Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Use leftover canned pumpkin to make these 5-ingredient homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats! They’re super easy to make and the perfect fall treat for your furry friend.

Since making these homemade peanut butter dog treats last year I’ve decided that homemade treats are where it’s at. They’re so easy and inexpensive! And although I personally haven’t taste-tested them, I know they taste pretty good because Olive and all her friends gobble them up like they’re going out of style.

Olive’s birthday is coming up next month. She’s turning eight, which is so crazy. I remember the first week we got her. Isaac was living in DC at the time, in a grad program to become Montessori certified, and I was caring for an 8-week-old puppy, in a new city by myself. It was so hard and very much life consuming, but also the best thing ever.

She’s our baby and naturally, we don’t want her to get older. Hence the reason we always request the puppy cut when she’s groomed. The longer she looks like a puppy, the longer we can deny that she’s getting older.

Overhead shot of homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats on a wood surface.

That said, her birthday IS coming up whether we choose to accept it or not, so I thought it would be fun to make special fall-themed pumpkin dog treats with pumpkin puree and cinnamon to celebrate. Who says humans are the only ones who can enjoy pumpkiny treats?

Maria and I tested making a pumpkin-based treat without peanut butter, but the batter was really wet and sticky, even with extra flour so we settled on a peanut butter and pumpkin mixture, which worked perfectly. I honestly think dogs will like this flavor combo better than plain pumpkin anyway so it’s probably for the better.

Homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats on a wood surface.

I made some mini ones using a tiny dog bone cookie cutter because they’re the perfect size for Olive and small breeds, but I also I purchased a larger cookie cutter and made some bigger bones for Olive’s friends.

I couldn’t possibly wait until her birthday to give her a sample so she’s already taste-tested a few and loves them.

Puppy eating a homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treat.

We shared some of the larger bones with Alyssa’s pups, Chloe and Maverick, and they were big fans as well so I think we can officially say they’re pup-approved!

Overhead shot of homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats in a clear mason jar.

I know it’s a little early to start thinking about the holiday season, but I wanted to mention that homemade dog treats are a great gift idea. Last year I made a few batches of these peanut butter dog treats and gave them as gifts to my friends and family who have dogs. They look really cute packaged in a mason jar with a label and ribbon. Just a thought if you’re looking for some cute gift ideas!

If you make these peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

5 from 61 votes
Use leftover canned pumpkin to make these 5-ingredient homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats! They’re super easy to make and the perfect fall treat for your furry friend. 
A pile of peanut butter pumpkin bone shaped dog treats on a wood surface, sitting in front of an open jar of the treats.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter*
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup liquid vegetable, chicken or beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Combine flour, peanut butter, pumpkin and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add stock and stir until well-combined. The dough will be thick. Once combined, use your hands to press the dough into a ball. Place dough ball on a flat service (with a sprinkle of flour if needed) and roll out evenly with a rolling pin. Dough should be about ¼ inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into desired shape and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18+ minutes or until golden brown and hard to the touch. The baking time will vary based on the the size of the treats. Store in an airtight container.


*Be sure your peanut butter doesn’t contain Xylitol as it is dangerous for pets.


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Have you ever made homemade dog treats? What flavors does your pup love? Olive is a huge peanut butter lover, just like her parents. 😉

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Recipe Rating

    1. Janet L. Schulenberg
      July 29, 2021 AT 1:37 pm

      5 stars
      My clients’ and friends’ dogs are loving these biscuits. I used King Arthur’s 1:1 gluten free flour instead of whole wheat and the texture was perfect!

    2. Vanessa
      July 11, 2021 AT 10:51 am

      The recipe is great! Our golden doodle loves them. Just wondering if these need to be stored in the refrigerator or if they can be stored in an air tight container on the counter. Also, how long would they last outside the refrigerator?

    3. Natalie
      July 7, 2021 AT 8:31 am

      5 stars
      This recipe is incredible!! I board different dogs all the time and have yet to have a dog that doesn’t love these. They are so easy to make with just minimal ingredients, and you have piece of mind giving them to doggie’s since they have no preservatives or additives like store bought treats. This is my go-to dog treat recipe that I will use for years to come!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 7, 2021 AT 10:33 am

        Yay!! I love hearing this, Natalie! So glad all the dogs you’ve boarded have been loving these treats. Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate it!

    4. Teresa LaVine
      June 9, 2021 AT 3:11 pm

      Do you the peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats expire in the refrigerator?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 10, 2021 AT 2:16 pm

        Yes, they should last up to 2 months in the fridge!

    5. Elsbeth
      April 15, 2021 AT 4:37 pm

      5 stars
      My two Dobias love these cookies. I make them with oat flour and they are great! Thank you for introducing me to making my own treats. Much cheaper and certainly better.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 16, 2021 AT 11:28 am

        Woo! So glad these dog treats have been a hit, Elsbeth! Thanks for the review 🙂

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