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Favorite peanut butter pumpkin dog treats!

Treats fresh from the oven.  You can see the score marks.

Treats fresh from the oven. You can see the score marks.

Yes, this really is a recipe for dog treats!

Being snowed in allows me a little extra time to do the things that I usually put on the back burner.  Making dog treats is one of those things.  I don’t know why, because they are so darn simple to make…plus fresh treats always make the kids sooo happy!

The oven was already nice and hot from making a fresh batch of quinoa blueberry muffins (recipe will follow at some point) and the dogs were going a little stir crazy from being house bound with the frigid out door temps, so this was the perfect time to whip together a batch.

If your dog(s) like(s) pumpkin and peanut butter like ours do, this will be a big hit at your house!  These treats are so much better for your dog than most of those over-the-counter dog treats, that are loaded with wheat, corn and chemicals!

4 simple ingredients are all it takes to make this healthy treat:  organic oats, peanut butter, eggs, and pumpkin.  Yep, that is it!    I don’t usually measure anything, so you may need to adjust the liquid/dry ratio a little–especially if your peanut butter is on the dryer side.  Just play around with it–you can’t screw this up!  Store the treats in a ziplock bag in the freezer.

Tobi was happy to model for this blog post!

Tobi was happy to model for this blog post!

Peanut butter pumpkin dog treats!

  • 1 1/2 cups whole organic oats
  • 1/2 c organic peanut putter
  • 1/2 c organic canned pumpkin
  • 2-3 eggs
  • maybe a dash of cinnamon, totally optional

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  

Put the oats into the food processor and blend to a flour consistency.  Add the other ingredients and blend just until it is well mixed.  The batter should be thick — somewhere between brownie and cookie consistency.  

On a greased cookie sheet, spread out the batter using a spatula.  Using a pizza cutter or a knife, lightly score to make it easier to break into individual treats once cooked and cooled. 

Bake for about 30-45 minutes (depending upon the moisture in the batter)–until lightly brown and crispy.