If you have been for a great way to give your dog a treat, checkout the 11 amazing healthy easy dog cupcakes recipe l have here.
11 Healthy Easy Dog Cupcakes Recipe to Give Your Puppy a Treat
1. Peanut Butter Pupcakes
- – 1 large egg
- – 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- – 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- – 1/3 cup honey
- – 1 cup shredded carrots
- – 1 cup whole wheat flour
- – 1 teaspoon baking soda
- – 1/3 cup quick cooking oats
- OPTIONAL: peanut butter for frosting dog biscuits or treats
- Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, honey, and shredded carrots in a large bowl. Feel free to omit the honey if you’d like.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and oats. Add this to the carrot mixture, and stir until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Divide the mixture evenly among prepared cupcake liners.
- Bake for 15-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs on it and the tops are slightly golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.
OPTIONAL: Frost tops with peanut butter, and top each pupcake with a dog biscuit.
2. Apple and Cheddar Dog Cupcakes
Source: Food Fanatic
This recipe is both sweet and savory. Applesauce and grated apple give it a naturally sweet taste, and the cheddar cheese balances it out with a rich creaminess. Your pup will love it.
- 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Applesauce
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 tablespoons Honey
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Grated Apple
- 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or spray with nonstick baking spray.
- In a bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda.
- In a second bowl, whisk together applesauce, vegetable oil, honey and eggs.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until evenly moistened. Gently fold in the apple and cheddar cheese.
- Evenly divide the batter between the cups of the prepared muffin tin. They should be almost full. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from muffin tin and cool on a wire rack.
3. Peanut Butter Dog Cupcakes Recipe
Sources: Fake Ginger
A combination of peanut butter and cream cheese make this cupcake an ooey-gooey delight for dogs. It’s a perfect way to treat your beloved furbaby on special occasions, like their birthday or holidays.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 egg
For the frosting:
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 6 small dog bones
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line 6 muffin cups with paper liners.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda until no clumps remain. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat peanut butter and vegetable oil with an electric mixer until smooth. Add in carrots, honey, and the egg and beat. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Divide the batter into the 6 prepared muffin cups.
- Bake for 22 – 25 minutes or until cooked through. Cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting:
- Beat the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Top the cupcakes with a generous mound of frosting. Decorate with a dog bones.
4. Carrot and Banana Dog Cupcake
With a combination of banana, carrots and applesauce, these cupcakes are packed with lots of good-for-you nutrients. But don’t worry, the cream cheese and peanut butter frosting makes this a decadent delight.
Makes 24 cupcakes
2 cups water
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 carrots, grated
2 tablespoons honey
2 ripe bananas, mashed
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoons cinnamon
¾ cup cream cheese
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
- In a large bowl, mix together water, carrots, apple sauce, egg, and honey. Once mixed together, add the mashed bananas.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- Combine dry and wet mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Spoon into cupcake tins (lined with cupcake papers) about ¾ full. Handy tip: Spray inside the paper liner with a bit on non-stick spray (Pam) or lightly coat with butter. Otherwise the cupcake will stick to the liner. I learned this the hard way.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.
- Cool cupcakes on rack before frosting.
- Frost pupcakes, if desired.
- Beat cream cheese, peanut butter and honey until smooth.
- When cupcakes are cooled, ice with mixture.
This is my first time making this dog cupcake recipe and I think they turned out pretty good! Oscar thought so too and he ate his up quickly. How did they turn out for you? Let me know in the comment section below.
5. Milk Bone Peanut Butter Pupcakes
Source: Sunny Sweet Days
This peanut butter pupcake recipe is spruced up with tiny milk bones treats as an extra element. It’s a treat within a treat! Our minds are blown.
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup of peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- optional: 1 cup of a vegetable such as carrots
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a muffin tin with six muffin cups (I ended up making four and used the leftover to frost).
- Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Blend together ingredients with a mixer on low until everything is combined.
- Spoon two heaping tablespoons of mix into each lined cup.
- Bake for 15 minutes or so.
- Cool before frosting with peanut butter.
- Garnish each with a Milk-Bone.
6. Easy Banana Oatmeal Cupcakes for Dogs
Source: Bitz & Giggles
We love how super simple this recipe is. Only five ingredients – a banana, Jiffy Oatmeal Muffin mix, a couple eggs, some evaporated milk and a bit of dog food – and you’ve got a cupcake your dog will scarf up in seconds.
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup dry dog food (preferably the brand you already feed your dog)
- 7 ounce package Jiffy Oatmeal Muffin mix
- UPDATE: Since Jiffy no longer sells their oatmeal muffin mix, you can substitute it with their corn muffin mix.
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup evaporated low fat milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Peel the banana, place in a bowl and mash it with a fork.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
- Line muffin cups with paper baking cups and spray the cups with baking spray.
- Pour the batter into the cups, filling about 1/2 full.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool thoroughly.
- Store in an airtight container.
Update: Since Jiffy no longer sells their oatmeal muffin mix, you can substitute it with their corn muffin mix.
7. Pumpkin Carrot Pupcakes
Source: Modern Cookery
You can make this recipe anytime throughout the year, but we highly recommend baking it in the crisp fall months when pumpkin-everything is all the rage. (Just image, you can drink your pumpkin latte while your dog is eating this pumpkin pupcake!)
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup shredded carrot
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 2 oz peanut butter
- ½ tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until well incorporated.
- Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop batter into a lined 6-muffin tin.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until firm.
- Place all of the ingredients for the frosting in a bowl and mix well.
- Pipe or spoon the frosting onto cooled cupcakes and let your pup enjoy!
*Store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
8. Peanut-Honey Pupcakes
Source: Sprinkle Bakes
The main ingredients of peanut butter and honey provide a nice level of sweetness without going overboard in flavor. If you’re not sure which dog cupcake recipe to start with, this is a good one.
Note: This treat should not be used as a replacement for meals.
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter (no sugar added, low or no sodium)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable or peanut oil
12 small peanut butter dog biscuits for regular size cakes, or 24 for minis
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake papers.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended. Spoon the batter into cupcake papers, about 3/4 full.
- Gently place a dog biscuit in the center of each filled cup – don’t press in! Just let it sit on top.
- Bake 18-20 minutes for standard size pupcakes, 10-12 minutes for minis. Let the cakes cool in the pan.
- Remove cupcake liner before giving to your pup.
9. Peanut Butter Pupcakes
Source: Urban Bakes
Doesn’t this look like something that should be in an upscale bakery? Other than the garnish on top, you’d never know it was baked specifically for dogs.
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 medium bananas, mashed
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons milk
- Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits (optional)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line each cupcake well with a cupcake liner; set aside.
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer on low – medium speed, beat peanut butter, oil, bananas, honey and eggs until just combined, about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Gradually add flour, baking soda and baking powder and mix on medium speed until just combined. Scoop batter into each lined cupcake well about 1/2 – 3/4 full.
- Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow pupcakes to cool to room temperature before frosting.
- In a medium bowl, beat Neufchâtel cheese, peanut butter and milk until just combined. Note: If frosting is too wet, add a tablespoon of cheese at a time. If frosting is too dry, add a teaspoon of milk at a time.
- Spread frosting over each cupcake. Top with a Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
There are several common dog allergies/intolerances that can develop over time which may include and is not limited to certain proteins, corn, wheat and soy. Please check with your veterinarian if your pet can consume any of the listed ingredients found in this recipe.
**Ingredients can be halved to make approximately 9 pupcakes.
Please give a portion of a pupcake that is appropriate for the size of your pet. The amount shown in this post was intentionally exaggerated for photos.
10. Banana Birthday Pupcakes
Source: Morsels and Moonshine
Applesauce, banana and pumpkin provide a healthy base for this simple yet sweet recipe. No doubt your dog will gobble it right up.
To give the pup cakes their cupcake look, I “iced” them with some pureed pumpkin. Your pup will love them!
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 T. baking powder
1 ripe banana, smushed
1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 T. maple syrup
1 cups water
1/2 c. pureed pumpkin, for icing
Preheat oven to 350*. Grease a cupcake tin with coconut oil. This recipe makes 6 pupcakes.
In a small bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the applesauce, banana, and syrup. While the mixer is running, alternate adding the water and flour mixture. Do this until everything is combined.
11. Single Serving Dog Cupcake
Source: A Saucy Kitchen
The biggest challenge we have with making homemade dog treats is that the recipes yield large quantities, but without preservatives (which is a good thing!), you often have much more than your dog will ever get to before they go bad.
We love this recipe because it is single serve. You’re making just one scrumptious special treat and aren’t left with a pile of leftovers you’ll never get to.
With peanut butter, apple and bacon – bacon! – this pupcake is loaded with yum-tastic flavors.
- 1/2 small/medium apple, diced into small pieces
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter + more if desired for frosting
- 1 whole egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (optional)
- bacon bits for topping (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 180C/350F
- In a small bowl mix together all of your ingredients until combined.
- Spoon the mixture either into a cup cake sized ramekin or into a regular cupcake tins. You can make either one jumbo cake, or two average sized cupcakes.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the cupcake to cool completely. You can leave it as is, or frost with peanut butter and sprinkle with bacon bits.
Make sure to use xylitol free peanut butter as that can be very poisonous for dogs!
Recommended reading: 10 Healthy Homemade Vegetarian Dog Treats Your Dog Will Love
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