dog park absolutely loved them! If you are looking to spoil your pup with more homemade dog recipes, check out our dog birthday cake recipe.

A dog sitting in front of a plate of dog treats.
Looking down at a plate of homemade pumpkin peanut butter dog treats.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

When it comes to showering our fur babies with love, nothing says ‘I love you’ like a freshly baked batch of homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats. Here are a few reasons why you and your dog will be obsessed with these dog cookies:

  • Quick and easy. This pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats recipe can be completed in a matter of minutes with only a few easy-to-follow steps.
  • Safe and healthy. These pumpkin peanut butter dog biscuits are made with whole ingredients making them safe and nutritious for your fur baby.
  • Tailored to special diets. If your dog has certain dietary restrictions or allergies, making your own homemade pb and pumpkin dog treats allows you to cater to their specific needs.
Someone picking up a homemade peanut butter dog treat.

Kitchen Equipment

You will need the following items of kitchen equipment to make these peanut butter pumpkin dog treats.

  • Kitchen Scale: if you want the most accurate measurements, I recommend using a kitchen scale.
  • Mixing Bowl: you will need a mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer to make the pumpkin peanut butter dog treats dough.
  • Stand Mixer or Whisk: If you have a stand mixer, use it. Otherwise, you can also mix all the ingredients together with a whisk.
  • Pastry Mat (Optional): I like using a pastry mat on top of my work surface to prevent the dough from sticking to my counter.
  • Rolling Pin: a rolling pin is necessary to roll out the dough.
  • Baking Sheet: you will need a half-sheet baking sheet to bake your pumpkin and peanut butter dog cookies.
  • Silicone Baking Sheet: you can either use a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper to line your baking sheet so the dog biscuits won’t stick to the baking sheet.
  • Piping Bag: if you are planning on drizzling your pumpkin and peanut butter dog cookies with icing, you will need a piping bag.
  • Cookie Cutter: you can use any type of cookie cutter for your pumpkin peanut butter dog biscuits. I used this Amazon kit that came with different-sized bones.
A large and small dog treat stencil cutter.

Ingredients

You can find all of the ingredients for this peanut butter pumpkin dog treats recipe at your local grocery store or online! Be sure to select a peanut butter that DOES NOT contain xylitol which can be dangerous for dogs.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treat

  • Whole Wheat Flour: whole wheat flour offers a natural source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Some dogs may be allergic to flour or wheat flour, so be sure to check before feeding them to your pups!
  • Large Eggs: Eggs are the binding ingredient for the peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: peanut butter is packed with protein and fat which is why dogs love them. Make sure to use peanut butter that is made with only 2 ingredients and does NOT contain any xylitol that is toxic to dogs.
  • Pumpkin Puree: pumpkin puree is nutrient-dense, low in calories, and rich in vitamins A and C which will benefit your pup’s immune system and heart health. Make sure to use pumpkin puree that is made with 100% pumpkin puree.
  • Salt: a touch of salt gives these pumpkin and peanut butter dog cookies a hint of flavor.
  • Ground Cinnamon: cinnamon is not toxic to dogs, but nutmeg is. A sprinkle of cinnamon adds flavor to the pb and pumpkin dog treats.
  • Water: water adds moisture to the dog biscuit dough which helps it bind together.
  • Honey: Honey is the sweetening agent. If you have a dog under 1 or an immunocompromised dog, I’d recommend not using honey.
All the ingredients to make pumpkin peanut butter dog treats.

Peanut Butter Frosting

Keep in mind the frosting may turn translucent over time as it dries depending on the type of peanut butter that you use. The frosting is meant to be set and not get messed up in storage.

  • Peanut Butter: use the same safe peanut butter for dogs!
  • Honey: Honey is the sweetening agent. If you have a dog under 1 or an immunocompromised dog, I’d recommend not using honey.
  • Cornstarch: a small amount of cornstarch is the thickening agent for the frosting and it isn’t toxic to dogs. In fact, it can act as a great moisturizer for your pet’s coat.
  • Hot Water: the water is the main binding ingredient to allow the frosting to run.
All the ingredients to make dog friendly frosting.

Substitutions and Additions

Like people, not all dogs are the same! They each have their dietary preferences and restrictions. Here are some suggestions for substitutions or additions to your homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats.

  • Flour: Instead of whole wheat flour, you can alternatively use oat flour, almond flour, buckwheat flour, coconut flour, or chickpea flour. You can also use all-purpose flour, however, they have low nutritional value, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
  • Sweet Potato Puree: instead of pumpkin puree, you can alternatively use sweet potato puree.
  • Apple Sauce: you can substitute apple sauce instead of pumpkin puree. The consistency might be a little wet, you may need to add 1-2 tablespoons of wheat flour.
  • Salt, Cinnamon, and Honey: These are flavor enhancers that are safe for the pb and pumpkin dog treats. However, you can alternatively remove them for a three-ingredient dog treat recipe!

How to Make Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Here are the instructions on how to make homemade pumpkin peanut butter dog treats.

Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line your baking tray with a slip mat or parchment paper.
  2. Create the dough. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl with the paddle attachment, add the wheat flour, eggs, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, salt, cinnamon, water, and honey. Mix together on medium speed until combined.
Dough for pumpkin peanut butter dog treats mixing in a stand mixer.
  1. Roll and cut. On a lightly floured surface, roll out your dough to be about 1/2 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the treats. Continue to roll and cut until all the dough is used.
  1. Bake. Place the cut treats on a baking tray. They do not spread or rise so you can place them close to each other. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crisp and the edges are golden brown. Let it cool completely on a wire rack.
A drying rack full of homemade dog treats after being baked.

Frosting

  1. Combine peanut butter and honey. In a microwavable bowl, add the peanut butter, and honey and microwave for 15 seconds or until melted.
Mixing peanut butter and honey in a bowl.
  1. Add cornstarch. Add the cornstarch and mix until combined.
Adding cornstarch to peanut butter to make a dog-friendly frosting.
  1. Add water. Next, add the hot water one tablespoon at a time until the mixture thickens.
Adding water to a mixing bowl with frosting ingredients.
  1. Pipe. Add the frosting to a piping bag and pipe the designs on the dog treats.
Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats sitting on parchment paper.

Tips for the Best Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

  • Check your dog’s allergies! Dogs may have different allergies to any of these ingredients. Make sure to have a vet test your dog for allergies before feeding your dog these treats.
  • Check Peanut Butter for Xylitol. Some peanut butter brands may include xylitol as a sugar alternative. Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs. Use natural peanut butter that only has two ingredients such as peanut butter and honey.
  • Honey: Honey may be dangerous to immunocompromised dogs or puppies under 1 year who haven’t received all of their shots yet.
  • Roll and cut until there’s no more dough left. This dog biscuits recipe can yield a lot of treats depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Continue to roll and cut your dough until there is none left!
  • Bake until crisp! Since these are homemade dog treats and not human cookies, I recommend baking them until they are golden brown and crisp to the touch so they are crunchy for your pup.

Storage Instructions

You can store these pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months or in the freezer for up to 8 months.

These homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treat recipes can easily be doubled or tripled and stored for months.

Frequently Asked Q’s & A’s

Is peanut butter safe for dogs?

Yes! Dogs love peanut butter. Dogs crave foods that have the nutrients they need. Peanut butter is packed with ingredients such as high fats, sugar, and protein. Since protein is healthy for dogs, it is probably the reason why they love peanut butter.

Which peanut butter has xylitol?

Peanut butter brands that can contain xylitol include Go Nuts, Co., Krush Nutrition, Nuts ‘N More, P28 Foods, and No Cow (formerly D’s Naturals). However, just because a peanut butter brand doesn’t have xylitol does not mean it is healthy for dogs. There are many brands that contain extra ingredients such as sugars, mono and diglycerides, and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Ideal peanut butter dogs should contain two ingredients at most.

Can you use all-purpose flour in peanut butter pumpkin dog treat recipes?

All-purpose flour or plain flour does not contain germ or bran which makes it low in nutritional value, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This makes them the least desirable choice for your dog. However, it is safe for your dog and will work as an effective binder for this recipe.

How long will these homemade dog treats last?

These peanut butter pumpkin dog treats will last in the refrigerator for up to 2 months or in the freezer for up to 8 months.

More Dog friendly recipes

Did you make these Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats?

If you made this dish and loved it, please leave a review and comment below. We would greatly appreciate it!

Share your dish with us on Instagram, and tag us @takestwoeggs—we’d love to see and share your delicious creation!

Hungry for more? Follow us on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Pinterest, and Facebook for more tasty creations and updates 🍜

Up close with a peanut butter dog treat.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Homemade pumpkin peanut butter dog treats are the perfect way to show your dogs how much you love them. These homemade dog treats are made with pumpkin, peanut butter, honey and wheat flour for a delicious and healthy dog biscuit recipe.
Servings: 25 servings
Print Recipe

Ingredients

Dog Treats

Frosting

Instructions

Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line your baking tray with a slip mat or parchment paper.
  • Create the dough. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl with paddle attachment, add the wheat flour, eggs, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, salt, cinnamon, water, and honey. Mix together on medium speed until combined.
  • Roll and cut. On a lightly floured surface, roll out your dough to be about 1/2 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the treats. Continue to roll and cut until all the dough is used.
  • Bake. Place the cut treats on a baking tray. They do not spread or rise so you can place them close to each other. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crisp and the edges are golden brown. Let it cool completely on a wire rack.

Frosting

  • Combine peanut butter and honey. In a microwavable bowl, add the peanut butter, and honey and microwave for 15 seconds or until melted.
  • Add cornstarch. Add the cornstarch and mix until combined.
  • Add water. Next, add the hot water one tablespoon at a time until the mixture thickens.
  • Pipe. Add the frosting to a piping bag and pipe the designs on the dog treats.

Notes

  • Check your dog’s allergies! Dogs may have different allergies to any of these ingredients. Make sure to have a vet test your dog for allergies before feeding your dog these treats.
  • Check Peanut Butter for Xylitol. Some peanut butter brands may include xylitol as a sugar alternative. Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs. Use natural peanut butter that only has two ingredients such as peanut butter and honey.
  • Honey: Honey may be dangerous to immunocompromised dogs or puppies under 1 year who haven’t received all of their shots yet.
  • Roll and cut until there’s no more dough left. This dog biscuits recipe can yield a lot of treats depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Continue to roll and cut your dough until there is none left!
  • Bake until crisp! Since these are homemade dog treats and not human cookies, I recommend baking them until they are golden brown and crisp to the touch so they are crunchy for your pup.
  • Storage Instructions: You can store these pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months or in the freezer for up to 8 months.

Nutrition:

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 826IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Rate & Review What did you think of this recipe?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating