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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats – Wheat-Free

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Wheat-free Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats will make your pet smile. Dogs love them and I feel good about making them healthy treats! Your pets deserve their own homemade recipes too, plus these are SO easy!

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats - Wheat Free

Most that know me, know I love to make homemade dog food for my dogs.

I don’t always do it, but on occasion homemade dog food is the only way to go.

One of the reasons I like doing it, is because I know exactly what is going in the food.

Second, I can get rid of leftover this and that and completely make it my own.

Before you ever attempt to make homemade dog food, do some research on what your dog cannot have.

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Since I don’t always make homemade dog food, I do try to make my dogs homemade dog treats.

These pumpkin peanut butter dog treats are a twist on a muffin recipe for my human family, made for my doggie family.

I had to eliminate the flour first and I wanted to avoid wheat since one of my dogs has a common sensitivity to it.

So I switched to Rye flour because it was easy to find and the dogs like it.

You can also use other flours – just check this list.

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You also need a cute doggy silicone treat pan. These are the ones I use:  Silicone Dog Treat Molds

And once you make these Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats you will have a happy doggie!

Bennie and Lulu were both quite content with these dog treats.

The pan I use makes 3″ dog treats so I usually break them in half and they share one.

To store these, you need to keep them in the freezer.

Before you ask if you really need to do this, YES. Because you are making them homemade they have no preservatives in them.

They will go bad in just a day or so if you don’t do this. Freeze them.

Remove from freezer at least 10 minutes before wanting to give one to your pup.

What I do, is remove 2 in the morning and place them in a bag in the refrigerator to thaw there.

By the time I want to use them, they are ready. The dogs actually really like them cold, so there is no worry there.

Otherwise, just take one and allow it to thaw on the counter.

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Bennie is sitting pretty waiting for his Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treat.

Btw, he can smell them a mile away and comes running. He really loves them!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this safe for dogs to eat?

Yes. As with all dog treats, only in moderation. It shouldn’t be a substitute for their regular food, but as a treat – perfect. Also if you make them very small – they are fantastic for training.

How many dog treats does this recipe make?

If you were making these cookies for a human, you’d wind up with between 18-24 fairly medium to large sized cookies. 

Since most people choose to use these  Silicone Dog Treat Molds to make them, you will wind up with a lot more.

I have two sets of those, so two dog paws and two dog bones.

I filled both of the dog bones up, and then had a little dough left over which I then made one last batch with only about 4-5 left. (didn’t want to waste).

So depending on the size and shape of your mold, you will get different amounts.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats - Wheat-Free

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Yield: see FAQ above
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling!
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 ¼ cup water, can use milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups Rye flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except flour.
  3. Add flour and mix until well blended.
  4. Pour batter into lightly greased dog treat pan.
  5. Bake 45 minutes.

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Deb Benish

Monday 15th of November 2021

Can you eliminate the honey without it affecting the results?

Nicole Cook

Thursday 18th of November 2021

I believe you totally could. I haven't made it that way, so I'm not sure, but the honey isn't part of why it all holds together so it shouldn't be an issue. Let me know how it works out and I hope your baby loves them as much as ours do!

daniela

Friday 30th of April 2021

How long do they last before the go bad after they’ve been baked?

Nicole Cook

Wednesday 12th of May 2021

I usually make up a huge batch and freeze them. Taking out only what I need for about 5 days. So I can't really say past that but I would imagine that's pretty close to the limit since they aren't loaded with preservatives like traditional dog treats. Keep them sealed in an airtight container or bag and not in direct heat or sunlight and you should get about 4-5 days before you need to thaw more or toss out what you have out. I hope that helps!

Ece

Saturday 11th of July 2020

How many cookies does this make?

Nicole Cook

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

In the FAQ above the recipe there is this information. It's hard to give an exact amount because it depends on the mold used.

How many dog treats does this recipe make?

If you were making these cookies for a human, you’d wind up with between 18-24 fairly medium to large sized cookies.

Since most people choose to use these Silicone Dog Treat Molds to make them, you will wind up with a lot more.

I have two sets of those, so two dog paws and two dog bones.

I filled both of the dog bones up, and then had a little dough left over which I then made one last batch with only about 4-5 left. (didn’t want to waste).

Barb

Saturday 18th of April 2020

Are these ok for dogs with early kidney disease?

Nicole Cook

Sunday 19th of April 2020

To be honest, I am not sure about that, I don't have any experience with kidney disease in dogs. I would recommend that you check with your veterinarian before making anything for your best friend, to make sure it's safe. Best wishes.

Jawna

Thursday 11th of July 2019

I've made these and used oats instead of flour, they came out a bit harder than I'd hoped but the dogs loved them =)

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