Easy Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Need a treat that consistently gets your dog to sit, stay and roll over (okay, maybe not the last one, but you can always dream)? I get that you may not be a whiz in the kitchen, which is why I whipped up this Easy Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe. Let’s talk a little bit about why these treats kick ass and what makes them so good for your pupper. 

Peanut butter is a favorite treat for dogs and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it delicious and sticks to their mouth, but it’s also packed with nutrients that dogs need, such as Vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, iron and Vitamin B6. In fact, research shows that people who regularly consume peanut butter are less prone to develop heart disease and diabetes, so it’s safe to assume that dogs may also benefit from it. Giving your dog a peanut butter treat is an excellent way to make their day and provide them with some wholesome goodness.

Feeding pumpkin to your dog is a great way to help with both mild constipation and mild diarrhea because of its high fiber content. In addition to promoting good bowel movements, a high-fiber diet will bulk up your dog’s bowels, which helps them express their anal glands naturally. This can help them avoid anal gland issues in the future.


2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup smooth natural or even organic peanut butter

1 cup pureed pumpkin

1/2 cup water

1 egg


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Thoroughly mix together the flour and baking powder in a big bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the peanut butter, pumpkin, egg and water until smooth. Slowly add in the dry mixture and mix it all together well. Add a little more water if the dough is too dry, or flour if it’s too wet. 

4. Place the mixture onto your counter (put down a little flour for ease) and roll it all out to a 1/4″ thickness. Pro tip: Spray your roller with oil so the dough doesn’t stick.

5. Cut the mix with a cookie cutter and place it all on a cookie sheet. Poke each treat with a fork to cut down on air bubbles

6. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. 

7. Let cool for 1-2 hours, and then let the begging begin!

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