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Not only am I getting ready for lots of company arriving to spend Christmas with us but Riley, my daughter’s dog will also be coming. Riley lived with us for two years while my daughter and her husband lived overseas, and she has a very special place in our heart.

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Riley, the Boston Terrier

I figured she needed to be pampered while she was here, so making dog treats was on my “to do” list!

Wheat berries were freshly ground to provide the flour. The pumpkins had been harvested from our garden and I had just cooked them to make some pumpkin pies and bread.  This should be the perfect treat for Riley!

Pumpkin Dog Treats

2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
½ cup pureed pumpkin
2 Tbsp peanut butter
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.

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Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff.

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Dough ready to roll out.

Roll the dough until it is ½ inch thick. Cut into ½ inch pieces. I used my special cookie cutters!

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Rolling out the dog treats.

Bake in a preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes. They smell amazingly good as they are baking!

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Bake in an oven for 40 minutes.

Store in an airtight container.

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Pumpkin Dog Treats

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18 comments on “Prudent Pantry: Pumpkin Dog Treats

Beth on December 20, 2012 1:42 pm

Hi! I enjoyed seeing Riley, and these dog treats sound good. Just a few days ago I posted my homemade peanut butter dog biscuits recipe. I tasted mine, they tasted good even to me! My cat taste-tested them too and loved them, and I took them to the animal shelter I volunteer at where everyone loved them. I’m going to try yours too.
Merry Christmas!

Nancy on December 20, 2012 1:50 pm

I imagine these would taste good too, they smelled like pumpkin bread while they were cooking! Great idea to take some to the animal shelter!

Linda Loosli on December 20, 2012 4:45 pm

Hi Nancy, I LOVE your website! I think my readers would love to see this post. Would you be willing to do a guest post on this topic on my website? If so could you send pictures and the post and links we would then feature this and do a shout out about you and your site. Let me know. Thanks so much, Linda

Nancy on December 20, 2012 6:31 pm

I would love to do a post! I will be in touch!

Sue on December 20, 2012 6:53 pm

These Homemade dog treats look professional!

Katherines Corner on December 21, 2012 2:48 am

love this so much!!! Great photo of your fur baby too. XO Thank you for sharing at the hop :-)

Becky on December 21, 2012 3:01 am

That is one lucky dog!!! Hmm… you’re making me feel guilty. Maybe I’ll put some of these in my pup’s stocking. Thanks Nancy for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

Nancy on December 21, 2012 3:19 am

Riley is a very special dog, we missing having her around full time!

Marlene on December 21, 2012 3:26 am

I am going to make these for my puppy Kona. She is going to love them. Thanks for sharing on foodies Friends Friday.
Your co-host from nosh My Way,

Robyn from Robyn's View on December 21, 2012 6:10 am

Oh I bet my furry babies would love these! Thanks for sharing your recipe on Foodie Friends Friday!

Rachel on December 23, 2012 6:14 am

Oh my dog will just love these. Will try them out this weekend :)

And Riley is so cute!!

Mary on December 28, 2012 2:38 am

Visiting from Foodie Friday! I have two pups that would love these treats!

What Jean Likes on December 28, 2012 4:06 am

I have to try making these for my doggie! He would L O V E them!! What a great idea. Looks yummy enough even for humans to eat :)

Thank you, Mahalo so much for linking up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop last week. I am following you back by the way. :)

If you have time, we’d love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven’t already! We are hosting a great giveaway too which is a wonderful opportunity to give some extra exposure to you lovely blog. Come and link up, enter the giveaway (if you haven’t yet) and celebrate the coming weekend with us!


Jean {What Jean Likes}

Nancy on December 28, 2012 3:25 pm

Thanks for stoping by Jean! Your dog would love these treats and they smell wonderful as they are cooking! I’ll be by to link up!

Alex Green on December 28, 2012 6:23 pm

These look awesome! I’m always on the lookout for natural dog treat recipes for my furry little guy :) I like knowing what I’m feeding him!

Visiting from the Weekend Blog Walk :)

Angie on October 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter – my dog would love these!! Thanks for linking this wonderful post up to my “Themed Blog & Shop Hop!”

Karen Goodman on November 25, 2013 7:40 pm

Can you believe that you had the 2 most popular recipes on the Future Expat pumpkin link party? Well, you did. And I’m so glad too since I’m a total dog lover. Featuring pumpkin dog treats on today’s party was a treat for me!

You can see the future here:

Nancy on November 25, 2013 8:06 pm

Thank you so much Karen, There were so many excellent looking pumpkin recipes too!

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