They’re so easy — the three ingredients are flour, peanut butter and pumpkin. Just mix, cut out, and bake!
The recipe makes a ton, but they freeze beautifully. They stay soft even when frozen, so we keep them in the freezer and pull them out on special occasions to give Miley and Howie for a cool refreshing treat.
Aww, yeahh! It’s Howie’s turn!!
Howie’s more of a picky eater, so he has to inspect this new treat before he decides he wants to try.
Even Howie can’t resist peanut butter and pumpkin!
I likes this.
I looooooves peanut butter.
Wait a second…
Is pumpkin a vegetable??!
Little stinker. Here’s all you’ll need to make your own Homemade Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats. You can totally use regular flour here, but I went with whole grain brown rice flour to make these treats a little healthier for Miley and Howie. Little stinkers eat better than I do, lol!
Here are some cookie cutters like the ones I used:
Boston Terrier Cookie Cutter
Dog Bone Cookie Cutter
Hope your pups enjoy! Have a great weekend! :)Print
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 13 minutes
- Yield: About 15 Treats 1x
- Category: Dog
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
Your dogs are guaranteed to love these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats – I know mine did! It’s never been easier to pamper your pup!
1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter
1 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree, canned
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (I used Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter and pumpkin. Stir in the flour 1/4 cup at a time just until dough is no longer sticky.
3. Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4″ thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the dough, then place on the prepared pan.
4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.
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I keep in freezer and our dog goes crazy anytime I open the freezer. She eats them right from the freezer.
I just made these treats. Very easy to make – I rolled dough out to 1/4″ and was able to make 92 treats about 1-1/4″ square. My dog wouldn’t eat them when I first gave them to her, so I left them in her bed and she finally ate them. I am assuming they are “new” to her and she just wasn’t sure. All in all I think it was a success!
Mine was too sticky with this recipe.
Very hard to roll out. I had to freeze it all before trying to take cut outs.
I make something like these for neighborhood dogs. (Our cats won’t let us have a dog so I have to live vicariously through others). My recipe calls for cinnamon and the aroma gets a dog’s attention even before he spots the actual treat itself. Waddayagot? Waddayagot!!!!!
I’ve been making these cookies since I found this recipe on Pinterest. Sometimes I add some oats or nutritional yeast and I use brown rice flour. I just throw it all in the mixer. Every time I open this recipe, your photos make me smile. Miley’s face! My Bella loves these. I cook them at 225 for a few hours so they nice and crisp.
Thanks for the recipe.
Hi Carol, I was happy to see your comment re’ longer cook time at lower temperature for crisp results, now I’ll make some !! P.S one of our dogs is a Bella too !! ?
Loved making these simple doggie treats for my fur babies. They loved eating them more. Thank you. ??
Love these treats, I have been looking for someone who also uses brown rice flour with peanut butter and pumpkin to ask this. I have made up my own version of these. however always run into a dough problem with it being too sticky. I use the same amount of peanut butter that i do pumpkin, which ingredient would make it less sticky, or is there a ‘dough working’ tip i’m unaware of? In general as a baker do you have any tips for a beginner to have the dough less sticky and in good consistency?
I need these to put meds in so I’m trying out making them into little balls. Thanks for the easy recipe!
Can I use Almond Flours instead of brown rice flour and Almond Butter instead of. Peanut butter
No! Almonds are bad for dog. Stick to PB :)
While I had my Rudy (for 18 years) I enjoyed making cookies for him. Usually, there were many ingredients though. These are really simple. Pumpkin became part of his diet after a GI upset. I know these would have been perfect for him. I’ve added the recipe to my collection of dog cookies so when the next heartbreaker comes along, I’ll be armed and ready.
My dog loves these! Today I made up a triplet batch and the kids decided they wanted my attention, so I knew I had to hurry! Rather then roll and use cookie cutters I rolled them into balls and flattened then like a peanut butter cookie. I had to double cook time as they were thicker… but 52 dog cookies completed quickly!
Just made these and the dogs loved them!! I used rice flour. My cockatiel liked them too. I checked the ingredients and found the were safe for my bird too!!!
I loved making these treats, but I was wondering if they should be refrigerated and how long do they last before they go bad.
OMG these are making ME drool – my dog will totally love these for when we go hiking and he wants a treat! I also shared this with my dog/hiking group (which has 1500 members!) -Alicia @ http://www.girlonahike.com
I will be making these to send to our 4 legged Deployed Soldiers for Christmas!!
Just make it for my dogs they love it thank you ?
How many treats does this recipe make?
These were easy t o make and my 2 little dogs loved them. However, they only lasted in the cookie jar about 3 days before showing mildew on them. My dogs just couldn’t east as many as the recipe made before going bad so maybe I’ll reduce by half or try freezing some. But they were good.
What size cookie cutters did you use?
I cooked these to the t. Even used rice flour and when I took them out of the oven after 10 min they are falling apart. They didn’t stay together at all.
Making these tonight for my 3?year old fur Baby. His name is Howie also. I’m going tomKe it with rice flour since my Howie can’t eat Wheat. For some reason it makes him sick to his tummy. I made some sweet potato treats in the dehydrator and he loves those. Thanks for this recipe.
What size are the bone cutters? I just got an order to make 250 of these.
Wow! made the treats as soon as i saw the recipe! my shar pei loves them. Thanks so much!!!
Can I use all purpose flour????
Just wanted to thank you! Baked these last night and what a success! Our dog *loves* them and they didn’t upset her tummy!
Thank you so much for this recipe. Our senior dog loves them!! To make it easier for me, I rolled out the dough into rectangles and basically cut little squares with a serrated knife (smaller than a quarter). I froze weekly rations in snack bags. One batch might last 3-4 weeks. Will try storing them in the fridge to keep fresh. Smell great, soft, perfect.
I have 7 dogs total and want to try homemade dog treats. I love baking well cooking in general. Just wanted to know if the regular flour is Self Rising Flour… I have 5 Pitt Bulls , Terrier & a Beagle.
My little Maltese loves the, thanks for recipe
I made these today….I have 4 dogs, 2 pit bulls, 1 black lab and a German shepherd mix. They all love these treats! I highly recommend making them for your dog’s. I doubled the recipe and rolled small balls that I then flattened with a fork to make them look like peanut butter cookies.
I was looking for a quick recipe to make dog treats for Christmas gifts. Our dogs and our kids’ dogs will absolutely love them! I think your dogs are adorable – our Waldo is 1/2 Boston Terrier, and they remind me of him.
Definitely going to try it out for my puppy. Thanks Amanda . Keep up the good work
I made them this morning. Used 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour, 3/4 cups porridge oats whizzed in a Bullit and home made pumpkin purÃ©e. Our two furbabies love them. I could not convince my wife to try one though. I did and they were tasty.
Made them this morning as i had just enough left over from making “pumpkin bread”. Added a touch of ginger 1/4 tsp and cinnamon 1/2 tsp..Yum! Would use oat flour next time as well as add some fresh whole oats in the mix.
Do I have to use whole wheat instead of regular flour??
These are so cute! Is therw any way I could use gluten free flours in place?!
I don’t keep peanut butter OR any grain flours in the house but was dying to try these so I substituted sunflower seed butter and coconut flour(only used about 3/4C) and they still turned out wonderful and my furbaby won’t stop begging for more. THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE!
I made these for my Labradors this morning, substituting ground oat flour in place of much of the whole wheat flour (I did 1 cup oat flour + 3/4 cup whole wheat flour). The dough was perfect for rolling out, and because I didn’t have a perfect size cookie cutter (only tiny ones, or big ones) I used a bigger circle cutter, and then using a knife, I cut them in half to create a semi circle. I think i’ll call them smile treats! :) haha. They are cooling on the counter, but I can already tell that my labs (I have 3; a chocolate, black and yellow) are going to enjoy woofing these down in no time. I will probably freeze some to keep them longer. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I had pumpkin in the fridge I wanted to use up, and natural peanut butter that my kids wouldn’t eat (because they like sugar! lol)
Great recipe, I use buckwheat flour for my dog treats, it’s wheat and gluten free. I’ve also made these and subbed out pumpkin or peanut butter (depending on the flavor profile) for baby food. Just be sure you use natural baby food with no added sugar, onion, etc. My dogs love blueberry and apple, mix that pumpkin and you have a winner! I use my dog nose print and paw print cookie cutters.
My new puppy LOVED these!!! These were great instead of the the store treats that have questionable ingredients! I don’t know if we can deal with the stinky puppy farts, thoughðŸ˜‚ Maybe we will limit them to smaller sizes and only give a few a day?
These were great! I didn’t have any pumpkin on hand but I used some frozen bananas that didn’t make it into the banana bread. Instead of rolling, I piped 1/2″ logs and sliced into teeny rounds for treat training. Great option for us as we just adopted a Heeler from the local Humane Society. She loves doing things for treats! :)
I made these the other day. They dough was the perfect consistency for rolling them out. I cooked them longer & left in oven to cool. They turned out perfect hard cookie treats. He loves them.
I rarely leave comments on blog pages, but I felt I had to. Not only do both of our hounds (a doxie and a beagle) LOVE these treats, but my 12-year-old daughter loved making them — by herself! She likes it so much that she’s decided she’s making them for all her friends’ dogs for next Christmas. :D
FYI: We used ground up plain rolled oats (pulsed them in our Ninja!).
Did you use the rolled oats in place of the flour? Or in addition to the other three ingredients?
Can these be baked in one of the silicone dog treat pans rather than rolling them out and using cookie cutters?
This is a great recipe! I added ground flax to the brown rice flour and it worked well!
there were several requests in the comments asking how long these keep “airtight”. I never saw an answer to that question. Please answer. It’s very important.
After a couple of days, I put them in the freezer for long-term storage. Miley and Howie like them straight out of the freezer!
Definitely put them in the fridge for maybe a week or freeze. I just put them in a zip lock bag and put them on the counter and within 4 days some of them had little spots of mold starting to grow. Be careful! They are fresh food, not dog treats from the store.
If I am running short on time and don’t want to use the cookie cutter, I roll out the dough and use my pizza cutter instead. This also allows me to make the right size treats for both my big dog and my little one. It is incredibly fast this way!
This recipe was wonderful! Made lots of cookies with it! I rolled them into balls and flattened them with a fork. I also added a few oats! My dog didn’t leave me alone whilst I baked more after the had tried the first one!! Thank you!
These look amazing. Do we have permission to use this recipe in our kennel club cookbook?
This is my third time making these. Everytime I eat about 5 of them with honey on top. Oh, and my dog absolutely loves these too. So simple.
Yum! I doubled the recipe and it made 125 1 and 1/2 inch heart shapes:) thanks so much!
Thanks for the recipe. My golden has a sensitive GI tract. I was looking for a way to use can pumpkin. We were giving it her on her other treats but we are having problems with it not lasting a long time in our fridge so I am going to try making these treats for her. All we have is regular peanut butter.
Thank you so much for this fast and easy recipe. Every Christmas I make homemade doggie cookies for the neighbourhood dogs. My 2 Huskies and I go and pass them out. It was a HIT! For some of the other bashes I did add more peanut butter( I used low fat) for a little firm cookie but they are AWESOME either way.
Can I replace pumpkin purÃ©e with applesauce?
My pup as lost some of his teeth, do they stay soft enough for him to eat without some teeth
They’re pretty soft, Howie’s missing a few teeth too :)
made your dog treats last night. GREAT dough, handled really nice. Very simple to make. Best of all the dogs love them….. Thank you so much for sharing the your recipe……..
My gsd is extremely spoiled and very picky! These were such an easy treat to make and she absolutely loved them!
Making these for the first time, but I find that they are not getting dried out, even after adding a lot of extra flour. Do they come out hard? Also, I added parsley flakes to the mixture, it is so great for their tummies and their breath!
I currently only have all purpose flour, can I use that? I know there’s gluten in them but if I give in moderation is that ok?
Love this quick and simple recipe – especially with it being all natural. I made these cookies (with bone and paw print cut outs) for my dog’s Birthday last week and we also passed them out to all the dogs at the shelter that I work at. Even the picky dogs loved them! We also have a lot of dogs on special diets so it was nice for them to enjoy a yummy homemade treat within their diet.
Question- how long do they last in the refrigerator?
Thanks so much for your recipe! My girls, Milly & Molly, just love these treats I just made today! Do they need to go in the fridge if in air tight container? Also, How long will they keep in an air tight container if not frozen?
Found out the hard way they need to be stored in the fridge! & also wondering how long they’ll keep. I made them 5 days ago, stored most in an airtight container on the counter & found moldy today. My dogs love them luckily I froze a few, but wasted almost a full batch so will freeze them all next time.
I made these today for our new little adopted terrier, she LOVES them! Thank you for sharing! They definitely stay chewy after cooling too. I actually added a scoop of oats and a little extra pumpkin to the recipe. I had a small pumpkin cookie cutter from last year, so they look extra adorable too:)
Do they get hard after cooling or before you take them out
No, they stay perfectly soft. I’ve noticed some homemade dog treats do harden, and I was concerned about that as well but I think the pumpkin aids in keeping them soft:)
I ate one to test. They’re pretty decent! :)
Just made two batches. So quick and easy…I am not a cook and was done in like 30 minutes! Question, are they supposed to be soft or hard? Mine were soft. I cooked the second batch longer but still soft.
After making pumpkin cookies for my husband and I, this recipe was a relief for our Abby who was quite upset we didn’t share our treats with her. She waited very patiently by the oven for these to be finished and they were a huge hit! Thank you for the quick, easy, and healthy recipe! Great for a rainy Wednesday night!
I just wanted to say that my Papillon loves these, I just put them in spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and press them down a little and make sort of round cookies. One thing I would like to mention is that she had an anal gland problem from the time I got her as a little puppy and after eating these pumpkin treats for several weeks I have found that the anal gland problem is completely gone and I don’t plan on ever having to expel the glands ever again! the fiber from the pumpkin and giving her at least one or two each day has made all the difference!
Our vet actually recommend pumpkin for analysis gland issues :) glad to hear these help.
Hi! Thanks for this simple recipe~
May I know how long will I be able to keep these?
Just made these. I didn’t roll them out, just used a small cookie dough scoop and flattened them with a fork. My dog loved them! Thanks for the recipe :)
As a boston terrier owner/lover… Your dogs are beautiful!!!! Can’t wait to make this for my sweet girl.
I have a girlfriend who would love this! Will pass it along!
Can I use the regular peanut butter like Jif? Thanks
Yes, you can! Jif just has sugar in it, and dogs don’t need a lot of sugar, so give in moderation. :)
Jif also has hydrogenated trans oils, which even in moderation is damaging to cell membrane function the the cardio vascular system (of humans and dogs). You can find plain peanut butter for jus a dollar or two more, and think it’s great for our friendly pals we love.
Make sure there’s mo zylitol in the peanut butter. It’s very dangerous for dogs.
Cute dog :) Thanks for peanut butter pumpkin
My Girl Scout troop made these for the dogs at our local animal shelter. Made some for the dogs there and also as good bags to give to the pet parents that adopted dogs from there. They were a BIG hit!!! The girls loved making them and the dogs loved eating them. :D
Thank you! I have been searching for a quick, easy and nutritious homemade treat recipe for my “furkids”! Can’t wait to make them.
I am going to make these today. I have a can of pumpkin I want to use.
These were so great my dogs loved them. I will make these regularly.
Oh my! Looks so yummy……………..almost makes me wish I had a dog to make them for! :)
Are Miley and Howie giving ‘pawtographs’, now that they’ve been featured with their own spread in a prestigious magazine – or – are they just remaining their same, sweet, bubbly selves – unaffected by all their new celebrity? Of course, they’ve been celebrities with those of us who’ve loved your blog, since the day we found you – and those sweet fur-babies of yours! :)
Do your babies get terrible gas when they eat these? These look amazing but my Boston (who died 2 years ago) would have had terrible gas if he ate something like this. I would love to make these for my new pups, but am curious how Miley and Howie digest them?
Seriously how awesome are these! If I ever get a doggie, I will be making these!
Jocelyn just tried these for the babies the love them!!! And much cheaper then buying them and you know what they are getting!!!
Definitely making these for our canine friends! Yum! (I assume!) :-)
I LOVE LOVE seeing your pics and videos of your dogs. your life and your new home ,family , trips , food recipes and your creativity . Thanks for sharing with us, we all feel like part of your family . Thanks for the dog recipe too. I will be making my dogs some treats today. Your blog reader . Cheryl Fillers In East Tennessee
LOVE the pics (as always!) and this is a great gift idea too for doggy families. :) Thanks!
OMGosh, Can these guys get any cutter? Thanks for the recipe. Love these little dogs.
Thank you for the recipe. I have wanted to make my yorkie homemade treats. He has allergies and expects his treats. Hard to find gluten free treats with no potatoes in them rats I just finished off the jar of natural peanut butter. Have to wait to make them. Lol
Such adorable pics! Pinned! You can’t go wrong with PB and pumpkin…and I bet your doggies just LOVE these things!