Five Great Pumpkin Recipes for Fall
Pumpkin is the most important part of fall for many. There are many pumpkin-related treats that you can enjoy, including pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread. Each one is delicious! You may wonder if your dog can enjoy the classic fall tradition of pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes, given all you are enjoying. There are many options, and your dog will enjoy them all as much as you! Below are our top five picks!
1. Pumpkin Kong Filler
This recipe is quick and easy and will quickly become a favorite. Simply combine plain cooked pumpkin, plain yogurt, and some peanut butter, or a banana if you feel adventurous. Combine everything until well combined. Then, put the mixture in a Kong and let your dog enjoy it!
2. Mock Pumpkin Ice cream
This mock pumpkin ice-cream is the perfect treat to cool your dog during a hot autumn day.
Use the same ingredients as the pumpkin Kong filler recipe (#1 above). However, this time, don’t give it to your dog right away.
You can stuff the Kong with the mixture, or use an ice-cube tray to hold smaller portions. Then, put it in the freezer. You’ve now created a delicious, frosty, fall treat for Fido!
You can make ice cream with a slightly smoother texture, by taking it out every hour. Once it is smooth, blend it again and then put it back in the freezer.
You can repeat this 2-3 times until you get the texture that you desire. Then, serve it to your dog! You can even sneak a little for yourself!
You can also buy pumpkin ice cream ready for your dog.
3. Faux Pumpkin Spice Latte
Begin with 2 tablespoons plain pumpkin puree and 1 tablespoon plain yogurt. Add the two tablespoons of plain pumpkin puree and a tablespoon of plain yogurt to one cup warm water. Sprinkle with cinnamon and then serve. Note: Do not use pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie filling, as they contain nuts, which dogs cannot eat.
Here’s a recipe for Pumpkin Puppuccino from Rocky Kanaka
4. Pumpkin dinner topping
Combine a few tablespoons of pureed or mashed pumpkin, plain yogurt or low-sodium beef stock with a few spoonfuls plain white or brown rice. Combine all ingredients until well combined. Place in the refrigerator. For a tasty twist, heat up a few spoonfuls and pour them over your dog’s meal.
These 6 ways you can sneak pumpkin into your dog’s diet are worth looking at.
5. Simple Baked Pumpkin
Simply place the chopped pumpkin pieces on a parchment-covered baking sheet. Bake for one hour in a 350°F oven. Once the pumpkin pieces are done, remove any rinds and let them cool in the refrigerator until ready to serve. For a little extra substance, you can give them to your dog as treats, or add a few cubes to his daily food.
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