Saturday, September 7, 2013

Yummy Squash Dog Treat Recipe

In honor of National Acorn Squash Day, September 7, Cristina's Dog Treats shares this simple recipe for acorn squash dog treats! If you love baking for dogs, these vegetable dog treats are healthy and easy to make. 

squash dog treat recipe
Squash dog treat recipe


  • 1 cup squash, pureed
  • 1/4 cup canola/olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups rice flour

  • Cut the squash in half and takes the seeds out
  • Place in the oven at 400 F and bake until tender. 
  • Scrape it out and do a quick blend to puree it.
  • Mix squash, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and honey together.
  • Add egg and oil.
  • Slowly add the flour. You want to add enough flour to form a nice dough that is still a little sticky but not too sticky.
  • Knead and roll out on a floured surface to 1/4" thickness. 
  • Cut out into desired shapes. 
  • Bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes. For crunchier dog treats, turn the oven off and let the biscuits sit. 
Cristina gives this warning: "The treats smells delicious while baking so humans may come by to sample them."

Acorn squash is non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Pumpkin may be used in place of squash if your dogs prefer.


  1. Please add a Pinterist link. My two (spoiled) ex-shelter boys love treats and we give only high quality ones which cost a lot so I think that baking is a good way to go, especially as one has a wheat allergy. Thank you for the recipes!

  2. Hi. So glad to help you spoil your babies! The image can easily be pinned to Pinterest with the Pinterest toolbar pin. You can repin from

  3. Thanks for sharing your recipe! When you get a chance, can you send me a quick email? I'd like to share this fun dog campaign with you.

  4. Hi Shaye. Feel free to post your "campaign" here.