Easy Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats (3 Ingredients!)

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The pups have voted: These homemade peanut butter pumpkin dog treats are worthy of the MB blog! They’re crispy, peanutty, wholesome, easy to make, and our pups were begging for more. Even our friend’s pickier dog went crazy for them!

Bonus? They’re human-approved for ease and affordability — just 3 simple ingredients and 1 bowl required. Let’s make dog treats!

Pumpkin, peanut butter, oats, and a small dog bone cookie cutter

All you need for these wholesome dog treats is:

  • Peanut butter – a favorite ingredient among dogs that boasts plenty of healthy fat and protein
  • Pumpkin purée (store-bought or homemade) – soothing for pups’ digestion and adds plenty of fiber and micronutrients
  • Oat flouroats add even more fiber, vitamins, and minerals and help the treats crisp up in the oven!

Stirring oat flour into a pumpkin peanut butter mixture

Simply combine your wet ingredients, add oat flour, and mix. Then roll out, stamp with your favorite cookie cutter (like this bone-shaped set!), and bake until golden brown and crispy.

Let cool completely before letting your pup enjoy!

Using a small dog bone cookie cutter to cut out dough

We can’t wait for your pups to try these treats! They’re:

Easy to make
& Dog- and puppy-approved!

If your pup tries this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, woof, paw, scratch, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo @minimalistbaker on Instagram. We’d LOVE to see your fur baby enjoying our homemade dog treats. Cheers, friends!

Peanut butter pumpkin dog treats spilling out of a glass jar

Easy Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats (3 Ingredients!)

3-ingredient homemade dog treats with pumpkin purée, oats, and peanut butter. Wholesome, easy to make, and dog- and puppy-approved!
Author Minimalist Baker
Overflowing jar of homemade peanut butter pumpkin dog treats
4.62 from 18 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 (1-inch circles or small bones)
Course Snack
Cuisine Nut-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 1 Week


  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (make sure it contains just one ingredient: peanuts)
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée (or sub homemade)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (plus more for rolling)


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To a medium bowl add peanut butter and pumpkin purée. Mix well to thoroughly combine. Next, add oat flour and stir using a wooden spoon or spatula. You may need to knead with your hands as the mixture gets thicker. Form the dough into a rough disk. It should look and feel just like playdoh at this point.
  • Dust your work surface with oat flour and place your dough in the center of the flour. Dust the top of your disk with more oat flour. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out so it's 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  • Use a 1-inch (or similar size) cookie cutter (we like these!) to cut out as many dog treats as you can. Place them on the baking sheet about 1 inch apart. They won’t spread, so you don't have to worry about placing them too close together. Re-roll the leftover dough and cut out any extra treats from the scraps that are left behind. As the recipe is written, you should have about 30 dog treats.
  • Bake on the center rack for 30-35 minutes until they are dry to the touch. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack and cooling completely before sharing with your furry friends!
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.



*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 30 servings)

Serving: 1 treat Calories: 34 Carbohydrates: 2.6 g Protein: 1.3 g Fat: 2.3 g Saturated Fat: 0.4 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4 g Monounsaturated Fat: 1.2 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 0 mg Potassium: 34 mg Fiber: 0.7 g Sugar: 0.4 g Vitamin A: 417 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 4 mg Iron: 0.2 mg

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  1. Elder Baker says

    Rolled to 1/4” thick. Recipe says 1/4 to 1/2 which is a huge difference in results. Cut out using 1” heart shaped cut out. Baked at 350 on middle rack and kept an eye on them since what cookie do you bake at that temp for more than 8-12 minutes?

    Sure enough, had to remove from oven after 12 minutes because they were starting to brown. Double checked recipe to see if the temp is an error given the cook time suggested and instructions to bake until dry to touch. Seems more like a dehydration bake, which leaves me to believe it should be 250 temp for that amount of time. Love most recipes on here but this one definitely bake with one eye on them and play around with temp & thickness.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Sorry to hear this one gave you some trouble! We baked them at 350 F, but you could also bake at 250 F for a longer amount of time.

  2. NK says

    Hi! I’m unable to find any peanut butter without at least some salt. I picked Pic’s peanut butter. Google says it’s safe. Would you advise if it can be used? Thanks! 😊

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi, that’s out of our area of expertise! Some sites say it’s okay in moderation, but we aren’t comfortable recommending that. It would be best to speak with a vet or do some research on it before going that route!

  3. NK says

    Wow! 🤩🤩
    I’m definitely going to try this soon. Are there any other such dog friendly recipes you can recommend? Like pupcakes or puppaccino? Sorry! Greedy for more 😅

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Vicki, it should be available in the bulk section (where you can grind it from peanuts) or here is another example (Whole Foods 365 brand). Hope that helps!

  4. Debby McBride says

    Just something I noticed about the recipe:

    Under cuisine it says “nut free”

    There is peanut butter in it, so it is most definitely not nut free.

  5. Alexis says

    Made these twice now and the first time they were over done but second time we turned the oven to 325 and it baked perfectly! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Claire says

    I made a half batch for my dog’s fifth birthday—she’s a huge fan of peanut butter and pumpkin! I used DIY oat flour and the mixture was a little sticky to roll out. I switched from a rolling pin to using my hands to flatten, and that worked much better. Using a tiny bone cookie cutter, I was still able to make a couple dozen treats. I baked for less time—just keep an eye on them.

    Luna even eats them straight out of the freezer! I’ll definitely make them again but maybe just cut into squares, as cookie cutters and I don’t get along.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, happy birthday Luna!! We’re so glad they were Luna-approved! Thank you for sharing your experience, Claire. Adding more oat flour should help the dough be less sticky and easier to handle!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Amanda, you can make oat flour by blending up rolled oats in a blender or food processor. Or if you have a finer type of oats like quick oats, it probably could work in place of the flour without blending, but it might not be quite as absorbent. Let us know if you try it!

  7. Carol W says

    I made these with oats I ground myself, but they also seemed to over bake. Any thoughts? They smelled really good, but maybe a little less time or more pumpkin?

    Thank you.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Carol, sorry that happened! Yes, either of those things you mentioned should help. If your cookie cutter is on the smaller side, they will bake faster.

      • Carol W says

        Thank you for the quick response. I’ll try again, my dog does seem to like them even though they’re a little over done.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Elainia, we’d say yes as long as it’s a flour that’s safe for dogs! However, the texture may vary and different flours will vary in their absorbency, so you may need to use more or less. You could start with less and work up until your dough resembles the photos/video. Hope that helps!

  8. Nikki says

    I made these twice already in two days My dog is little. I cut them with a pizza cutter into tiny treats to use for training. No need to separate to bake , they just break apart easily after baking. My dog was getting sick on other treats we were using but she loves these and they have been wonderful for her health.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Amazing! We’re so glad these ones have been working better for her. Thank you for the lovely review, Nikki! xo

  9. Chris says

    hi everyone,
    I just finished making the biscuits and my grand puppy (Frenchie) loves them. I made them with coconut flour instead of oat flour. I had to make some adjustments. I had to add extra, 2 TLB of pumpkin and 2 TLB of peanut butter. But the puppy approves and can’t stop eating them. I made them with all organic ingredients.

  10. Chris says

    Can I use coconut flour in place of oat flour? Would the measurement be the same amount? Thank you so very much for answering my question.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Chris, in terms of texture, it’s more absorbent, so we’d suggest using less of it. A quick Google search shows us coconut is safe for dogs (as long as not in excess), but maybe check with your vet or do some additional research before feeding to your pup!

      • Chris says

        thank you so very much. hope you have a wonderful day and I will let you know how they turn out. sincerely, Chris

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Thanks, Chris! You too. Happy to help any time and excited to hear how they turn out!

  11. Annemaaike says

    I have so far made these with pumpkin puree and with green bean puree (my dog Lola loves green beans) and both are a big hit! My next plan is making them with sweet potatoes (already have them in the house but need more peanutbutter).
    I am a volunteer at a local animal shelter and when I made the pumpkin ones I gave them to some of the dogs and most of them as well!
    I have always doubled the recipe so I have plenty to spare but when sharing them with the shelterdogs, they haven’t lasted longer than three days 😅
    I think I might make some more dough in the future just to freeze it so I have some ready to make the biscuits.

    I will forever store this recipe so I always have it at the ready to get Lola some treats! ❤️

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, YAY! We’re so glad these treats have been a hit with Lola and the shelter dogs. Thank you for the lovely review, Annemaaike! xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Whoop! We’re so glad you and your pup both enjoyed the recipe. Thank you for the lovely review! xo

  12. Sallie Ricardo says

    I love this recipe as it has lots of peanut butter and my greyhound loves peanut butter. Super simple to make too. I doubled the batch and used a heart cut out so I have a lot of treats. My dog loves them!

    I must ask, in the video there are two black and white pups. Are they greyhound puppies? They are adorable :-)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, yay! We’re so glad your dog loves them, Sadie :) The pups at the end of the video are Italian greyhounds.

  13. Shelly Lecher says

    I have an electric dog biscuit baker. I assume it will work but how long should I bake them for?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Shelly, we aren’t familiar with an electric dog biscuit baker. Perhaps another reader will be able to chime in?

  14. Susie says

    I have seen quite a few of recipes with pumpkin & peanut butter dog treats and some are adding eggs, cinnamon, and honey. Can these items be added to the recipe or would they be harmful to your dog?
    Thank you,

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Susie, Our understanding is eggs are fine and cinnamon and honey are okay in small quantities. We aren’t experts on dog health though, so it’s best to talk to a vet to be sure!

      • Susie says

        Hi, I went ahead and made your treats just with the three ingredients of your recipe and not use eggs, cinnamon, and honey. My Trixie just loved them & will keep on using this recipe.
        Thank you, Susie

  15. Mollie says


    Made these for my boyfriends dog and he adores them. I made them with sweet potatoes once too. The only change I would make is the baking time. I found they can bake up really quickly, 15 to 20 min was all mine needed.

  16. Antoinette says

    I made these today! At first, my pup looked at me suspiciously and cautiously took one. After overcoming his distrust I got him to try one and he was very happy! I made them a bit bigger than in the recipe so they needed a bit longer cook time to get crunchy! Big hit!! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Sherry, we’re so sorry that was your experience! Did your peanut butter have any additives? Or is it possible your dog is allergic to one of the ingredients? We’ve made these for many dogs and never had any issues.

    • Ella says

      I am so sorry your dog had this issue. But as a vet tech I can tell you the author of this recipe bears no responsibility. Some dogs, like people, are allergic to certain food. Perhaps that was the issue. Or perhaps you accidentally bought peanut butter containing xylitol also known as birch sugar (which is toxic to dogs while safe for humans). These scenario’s are outside the author’s control. Perhaps you fed too many causing digestive issues. The list goes on…
      The three ingredients in these treats are totally safe, fine and benign for the vast majority of dogs. There will always be the one that has an odd allergic or have a toxic reaction (as in the case if you possibly did not check ingredients on your peanut butter and it contained xylitol). And of course there is always the chance that the treats had nothing to do with the dog’s issue at all, it was simply coincidence that he got sick at the same time you tried these treats. At any rate, I do hope your dog is now fine and you have calmed down.

    • Terri says

      Good lord. Dogs have eaten these three ingredients for eternity. You are making a BIG supposition here. You need to back down. (And probably apologize when you find out what ACTUALLY caused the problem).

  17. Judi Coteff says

    This was easy. I used my Vitamix to make the oat flour and peanut butter. I’m sending them for Christmas to my son for his dog . We’ll see if he likes them. Thanks for the recipe.

  18. Patricia says

    These are super easy to make and my dogs love them! With only three ingredients they come together quickly. I will be making these again and giving to my dog-parent friends for the holidays.

  19. Terry says

    I made these using regular peanut butter, since I didn’t have any natural peanut butter. Because I altered the recipe, I used a bit less peanut butter. I made the dough in the food processor. The dough was very easy to work with, so I didn’t need to use much extra oat flour. I wanted them to be pretty dry, so I baked them at 325F for 40 min, and they were perfect. I used my tiniest cookie cutters, and I got 69 treats. I think these are going to be a big hit with the neighborhood pups. Thank you for the great recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Lori, we didn’t, but if you try it, we’d suggest choosing one without added sugar and definitely without xylitol. Hope that helps!

  20. Dana says

    Oh yum! My gorgeous (shock/horror: vegan!) greyhound loves porridge, peanut butter, and pumpkin purée so we’ll be all over these. Thanks!