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Easy Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe

Updated: Oct 2, 2022

Here is a super easy pumpkin dog treats recipe for medium to large sized dogs.

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Pumpkin is full of beneficial vitamins, prebiotics and fiber, so it makes a perfect ingredient for treats.

Pumpkin is also very good for your dog’s digestion, and it’s known to help reduce most diarrhea issues.

This is a perfect Fall treat for your pooch. (for more info on pumpkin benefits for pets check out my other article called Is Pumpkin Safe For Pets.)

While this treat is healthy and simple to make, you need to make sure the ingredients are safe for your pooch.

picture showing pumpkin pure,peanut butter, oats,cooconut oil, one egg and the dog treat molds on a countertop

Pumpkin Pure

Make sure you buy organic pumpkin pure, with absolutely NO additives, sugar, coloring, flavors or anything!

No pie filling pumpkin pure either!

All these are very harmful and dangerous for your dog.

Just get pure pumpkin pure!

If you are unsure or can’t find one in your local grocery store, get this one from

I had used this several times and my dog loved it.

But most healthy food stores should have organic pumpkin pure too.

Peanut Butter

This is very important, so please don’t forget!

Any time you buy peanut butter check the label and make sure it doesn’t contain Xylitol!

Xylitol is a sugar substitute and is deadly for your dog. Some sugar free peanut butters have it.

The best is if you buy organic peanut butter with nothing in it but peanuts.

No salt, sugar or anything, just peanuts.

Organic Roasted peanuts are fine as long as there is nothing else in it.

Coconut Oil

I had fed organic virgin coconut oil to my dog all his life.

I usually bake his treats with it, or use it to mix with his food.

He loves it.

To find out why coconut oil is so healthy for your dog, read my other article called Coconut Oil For Dogs.


Oats are high in fiber, several vitamins and minerals, fat and protein, which makes it very healthy for your dog.

But make sure they are whole grain oats with no added sugars or flavoring.

Don’t buy instant oats!

Your good old fashioned oats should be fine.

How to make

Now that you know why this treat is healthy, let’s make some.

Please keep in mind this portions and the treat mold is measured for a medium to large sized dog.

For a small dog use a different smaller treat mold or cookie cutter.

If you want a great paw shaped mold try this one from Chewy.

(I believe you could also bake the treat in the mold, but I'm very careful not to get any unwanted chemicals in my dog's food so I just use it to shape the treat).


  • 3 cups oats

  • 1 can pumpkin pure

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

  • 1 Large cage free egg


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F

  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.

  • Fill the treat mold holes or roll it out (if using a cookie cutter)

Note: If you are going to roll out the dough, I suggest using either Whole Wheat Flour or Organic Coconut Flour to not make it sticky.

  • Empty the treat mold onto a baking sheet

  • Repeat until you have no more dough left

  • Place the tray in the oven

  • Bake it for about 40 minutes or until fully baked

  • Once fully baked let it cool.

I hope your pup likes it.

Mine does

Extra Tips

  • Because this treat has eggs in it, and has no preservatives, I recommend you storing it in the fridge.

  • This treat is very healthy and tasty, but you should still feed it to your pup in moderation.

Too much could cause upset tummy or diarrhea.

I usually give my 35 pound dog 1-2 pumpkin paw treats per day, and he has no problems.

As with any other treats, don’t use it as dog food. This is only intended as a healthy treat, and not a dog food replacement.

I hope your dog likes these treat as much as mine does!