Thanks to these homemade dog treats, your pup can enjoy pumpkin season, too. These pumpkin dog treats will have your furry friend even more excited for fall!



  • 1 cup natural apple juice

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 ¼ cups rolled oats

  • ⅓ cup toasted wheat germ

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a large saucepan combine apple juice, pumpkin, honey, and oil. Bring to simmering, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in oats and wheat germ; cool slightly. Stir in whole wheat flour and cinnamon. Stir in all-purpose flour until combined. Divide dough in half.

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  • On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time into a 10-inch square. Using a pastry wheel or a knife, cut dough into 2-inch squares. If desired, lightly press a dog-shape cookie cutter into each square to make an indentation. Place squares close together on the prepared cookie sheets.

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  • Bake on separate oven racks for 45 minutes, rearranging baking sheets halfway through baking. Turn off oven; let dry in oven overnight.

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To Store:

Place dog treats in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

48 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 0 g monounsaturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 1 g protein.