Kilo the Pug and I both love peanut butter, coconut, pumpkin and sweet potato. I cooked a large pumpkin and several sweet potatoes for dinner this week and had some left over. I also noticed my daughter left half a bag of gluten free rolled oats and some of her coconut butter sitting out on the counter after breakfast as I chewed on my peanut butter toast.
I got inspired to use these 5 handy ingredients to make some super easy, quick, yummy, healthy no bake pumpkin dog treats for Kilo.
No Bake Pumpkin Homemade Dog Treat Ingredients
A few pieces of soft cooked pumpkin and/or sweet potato (or 2-3 tablespoons of canned pure pumpkin)
4 table spoons of rolled oats (a handful)
2 teaspoons of coconut butter (almost liquid at room temperature)
2 teaspoons of smooth natural peanut butter (without xylitol) – use honey or extra coconut if allergic to peanuts.
Add all the ingredients in a bowl and squish together with your hand or a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.
Then roll small amounts in hands into balls and flatten slightly.
Place flattened balls on a plate and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Remove from fridge (they should be firm almost crunchy).
Decorate if desired. We like to do treats that look like dog faces for our Dog Licks Recipe Series so we added a kibble nose and eyes to one.
As you can see in the video, the treats were a huge success with Kilo. He LOVED them. He is watching his weight, so even though we did not add sugar or honey or maple syrup or salt, he only got one smallish treat for the video.
Normally I would probably break it up into small bits and make him run around doing more tricks for it.
I tried one too and it was vegan, gluten-free and pretty tasty – I might add a little honey or maple syrup for me next time.
I stored the remaining treats in his treat jar in the fridge. I’ll have some for Halloween.