A Tail of Two Dogs…
I love my dogs! They are both such good boys. (Who just love their homemade pumpkin dog treats..but I’ll get to that!) Very loyal, brave and kind, everything you could want in a dog. There is Hershey the chow chow/lab mix and Spartacus the Jack Russel Terrier. As far as dogs go they are complete opposites. Hershey loves to go exploring outside, sniffing anything and everything. He gets along with all animals and is the most laid back dog you will ever meet.
Spartacus on the other hand is the most feisty and energetic pup I’ve ever seen. Chew toys don’t last long around our home and even a mention of the word kitty will set him off. But as different as they are, they are both my good boys. So I made these pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats to show them how much I love them. They were really easy to make and the dogs just loved them! I hope you give them a try for your own furry friend.
On to the homemade pumpkin dog treats!
The nice thing about these treats is that they take minimal ingredients. And everything in them is healthy so you can give your pup a treat that’s actually good for them. (Just like my dog cupcakes!)
Simply mix the pumpkin, peanut butter, egg and oil in a mixing bowl. Then, in a separate bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Gradually add the flour into the rest of the ingredients and stir until everything is combined.
Roll out your dough on a floured work surface and then cut out your treats in any shape. I used a heart cookie cutter because I love my puppies. But you could also use the traditional bone cutter or make them seasonal by doing ghosts and bats for Halloween or trees and snowmen for Christmas!
Dog Treats à La Mode!
You can leave the treats as-is if you’d prefer. But to really make them special, I made this glaze to drizzle over them! It only take three ingredients and a few minutes to make. Just mix 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1 tbsp. of milk. Set the cooling rack of treats over a baking sheet to catch the drips as you drizzle the glaze over your treats. If your pup is a peanut butter lover like mine then these treats are sure to be a hit!
This recipe makes about 2 dozen small to medium sized treats. If you made these homemade pumpkin dog treats comment below and let me know how your furry friend liked them!