No Bake Dog Treats with Peanut Butter, Pumpkin, and Oatmeal

These 3-ingredient, no-bake dog treats are wholesome and quick! They’re made with peanut butter, pumpkin puree, and oats. These simple and soft grain-free treats make pups go wild!

A 3-ingredient no-bake dog treat with peanut butter, oatmeal, and pumpkin puree.

I’ve been making homemade dog treats for years! I love that you can control the ingredients and make something special for the pups. We have several versions we like to make for our four-legged friends. I love making Sweet Potato Dog Treats as part of my Christmas baking to give away. In the summer, we make easy frozen dog treats.

As my dog has gotten older and life has gotten more chaotic, I want to whip up something quick that meets his elder dog’s needs. These easy no bake dog treats fit that bill. They are soft, easy to chew, and have simple, wholesome ingredients. Most importantly, dogs love them!

These 3-ingredient dog treats are made with pumpkin, peanut butter, and oats. That’s it! They don’t need any additives, fillers, or added sugar. There’s a little sugar in most store-bought peanut butter, but that’s all the added sugar in this recipe. No need to add sugar, honey, or anything that isn’t good for Fido. 

No-bake treats are so quick and simple to make! They’re a great project to involve the kids because they’re so easy. And they give the kids a way to help care for and bond with their dogs. I recommend giving them no more than 1 or 2 a day. Depending on the dog’s size. Ask your vet how many treats they can have. 🙂

Keep these treats in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze them for at least a month.

Benefits of Pumpkin, Peanut Butter, and Oat Dog Treats

  • These no-bake dog treats are soft enough to sneak medicine to your dog! Just slip it into the treat and let them eat it.
  • They’re great for dogs who have dental issues or are too old to chew crunchy treats. 
  • Pumpkin is helpful for dog digestion. I give my dogs a spoon of pumpkin puree when they have tummy troubles. Eating these treats can help regulate things for them!
  • They are soft and made with tasty, easy-to-digest ingredients. They’re a perfect option for older senior doggies.
  • Always check with your vet to learn what is safe to feed your dog and how much to feed them.


Bowls of oats, pumpkin, and peanut butter.
  • Dogs everywhere love peanut butter! Use a smooth, creamy store-bought peanut butter for these dog treats. Don’t use a natural one that requires stirring. The peanut butter binds these, and they will fall apart without it. Choose peanut butter with the least added sugar for the dogs.
  • 100% pure pumpkin puree from a can, or you can make homemade pumpkin puree. Make sure it doesn’t have any added ingredients.
  • Old-fashioned oats are the perfect dry ingredient to form these treats. It keeps them gluten and wheat-free. You can also use quick-cooking oats. Just don’t use steel-cut oats.

How to Make No Bake Dog Treats

First, put the peanut butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave it for 20 seconds to soften it.

Then, stir the pumpkin puree into the peanut butter until smooth. Add the oats and stir until combined.

Use your hands to pick up the mixture and press it into 1 inch balls. You’ll need to squeeze it into its shape rather than roll since it doesn’t use any sticky sweeteners to bind it.

Lay the treats on a sheet pan. If they don’t feel firm, place the pan of treats in the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up.

How to Store and Freeze

Storage: Refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to a week.

To freeze: Freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once they’re frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag. When ready to use them, move enough to last a few days to the fridge to thaw.

More Dog Treats

You can share a watermelon with your dog! Cut watermelon into cubes for a summertime treat. Or make cute bone-shaped Sweet Potato Dog Treats if you’re looking for a baking project. 

Old Man Charlie is 14 now. He can’t see the treats coming, but he can still smell them! He says they’re delicious, easy to chew, and gentle on his tummy! 5 stars from Charles the Feist!

Did your dog love these easy no bake dog treats? Leave a review and let me know what they thought!


No Bake Dog Treats with Peanut Butter, Pumpkin, and Oatmeal

A 3-ingredient no-bake dog treat with peanut butter, oatmeal, and pumpkin puree.

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Your dog will love these easy and soft 3-ingredient no-bake dog treats made with peanut butter, pumpkin, and oatmeal. Simple and grain-free.

  • Author: Mandi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 13 treats 1x
  • Category: Dog Treats
  • Method: Roll
  • Cuisine: Pet Food


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats


  1. Put the peanut butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 20 seconds to soften. Stir in pumpkin puree until well combined. Then, add in the oats and stir until well combined.
  2. Use your hands to press the mixture into 1-inch balls and place them on the baking sheet. 
  3. Refrigerate the sheet of treats for about 30 minutes to firm. Then, transfer them to an airtight container and store them in the fridge for a week. Or freeze for up to 3 months.


Freezing Instructions: Freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once they’re frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag. Thaw them overnight in the fridge.


  • Serving Size: 1 treat
  • Calories: 103
  • Sugar: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 42.5 mg
  • Fat: 5.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. These were so easy and my dog loved them! So many recipes for dog treats have too many ingredients that I don’t want to feed to my dog. I love how simple and wholesome these are.

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