Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes

12/1/2021

By Lori Taylor

Does your dog have a birthday coming up? Maybe he finally tackled housetraining or learned a new trick. Whatever the special occasion, treat your dog with something special — Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes!

Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes

These dog-friendly cupcakes look and smell so tasty that their humans might be tempted to give them a try. They are safe for humans, but do not contain added sugar and are meant for dogs.

These pupcakes are peanut butter and banana flavored but we also snuck in some carrot shreds for a veggie boost. They provide an additional texture that dogs seem to love. Carrots a low-calorie, high-fiber snack for dogs, so why not?!

Making Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes

Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes

Bananas are another low-calorie snack that dogs really enjoy in moderation. In addition to fiber, they’re also high in potassium and vitamins.

RELATED: Fruits and Veggies for Dogs: What’s Safe & What’s Dangerous 

Other pupcake recipes call for dog-friendly frosting. To keep things simple, we used canned whipped cream. It makes decorating a cinch. Whipped cream is safe for dogs, but do save it for special occasions only.

Top off your pupcakes with a small dog treat for the ultimate puppy dessert. There’s no way your dog know it’s a special day when you lay one of these pupcakes in front of his nose!

Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes

Dog Eating Pupcake

Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes

Celebrate your dog's birthday or "gotcha day" with a Peanut Butter and Banan Pupcakes
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Cuisine: For Pets
Keyword: dog recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup shredded Carrots
  • canned whipped cream
  • 12 dog treats

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In large bowl or standing mixer, mix together peanut butter, bananas, eggs, and water until well combined.
  • Add the flour mixture into the wet mixture and mix until smooth.
  • Fold in the carrot shreds.
  • Fill cupcake liners about two-thirds of the way full and bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Bake mini cupcakes for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes for the oven and allow them to cool completely. Once cooled, top with whipped cream and garnish with a small dog treat.

Notes

Do not use peanut butter that contains xylitol, which can be toxic to dogs.

What special occasion are you celebrating with your furry best friend? We’d love to see photos of your dog enjoying our pupcakes! Tag us on Instagram @theproducemoms.

Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes

Looking for other dog-friendly snacks? Try these pup favorites!

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Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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7 responses to “Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes

  1. Hi, I have a grooming salon and I’m looking for something different to give to our furry friends for Christmas. I was wondering if these cupcakes can be frozen? If so I can start baking now, we will have about 400 Christmas appointments. Thank you.

    1. Yes, you should be able to freeze them! I love that you are making Christmas gifts for all your furry friends!

  2. My mini schnauzer turns 14 soon I’m have about 4 of her friends over & plan to make these pupcakes.
    There woll be about 8-10 human guests & I plan to make 2 more recipes of the cupcakes for them. How much sugar could I add to a recipe to make it more tasty to the humans? Also what would be a good substitute for the carrots? Our neighborhood market has very little fresh produce. They dont have plain pumpkin puree either. Would it be weird to use canned carrots?
    Many thanks in advance for your advice! Happy Holidays!
    😋❤🎄

    1. We aren’t really sure about the sugar increase for humans. You will probably have to play around with it. Maybe 1/2 cup. You could use canned carrots if you have to. I would just make sure they are drained and not to use the liquid from the can. We hope your pup has a wonderful birthday!

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