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Friday, October 3, 2008

Baby Benny’s Pugkin Bread Recipe

Benjamin, Henry & Luna waiting to eat pugkin bread

Ann was kind enough to send over her pugkin bread recipe for me to share.  So without further ado, here it is!

  • ½ c. unbleached all purpose flour
  • ½ c. whole wheat flour
  • ½ c. buckwheat flour
  • ½ c. old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ¼ t. nutmeg
  • ¼ t. ginger
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T. flaxseed
  • 2 T. wheat germ
  • ½ c. milk
  • 2 T. plain yogurt
  • ¾ c. unsweetened applesauce

Blend ingredients and spoon into prepared (greased and floured) pans.  I use three small loaf pans…or you can use one large loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.  Cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, then remove loafs to a rack and cool completely.  Serves three hungry pugs….or one Benny.

Note:  This is a very flexible recipe…you can add or subtract here and there to suit the tastes and food sensibilities of your pugs.  If they have allergies to milk or eggs, for example, add more applesauce to moisten the recipe.  I sometimes add a little more oatmeal (love that fiber!), adding just a touch more yogurt or milk for additional liquids.  Oh, and if the pugs will share, this is perfectly suitable for humans, particularly if you are trying to cut down on sugar in your diet.  One more note…I make my own applesauce for this recipe, and I make it using unpeeled apples.  More fiber and vitamins to boot!

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Thanks very much for sharing.  I am hoping to try this out on the weekend!
HHave a good weekend everybody!
Pugs n Kisses!



How wonderful! Thank you. I’m sure all of my crew will love it - canine and human alike.



THank you so much I bet my puggies will go NUTS over this! I will try getting the ingredients this weekend if possible.



Thanks Ann for sharing.  All the puggies who will be recipients of Baby Benny’s Pugkin Bread will send you lots of kisses.



YUM!!!  We’ll have to try this out!



I love Benny’s expression.  He seems to have entered into a zen-like zone of concentration waiting for the okay to dive in.  Also, it’s very cute the way his little feet show under the plate!



Ann, thanks for figuring it out so you could share, and OBP, thanks for blogging it with another cute pic of the trio.

Just a little FYI, This Sunday is the Feast of St. Francis (who’s been in way too many posts recently :-( ).  There are many organizations hosting a “Blessing of the Animals” in conjunction with their celebrations.  I know in NYC, we have at LEAST 3, most with extra stuff for the animals. grin

Have a great weekend all.



LOL Martha…

And thank you Ann (and Corrine for posting) for sharing…You’ve made many a pug very happy!  I, too, will be shopping for ingredients this weekend.

I had a harrowing and heartbreaking morning (not pug related, but animal/animal lover related)...so, thank you Carla, for sharing the info about the St. Francis celebration as I will be sure to look up if there’s anything for us to contribute to this weekend.

And, without taking up the whole blog with my long winded sad story, if everyone could say an extra prayer to St. Francis for the peace of my new angel baby, Gracie, I’d appreciate it.



My prayers are with you Heather.



Thanks to St.Francis my Pippa got through surgery all right last tuesday so her breathing problems are gone and i want to wish you all,puggies,all animals and animallovers a great ANIMALDAY as we call it in holland.



THANK YOU ANN!! You are a doll!! Oh, I can’t wait to give your recipe a try!! I’ll hopefully have these ready for a bedtime snack for the puggies. And I love the idea of making your own applesause - I’ll try that next time.
A great big hug of thanks to you and to Baby Benny! This recipe is healthy and sounds so tasty!

Corrine - OBP


Heather - I hope all is well.  I will be thinking about you.
Liesbeth - Glad to hear that everything went well with Pippa.

Enjoy the pugkin bread everyone and have a great weekend.



Liesbeth, glad Pippa is doing so much better.



Thankyou so much!!! And…you make your own applesauce, too? Wow! you’re like…Martha Stewart!



Don’t know who is going to enjoy this more, me or Nico.
Thanks for sharing, I’ve been hearing so much about it.

My prayers for Gracie Heather.



Thanks so much for the recipe.  Rocky, Adie and Gully have really gotten spoiled on Starbucks Pumpkin Bread, and I’m almost broke!
A great weekend to all!  And Happy New Year to all you Boychick and Girlchick Puggies out there.

Karen B


God bless all the afflicted animals and the folks that love them and care so much!  We are the ones they look to for comfort and thankfully, OBP is a place we can all comfort each other, with a pug or other furry child!  Love and peace to all those struggling with these issues!

Have a wonderful weekend!



Ann, Thank you! What a hit this was with our puggies! I made a loaf Friday evening and they got to have some first thing Saturday morning - all 6 tails were wagging!! They absolutely loved the Pugkin Bread! And I loved being able to give them a healthy treat grin Thank You! Thank you!



Thanks for the link - we don’t have canned pumpkin so will buy fresh and am going to have to search for buckwheat flour (not heard of this before).  Will try to experiment this weekend. Have a great Easter over there smile



Thank you for the recipe. It’s sounds delicious and good for me! Emily will make it for me right away, another great recipe to keep me healthy and happy.

Banana Nut Bread


Thanks so much for the recipe.  Rocky, Adie and Gully have really gotten spoiled on Starbucks Pumpkin Bread, and I’m almost broke!

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