Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Pumpkin spice is anything but basic. Need proof? Just take a look at our Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats!

The first leaf has fallen and so we’ve jumped on the Autumn bandwagon with our Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats. Perfect for pooches with sensitivities, this fall favorite is gluten free. Plus, it comes packed with pureed pumpkin, which is amazing for a dog’s digestive system. On top of that, it contains of vitamins, such as vitamin A, E and C, as well as iron and potassium. But don’t dip one of these cookies in your pumpkin spice latte – these treats are for dogs only!


2½ cups gluten free flour

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1 egg

1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil


1.      In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oil, pumpkin, applesauce, and egg until smooth.

2.      Fold in the flour, cinnamon, and ginger with a spatula and then knead with your hands until the dough is thoroughly mixed.

3.      Shape dough into a couple disks and cover in plastic wrap.

4.      Chill dough overnight.

5.      Preheat oven to 325° F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

6.      Roll dough out to a thickness of 1/4 inch between two pieces of parchment paper. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter.

7.      Place cutouts on parchment lined cookie sheets.

8.      Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.

9.      Remove from oven and let cool on cooling racks for 2-3 hours.

10.  Place treats in an airtight containers and store in refrigerator or freezer.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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