My Siberian Husky Cannoli loves peanut butter, I think most dogs do. I know my daughter’s 2 Frenchies love them too. That’s why we started making peanut butter dog treats and recently started making these Peanut Butter Pupcakes.
Actually we started making Peanut Butter Pupcakes to celebrate doggie birthdays. In the past we’ve purchased doggie birthday cakes from a pet bakery in town, but they’ve shut their doors and we couldn’t find any one else to make them.
After making pupcakes the first time we discovered just how easy they are to make, it’s just like making people cupcakes! We sort of, we don’t usually use any type of sweetener, trust me the dogs don’t mind. Not only are pupcakes so easy to make homemade ones a super inexpensive, sure beats the high price tag the bakery charged! And of course we know exactly what’s in them and know that they’re pet friendly.
Before I share my recipe a couple of tips to make sure that the Peanut Butter Pupcakes you make, or any other homemade dog treats for that matter, are safe for your pup.
Don’t be tempted to add sweetener to the recipe just because you think pupcakes should be sweet. Cupcakes for people should be sweet, pupcakes for your pet don’t need to be. If you must add sweetener then add natural sweeteners like honey, brown sugar, coconut sugar, etc.
NEVER use artificial sweeteners for your pets, artificial sweeteners such as Xylitol are very poisonous to pets!
Never use onions or garlic in anything you make for your pets. Onions and garlic are very toxic to pets.
Always check and double check the ingredient lists of anything you use for your pets to make sure it doesn’t contain anything that will harm your pet.
Having said all that here’s my recipe!
Peanut Butter Pupcakes
1 Cup Rolled Oats
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Sm. Jar of Applesauce Baby Food
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Cup Coconut Water
Combine oats, flour, and baking soda in a bowl, set aside
Beat egg then stir in peanut butter and applesauce
Slowly mix in dry ingredients
Add in coconut water until dough becomes soft
Place cupcake liners in cupcake tin
Spoon batter into liners about 3/4 full – pupcakes don’t rise much so you can fill up liners
Bake in 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until pupcakes are done
Be sure to remove paper liners before giving them to your pet
Store in air tight containers or freeze in ziplock bags.
To make treats for special occasions like birthdays you can ice the pupcakes with peanut butter or softened cream cheese then stick a candle or decorate with a dog biscuit or carrot or what ever you pet likes.
My Siberian Husky Cannoli loves, loves, loves, Peanut Butter and Bananas; she also love dog biscuits! Well to be fair she’s never met a treat she didn’t love. But Peanut Butter and Banana treats disappear faster than any other treat I make. That’s why she loves these Peanut Butter Banana Doggie Biscuits!
These Peanut Butter Banana Doggie Biscuits are super easy to make, they require just 3 ingredients, 4 if you count water! You can leave them plain or for extra special treats you can ice and decorate them just like human cookies! Except you don’t use a sugar based icing, your pup doesn’t need the sugar and really won’t mind if the biscuits aren’t sweet.
The grandkids and I love decorating cookies but we can’t eat, or really shouldn’t eat, all the cookies we want to decorate, so decorating doggie biscuits is a fun alternative!
You can make Peanut Butter Banana Doggie Biscuits any shape you want, just use the cookie cutter of your choice. Or don’t use a cutter and just make them into squares, believe me whatever shape they are your pooch will still love them!
It’s shaping up to be a very hot summer. To keep Cannoli, our Siberian Husky, cool and comfy this summer we’ve been making her frozen dog treats, or Pup Pops.
They are so simple to make, they not only keep her cool, they keep her busy for almost an hour!
For these treats I used apples and blueberries I had in the fridge and homemade chicken stock made without onions, salt, and garlic. Really you can use your pooch’s favorite fruits and veggies or whatever you have at home as long as they are dog friendly. Don’t use onions, grapes, and if using apples be sure you remove the seeds, they are some foods toxic to pets. For a list of foods that can be poisonous to pets click here to be taken to the Humane Society list.
I freeze my treats in styrofoam coffee cups (but you can use paper cups, ice cube trays, or silicone molds), I just peel away the cup when I give Cannoli the treat. It’s a great in expensive way to make and store the frozen treats. You can portion out the treats to fit your pet’s needs. I make mine fairly large and fill the cup, she’s a good size pup!
Makes 6 full coffee cups
2 apples – cut in cubes, all seeds removed
1/2 fresh blueberries
3 cups homemade chicken stock
Distribute fruits into 6 styrofoam coffee cups.
Pour desired amount of chicken broth into cups. Fruit floats to the top.
Freeze for at least 6 hours.
Peel off cup when ready to give your pet the treat.
This is for all dog lovers out there that really want their pups to enjoy frozen treats, these Recipe treats are 100% natural, affordable and refreshing for your lovely pups! 100% made from fruits and coconut juice that help boosts your cuties immune system. Perfect for summer seasons!
Besides that your pup’s gonna love these treats and you will enjoy making them!
These are the 9 Round-ups of Frozen Dog Treats! Enjoy!!!
For my first foray into 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.
Our Siberian Huskie puppy loves treats. She expects treats whenever she listens to a command to sit, stay, and shake. We go thru a lot of treats!
Recently we went to Petco to buy more treats, we usually buy the bulk biscuits from the treat bar. The price had gone up to over $6 a pound. The pre-packaged ones were more expensive, even those on sale. The “organic” treats were in my opinion ridiculously priced, over $10 for a 6 oz. bag.
I found a recipe online for easy baked dog treats, I tweaked it to suit our needs, adding flax seed meal which is said to be healthy for dogs and good for their skin and coats.
Here is the recipe I ended up with Cannoli loves them! It uses just 3 ingredients and can be made in different flavors, I used sweet potato and apple/blueberry, her favorites!
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup flax seed meal
4 oz. jar of strained baby food (any flavor works as long as it doesn’t have garlic and onions)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
1. Measure the flour and flax seed meal to equal 1 cup.
2. Mix dry ingredients with one 4 oz. jar of baby food in a mixing bowl. Knead until you have a ball of dough. If it’s too loose add flour a little bit at a time until you have the right consistency.
3. Place ball of dough on lightly floured surface and roll to about 1/4″-1/2″ thickness
4. Cut into desired shape with a cookie cutter or use a pizza cutter to cut squares
5. Place on to parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 mins.
6. Remove from oven and cool. Store in airtight container.