Nothing is better than a homemade treat, especially during the holiday season! Why not make a batch of sweets for your pup? With all natural ingredients, your dog will be full of tail wags, big smiles and a little more drool. These treats use clean and simple ingredients you can buy at your grocery store and are oftentimes much less expensive than store bought treats. 

Enjoy the three simple recipes below, which one do you think your dog will love the most? If you look closely all contain a special ingredient: peanut butter! 

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats 

Let your pup in on the holiday season with a festive snack made just for them. These savory and healthy treats will have your pup begging for more. 


  • 1 cup oats (old fashioned, 1-minute oats, or instant), add more if needed for a larger batch 
  • ⅓ cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) 
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter 
    • Be sure to use a natural peanut butter containing no xylitol which is incredibly toxic to dogs. 


  1. Preheat oven to 300F (150C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Add oats to a food processor and grind until they become a fine powder. Add in the pumpkin and peanut butter and blend until a sticky dough is formed. This will look like Playdough. 
  3. Remove from processor and roll out on a lightly floured surface. (Use whole wheat flour, more ground oats, or another flour that you have on hand). Cut out cookies using a small cookie cutter of any shape, or simply cut into squares with a knife. This recipe can create as many as 50 treats for a small dog. 
  4. Lay treats on the baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the treats are dry and hard. (Please note baking time may increase for larger-sized treats.) Let cool before rewarding your pup with a fall treat! 
  5. Store in an airtight container. 

Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats 

Made with natural ingredients and full of flavor, your dog will love these tasty treats! 


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats 
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter 
    • Be sure to use a natural peanut butter containing no xylitol which is incredibly toxic to dogs. 
  • 1 large ripe banana (or 2 medium bananas), smashed 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Blitz the old fashioned rolled oats in a blender until you have a fine flour, or simply use oat flour instead. Then, put this oat flour aside for later. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, smash the peanut butter and ripe banana together. Add the oat flour. Mix and smash with a fork until the dough is thick and well combined. If it seems crumbly, add 2-4 tablespoons more peanut butter and recombine. You want the dough to be firm, sticky, and pliable – like Playdough. 
  4. Roll dough into a thin slab, about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter or with a simple knife. You can also roll them into 1 tablespoon balls and flatten with your hands for a simple circular cookie. 
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly brown underneath. Allow the treats to cool for 10-15 minutes before enjoying or sharing with your pup! 
  6. These cookies will stay fresh for two weeks in an airtight container in the fridge!

Honey Oat Peanut Butter No-Bake Dog Treats 

Not only are these treats delicious, but they are also incredibly simple to make! Invite the kids to help make dog treats for your furry family member. They can be hands on from the time of mixing the ingredients all the way to feeding them to the family dog. The best part is they can snack on them, too! 


  • 1 cup of oats 
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter 
  • 1/3 cup of honey 
  • 1/3 cup of peanuts 
    • Be sure to use a natural peanut butter containing no xylitol which is incredibly toxic to dogs.


  1. Stir all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Chill for half an hour.  
  3. Once chilled use a scooper or a spoon to collect a small handful of dough.  
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls. From this point, you can either choose to chill a bit longer or enjoy immediately. 
  5. Store your extra treats in the fridge! 

As a reminder, not all dogs can enjoy the same foods. If your dog has a food allergy, please be considerate and speak with your veterinarian before making a treat your dog may not be able to easily digest.