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.
If you were wondering if your dog can eat Pumpkin, yes they can, but there are some fall foods you should not share- read this post here.
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.
Lola The Rescued Cat says
These look super easy to make, which is right up my alley! I think these may be stocking stuffers for my niece’s dog at Christmas. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Oh yum! I don’t have pumpkin on hand very often, but when I have given it to Edie she absolutely loved it. Great recipe, now that the cooler weather is here I don’t mind baking more often.
Dorothy "FiveSibesMom" says
Oh, yum! You had me at “no bake!” I will be whipping these up for my FiveSibes. They love anything made with pumpkin! Sharing also over on my FiveSibes Facebook page and Twitter! Thanks for the recipe!
These look delicious. Just be sure there’s no xylitol in the peanut butter. They’re putting it in everything these days.
Talent Hounds says
Yes – good point thanks. I also check for allergies.
Hindy Pearson says
You had my interest when you said “no bake!” They sound good but I’ve never seen canned pumpkin in any shops where I live, but if I ever do find it I will give them a try. Not sure what Jack will think because if it’s not meat or cheese he walks away, but it’s worth a try!
Nichole McCullough says
I would suggest looking for pumpkin in your local grocery store on the baking aisle. I find it canned year round, usually on a bottom shelf near the sugar, flour or packaged pie crust.
Wow! I love love love your video for these pumpkin treats. They look easy to make and delicious. It’s nice to be able to make treats for our pets at home with safe ingredients and tasty too. Well done. 🙂
I’ve made something similar for my dogs with pumpkin, but not sweet potatoes. I’ll have to try that the next time we have leftover sweet potatoes! I know my dogs would like these!
Lindsay Pevny says
This looks like an easy way to use up extra pumpkin from recipes!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
It’s nice that you guys can share healthy snacks! Mr. N doesn’t believe in vegetables so he’s not a fan of pumpkin. He does think there should be a dog tax on any cheese in the house though.
Ruth Epstein says
I love easy anything LOL and am going to come back to the recipe and make some, I will try half the quantities to make a smaller batch to see if Ms Picky Eater will eat them or not. Thanks
The Dash Kitten Crew says
This is definitely a spoil your dog for Halloween day post and the results look as though they go down a storm. These look super easy to make too. For the busy pet parent without a lot of time – this is an absolute gift!!
Sweet Purrfections says
These look super easy to make and something I could actually eat! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Cathy Armato says
These are so easy to make! They look delicious too, my dogs love pumpkin & sweet potato. Thanks for sharing these. I tweeted & pinned to my DIY board.
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Jana Rade says
That’s sound so yummy. And no baking needed? Bring it on 🙂