Is your adorable dog in need of some delicious and easy recipes for dog cupcakes? Then sit back and relax because in the post you’ll discover some very awesome, delicious, and easy-to-make dog cupcake recipes for your pup.
In this post you’ll find the best peanut butter cupcake recipe which can be a perfect single dog cupcake recipe.
What should you know before giving your dog cupcakes?
It is common for dog owners to be afraid of feeding their dogs cupcakes because they think those cupcakes are not very healthy for them,
which is somewhat true also, but it’s not the whole truth, dogs can eat some types of cupcakes, and that is fine for their health, but in general yes! cupcakes are unhealthy for your dogs.
listen to what the barkspace says about dogs eating cupcakes.
Some cupcakes may contain a sugar substitute called xylitol, which may be present in the frosting or toppings, particularly if your cupcake contains store-bought frosting. It’s important to check the labels of any ingredients or products used on the cupcake, taking care to observe whether or not xylitol has been used.
Xylitol is toxic and can be very dangerous for dogs. If your dog consumes a cupcake that contains xylitol, seek professional veterinary care immediately.
Another potential concern when a dog eats a cupcake is the presence of chocolate. Chocolate is toxic for dogs and can pose a real danger, especially when consumed in certain quantities. Cupcakes can include chocolate in their frosting or their batter, and you should always avoid intentionally giving a dog any cupcake that includes chocolate.
you can read the full article here
Does that mean you can not give cupcakes to my dogs?
well, as you got to know that cupcakes, in general, are not very healthy for your dog’s sensitive stomachs,
Does that mean you should not give cupcakes to your dog?
No!, just because some ingredients are toxic and not suited for your dog, you can’t leave the idea of feeding cupcakes to your dog.
As I said earlier also, dogs can eat some types of cupcakes which is perfectly fine for their health, you just have to remove those toxic ingredients such as xylitol to make those delicious cupcakes for your dog.
Xylitol is widely used as a sugar substitute and in “sugar-free” chewing gums, mints, and other candies. so you should avoid this in your cupcake.
So what are they? What ingredients can you use in cupcakes for your dogs?
one ingredient I can think of is “peanut butter”, yeah peanut butter in a cupcake is a healthy dog cupcake recipe, as long as they don’t contain xylitol (or chocolate).
Generally speaking, any peanut butter that doesn’t contain xylitol (or chocolate) should be fine for a dog. It can be a good source of protein and healthy fat for your dog — in moderation, of course. However, some peanut butter is healthier than others. Xylitol is technically an “all-natural” sweetener.
Click here to read What Kind of Peanut Butter is Safe for Dogs?
so after taking into consideration all these things,
Here is how you can make a peanut butter cupcake recipe for your dog.
but before jumping into the dog cupcake recipe here are some tips:
- since you’re making cupcakes for your dog, so you don’t need to worry about any fancy ingredients. These cupcakes are made with peanut butter and banana and a little honey for sweetness.
- You can also add frosting by using a banana if your dog likes it, otherwise, you can leave the idea of adding frosting on top of the cupcake.
- When it comes to frosting, you can use cream cheese or a large banana to mix with the peanut butter. Ginger could handle cream cheese
- you can make mini cupcakes if you have a smaller dog.
Peanut Butter cupcakes for dogs
FOR THE CUPCAKE:
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 medium banana mashed
- 2 tbsp honey
- ½ cup flour
- ½½ tbsp baking soda
- 1/4 tbsp baking powder
FOR THE FROSTING:
- 2 ounces cream cheese (OR BANANA)
- 1/2 medium banana mashed, (OR CREAM CHEESE)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. You can also use liners, if you want.
- Stir peanut butter, oil, banana, and honey. Stir in flour, baking soda, and baking powder until combined. Evenly distribute between the cavities of your muffin pan. Bake 10-20 minutes, until browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
- Banana frosting: stir mashed banana and peanut butter together. Frost. Serve immediately (the frosting will brown as the cupcakes sit).
- PB Cream Cheese frosting: stir peanut butter and cream cheese. Frost. Store in refrigerator.