Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Diy dog biscuitsHomemade dog treatsWe are dog lovers here at A Beautiful Mess! I thought it would be fun to try and create homemade dog treats for my little Pug, Love Love. This was something I didn't have any experience with so I did some research on the internet to see if the ingredients I planned to use where doggie safe. These dog treats contain whole wheat flour, oats, peanut butter and pumpkin. From what I read this is all perfectly acceptable. But I do want to note that these are meant to be treats and not a dog food replacement. Although there is some nutritional value in these they should still be given only as a little treat during their regular diet. Also, I recommend using organic peanut butter with no sugar added. If you can't find this at your local store you might consider making your own, it's easy.Dog treat recipePeanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats, makes one dozen.

Needed: 2 cups whole wheat flour (use another kind of flour if your dog is sensitive to wheat), 1 cup oats, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/3 cup pumpkin and 1 cup water. 

In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix until well combined. Press dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. Lightly flour your work surface (again, with whole wheat flour) and roll dough out until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or the mouth of a small glass to cut out the treats. (Optional: apply an egg wash to the tops of the treats) Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.Dog biscuit recipe
These will be quite dry, perfect for doggie biscuits. Store in a zip lock bag or air tight container for up to a week. My pug has definitely already figured out where I keep these. He loves them! xo. Emma
  • Wonderful recipe, thank you so much for sharing 🙂 Will be sharing this blog with our social media friends. Thank you ~Mark from Dog Paws

  • That last pic, with the pug, is too cute!!! I don’t have a dog, I have a bearded dragon named Persephene but if I did, this little guy would be mine! Awe:)

  • I bet my pug would love these. Especially since he loves ALL food. More pug pics are always welcome (at least for me!) on your blog too!

  • Great idea and hilarious photo of your pug! Altering the recipe to be grain-free would be even better, thanks for writing that note about being careful with wheat allergies, Emma! Have you seen those little ice cube trays in the shape of dog bones? Those would be good for freezing pumpkin as another fun treat 😉

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  • oh man my dog would LOVE these! I’ve always wanted to try homemade doggie treats.
    Thanks ladies!

  • Certainly are only for animals? They look delicious, and one might be tempted myself;)

  • YAY vegan dog cookies 🙂 Amazing, thanks for the recipe, Emma 🙂 Hamlet will love ’em.

  • I’ve been wanting to try making doggie treats for a while now. This recipe looks yummy!

  • looks cute and yummy! i am sure my dog would approve. in response to an earlier comment, grains are safe for dogs as long as they are cooked. and since these are baked, they should be okay.

  • I made some homemade peanut butter ones with whole wheat flour, I’ll have to try this pumpkin recipe soon. I’m sure my 3 will love them!

  • Since wheat products are like junk food for dogs, you could use rice flour. It’s a bit more expensive but it’s healthier. Up the pumpkin or the water a little to make them a bit softer.

  • Soooo yummy fotos!!!

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  • Oh my goodness – I´ll better not show this to my pup or she´ll force me to stay up all night making them..! 😀

  • Oh this is fantastic, Emma! My boyfriend and I just got our little pup four weeks ago (Peanut – he can be found on the blog) and we have been thinking of making dog food ourselves. And what better way than to start it off with some treats. Thanks for sharing!

    xo Leonie

  • I’ve found that my dog loves carrots in dog treats and I always add some local honey to help with her allergies.

  • My step mom makes these for her dogs and gives them out during Christmas, so when all the adults and kids are munching on sugar cookies the pups get their own treat also! Great post 😉

  • i have been wanting to try making my pups treats for a long time. thanks for the inspiration. these look awesome 🙂

  • The recipe sounds great, and yes this treats are not for every day, also please you need to check if your dog is allergic, sometimes happens 😀

  • Yummy! I know my crazy puppy would love these!
    xo Heather

  • I’m not much of a dog person (or pet person in general), but these dogs are very lucky to be getting such great treats.

  • This is so cute! I don’t have a dog but if i did i would totally make these!


  • Are we sure those are only for dogs? They look so yummy 😉

  • I was looking for dog treats recipes and when I open your blog I see you guys posted one?! Haha Nice! I’m going to try this. Thanks! xx

  • Oh yes, I wanted to start to make my dog homemade food/treats but I didn’t know where to start. What a fun surprise to find it on here! Thanks Em!!

  • So wish we had a dog, those cute photos are making me want one even more.


  • Oh my God! This is just so adorable!
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  • These are so cute! I totally wanna make these for my puppy 🙂 Something special about handmade dog treats, I guess! <3

  • hahahahaha Love Love seems ecstatic eating them! Or it’s because his eyes always seem so funny and big!

  • There is such a trend for freshly made doggy treats here in the UK at the moment, there’s doggy bakery and grooming shops popping up everywhere! These actually sound good enough to eat!

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