Cupcakes for puppies are used to pamper them by their owners. With a smart choice of ingredients, we can cook cupcakes that are healthy for our puppies and dogs. I have the recipe here for dog cupcakes without the use of Peanut butter listed below. The addition of peanut butter is optional.
Chocolate and roses are a pretty common gift for maybe friends, spouses or family members. But what about our four-legged family members?
Chocolate isn’t a really great gift for dogs and roses are far too prickly to retrieve. Today I’m gonna teach you how to make organic cupcakes for your dog.
The good thing is that dogs love them and they are excellent for any party or luring your dog on those really tough training. However, you may want to train your dog without treats or force.
List of ingredients for homemade dog muffin recipe :
To get started, you need these six ingredients. Do not replace any of these ingredients with any other of your choice because a dog’s body cannot digest everything that you may think of. For e.g. don’t add condensed milk in this recipe.
- 1/2 cup of rye flour.
- One teaspoon of baking powder.
- 1/3 of a cup of organic canola oil.
- 1/3 of cup of organic apple sauce.
- One egg.
- Three tablespoons of organic plain Greek yogurt.
And you can also add in two tablespoons of organic honey if you’d like but remember, it does add to the calories.
Important Thing You Need to Know About Peanut Butter:
Since we want to avoid peanut butter, we have not added it to our list of ingredients. But this recipe is flexible and if at any point in time in future, you do want to add peanut butter, you can simply add that to the above ingredients list (one and a half tablespoons of organic peanut butter).
The step where you will then add the peanut butter to the recipe will be clearly highlighted below.
Detailed Steps for this single serving dog cupcake recipe:
Step 1: Let’s start by preheating our oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Next, you will add baking powder, dark rye flour, it’s a half a cup. Also, add canola oil and you’ll mix all these ingredients.
Step 3: Once that’s well mixed, you then add our 1/3 cup of organic apple sauce and one egg. And mix that in.
Step 4: Now’s the point when you can add your organic honey into the batter.
Optional: I also add some food coloring and food coloring is totally safe for dogs especially when it’s water-based. So choose a water-based food coloring and add a few drops just so that it looks like red velvet.
Pro Tip: You can choose the color for the occasion. Clearly Valentine, Halloween, Christmas have their own colors.
Step 5: For the purpose of this recipe, I grabbed little Valentine’s day themed muffin liners. You also need to have a tiny little muffin pan so this mix will make about six large muffins or cupcakes. The above quantity of ingredients can make nine small cupcakes.
Again, you’ll obviously have to take the liners off before giving them to the dogs, but I feel it is ok and it is better about giving the dogs smaller cupcakes. You have to be really careful about how much we feed the dogs
Step 6: You’re going to fill half of each one of the little cups
Step 7: Now pup-cakes are ready to get into the oven. You’ll run them at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes and then check on those.
In order to check how they’ve come along, you can use a toothpick or small knife just the same way you check normal cakes (the toothpick or knife has to come out clean from the cakes).
While you wait 10 to 12 minutes for the cupcakes to cool to room temperature, you can start preparing the cupcake icing.
Note: Optional Peanut Butter Step Below. This akc.org article discusses further on can dogs eat peanut butter. As for other dog owners that I meet, some think it causes health issues related to diabetes and others think its normal to give peanut butter in moderation.
Step 8: You’ll add one heaping tablespoon of peanut butter. Now I know the recipe calls for a tablespoon and a half but dogs really like peanut butter so I think it is ok to make the cakes a little bit extra creamy.
You can replace peanut butter with common butter or cream cheese. Peanut butter is recommended because it is more digestible and is full of proteins and iron.
Step 9: You’ll then add the three tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt. You can choose an organic yogurt if you want this to be a truly organic recipe.
Step 10: For that special effect of red icing, add the food coloring. Remember to use water-based food coloring and that it’s not alcohol-based. And in just a couple of moments, you will be ready to put the icing on the cupcakes.
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Conclusion on dog decorated cupcakes
I love being able to do this kind of thing for our dogs because they really are members of our family and it’s fun for me to do stuff like this.
You can decorate these dog cupcakes with these amazing toppers.
I think it’s time for your dogs to maybe get one. If you make it in front of your dog, he/she will definitely give you those puppy dog eyes.