Cupcakes for your Four Legged Friend

Every dog owner knows how heartbreaking it is when your dog looks longingly at you while you’re having dessert. Unfortunately a lot of the food we eat, especially desserts, are really harmful to dogs. This is either by being really fatty or indigestible, or simply downright poisonous.

However one can avoid such a dilemma by cooking dog treats with ingredients which are safe for their well being. This will allow you to provide your four legged friend with the occasional home baked treat, as opposed to store bought ones. It is also a great way to reward your dog, or to give as an occasional snack between meals.

This recipe is for the sweet smelling peanut butter and honey dog cupcakes. It is a very easy recipe, and most importantly, very quick to make. Cupcakes are also great for senior dogs, since they are soft and thus easy to eat. They smell delicious and your dog will be anxiously waiting for them to be ready, at least mine was. This recipe is for a small batch of 6 cupcakes. Remember to use only dog chocolate chips, and NEVER normal chocolate.

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Ingredients

2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup skimmed milk
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/8 cup honey

6 dog chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 egg

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Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake papers.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended.  Spoon the batter into cupcake papers, about 3/4 full.
  3. Place a dog choc chip in the center of each filled cup.
  4. Bake 18-20 minutes for standard size cupcakes. Let the cakes cool in the pan.
  5. Remember to remove the cupcake paper before you give it to your dog.

When ready, the cupcakes will look good enough to eat. I tried them myself, although they are a bit bland for my taste buds. However my dog Mikai, simply loved them, and she loves me more for making them!

The cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. Remember that these cupcakes are to be used as a treat and not as a diet staple.

Never put chocolate, raisins, grapes, onions or garlic in your dog’s food.

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