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Fall Dog Treat Recipe: Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bites

Recipe by: Proud Dog Mom

Are you ready for dropping temps, colorful foliage, and indulgent comfort foods? As we celebrate all things Fall, here is a little something special for your dog. Made with pumpkin, sweet potato, a little cinnamon, a splash of organic maple syrup, and a few other basic ingredients, this snack definitely screams “FALL!”

The Main Ingredients

These gluten-free treats are made with (full recipe below):

Brown Rice Flour – This gluten-free flour is simply ground up grain brown rice. Adding it to your dog biscuits will give them a mild nutty flavor, which compliments the other ingredients in this treat.

Sweet Potato – Sweet potatoes provide a nice serving of fiber, key vitamins, and various minerals. When feeding them to your dog, make sure they’re unseasoned (or seasoned with dog-approved spices/herbs), peeled, cooked, and mashed.

100% Pure Pumpkin Purée – Pumpkin is considered a superfood for our canine cuties. It’s loaded with fiber, making it great for digestion and weight management. Plus, pumpkin also contains potassium and a moderate amount of protein. Very important note: do not use pumpkin pie filling, which contains sugar and spices that aren’t good for dogs.

SEE ALSO: 7 Holiday Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet

The Recipe


  • 1½ cups brown rice flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato

  • 1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon 100% pure organic maple syrup (no additives!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together brown rice flour and cinnamon.

  3. In a separate bowl, mash sweet potato.

  4. Add pumpkin, water, egg, and maple syrup to sweet potato and mix until thoroughly combined.

  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together with a spoon until you’re left with a thick batter.

  6. With your fingers, pinch off a small amount of the mixture (approx. 3/4 teaspoon) and roll into little balls. Place the balls on the baking sheet, spacing them about an inch apart.

  7. After treats are placed on the baking sheet, take a fork and flatten the little balls to around a ¼” thick.

  8. Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes.

  9. Flip them over and continue baking for another 10 minutes.

  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Store in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container or store them in the freezer for up to a month.

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