The holiday season is a great time to try out new and old recipes. I have decided to revamp last year's recipe, The Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Dogs, into some mini doggie pumpkin pies, aka pupkin pies, for cool points.
This year a lot of us are spending more time with our dogs. They love the extra love, and now they can enjoy the perfect holiday dessert for dogs.
These pies mini doggie pumpkin pies contain five ingredients you probably have in your cabinet and refrigerator already.
So why pumpkin? It's mild on the dog tummy's, contains vitamins, it hydrating, dogs love it, and it's pumpkin season! These mini doggie pumpkin pies are a perfect holiday treat for your dog.
If you have wondered what dessert you can give your pup for the holidays, In Pups We Trust is here to the rescue with the perfect pumpkin pie recipe for dogs with optional whipped cream.
The Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Dogs
16 oz. can of pumpkin (plain)
8 oz. plain low-fat yogurt
3/4 cup whole wheat flour, or a mixture of all-purpose and whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
3 – 4 Tbsp. water
- Preheat oven to 375
- Mix oatmeal and flour together in a food processor.
- Add applesauce slowly, continuing to run the processor.
- Add water slowly, using only enough to make a ball (too much will make the dough sticky).
- Spray wax paper and muffin tin with olive or vegetable oil cooking spray.
- Roll out dough onto wax paper and cut out 8 circles, about 4″ across (or divide dough into 8 small balls before rolling out).
- Press individual circles into bottom and sides of muffin tin.
I used a 6 count cupcake pan for this recipe but you can also use mini cupcake pan. They come out really cute in those and you don't feel guilty if your dog eats 1 or 2. You could also make more dough and create a large pie. The possibilities are endless and the dough is very forgiving.
- Bake for 8 minutes.
- Let crusts cool, then remove from the muffin tin.
- Fill each crust with about 1/4 cup (2 ounces) of canned pumpkin.
- Top with a dollop of yogurt. (optional)
I did learn that baking and filming an Instagram reel don't go hand in hand, lol. Indo was excited to try them even though they appear a little shaky here. Click here to watch me defeat all odd and create the doggie pumpkin pies in less than 30 seconds.
Can you see Indo's excitement to try the his pupkin pies? This dog takes his taste testing skills very seriously and I love it, click here to see his reaction.