Easy No-Bake Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats

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No-bake applesauce and pumpkin dog treats are easy to make with only five simple ingredients.

With no baking involved, these make great treats to make any time of the year.

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How to make no-bake pumpkin and apple homemade dog treats

With just four ingredients, these apple pumpkin treats are easy to make.

Ingredient list

To make these homemade treats, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (make sure to avoid pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter (natural peanut butter is best but any brand that does not contain xylitol will work)
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 ½ cups oats (quick oats or old-fashioned oats)

Always consult your veterinarian before giving your dog a new food.

Directions

In a large bowl, add the pumpkin puree, applesauce, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt.

Pumpkin puree, plain Greek yogurt, creamy peanut butter, and applesauce in a mixing bowl.

Mix well.

Wet ingredients mixed well.

Then add the oats.

Oats added to wet ingredients.

Mix well.

All ingredients mixed together.

There are a couple of options for shaping the treats. 

Option one: place the mixture on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and press flat, approximately ¼ inch thick.

The mixture pressed flat on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Then cut it into small squares with a pizza cutter or table knife.

Apple pumpkin dog treats cut into small squares.

Option two: Roll the mixture into bite sized balls and place them on a baking sheet.

For either option, place the baking sheet with the apple and pumpkin dog treats into the fridge for a couple of hours.

Once the treats have chilled, break apart the treats that were cut into squares.

Apple pumpkin dog treats cut into squares and placed in a bowl.

Then transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the fridge or freezer. 

Oh, and don’t forget to give your dog one to taste test.

German shepherd taste testing apple pumpkin dog treat.

Both Luna and Morgan enjoyed these treats.

Poodle terrier taste testing apple pumpkin dog treat.

Tips

No bake treats can be made any size you want. Just be sure to size them according to how big your dog is.

Little dogs can have fewer treat calories and should have smaller treats made for them than a large dog can.

I make all my treats Morgan size since she’s smaller and either just give them both one treat or sometimes give Luna two treats since she’s 4 times the size of Morgan.

When in doubt on how big to make the treats, go smaller. It’s always better to give your dog fewer treats than they should have than more.

While pumpkin is good for dogs and has been suggested to help with both constipation and diarrhea, too much pumpkin can also cause stomach upset. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to give Greek yogurt to your dog?

Certainly, giving Greek yogurt to dogs is safe when done in moderation. 

It serves as a beneficial source of calcium, protein, and probiotics that contribute to a healthy gut. 

Nevertheless, opt for plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt, as certain brands may contain added sugar or artificial sweeteners. 

Additionally, exercise caution if your dog has had prior issues with lactose or has a sensitive stomach, as yogurt could lead to digestive upset in some cases.

How long are no-bake dog treats good for?

No-bake dog treats will last up to a week in the fridge when stored in an air-tight container.

For those who make more than their dog can eat in a week, you can store them in the freezer for several months.

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