Simple 3-ingredient dog treat recipe made with oats, pumpkin puree, and eggs! Pulse all ingredients in a food processor for easy cleanup. Your pup will love these!
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (old fashioned, not the quick-cooking kind)
- 1 cup pumpkin puree, unsweetened
- 2 large eggs* (see Notes for alternatives)
- Optional: whole wheat or all-purpose flour, as needed for rolling
- Prep. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Mix dough. Add oats to a clean and dry food processor. Process oats on high speed for approximately 2 minutes, until they resemble a coarse flour. Add pumpkin puree and eggs to the processor, and pulse until the mixture forms a stiff dough.
- Shape treats. To make bone-shaped treats, flour a clean work surface, and roll out the dough until about 1/4-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to press out the treats and place on the baking sheet. They won’t expand or rise much, so the treats can lay snug. For round treats, use a small cookie scoop to dollop dough balls onto the parchment. Press each ball down with a fork, creating cross-hatch marks.
- Bake. Bake the treats for 20-30 minutes or until the treats have stiffened up in texture. These treats won’t pick up much browning color. Cool completely before storing and giving to your pup!
- Storing. Since these treats are made with fresh ingredients, store them in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container or freeze in a zip tight bag for up to a month.
- Eggs: if your dog is allergic to eggs, you can absolutely replace them in this recipe since the eggs don’t provide lift. 1 cup of mashed bananas or applesauce will work just fine.
- Bonus Ingredients (to spoil your dog!)
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (non-xylitol), reduce pumpkin puree by 1/4 cup
- 3-4 bacon strips, chopped – no recipe alterations needed
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon, for smells your dog can’t resist
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