Clearly I am not a veterinarian - although sometimes I play one in my photos - I am a French Bulldog! If you are unsure about feeding a particular food to your beloved pet, please contact your veterinarian or pet health professional before trying this recipe.
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Next, gather your ingredients. You will need: flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, honey, 1 can of pumpkin puree, water, and apple juice. You will also need some time. Literally, this recipe takes a bit of baking time so plan ahead, friends!
Combine the flour through the water and stir to combine. Here is what the consistency should look like:
With your human's help, transfer the mixture to a loaf pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Start watching the loaf around 25. Mine took about 32 minutes of baking time total - but everyone's oven is a little different. Keep an eye (and a snout) on it!
Once the pumpkin bread is about finished, start the "caramel" topping (the pumpkin bread must cool a bit before you can pour the topping over it). This is actually really easy. Pour one cup of apple juice into a saucepan and simmer for about 40 minutes until reduced to a honey-like consistency. That's it. Just make sure to watch the reduction towards the end so it doesn't burn. Here's what mine looked like right before I took it off of the stove:
OK, so now the awesomely fun part. After the pumpkin bread has cooled somewhat, drizzle the "caramel" topping all over that beautiful, delicious, fall-scented, pumpkiny-loaf of goodness.
Don't mind my human's finder in that picture. I had to ask for her help. Drizzling without thumbs is NOT easy. But I digress. KEEP DRIZZLING. Make sure you cover that beautiful pumpkin bread with all of that "caramel" topping. I even broke out a basting brush to make sure I got it all covered.
So, only two steps left: slice it...
...and EAT IT! Umm, waiter, please bring me my Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread with "Caramel" Topping immediately.
OK, that was fast. Excellent service at this establishment if I do say so myself!
I'd love to stay and chat, but I really must finish the entire loaf of pumpkin bread that I just baked. So, instead, I will leave you with my recipe. Enjoy!
Dog-Friendly Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread with "Caramel" Topping
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon (you can add more or less to taste)
1 tbsp honey
1 15 oz. can of pureed pumpkin
1/2 c. of water
1 c. apple juice
Directions - Pumpkin Bread
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, honey, and pumpkin. Then add water 1/4 c. at a time. Stir to combine.
2. Transfer mixture to a loaf pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow loaf to cool completely before handling/ removing from loaf pan.
3. Drizzle "caramel" topping (directions below) over loaf. Slice and serve!
Directions - "Caramel" Topping
1. Put apple juice into a sauce pan and simmer for about 40 minutes or until juice has reduced into a honey-like consistency.