Homemade Pumpkin Banana Dog Treats

Nutritious pumpkin,  ripe banana, omega-3 rich flaxseed, and sweet barley malt syrup all play their roles to create delicious, soft homemade pumpkin banana dog treats that are sure to become one of your dog's favorites in no time at all.  

Homemade pumpkin banana dog treats cooling on wire rack

This is a super-easy recipe to make and the dough is very manageable with so it's simple to make treats any size (or design) you like.

If you have a small dog, a puppy, or a senior dog and want soft, tasty, healthy treats this is the perfect recipe for you.

You can also cut out teeny tiny treats and use them as training rewards.

Ingredients List

  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 ripe banana (mashed)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1 tbsp barley malt syrup
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

You can use your own homemade pumpkin puree or the canned variety. If you choose canned, make sure you don't pick up the pie filling by mistake.

Ingredients for pumpkin banana dog treat recipe arranged on bamboo board


This recipe makes approx. sixty, 1 1/2" dog treats


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Line baking tray with parchment or silicone baking mat
  • Mash banana
  • Put banana, pumpkin and barley malt syrup into a large bowl
  • Use a fork to mix these ingredients together well
  • Add ground flaxseed to flour and stir in
  • Add dry ingredients to wet, one cup at a time
  • Combine well using a wooden spoon
  • Dough should be dry, if it's too sticky use additional flour until you get the right consistency
  • Turn dough out onto floured surface
  • Use floured rolling pin to roll dough out to 1/4" thickness
  • Cut treats into desired shape using cookie cutter
  • Bake at 350F for 12 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely

These treats look extra nice if you brush egg white over them to glaze before baking (I didn't do that in these photos).

These soft treats can be stored in the refrigerator for 7 - 10 days, if they last that long!

Nutrition Facts Per Treat:

Servings: 60 (one treat per serving)

Serving size: 10g

Calories per serving: 22

Total Fat: 0.1g
    Saturated Fat 0.04g

Total Carbohydrates: 4.8g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8g
    Total Sugars 0.9g

Protein: 0.7 g

Vitamin A: 640 IU
Vitamin C: 0.3mg
Calcium: 3mg
Iron: 0.2mg
Magnesium: 9mg
Phosphorous: 18mg 
Potassium: 49mg

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