A few days ago, I had some bananas getting too ripe. Usually, I make them into Kim Sunée's superlative chocolate banana bread. But this time, I made a batch of pumpkin pup-sicles for the pugs to enjoy.
The ingredients are simple: a 15-oz. can of pumpkin, 1 C. plain nonfat yogurt, a banana or two, and a little drizzle of honey:
Put them in a bowl and mix them up:
Yummy! (If you are a dog.)
You can use cute ice molds (like bones or dog shapes) if you have them, or you can just plop the mixture into a standard ice-cube tray:
They are a little messy-looking, but my pugs won't mind:
Won Ton was very happy to help me clean up afterwards:
Here's the finished treats. I gave everybody one--okay, maybe two--and put the rest in a zip-style bag in the freezer for another hot day.
We'll be ready, when the inevitable heat wave hits!