I love pumpkin… pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin spice cookies, you name it! Come to find out our pup is a big fan of pumpkin as well so we always try to have some on hand to add to his breakfast, kongs, etc. I like giving it to him since it’s lower in fat, is all natural and I feel it’s better for him than peanut butter and kong stuffing. I usually buy the 100% pure canned pumpkin which looks like this:
A few week’s ago dear Hubby did our food shopping and came home with this instead:
Even though it smelled like Heaven I didn’t think Pumpkin Pie mix would be as healthy for the dog as pure pumpkin so I started searching my favorite recipe site, SkinnyTaste, for something Autumn-y that called for pumpkin pie mix.
Low and behold I came across my new obsession… Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes – yes, you read that right! Yummm! I have made 2 dozen of these bad boys in about 5 days and just cannot get enough of them! I followed the recipe to a T and it came out perfect.
All in all very easy, Gina’s recipe calls for the following ingredients, which you just may already have in your kitchen! The only thing I needed to run out for was some cream cheese.
- 12 reduced fat vanilla wafers
- 8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 6 oz fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup pumpkin pie filling