5 Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipes

Even though summer isn’t technically over for another week, it’s already starting to feel like fall in Chicago. Looks like it’s time to bust out the cozy sweaters and fuzzy blankets! Even though this summer was relatively mild, the transition into fall isn’t any less thrilling. And, if our pups could talk, I think they’d agree. Crisp temperatures and crunchy leaves make long walks and extended trips to the dog park all the more enjoyable. Although we only experience this blissful limbo between summer and winter for a couple of months, we Chicagoans certainly make the most of it.

Speaking of the fall season, now is the prime time to consume a year’s worth of pumpkin-flavored food and drink all within a few weeks. I can’t say I blame you. I’m also a sucker for pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, and just about anything else you can make from nature’s tastiest autumn bounty. As you may know, humans aren’t the only ones who go crazy for the orange stuff this time of year. Pumpkin is also extremely appealing to our four-legged friends! Luckily, it’s also really healthy.

In pursuit of fulfilling your dog’s pumpkin quota this fall season, here are some pumpkin dog treat recipes to test out in the kitchen.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 large eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Get the full recipe on sweatpeaskitchen.com

Peanut Butter, Bacon and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients:

2 ½ cups whole wheat flour 3 tablespoons peanut butter (we used creamy) ⅓ cup pumpkin puree 6 strips of bacon, cooked and finely chopped 2 large eggs

Get the full recipe on nerdsandnomsense.com

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Balls

Ingredients:

1/2 cup peanut butter, natural organic 1 cup pumpkin, organic (not pie filling) 1 tsp. cinnamon 3 tbsp. honey 2 1/2 cups oats

Get the full recipe on peanutbutterandpeppers.com

Gluten-Free Cheddar Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients:

1 cup Pumpkin Puree 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/4 cup Oats 1/2 cup Soy Flour

Get the full recipe on doggydessertchef.com

Beautiful Blueberry and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling) 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup ground pumpkin seeds (unsalted) 1/3 cup blueberries

Get the full recipe on petguide.com

If it hasn’t already, canned pumpkin will soon fill the shelves of your local grocery store. Just be sure not to buy canned pumpkin pie, as it’s loaded with sugar. If you don’t have time to bake one of the yummy pumpkin dog treat recipes listed above, simply stuff your dog’s Kong with a few tablespoons of the canned stuff. Easy, healthy, and delicious.

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