These homemade dog treats contain pumpkin and carrots – two superfood ingredients that offer a lot of nutritional benefits. I prefer to make my own dog treats – like this easy dog biscuit recipe – because I know what ingredients are used and exactly how they are prepared. It is the safest way to ensure your pet has tasty treats that are catered to his taste and texture preferences.
Pumpkin is well known as a superfood ingredient for both pets and people. It is often recommended for dogs with digestive issues, because it is packed with fiber. Pumpkin can also benefit a dog’s urinary health and is a good source of protein and carbohydrates.
Carrots contain essential nutrients like fiber, Vitamin A and potassium. They are low in calories, which means you can use carrots as a healthy treat on their own. They’re also a great ingredient to use in homemade recipes without adding much to the calorie count.
Easy Dog Biscuit Recipe with Pumpkin
Choosing the best ingredients is obviously the most important part of making homemade dog treats. You should buy the best ingredients that you can afford. The higher the quality of ingredients, the healthier the treats will be for your dog.
I use whole wheat flour in this recipe, but you could substitute oat flour, almond flour or any type of flour that meets your dog’s needs. Try to find organic pumpkin, if possible. I use canned pumpkin, but you could definitely use fresh if you have it available.
Recipe: Easy Dog Biscuit Recipe with Pumpkin
- These homemade dog treats contain pumpkin and carrots – two superfood ingredients that offer a lot of nutritional benefits. They do add extra calories to your pup’s diet, so be sure you don’t give Fido too many treats in one day. You could also decrease his meal portions or amp up his daily exercise to burn those extra calories instead!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 20 biscuits 1x
- Category: Biscuit Treats
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
Add the pumpkin and egg to a mixing bowl. Beat them together until well combined. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly. Add in the flour and mix until completely blended.
As you’ll see in my video guide above, I use a well greased mini muffin tin to bake this easy dog biscuit recipe. You could also roll the dough onto a floured surface until it’s about 1/4″ thick. Cut the dough into small pieces with cookie cutters or a pizza cutter, and bake them on a well greased cookie sheet.
You could also roll the dough into 1″ balls and flatten them on the cookie sheet to make a simple, round biscuit. No matter what shape you make them, bake the biscuits for about 30 minutes. You’ll know they are done when the tops are cracked and the bottoms turn a golden brown color.
- Serving Size: 1 biscuit
- Calories: 30
- Sugar: .4 g
- Sodium: 5 mg
- Fat: .3 g
- Carbohydrates: 5.7 g
- Fiber: .5 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 8 mg
How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store bought products do. They will not last as long. If you’d like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you’re new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.
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