Oliver’s 1st Birthday
As you might have already noticed, I am THAT pet owner. The one who celebrates my dogs’ birthdays and includes them during holidays. My miniature poodle just turned one on December 5th and I threw him a little play date party including these tasty pupcakes, his friend Bash and a new toy (yes, only one because he has plenty yet prefers playing with my feet or his bed).
A couple years ago, I made pupcakes for Bella’s 7th birthday using bananas and sweet potatoes. I wanted to try something new this year so I used a peanut butter and carrot recipe I found on Pinterest. Based off the feedback on my Instagram story, I felt compelled to share the recipe for all my fellow affectionate dog parents! This is the perfect recipe for both the baking enthusiast and those that hate baking but want to do something sweet for their pup. It’s really simple, doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and takes no time at all. The best part about this recipe is that it’s a healthy treat for us humans too!
Peanut Butter-Carrot Pupcake Recipe
Makes 12 pupcakes
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (*please make sure your peanut butter doesn’t contain xylitol in the ingredients!*)
- Greek yogurt
- Peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line your cupcake tin with paper liners.
- In a medium bowl, mix the flour and baking soda.
- In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, honey, vanilla and vegetable oil. Add the egg, mixing until combined. (*I added one mashed banana for taste and sweetness.)
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mix until combined.
- Mix in the carrots.
- Drop the batter in each cupcake liner, about 1/3 full.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes, until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
For the frosting, combine the peanut butter and greek yogurt until you achieve the consistency you want. Peanut butter thickens, yogurt thins.
Has your dog’s birthday already passed? Birthday not anytime soon? Searching for a reason to try these pupcakes? Well, they would absolutely be a nice surprise for your dog this holiday season. Serve them as a reward for their good, non-begging behavior while you enjoy all your delicious holiday comfort foods!
If you have any questions/concerns about this recipe or want to know what other ways I use fruits and vegetables as treats for my dogs, leave a comment!