Homemade Dog Treats Recipe


Our dogs love this homemade dog treats recipe, and yours will too!

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When Gabriel told me he’d gotten a new dog, I wasn’t terribly enthusiastic.

Maybe I should rephrase that.

When Gabriel told me he’d gotten a new dog, I was really annoyed.

In my opinion, the last thing we needed was yet another animal on this farm. (My opinion may have been affected by the fact that, at that point, Gabriel had been out of town working for about two weeks, and the farm chores were starting to wear on me.)

Thor won me over eventually, though, as sweet-natured dogs tend to do. I even forgave him (mostly) for chewing up my car. (The fact that he can chew through pork chop bones like potato chips is still a little scary, though.)

Garrett just loves Thor, and of course, any little boy who loves dogs wants to share his food all. the. time. Right?

Rather than seeing Thor devour prime human food, and rather than buying preservative-filled treats (that I just knew my toddler would eventually get in her mouth), I decided to make some homemade dog treats.

So, since I stocked up on canned pumpkin after the holidays last year (we like to make sugar-free pumpkin pie year-round), I decided to try a pumpkin-based recipe. 

The Results

Thor LOVES them! I kept trying to take a picture of him eating one, but he wolfs them down too fast! They’re so much cheaper and healthier than pre-packaged treats (yes, I care about my dog’s health), this recipe is definitely a keeper!


Homemade Dog Treats

Treat your pup to something delicious with these easy, homemade dog treats

  • Author: Elise


  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour (I used rice flour)
  • 3 teaspoons, or 3 cubes of beef or chicken bullion


Preheat oven to 350º

Mix all ingredients together well to form a stiff dough.

Roll out on floured surface and cut with cookie cutters. Of if you’re like me, and left all your cutters at your dad’s house, roll them into balls and flatten them with greased or floured hands.

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the biscuits are pretty much dry.

Store in an air tight container for up to a week. Not that they’ll last that long, you’re dog will eat them all.

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  1. Hi! I love this post! We love making homemade dog treats for our dogs! I am excited to try this recipe for them!

    Have a great day!

  2. Hi there my pups love the cookies, they seem to know when I make them cookies and wait patiently while they bake. I even tried a piece and it eas real good.I will definately make these again.

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