Make Your Dog Some Pupcakes!
You see us making them, your dogs drool over them, why not have some fun and make your own?
We revised our recipe to make it easy for you to make your own drool-worthy pupcakes at home.
GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS:
- 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin, split (not pumpkin pie mix)
- ¾ cup milk of your choice
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose/white flour (can substitute garbanzo bean flour if your dog is on a grain free diet)
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ginger
4 oz cream cheese
FIRST STEP – GET PREPPED!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Get cream cheese out to soften.
- Put liners in muffin tin.
NEXT – MIX IT UP!
- Stir dry ingredients together.
- Mix wet ingredients (1/2 cup pumpkin) together. [Hint: Measure oil before honey and the honey will slide off the measuring cup easily!]
- Add dry to wet and stir until just mixed. [Don’t overmix, or your cupcakes may fall.]
TIME TO BAKE!
- Portion into muffin tin, filling each divot about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. [The tops should spring back when lightly touched.]
ONCE THEY ARE COOL:
- Make frosting
- Beat softened cream cheese with 3/4 cup pumpkin until smooth. You can use straight pumpkin or halve the cream cheese if your dog is watching his calories.
- Frost cupcakes
- Spoon frosting into a Ziploc bag, seal the bag, then slice off a small corner. [Don’t slice off too much – it doesn’t take a lot, and you can always make the hole bigger later.]
- No bag? No problem! Leave frosting in a bowl and grab a butterknife instead.
- Pipe with your “piping bag” or slather on with a knife.
- You’ll probably have some extra frosting – you can drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and freeze for a fun treat.
- Feeling extravagant?
- Top with a drizzle of honey, a tiny sprinkle of cinnamon [not too much; it can be bitter], some coconut flakes or your dog’s favorite treat.
From User Kathy: How are these not for people? Trying this today! (Except I subbed sweet potato for pumpkin and added peanut butter because it’s Liam’s favorite!). The good news is that even if I mess them up, the dog will eat them!
See more treats for humans at RedFin’s Spooktacular blog for Halloween treats for humans – where Happy Dog was recently featured as the only dog treat.