Super simple, healthy homemade dog treats for your puppy using only 4 ingredients, yup it’s that easy and your ‘best friend’ will love you for it!
This past autumn I found myself in a car travelling for 4 hours to go see a little boxer/lab pup. Little did I know I’d have a tiny frightened (and absolutely adorable) puppy in the back seat of my car (pooping and peeing I might add) on our way home. Boy was I unprepared, no leash, no toys, no bed, no dog food; just me and her ready to figure things out!! World, this is my Sophie, Sophie meet the world 🙂
I thought it would be a fun idea to learn some recipes for Sophie too, that way I know exactly what she is getting in her diet. We are in the training process so it’s good to have treats on hand at all times, and she is definitely a food driven pup! If you’re buying store bought dog treats you have to be careful of what’s inside those treats, please make sure you always read the ingredients! In this recipe, we’ve got pumpkin, natural chunky peanut butter, eggs and whole wheat flour, that’s it. You might even have everything in your pantry!
This recipe is easy as 1, 2, 3.. seriously!! Mix 4 ingredients together, roll out the dough, cut into shapes and bake! I got this cute dog bone cookie cutter from Bulk Barn but you don’t have to use a bone shape. You could use little heart shapes or circles, really anything goes. I found the dog bones that I have a little big, I’d rather have smaller bones instead of having to break them into pieces for training purposes. The recipe also made a lot, so I took half the treats and froze them so they don’t go bad before Sophie gets to eat all of them!
I highly recommend making your own treats for your pup. It was fun making them and it didn’t take any time at all! These treats come dog certified from Sophie 😉 she loved them!! Although it was difficult getting a picture of her eating them as the camera scared her (silly pup)! Make sure you know if your dog has allergies as some dogs don’t sit well with wheat and grains and this recipe is loaded with whole wheat!
Happy Baking for your ‘bestie’ 🙂
- ⅔ cup pumpkin puree
- ⅓ cup all-natural chunky peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2½ cups whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl beat pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs for approx. 1-2 minutes. Add flour and mix to combine.
- Roll out dough approx. ¼ inch thick on a prepared work surface.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place 1 inch apart on your baking sheet.
- Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes. (depending on the size of your shapes).
- Let cookies cool before giving one to your pup.