Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treat Recipe

These dastardly spiders are up to no good… just look at those mustaches! You can tell by the shifty look in their eyes that they’ll be creeping and crawling into dog bowls this Halloween. Our Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treat Recipe is scary good, thanks to pumpkin puree, banana and chia seeds. Make these treats for your furry monster – he’ll gobble them up!

pumpkin-banana-dog-treat-recipe-1Make 30 cookies


2.5 cups whole wheat flour

¼ cup powdered milk

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 banana, mashed

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg

1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil

Water as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix pumpkin puree, banana, egg, and oil, and stir until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, powdered milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry. Mix until a stiff dough forms.
  5. Roll out dough to about 1/4″ thick onto a floured surface. Cut into desired shapes and place treats on lined sheet pans.
  6. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until light golden.
  7. Place on cooling rack for 2-4 hours. Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container.


  • Lynette Stephanski Harvey-Magd

    You state these need to be stored in the refrigerator or the freezer. This is the first post I have seen with dog treats that has stated this. Curious to as why? Thanks in advance. <3

    • I store the extras (the ones I’m not using within the next week) in the fridge or freezer because they don’t have any preservatives – you can keep them longer when stored. Depending on how many you make or how many you give your dogs, you may not have to.

      • Lynette Stephanski Harvey-Magd

        Thank you so very much. Seeing we have 4 big dogs… It seems no matter how many I make.. they do not seem to last more than a day or two tops. <3 Thanks again for the quick response.