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Homemade Oatmeal And Pumpkin Dog Treats

Pamper your dog with these easy homemade dog treats. Made with just 5 ingredients, these oatmeal and pumpkin dog treats are easy on the stomach and a cheaper alternative to store-bought treats.

These homemade oatmeal and pumpkin dog treats are Newfie tested and were given the special Newfie drool seal of approval. 

And if you think that I made these dog treats on my own, you are wrong. 

I was Newfervised throughout the entire process and each ingredient was approved by my Newfie helpers. 

oatmeal and pumpkin dog treat ingredients

Last fall we made homemade pumpkin and peanut butter Newfie cookies and frozen apple & pumpkin dog treats so this year I thought I would switch things up a little bit. 

Don’t worry, I didn’t get too crazy, I took out the peanut butter and wheat flour and traded it for plain non-fat yogurt and oat flour. 

This cut some of the calories down and also made it a little more appealing to any dog that doesn’t tolerate wheat well. 

There’s a total of 5 ingredients in these oatmeal and pumpkin dog treats and this dough works well with the plastic breed cookie cutters. 

ingredients for homemade oatmeal and pumpkin dogs treats

Ingredients

Before I get to the ingredients, I just want to add that, with this Newfie face cookie cutter, you have to have just the right dough. 

If it’s too sticky the tongue on the cutter is not going to come out and if it’s too dry, the details won’t come out well and the whole thing will crumble. 

I’m speaking from experience here so after a handful of fails, this was the winning recipe that worked with this specific cookie cutter. 

  1. 2 1/2 c of oat flour
  2. 1/2 c of old-fashioned oats
  3. 1 c of plain canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  4. 1/4 c of plain Greek yogurt (I used fat-free plain Chobani yogurt)
  5. 1/2 tsp of ginger (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Combine oat flour, oats, canned pumpkin, yogurt and ginger in a large mixing bowl
  • Roll out dough with a rolling pin (I rolled my dough out on parchment paper)
  • Use cookie cutters to cut shapes
  • Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Turn the oven off and allow cookies to cool in the oven (this will help them dry out more and be crunchy)
  • Store in an airtight container

oat and pumpkin dog treat dough

These oatmeal and pumpkin dog treats should stay good in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days.

I kept mine in the fridge and they were good until they were gone about 6 days.

You can also freeze them so they last longer!

The amount of dog treats you’ll get from this recipe will depend on what size cookie cutters you use. 

I used Newfie and Corgi cutters and got 30 cookies. 

dog breed cookie cutters

About The Oatmeal and Pumpkin Dog Treat Ingredients

If you’re wondering about any of the ingredients in these homemade oatmeal and pumpkin dog treats,  here’s some basic information. 

As always, I recommend that you check with your veterinarian before adding any new foods to your dog’s diet. 

Oat Flour

Oat flour is a great flout to use when making homemade dog treats. 

It’s full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins and it’s easy for most dogs to digest. 

Newfoundland dog treats

Canned Pumpkin

Plain canned pumpkin is a great ingredient to use for dog treats.

It’s easy to incorporate into most flours and it’s another ingredient that is easy to digest for most dogs. 

Always make sure you’re using plain pumpkin and never pumpkin pie mix because that contains nutmeg which can be toxic to dogs. 

I used Libby’s Pumpkin for this recipe but you can use whatever brand you like. 

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Plain Greek Yogurt

I added plain fat-free Greek yogurt to make the dough a little creamer and less crumbly.

Plain Greek yogurt contains probiotics and live and active bacterial cultures that may contribute to a healthy gut microbiome.

Always make sure that any yogurt you’re using doesn’t contain xylitol. 

Ground Ginger

When given in small amounts, ginger can be a tasty ingredient to add to homemade dog treat recipes. 

According to the AKC, ginger contains antioxidants, decreases gas and bloating, stimulates the circulatory system and works as a natural anti-inflammatory, which can improve muscle and joint health and ease canine arthritis

Products I Used

The Newfie cookie cutter that I used is the same one that I used for making last year’s pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats.

It’s also one of the cookie cutters that I used to make clay and salt dough ornaments

I got this particular dog breed cookie cutter from Amazon

cute dog measuring cups

The cute dog measuring cups!

I ordered these on Prime Day but they weren’t on a Prime Day deal:)

I just thought that they were SO cute!

These would make a great gift for your favorite dog lover too. 

Of course, you don’t have to buy anything to make these dog treats!

You can use any cookie cutters you have or you can even cut them into squares. 

Newfoundland dog treats

Homemade Oatmeal And Pumpkin Dog Treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Pamper your dog with these easy homemade dog treats. Made with just 5 ingredients, these oatmeal and pumpkin dog treats are easy on the stomach and a cheaper alternative to store-bought treats.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c of oat flour
  • 1/2 c of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 c of plain canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 c of plain Greek yogurt (I used fat-free plain Chobani yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp of ginger (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Combine oat flour, oats, canned pumpkin, yogurt and ginger in a large mixing bowl
  • Roll out dough with a rolling pin (I rolled my dough out on parchment paper)
  • Use cookie cutters to cut shapes
  • Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Turn the oven off and allow cookies to cool in the oven (this will help them dry out more and be crunchy)
  • Store in an airtight container

Notes

These oatmeal and pumpkin dog treats should stay good in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days.

I kept mine in the fridge and they were good until they were gone about 6 days.

You can also freeze them so they last longer!

The amount of dog treats you'll get from this recipe will depend on what size cookie cutters you use. 

I used Newfie and Corgi cutters and got 30 cookies

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Calculations will vary based on the size of your treats.

 

 

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Peppy

Tuesday 19th of September 2023

These treats were a big success. I made half a batch and put the rest in the freezer. I changed the ginger to cinnamo

Thank You.

Jen

Tuesday 19th of September 2023

Hi Peppy! I'm so happy to hear that the treats were a success with your dogs!

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