DOG FRIENDLY PUMPKIN BREAD
Finally a pumpkin bread recipe that both you and your pup can share. Pumpkin is jammed packed with healthy nutrients for your pup so I wanted to create a safe pumpkin bread recipe for our furry friends to enjoy.
For more pumpkin recipes check out our Top 6 Dog Friendly Pumpkin Recipes.
Personally I love my pumpkin bread with chocolate chips, but chocolate is not something that should ever be shared with your dog. Chocolate is extremely toxic and can be fatal. To keep this recipe 100% safe, I'm using carob chips. Carob is wonderful substitute for chocolate and it's even healthier for us humans!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
1 1/2 cups oat flour
3/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsps cinnamon
4 large eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsps honey
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup carob chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make sure you place the rack in the center of the oven so the bread will cook evenly. Prep a 8x4 inch loaf pan by lightly coated it with a nonstick spray or line it with parchment paper (using parchment paper will help with the cooling process, so I highly recommend this method).
2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together pure pumpkin, eggs, maple syrup, honey and coconut oil.
4. Make a well with the dry ingredients then pour the wet ingredients into the center of the well. Mix together until evenly combined, then fold in the carob chips.
5. Pour mixture into your prepared loaf pan and bake in the over for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
6. When you're ready to take it out of the oven, place the pan on a wire rack and let it cool for about 30 minutes. If your dogs counter surf - keep a close eye on them ;)
After 30 minutes passes, if you're using parchment paper you can gently lift the bread out of the pan and allow it to continue cooling on the wire rack. Either way, please make sure you allow the bread to completely cool before serving - no matter how tempting it might be to take a bite.
High Paws and Pumpkin Bread,
Me, my doods and I
A friendly reminder: Dog nutrition is something I’ve learned through self-education and conversations with our holistic vet. All the recipes I make are made with real food ingredients that both my dogs eat regularly. Since every dog is different it’s always best to chat with your veterinarian and/or breeder before introducing any new food or supplement to your dog.