Pumpkin Banana Dog Treats
Our dog Grace recently ran out of dog treats so my daughter and I made her a new batch this weekend from a recipe I found on Pook’s Pantry. These healthy dog treats are made with whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, banana, and eggs–thankfully, ingredients I had on hand. The dough was a bit sticky so we added a little more flour until it felt right and we could roll it out easily. Grace was eager to try these pumpkin banana dog treats and gobbled her first one down in seconds while eagerly awaiting a second treat. I think that means she loves them.
How to Make Pumpkin Banana Dog Treats
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat mat.
Mix the pumpkin, mashed banana, and beaten eggs together until well combined. Add the flour and mix until combined. Use more flour as needed if the dough is too sticky.
Dust the counter with flour and roll out the dough to approximately 1/4″ thickness and use a small dog treat cutter to cut out treats.
Place on the prepared baking sheet an inch apart. Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
Allow cooling on a rack completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 large banana mashed
- 2 eggs well beaten
- 3 cups of whole wheat flour more as needed
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.
- Mix the pumpkin, mashed banana, and beaten eggs together until well combined.
- Add the flour and mix until combined. Use more flour as needed if the dough is too sticky.
- Dust the counter with flour and roll out the dough to approximately 1/4" thickness and use a small dog bone cutter to cut out treats.
- Place on the prepared baking sheet an inch apart.
- Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
- Allow to cool on rack completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
LOL I had to laugh at the last photo…they are great for us too!
My dog would love these – her two favorite flavors – pumpkin and banana.
My name is fenton Baade and I love cooking I just found your dog recipe and it look good but I just would to know a question how long dose there last for
Up to 2 weeks if kept in the refrigerator.
Would it work to put these in a silicone cookie mold instead of doing cookie cutters?
I used my silicone molds and it worked great. I ran out of whole wheat flour and my dough was a bit too wet for rolling out. I used1 Tablespoon for both the paw print & bones and pushed it down with a spatula., baked 35 min and they were crunchy on outside and a bit cookie like on the inside. My dogs loved them.
I just made these cookies for my miniature schnauzer. I cut the recipe in half because I make her small cookie bites. How long should I cook them? I cooked them for about 12 minutes, they were brown on the bottom and a little soft on top. Is that okay? I didn’t want to burn them. Thank you!
Baking time will depend on how small your treats are. You will need to go with your gut–bake until golden brown and crisp on the bottom. Just keep an eye on them until you think they look baked through.
I’m glad you & your pup like my recipe!
Can I substitute using ground whole oats instead of flour?
I’ve never tried so I’m not sure how they would turn out. Let me know how it goes.
I made these dog treats for my 2 blacklabs they absolutely love them after having these they no longer will eat store bought dog treats and I’m great with that knowing these are healthy and not full of the garbage store bought ones are..thx for the recipe
I’m so glad your dogs love them!!! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
I made these for my grandpuppies. I used brown rice flour and I added a couple tablespoons of bacon bits. I also used two bananas so I had to add more flour. I’m not a baker but I love making dog cookies! I keep the cookies in the freezer. My grandpuppies are large dogs so being frozen just makes them extra crunchy!
I bet the bacon bits made them even more desirable! I also keep mine in the freezer–our Gracie girl likes them extra crunch.
Do I have to put these in refrigerator? I prefer to keep mine out on the counter
You can but they won’t last as long. Keep an eye out for mold.
I just made them and my furry baby’s love them
I’m so glad! My Gracie girl loves them too.
We have made these for our sweet Otis for 5 years now and they are always a hit! I throw a lot of parties for the dogs in our apartment building and these are always a go to! Great recipe and super easy and fast!
I’m so glad that Otis and his pals enjoy them. Thank you for letting me know!
I would like to know if I can use regular flour instead of wheat?
Yes, that would be fine. I hope your dog enjoys them.
My pup loved these ! … an easy recipe, I just subbed gluten free flour since I had it readily available
I’m so happy your pup loved them. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
Can I use plain flour? Instead of whole wheat flour
Yes! I hope your dog enjoys them.
Unfortunately my yorkie passed away 2 years ago. I miss him so much. I’ am going to make them for my sisters dogs which I love both of them like they were mine.
Have a safe, Healthy & Happy New Year!
I’m very sorry!!! It is so hard to lose our beloved pets. I hope your sister’s dogs enjoyed the treats. Happy New Year!
Can you use parchment paper?
Absolutely! I hope your pup loves these treats.
My daughter and I agree that we love eating them too! Too bad for Sami and Bella – a few less for them! We doubled the recipe and offered a gift tin to our new mini doodle pair across the street – great way to make new fwends 😉
Ha, ha! I love it. I also love that your Sami & Bella along with the new neighbor pup are all enjoying them too. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.
I’ve made these many times. All dogs LOVE this recipe!
That makes me so happy! ♥ Thank you for letting me know!
I substituted Wheat Bran and added 1/3 cup Adam natural peanut butter, needed more flour as the dough was too moist. All in all my dog loves the organic treats!
Your additions sound great. I’m so glad your dog loves these treats! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.