It’s that time of the year! The time when the leaves change color, sweaters come out, and pumpkin flavored recipes reign supreme. Why not get your pup in the autumn mood, too?
Pumpkin is not only delicious in lattes and pies, fresh and canned pumpkin are good sources of nutrients and fiber for you AND for your dog. Many ACANA recipes feature whole pumpkin, like ACANA® Red Meat Recipe, ACANA® Wholesome Grains Free-Run Poultry & Grains recipe, ACANA® Beef & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet and more!
If you’re looking to give your best friend a tasty and nutritious pumpkin-filled treat this autumn, we have a delicious Pumpkin Pupcakes recipe you can make at home, with easy to find ingredients! Your dog will love the taste, and you’ll love the simplicity of the ingredients and the wholesome nutrition it contains. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup of ACANA® Premium Kibble – choose your dog’s favorite recipe!
- ½ can of pure pumpkin puree
- 2 Tbsp nut butter (choose one that’s safe for dogs, like peanut, cashew or almond butter)
- 2 Tbsp of coconut oil, softened or melted
- Crumble your favorite ACANA Freeze-Dried Treats, like ACANA® Freeze-Dried Beef & Pumpkin Treats on top as “sprinkles”
Lightly grease a muffin or cupcake tray with a little bit of coconut oil. Mix kibble, pumpkin puree and nut butter until combined. Scoop pupcake mixture into each cupcake tray to make a ‘pupcake’ shape. Melt coconut oil until soft enough to pour over pupcakes. Pour over each one until they’re glazed in the coconut oil ‘icing’. Then sprinkle Freeze-Dried Treats on top as sprinkles. Freeze until desired consistency, share with your dog, and watch them eat it with joy!
Be sure to tag us @acanapetfood on Instagram to show us your pupcakes & your dogs enjoying them. We can’t wait to see the results!