Peanut Butter/Pumpkin/Honey Dog Treats

September 27, 2017 at 4:00 am (Dog Treat Recipe, Recipes)


Those of you who know me, know I have a love-hate relationship with our precious Jazzy Joy. She works hard to be an obedient dog, but truly, she’s an Airedale and is high energy most of the time!!

As I was minimizing/simplifying our home, trying to rid it of all the unnecessary chemicals, I looked at the treats we were giving Jazz.   Not only could I not pronounce most of the ingredients, but the ones I could pronounce sounded yucky!!  So, I was on the hunt for an easy to make “dry” treat.  I tried several recipes that were, quite frankly, fragile, and didn’t hold up well.  I finally found one I liked and, of course, I had to change it up a bit to make it mine.

Peanut Butter, Pumpkin and Honey Dog Treats

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 of a 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree (just the plain pumpkin without spices). Put the rest in a ziploc freezer bag and freeze until you make the next batch.
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (I don’t measure carefully-if I add more, no big deal)
  • (here is a precise measurement… 🙂 a squirt or more of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

One note about the pumpkin… one time I thought I had pumpkin but was wrong.  I did have a can of sweet potatoes.  I pureed them in the food processor and put about 2/3 cup of the pureed potatoes into the mix.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. DogTreats-1
  2. Whisk together all of the ingredients.  Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff.  (I usually don’t have to add any water)DogTreats-2
  3. Roll the dough into a 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick roll.  Use a small cookie cutter and cut into shapes.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until hard — about 40 minutes.DogTreats-3

Store in refrigerator.  I usually put 1/2 of the batch into the freezer.

Go forth and bake!!


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