Homemade Dog Treats


If you haven’t realized it by now, we’re “those” people.  Why buy something that you can make in a matter of a couple minutes?  Makes no sense to me.  It’s rare that I ever buy treats for the dogs, unless they’re some sort of hoity toity overpriced “gourmet” treats from a boutique dog store, which is a nice treat for their birthdays.  And yes, I buy my dogs birthday presents.  And Santa comes to our house for the dogs.  And my family gets the dogs presents for Christmas.

They’re part of our family.  And if the time comes and we have a human child, there’s a pretty good chance the dogs will have precedence over the human.

Anyways, these dog treats come together in less than an hour.  You can roll them out and cut them in squares or triangles, but I like to just use a  cookie cutter.  If you have a smaller dog like I do, use a smaller cookie cutter, if you have a big dog, use a big cookie cutter.  Or don’t, I really don’t care.


Homemade Dog Treats

adapted from a friend’s original recipe

2 ½ c whole wheat flour

2 eggs

½ c canned pumpkin

2 tbsp peanut butter

½ tsp salt

½ tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350.

Whisk together all the ingredients.  Add water as needed to help make the dough workable (I used about 1/2 a cup) and it comes together.  Roll the dough into a ½ inch thick roll and use cookie cutter to cut out shapes.   You can really load these on a baking sheet because they don’t spread at all.

Bake until hard, about 45 minutes.



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