Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pup-cakes Recipe


I was cleaning through and organizing the photos on my phone the other night (which is another post in itself, blah) and came across the pictures from Brady's first birthday... which then made me realize I never shared the recipe for the pupcakes I made him! 

These are super easy, much cheaper than a fancy little cake from a bakery, and quite tasty - Brady had two of them and then I ate the rest as muffins ;)  He LOVED them and actually swallowed each of them whole.  Although he does this with lots of things, socks included haha.  The pupcakes were also really gentle on his stomach and didn't bother him at all, which was my biggest worry.  Definitely doggy approved!

Ingredients
1 egg
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup honey
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
Dash of cinnamon

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a cupcake tray with cooking spray.

Combine egg, peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla and honey in a large bowl and mix well.  Stir in the carrots.

Sift together the flour and baking soda.  Fold into the carrot mixture.  Spoon batter into cupcake tray.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then move to wire rack to cool completely.

Once cool, apply 'frosting': a mixture of peanut butter and honey.  Top with a Milkbone and serve to happy pup! 


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38 comments

  1. I LOVE this! Making these for my babies, so funny that he swallows them whole because that's exactly how my lab eats lol!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  2. Love this! I have to make all my dog's treats because the store bought ones upset his stomach so he'd be so happy with these! Thanks for sharing girl!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Awww, this is so stinking cute, lady! Love the idea!

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  4. So cute - if I had a pup I'd always make these for him! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. This post couldn't have come at a better time! Today Im posting about Cooper's birthday this weekend--maybe Ill be nice and make him one of these special treats! :)
    Definitely link this up with Jessi and I today :)

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  6. Cute! Definitely need to make this for Soph!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  7. Yum! Percy would love these! His "birthday" is coming up so I might just have to make these for him!! Thanks for sharing! Brady looks like he can not WAIT to eat it :)

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  8. Aw fun! I may have to whip these up for Paris!

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  9. Omgosh he is adorable! Glad he's eating pup cakes these days and not socks :)

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  10. I can't with you. This is actually the cutest. And hilarious.

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  11. ADORABLE <3

    I'll definitely have to make these for Miss Roxy's next doggy birthday!

    Green Fashionista

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  12. This is great, I've been wanting to make some goodies for my pups! Love the milk bone on top, so cute!

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  13. Love any sweet treat for the pups! Miss Stella's first birthday is coming up this fall - definitely remembering these!

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  14. I LOVE your dishes!!! where did you get them from???

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    1. They're actually from TJ Maxx! I got them last fall so they might not be around anymore :(

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  15. How cute and such a fun idea to make your own "pup"cake. I'm sure Brady loved it even more because you made it :)!

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  16. Brady looks so excited for that treat. I need a pup to make treats for!

    xo, Carly | carly blogs

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  17. My dogs would love this! I'm currently fostering two other dogs..so with 4 dogs in the house total this would go over very well

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  18. OH MY GOSH... I love this. Totally pinning it for my fur-babies!
    I have gotten in such a habit of giving them carrots or apple slices - they LOVE fruits & veggies. I know there's a list of what can & cant be given to them so I keep it nearby so I never slip up.

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  19. Um yes thank you! I've been waiting for this!

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  20. Brady is so darn cute! I love making special homemade treats for the pups, totally trying this recipe out.

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  21. Omg that is the cutest!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  22. So cute!! That's so nice that they double as human food too!

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  23. What a cutie! I am also the dog mom that makes pup-cakes. I do something every year for my fur baby!

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  24. SO CUTE!!!! if i had a dog, i'd definitely make them treats!

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  25. Well, you know I'm saving this for later for Finny!

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  26. I made almost this exact same recipe for Oreo's birthday one year! He loved it too!

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  27. Applesauce, peanut butter, and carrots? Those are Sky's favorite things! She might go nuts if I made this. :) Haha.

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  28. Cutest little plate - and best puppy mama - ever! Mollie will be a happy girl next time I have these ingredients on hand ;)

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  29. Stop... this is way too cute!! Now you're making me feel bad for not making a pup cake for Charlie for his birthday!! Brady is one lucky (and adorable) pup!!

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  30. I know what Maggie is getting for her birthday next year!!

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  31. Oh my gosh Brady is SO CUTE ahhh!!! That's like a win win situation, too! because you can both enjoy the pup cakes :) I want a dog SOO BADDD!!!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  32. yes yes yes! Emma would go nuts! Thanks for linking up with us today! xo

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  33. I know a little puppy in my house that would love one of these!

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  34. Okay, this sounds DELICIOUS... like, I think I might eat one without chewing, too. lol

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  35. Aww...Brady looks so excited to be getting his pupcake!

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