Published by Zachary Toliver.

‘Tis the season for vegan pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin lip gloss, pumpkin candles, and more. As you treat yourself to fall-themed deliciousness, let your dog in on the craze with these homemade pumpkin dog treats.

In appropriate amounts, pumpkin is a miracle food for dogs. The popular fall gourd helps ease their digestive issues and is loaded with healthy fiber. Here’s a pumpkin-treat recipe for the dog in your life.

Easy Vegan Peanut Butter–Pumpkin Dog Treats


Easy Vegan Peanut Butter–Pumpkin Dog Treats

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  • 2 cups  whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp.  baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp.  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup  pumpkin purée (be sure to use real pumpkin, not the pie filler)
  • 1/4 cup  unsalted and unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup  water


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and ground cinnamon.
  • Mix in the pumpkin and peanut butter, then slowly add the water. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. If it’s too dry, add a small amount of water.
  • Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface and use a knife or cookie cutter to cut out whatever treat shapes you desire.
  • Place the treats 1/2 inch apart on a nonstick baking pan or a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Let the treats cool and then let your dog have a taste!

Makes approximately 25 treats


Dog and human approved—I had to try at least one.

Dog and human approved—I had to try at least one.

Need more pumpkin in your life? Check out these 18 delicious pumpkin-packed recipes for humans.

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