Pumpkin is a very healthy ingredient for dogs. That’s the reason why it is used in several commercial products. You can also use the benefits of this quality ingredient by making some scrumptious treats for your pooch at home. Keep reading to know about some of the best recipes to make homemade pumpkin dog treats without flour.
Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- ⅓ cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- ¼ cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup oats (old-fashioned, 1-minute oats, or instant)
- Heat the oven to 300o F (150o C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Put the oats into a food processor. Grind them well to make a fine powder.
- Now, add the pumpkin and peanut butter to the food processor and blend until a sticky dough is formed. Remove the mixture from the food processor.
- Put some flour on the counter and place the dough on it. Use a cookie cutter or knife to cut out the dog treats in the desired shape and size.
- Place the treats on the prepared baking sheet and bake until the treats are dry and hard (about 25 to 30 minutes).
- Allow the treats to cool before giving them to your pup.
- You can store the treats in an airtight container for at least a week. If you want to store them for longer, you will need to refrigerate (for two weeks) or freeze them.
Grain-Free Dog Treats
Check out our post “Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats Without Flour” to learn how to make some awesome treats for your pup.
- 1 15-ounce can Meijer 100% Pure Pumpkin
- ½ cup True Goodness Creamy Just Peanuts Peanut Butter
- ½ cup True Goodness Pure Coconut Oil, melted
- 4 True Goodness Organic Cage-Free Eggs
- 1 teaspoon True Goodness Organic Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon True Goodness Organic Cinnamon
- 1 2/3 cups coconut flour
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Put the pumpkin, peanut butter, eggs, and coconut oil in a large bowl and mix them until you get a smooth mixture.
- Then, add the turmeric, cinnamon, and coconut flour to the mixture and mix again until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Allow the mixture to thicken by setting it aside for 5-10 minutes. If there is too much moisture in the mixture, you can set it aside for a longer duration.
- Once the mixture seems settled and turns into a dough, place it over parchment paper.
- Then, place another parchment paper on top of the dough before rolling it to a thickness of ¼ inch.
- Now, remove the top parchment paper and cut the dough using a cookie cutter or knife.
- After that, transfer the parchment sheet with the treats to a large baking sheet.
- Bake the treats until the cookies are dry and hard (about 45-55 minutes).
- Allow the treats to cool completely before serving.
- You can also store them in an airtight container for up to a month.
Want to make your pup a special treat? Check out these Homemade Meaty Dog Treats.
No-Bake Dog Treats
- ½ cup Pumpkin Puree (make sure that it is 100% pure)
- 1½ cups Rolled Oats (dry and uncooked)
- Put the oats into a food processor and grind them well.
- Pour the pumpkin puree into a large bowl and add the pulsed oats into it.
- Now, combine both the ingredients using your hands. You can also use a spoon for this purpose.
- Once the mixture is ready, shape the mixture into balls with your hands and that’s it.
- You can either serve the treats to your pooch or store them in an airtight container. They can also be stored in the refrigerator (for 1-2 months) or freezer (for a few months).
- Make sure to shape the treats immediately after mixing the oats and pumpkin. This is because the ingredients will start to dry out and it will become difficult to mold them.
- If you feel that the mixture is too dry, add more pumpkin or water as necessary.
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