Treat your favorite four-legged fur baby to these easy and delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes!
Today is this sweet boy’s birthday!
Every year, we do something special for Watson’s birthday, whether it’s baking homemade dog biscuits or taking him to the dog bakery to pick out his own birthday cake. Since I have a tiny sous chef these days, we chose to bake some homemade “pupcakes” for our favorite furry boy this year. Not only did Watson devour them, it was a fun little toddler activity too!
Do yourself a favor and either buy the shredded carrots in a bag, or at least shred full-size carrots (not baby carrots!). Save your fingers. Doh!
Okay, so you basically just mix the wet and dry ingredients separately, then combine them. So easy, even a 3-year-old can do it (I did the carrot-shredding part. No toddler fingers were harmed in the making of this baking extravaganza)!
After you’re done mixing everything together, don’t forget to let your pup lick the spoon!
Then just fill each lined cupcake tin about 2/3 full:
Pop ’em in a 350º F oven for about 15-20 minutes. Here’s what they looked like after baking for 18 minutes:
Then you can opt to frost them (your pup will thank me) or not (your pup probably won’t know the difference). I just spooned some creamy peanut butter into a piping bag fitted with a 2D Wilton icing tip and voila:
Looks good enough to eat! I took a little nibble and they’re not bad, just not as sweet as a regular people-food cupcake. Now witness some real willpower:
Also, be sure to remove the paper liner before giving the cupcake to your pup. I’m speaking from experience here. That thing will disappear faster than you can say, “Wait, Watson! Don’t eat the paper!” Gulp. Gone. Oops. Welp, it’s safe to say he loved it!
What a sweet boy. Happy birthday, Watson! We love this guy more than words can say.Print
Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes
Treat your favorite four-legged fur baby with these yummy Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes “pupcakes”
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dog Food
- 1 large egg
- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup carrots, shredded
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup 1-minute oats
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- creamy peanut butter, for frosting
- Preheat the oven to 350º F and line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
- Combine the egg, banana, carrots, peanut butter, oil, honey, and vanilla in a large bowl.
- Mix the flour, baking soda, and oats in another large bowl.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients together.
- Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Frost with creamy peanut butter (optional).
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Kisha Marie says
Can you make large cakes out of this recipe?
awesome!! thanks for the recipe will definitely have to check it out.
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Lauren Manzo says
These are delicious! My pup loves them and so do I. Love having a good item that I can share with her for a treat. I left out the vanilla extract since it contains alcohol that may not all evaporate out during cooking. I also substituted apple sauce instead of the vegetable oil.
Thanks for the recipe!!
Jen Silcock says
Hello- Do you think I could omit the oats and it would still work the same?
Simone Thomson says
Thanks for the great recipe. I made these today for my schnauzer’s 8 th Birthday. You didn’t mention that these were also for people to eat but they sure taste delicious. I have no idea what creamy peanut butter is? It sounds very American, I assume it is an off-the-shelf brand of peanut butter available in your country. I am in Australia. No problem, I mixed a combination of peanut butter, low fat cream cheese and honey for the icing and it tasted pretty good.
Simone Thomson says
I rated your recipe 5 stars but my apologies as my above review kept insisting on giving you 1 star for some reason?
Made these pupcakes for Rocco’s first birthday couple of weeks ago. He thoroughly participated in the preparation – aka licking – process. And OMG he loooooved the final product lol! And so did his pawdaddy :))) Making another batch today on the request of the pawdaddy 😉 Thanks a lot for this recipe, it is definitely a big hit in our family 🙂
These are the best! I made them for my next door neighbor’s dog for her first birthday.
All her canine friends loved them and so did any human that tasted them. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Thanks for the great review! So glad to hear the fur-babies loved them!
Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?
HI, I was wondering how do you store these cupcakes, I don’t want my dog to have all of them in one day lol so can i put these in the fridge or just stick them in a container and give them to him later
We’ve stored them in an airtight container out on the counter, but they never last more than a day! You can also store them in the fridge if you’d like.
Recipe is great. I Can’t imagine letting my fur babies lick the beater and use it again. I’ve seen them lick nazty things. To each his own.
Megan Ann says
Thanks for your sharing.
Hey can I leave out the honey?
Can I use this recipe without the carrots?
Can I use this recipe without the oats?
What a great adventure. Loki is 6 today. His dads are deployed. He got to come in the kitchen, taste approve each ingredient and laid in front of the oven waiting…they look and smell GREAT!