Oatmeal Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe (2023)

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Spoil your pup with these easy homemade dog treats. Made with just 3 ingredients, this oatmeal pumpkin dog treat recipe is a healthy and inexpensive alternative to store-bought treats.

By learninghow to make homemade dog treats, you are able to customize them to your dogs personal taste and needs.

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Making dog treats yourself is easy and you can make them for half the cost of store bought, like these banana pumpkin dog treats.

These oatmeal pumpkin dog cookies also make a fantastic homemade gift – DIY dog treats. The holiday season will be upon us before you know it, so don’t forget about the furry members of the family.

This oatmeal pumpkin dog treat recipe will make tails everywhere wag with happiness.

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My go to recipe went missing so I wanted to find another. This one is much easier with less ingredients. Budden (pup) approved!

– Gail

Pumpkin Dog treats

My dog loves pumpkin. I mean, she loves it. So, naturally I keep her in pumpkin dog treats almost year-round.

Once we start approaching fall and pumpkin everything appears, I buy pumpkin in bulk at the big box store to fill the coffers and to make these soft dog treats as well.

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How to make homemade pumpkin dog treats

For these treats, I used rolled oats instead of flour. The first time I made them, I mixed whole oats into the dough. It worked just fine, but I wasn’t thrilled with result.

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For the second attempt at these dog treats, I put the oats in the food processor to make the texture finer. This did the trick.

As you can see, it is not ground into a fine powder. I left it slightly coarse, but much finer than the whole oats.

The next step is to add in the eggs and the pumpkin purée.When buying canned pumpkin to make these dog biscuits, make sure that the can says 100% pumpkin. Do not get pumpkin pie mix.

Turn the food processor on and let it mix until the dough looks fairly uniform.

This is what your dough should look like. It will be a thick, firm dough. At this point, you have two options.

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You can either use a small scoop to make drop cookie style treats or you can add a little bit of flour to roll them out to cut shapes.

The dough will be a bit sticky and rolling it out without adding either extra oat flour or regular flour will be difficult. I did it both ways just to show you what it looks like.

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These are the treats that I scooped out and flattened with a fork, like a peanut butter cookie. I’ll let you in on a little secret – your dog could not care less if you scoop them or roll them into cute dog bone shapes.

Your dog just wants to eat them.

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I’ve done my research with this recipe. I gave samples to 8 different friends with dogs and every single dog liked them.

Even the picky eaters. So, I feel pretty confident that this pumpkin dog treat recipe will be a hit with your pup too.

Healthy homemade dog biscuits

These make great gifts for friends who are getting a new dog, perhaps a dog having a birthday 🙂 or maybe a nice, neighborly gesture to share with fellow dog parents around the block.

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Like I mentioned earlier, the holiday baking season is almost upon us and why should the dogs be left out? For all of these occasions, I roll the dough out to make these cute bone shapes to give away as gifts.

It’s also really easy and if you have kiddos in the house, this is something they can get involved in.

How to store

Because I live in a warmer, humid climate, I’d only keep them on the counter for a few days, then store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

If you live in a cooler, less humid climate, you can store these treats in a cute dog treat jar on the counter for about a week.

You can also freeze them and take out a few at a time, which is what I do most of the time.

These treats will keep in an airtight container for a couple of days on the counter. If you store them in the fridge, they will last at least a couple of weeks and in the freezer, they will last several months.

My senior dog has a sensitive stomach and I like knowing exactly what is in the treats I give her. This fresh breath dog biscuit recipe also helps with digestion, so it’s a double win.

Look at that sweet face. I make these for her because it makes me happy and no doubt it makes her happy.

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Also, because I am that dog mom. There are lots of us out there, the people who love their dogs like crazy. I wear it proudly.

There you have it, friends. A homemade pumpkin dog treat recipe that is a sure winner, it’s inexpensive and it couldn’t be easier. My job here is done!

I really hope you love this recipe. If you make it, snap a pic and share it with me either in theFabulous Foodie FriendsFacebook groupor on Instagram by tagging@pookspantryand using hashtag #pookspantry.

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Prep Time5 minutes

Cook Time18 minutes

Total Time23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin purée

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C)
  2. Add oats to the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Let machine run for 2 - 3 minutes, until oats are almost flour consistency with a few big pieces left.
  4. Add pumpkin purée and eggs, mix to combine until dough looks uniform.
  5. Scoop with small cookie scoop and drop on a parchment (or silpat)-lined sheet pan.
  6. Flatten with a fork dipped in flour.
  7. Bake for 16 - 18 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  8. Cool completely before giving to your dog.

Notes

If you want to roll the dough out to cut bone shaped treats:

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  • Add 1/4 cup flour to the dough while it is in the processor
  • Sprinkle your work surface with a few tablespoons of flour, turn the dough out onto the counter and work some of the flour from the counter into the dough until it is no longer sticky.
  • You may need to add another few tablespoons. If it is humid, or your dough is still sticky for any reason, you may need a bit more. You just need to add enough flour so that you can roll the dough out without it sticking to the rolling pin.
  • Roll the dough out to the desired thickness (I did about 1/8")
  • Place your treats on the lined sheet pan and proceed with step 7 to bake.

If you have an older dog or a dog with dental issues or a dog that prefers soft treats

  • You can bake 14 - 16 minutes, this will give you a softer treat instead of a crunchy one. Make sure that it is baked all the way through before taking the entire tray out of the oven.

I used a 2" cutter, the recipe made 90 dog bone treats.

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    90

    Serving Size:

    1 piece

    Amount Per Serving:Calories: 13Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

    Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.

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    FAQs

    Is flour or oats better for dogs? ›

    It's full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, so treats with oat flour will tend to be good for dogs. If you're trying to figure out what kind of flour to bake with, oat flour is a good choice, as it retains more moisture than many other types of flour, so when you use it treats will tend to come out a bit moister.

    Do homemade pumpkin dog treats need to be refrigerated? ›

    Pumpkin dog treats don't need to be refrigerated, but they will last longer in the fridge than at room temperature so it's recommended if you're not using them up within a week.

    Can you use steel cut oats in dog treats? ›

    Not just for you but for your dogs. And we're going to use steel-cut oatmeal now steel-cut differs

    How can I make my own dog dental treats? ›

    DIY Dental Treats for Dogs Ingredients
    1. 3/12 Cups Brown Rice Flour.
    2. 1 tbls Food grade activated charcoal.
    3. 1/2 Cup of packed chopped parsley (or 1/4 cup dried)
    4. 1/2 Cup packed chopped mint leaves (or 1/4 cup dried)
    5. 1 Cup of chicken broth or water.
    6. 4 tbls coconut oil.
    7. 2 tablespoons of Liquid Chlorophyll.
    8. 1 Egg.

    Can you feed dogs oatmeal everyday? ›

    Dietary Advice. What's important to remember is that too much of any human food can be upsetting to a dog's stomach. Just because you're eating oatmeal daily for breakfast doesn't mean your dog should, too. Generally, you can feed your dog one tablespoon of cooked oatmeal for every 20 pounds of their weight.

    What's better for dogs rice or oatmeal? ›

    Plain rice is the way to go—your dog will still find it delicious. Use whole grain oatmeal and steer away from quick oatmeal. In particular, do not give your dog flavored instant oats that may have a lot of added sugar, or even sweeteners, like xylitol, that are toxic to dogs.

    Can I give my dog pumpkin everyday? ›

    Can Dogs and Cats eat pumpkin every day? Yes – you can certainly add small amounts of pumpkin to their meal every day. The additional fibre from a daily dose can have many health benefits including: Making your pet feel fuller sooner (Good for weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight)

    What can you mix with pumpkin for dogs? ›

    Start with a few tablespoons of pumpkin puree or a few pieces of baked or boiled pumpkin, mashed, then add any or all of the following: a tablespoon or two of unsweetened active culture plain yogourt, low-sodium beef or chicken broth, and/or a spoon or two of leftover white or brown rice.

    Is canned pumpkin OK for dogs? ›

    What Kind of Pumpkin Should I Feed My Dog? Plain canned pumpkin is the healthiest choice for your dog. Both fresh and canned pumpkin are good sources of nutrients and fiber, but canned pumpkin contains a higher concentration of fiber and nutrients compared to fresh pumpkin.

    Can dogs eat Quaker Oats oatmeal? ›

    It is perfectly safe for dogs to eat Quaker oats. They are an excellent source of energy and fibre and can be ideal for dogs that have bowel problems. Quaker oats are also safe for dogs that have wheat allergies and that may be sensitive to other food products.

    Can dogs eat uncooked oatmeal? ›

    CAN DOGS EAT RAW OATS? Your dog can eat a few uncooked rolled oats from time to time, or uncooked overnight oats if that's your preferred breakfast. If you're going to offer your dog raw oats you can only feed them a small amount as they aren't as easy to digest as cooked.

    How should I prepare oats for my dog? ›

    Instructions
    1. In a small sauce pan, bring water to a simmer.
    2. Add oatmeal and stir until combined.
    3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring frequently.
    4. Cook for 7 - 8 minutes, until oatmeal is thickened and oats have absorbed the water.
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    Are homemade dog treats better? ›

    Homemade Dog Treats are Healthier

    Homemade dog treats don't contain the same amount of preservatives, fats and chemicals that regular store-bought treats contain. Healthier ingredients are better for you dog's overall health including their digestive system.

    Do I melt the coconut oil for my dog? ›

    A reasonable starting dose for small dogs is ¼ teaspoon per day—1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per day for large dogs. However, coconut oil should only be given once a day to an obese or overweight dog because of its high-fat content. What is this? Simply add melted coconut oil to your dog's food and mix it up!

    Should you put coconut oil on your dog? ›

    Coconut oil is generally safe for dogs to eat in small amounts or have applied to their skin or fur. When it comes to selecting a brand, virgin coconut oil is best, as most of coconut oil's benefits have been observed with this type.

    What is a good filler for homemade dog food? ›

    Beet pulp, tomato pumice, the fiber in beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and vegetables are true fillers. People and pets do not get direct nutritional benefits from fiber but it adds to the bulk of the diet. But even though it is a filler, fiber feeds the “good” bacteria in the colon.

    Is potato better than rice for dogs? ›

    While both rice and potatoes are perfectly healthy for dogs in limited quantities, rice is typically the healthier food while potatoes are more of a treat. In fact, rice is often helpful for dogs with upset stomachs, but potatoes can contain solanine which can be toxic to certain dog breeds.

    Can dogs eat oatmeal with cinnamon in it? ›

    Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal With Cinnamon? Yes! Cinnamon is healthy for both humans and dogs alike and it is perfectly safe to add to oatmeal. For dogs suffering from arthritis or other inflammatory conditions, cinnamon can help alleviate pain and discomfort with its anti-inflammatory properties.

    Is cooked oatmeal good for dogs? ›

    The answer is, yes. In fact, the same things that make the hulled oat grains good for humans are also the reasons they're great for your pooch. And if your dog has a gluten allergy that makes him sensitive to wheat or grains, oatmeal can be an ideal alternative.

    Are rolled oats good for dogs? ›

    It's hearty, nutritious, and tasty. But dogs can benefit from oats and oatmeal too if served in moderation. Oatmeal is a great alternative carbohydrate for dogs who may be sensitive to wheat or other grains. Oats are full of linoleic acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acid that helps keep skin strong and healthy.

    Can dogs eat cheerios? ›

    They won't harm your dog, but they don't provide much benefit either. Cheerios are made from mostly whole-grain oats, which provide no essential component of your pet's diet. As a result, mass-produced Cheerio treats function only as filler—they're just empty calories when dogs need a high-energy diet.

    Is Libby's pumpkin safe for dogs? ›

    Libby's, 100% Pure Pumpkin, 15oz Can (Pack of 6) (Misc.) A favorite for both flavor and texture, this thicker pumpkin puree is our pick if your dog prefers dry dog food. That's because it won't get the food soggy. Or just use it as a stand-alone snack.

    Are sweet potatoes good for dogs? ›

    Why Sweet Potatoes Are Good for Dogs. Sweet potatoes provide an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps the digestive system function more effectively. Eating fiber on a regular basis lowers the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers.

    What happens if I give my dog too much pumpkin? ›

    Too much canned pumpkin can lead to lose bowel movements and create an entirely different issue. It's also wise to make sure your pet isn't suffering from a more serious gastrointestinal issue such as pancreatitis, which can be life threatening.

    How much pumpkin can I give my dog daily? ›

    How Much Pumpkin Should I Give My Dog? Add one to four pumpkin tablespoons per meal to your dog's diet. Always start with small quantities to avoid adding too much fiber. If you have doubts about the amount of pumpkin to add to your dog's diet, always consult your veterinarian.

    How much pumpkin and rice should I give my dog? ›

    1 cup dry white rice. 1 cup boneless, skinless chicken ( cubed into appropriate dog size bites) 1 tablespoon canned 100% pumpkin.

    Is a banana good for a dog? ›

    Yes, dogs can eat bananas. In moderation, bananas are a great low-calorie treat for dogs. They're high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. They are low in cholesterol and sodium, but because of their high sugar content, bananas should be given as a treat, not part of your dog's main diet.

    Does pumpkin firm up dog stool? ›

    Leslie Brooks, DVM, and BetterPet advisor cautions, “We usually tell dog owners to give canned pumpkin to help firm up the stool in cases of soft stools or diarrhea, but in small amounts—no more than 1 tablespoon for a large/giant breed dog or 1 to 2 teaspoons for a small to medium breed dog, once or twice a day.”

    How much pumpkin do you give a 15 pound dog? ›

    Canned (unsweetened) cooked or pureed pumpkin can be mixed into your dog's regular wet or dry food. Chewy's resident vet, Dr. Katy Nelson recommends serving 1 teaspoon of plain canned pumpkin per day (per 10 lbs. of body weight--so a bit more or less for your particular pooch).

    Is cinnamon good for dogs? ›

    Is Cinnamon Toxic to Dogs? The good news is that cinnamon is not toxic to dogs, though cinnamon essential oil can be toxic for pups. Your dog will not suffer fatal toxic effects from consuming too much cinnamon, but that does not necessarily mean you should be sprinkling it on kibble.

    Is flour good for dogs? ›

    Is Flour Toxic For Dogs? No, it is generally not toxic for dogs. However, some flours like plain, white, and all-purpose flour are not recommended for dogs. They can be dangerous because they have no nutritional value and can cause health issues such as weight gain and bloating.

    What can I use instead of flour for dog treats? ›

    If you want to make a dog treat recipe without flour, you'll need to find a dog-friendly substitute! Rolled oats are a great option, since they're gluten-free and won't activate your pup's food allergies. You can also try alternative flours like rice flour, almond flour, coconut flour, or oatmeal flour.

    What is the best flour to use for dog treats? ›

    Whole wheat flour contains tons of proteins and glutens, as well as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more. It can essentially be used just like AP flour. This makes whole wheat flour an excellent choice for dog treats. Whole wheat flour is not gluten-free.

    Can you use regular flour for dog treats? ›

    Can you use regular flour for dog treats? Yes, you can use regular flour for dogs treats. While this recipe uses wheat flour, it can be made using all-purpose flour as well. It really shouldn't alter the overall appearance or outcome of these DIY dog treats.

    Can dogs have Greek yogurt? ›

    Can Dogs Eat Greek Yogurt? Yes, Greek yogurt is great for dogs, provided it is xylitol-free. Your dog may even like the texture of Greek yogurt more. It's thicker because the whey gets strained out.

    Is honey good for dogs? ›

    Is Honey Safe for Dogs? Honey is safe for dogs to eat in small quantities. It contains natural sugars and small amounts of vitamins and minerals. It is also used as a sweetener in many foods and beverages.

    Can a dog eat a banana? ›

    Yes, dogs can eat bananas. In moderation, bananas are a great low-calorie treat for dogs. They're high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. They are low in cholesterol and sodium, but because of their high sugar content, bananas should be given as a treat, not part of your dog's main diet.

    Can dogs have oats? ›

    Plain oatmeal is safe for your dog to eat. Oatmeal provides lots of fiber, as well as some vitamins and minerals (30). As with all foods, you should feed oatmeal to your dog in moderation to prevent him from gaining weight (4).

    What baking ingredients can dogs not have? ›

    Avoid using baking molds and containers containing BPA, a contaminant linked to cancer and other health maladies. Don't use toxic ingredients, including xylitol, onions, garlic, chocolate and raisins, says Dr. Jeffrey, whose professional focus includes preventative care.

    Can dogs eat cinnamon? ›

    Is Cinnamon Toxic to Dogs? The good news is that cinnamon is not toxic to dogs, though cinnamon essential oil can be toxic for pups. Your dog will not suffer fatal toxic effects from consuming too much cinnamon, but that does not necessarily mean you should be sprinkling it on kibble.

    Should you put coconut oil on your dog? ›

    Coconut oil is generally safe for dogs to eat in small amounts or have applied to their skin or fur. When it comes to selecting a brand, virgin coconut oil is best, as most of coconut oil's benefits have been observed with this type.

    Are eggs good for dogs? ›

    Eggs are perfectly safe for dogs, Eggs are a great source of nutrition for your canine companion. They are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and fatty acids that help support your dog inside and out. Remember that eggs are only as good as the chicken they come from.

    Can dogs have almond milk? ›

    Almond milk is made from processing almonds, which are safe in moderation in pets. Soy is also safe and is actually found in many pet foods as a protein source. Soy, however, is one of the top food allergens in dogs. So soy milk should be avoided when the dog has food allergies.

    Are rolled oats OK for dogs? ›

    Your dog can eat a few uncooked rolled oats from time to time, or uncooked overnight oats if that's your preferred breakfast. If you're going to offer your dog raw oats you can only feed them a small amount as they aren't as easy to digest as cooked.

    What ingredients are safe for homemade dog treats? ›

    Many recipes require things such as oatmeal, eggs, flour, water, or broth. Add some flavor — as well as vitamins, protein, and fiber — with peanut butter (free of artificial sweeteners like xylitol), pureed pumpkin, apples, carrots, sweet potato, and cheese to create delicious cookies any dog would love.

    Can dogs have blueberries? ›

    Yes, dogs can eat blueberries. Blueberries are a great source of , minerals, antioxidants, and more. This fruit is a healthy snack for both large and small dogs, and most pups love them.

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