Pumpkin is considered one of the top foods for both humans and dogs for good reason. It’s packed with vitamin A, potassium, and iron. It works as a remedy for both loose stools and constipation. Pumpkin is usually hard to find outside the fall months so I stock up cans of this power food while it's available. Be sure to check the expiration dates. You can use fresh pumpkin, just cook and purée. This can be served as a side dish, mixed with kibble, or frozen for those really hot dawg days of summer.
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Nutrition facts: 145 Calories, 106 Calories from fat Total fat: 11.8g or 18% (10.4g saturated fat, 0.0g trans fat)
- 1 (15 oz) can pure pumpkin
- 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- Pour the coconut milk into a medium size pot.
- Add the cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. Whisk to fully blend.
- Whisk in the pumpkin. Continue to stir while cooking over low heat until warmed which will melt any fat in the coconut milk and meld all the flavors..
- Add the maple syrup a tablespoon at a time until you have the desired sweetness. Kirby, my chief taste tester, is quite happy at two tablespoons.
- Once heated through, pour into bowl and let cool.