These peanut butter pumpkin grain-free dog treats are, according to Bliss Dog, delicious! Homemade dog treats are so easy to make, and you can have peace of mind knowing what all of the ingredients are in your dog's treats.
Today is Bliss Dog's 7th birthday!!! I can't even believe it. Just like with kids, dogs grow up so fast!
Bliss Dog came home with us after an unexpected and somewhat spontaneous trip to a local shelter just a few months after we lost another beloved dog. You can read the full story of how Bliss Dog came into our lives in this post.
He's been with us for four and a half years, and is truly a member of our family. We all love him SO much.
And so yes, we celebrate his birthday each year. The kids, especially my son who is perhaps the biggest dog lover on the planet, get super excited about celebrating his birthday. While he doesn't have a full blown dog birthday party anymore, he does get spoiled with homemade dog treats, presents, and tons and tons of extra love and attention on his special day.
I mean, seriously: look at that face. He is the best, especially with the kids, and we are so lucky to have him in our lives!
Grain-Free Dog Treats
Since he came home with us, we've also learned from his vet that Bliss Dog needs to have a grain-free diet. He doesn't do well on foods that contain grains, so we pony up and pay premium for the good stuff.
Over the holidays, the kids and I made these Peanut Butter Pumpkin Grain-Free Dog Treats. We made them for Bliss Dog, and to our friends who were coming over for our annual New Year's Day Pajama Party who have dogs. This homemade dog treat recipe is so simple!
How to make grain-free dog treats
Homemade dog treats are as simple as making the easiest homemade cookies!
- The dough comes together quickly in one bowl.
- Then, simply roll out and cut into fun shapes using your favorite cookie cutters. I love these dog bone cookie cutters, used for the ones in these pics.
- Finally, bake these dog treats in the oven at 350°F for 13-15 minutes.
How long do homemade dog treats keep?
These homemade grain-free dog treats keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. You could also freeze them for up to one month.
Homemade Dog Treat Gifts
We like to give these as gifts to friends who have dogs! This recipe makes so many, that it's easy to keep some for our dog and give some to his pup pals.
We pack these adorable dog treats in mason jars with striped baker's twine. Then I wrapped some dog-themed washi tape (because yes, I am STILL obsessed with washi tape and use it on everything!). Finally we add a cute dog-themed gift tag.
I designed the dog gift tags you see here and these will be available as a free printable soon!
Do you have a furry friend at home, or know of anyone whose dog is just like family to them, as Bliss Dog is to us? Then these homemade peanut butter pumpkin grain-free dog treats are perfect for them.
Bliss Dog honestly LOVES them! And, he doesn't eat just anything that falls to the ground or weird things outside. So I know they must be pretty good for him to constantly want to gobble up. As his dog mom, I can feel good knowing they are grain-free and won't hurt his tummy. I love knowing all of the ingredients put into these treats are healthy, real ingredients that are safe for him to eat!
- 2½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup organic peanut butter
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup coconut oil melted then slightly cooled
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Roll dough out gently onto a cutting board dusted lightly with additional coconut flour, or onto a rolpat. Roll out to about ¼ - ½ inch thick.
- Cut out shapes using your preferred cookie cutters.
- Transfer gently to a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes. Treats should have a slightly golden color around the edges.
- Cool on cookie sheets before serving.
- May be stored in airtight containers for up to three weeks.
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Have you ever made homemade pet treats? Do you have a pet at home that you love as part of your family?