Caramel Spice Mini Loaf Cakes

Caramel Spice Mini Loaf Cakes

Caramel Spice Mini Loaf Cakes

These little loaf cakes are so easy to make and are very moist and yummy.  The caramel bits give them that extra chewy goodness.

My family loves them served with vanilla ice cream.  I make them around the holidays, they make great gifts or are a nice addition to a gift basket or tower.

The recipe makes 6 mini loaves, but you can bake them in 2 larger loaf pans if you prefer.

They freeze really well so you can make them up to 3 months ahead for later use.  To freeze wrap each loaf in foil then double bag in ziplock freezer bags.

Caramel Spice Mini Loaf Cakes

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Ingredients:

1 box spice cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup plain yogurt
2 cups caramel bits

Directions:

1.  Spray loaf pans with baking spray.

2.  Dump all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.  Be sure the cake mix doesn’t form lumps.

3.  Spoon batter into loaf pans – fill each pan about half full.

4.  Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

5.  Remove from oven and cool about 5 – 10 minutes.

6.  Remove from pans – you may have to run a knife along the edge to loose the cakes from the pan.

You can drizzle glaze over the tops if you wish but wait until loaves are completely cooled.

Enjoy!

Caramel Spice Mini Loaf Cakes
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Servings Prep Time
6 Mini Loaves 10 Minutes
Cook Time
35 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Mini Loaves 10 Minutes
Cook Time
35 Minutes
Caramel Spice Mini Loaf Cakes
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 Mini Loaves 10 Minutes
Cook Time
35 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Mini Loaves 10 Minutes
Cook Time
35 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Mini Loaves
Instructions
  1. Spray loaf pans with baking spray.
  2. Dump all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Be sure the cake mix doesn't form lumps.
  3. Spoon batter into loaf pans - fill each pan about half full.
  4. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and cool about 5 - 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from pans - you may have to run a knife along the edge to loose the cakes from the pan.
  7. You can drizzle glaze over the tops if you wish but wait until loaves are completely cooled.
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Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats

Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats

Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats

Saturday is baking day in our house.  I usually try to bake treats of our Siberian Husky, Cannoli; as befitting her Italian namesake confection she loves treats.  She particularly likes biscuits.

I try different ingredients to give her a variety, and I try to make healthier treats than that you can get at the pet store.  This week I made some blueberry yogurt treats.  This treat is not crumbly like the other treats I’ve made, they’re a bit on the chewy side and she loves them.  They do however have to be refrigerated and should keep for about 2 weeks, I’m sure they’ll be gone sooner.

Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats

Ingredients:

12 oz. frozen blueberries – thawed
12 oz. plain yogurt
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups organic flour

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  I use my hands and break up some of the blueberries.  Be sure it’s well mixed, dough should be loose resembling drop cookie dough.

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of batter on to a parchment covered baking sheet.   You can adjust the size of the treat by adjusting the amount of dough you drop on the sheet.  I made 30 treats each about 1 1/2″ in diameter.  I break them up when I give them to her.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Cool and store in the fridge in airtight containers.

Try my crunchy 4 ingredient treats for recipe click here!

For my 2 ingredient treats click here!

Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats
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Servings Prep Time
36 Treats 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
36 Treats 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
36 Treats 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
36 Treats 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Treats
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. I use my hands and break up some of the blueberries. Be sure it's well mixed, dough should be loose resembling drop cookie dough.
  2. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of batter on to a parchment covered baking sheet. You can adjust the size of the treat by adjusting the amount of dough you drop on the sheet. I made 30 treats each about 1 1/2" in diameter. I break them up when I give them to her.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  4. Cool and store in the fridge in airtight containers.
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DIY Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats

DIY Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats

Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats

This summer keep your furry friends cool with homemade frozen dog treats!

We live in Hawaii with a very furry 10 month old Siberian Husky named Cannoli.  Keeping her cool and comfy can be challenging, specially during the hotter summer months.

Recently I’ve been making popsicles for my grandsons and buying Ice Pups from the pet store.  What was I thinking?  Why buy expensive frozen treats for the pooch when I could easily make them?  After all I bake doggie biscuits for her!

I think my biggest problem was what I should freeze them in, it didn’t want to use the popsicle molds, they require the plastic sticks they come with or wooden popsicle sticks, the dog would chew on them, not a good idea.  After some thought I decided to use styrofoam coffee cups I had on hand.
They worked out perfectly!  Once the treats are frozen I just peel off the cup and give her the treat as needed.  I was concerned that the styrofoam might stick to the frozen treat, but it didn’t, it peeled right off.

For my first foray in to the frozen dog treat world I used ingredients I already had in my fridge, in this case leftover Greek yogurt from my chicken souvlaki marinade I made for last Sunday’s barbecue night and fresh blueberries left over from my fruit filled ice pops and Red, White & Blueberry Popsicles.  It took all of 5 minutes to mix it together and portion out into the cups.  I froze them overnight and the next morning they were ready to go.

I used blueberries, but really you can use any fruit or veggie your pooch likes, just be careful to remove the seeds if you’re using apples and don’t put onions or other items that are harmful to dogs. Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

1 cup Plain Yogurt

Handful of Fresh Blueberries or other fruit or veggie

Directions:

Mix both ingredients together in a bowl.

Portion out in styrofoam coffee cups.  You can adjust the portion to fit your dog’s appetite.  I filled mine about half way.

Freeze at least 6 hours.

Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats

Peel off cup when ready to give puppy a treat.

Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats

My Cannoli loves these treats and will eat them all day long.  I limit her to one a day as yogurt can add on excess weight, that’s what my breeder uses to bulk up his dogs before a dog show.  I don’t need the vet scolding me for having an overweight dog.  Next time I think I’ll try lowfat yogurt.

For more doggie treat recipes click on these links:

Easy 4 Ingredient Doggie Biscuits

Chicken In A Biscuit Doggie Treats

Cheap Homemade Healthy Dog Treats

Blueberry Yogurt Doggie Treats

Doggie Breath Freshener Treats

DIY Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats
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Servings Prep Time
8 Cups 10 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
8 Cups 10 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
DIY Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 Cups 10 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
8 Cups 10 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: Cups
Instructions
  1. Mix both ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Portion out in styrofoam coffee cups. You can adjust the portion to fit your dog's appetite. I filled mine about half way.
  3. Freeze at least 6 hours.
  4. Peel off cup when ready to give puppy a treat.
  5. My Cannoli loves these treats and will eat them all day long. I limit her to one a day as yogurt can add on excess weight, that's what my breeder uses to bulk up his dogs before a dog show. I don't need the vet scolding me for having an overweight dog. Next time I think I'll try lowfat yogurt.
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