Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tasty Tuesday for the Dogs

In honor of my sweet girl's 2nd birthday today,
I figured I'd share one of my favorite recipes,
designed specifically for those sweet four-legged friends.

Back when she was a wee little pup.

That's right, I barely cook 3 full meals a week for my husband
but I do make homemade pupcakes for my furbabies.
Priorities people. 

When Willow turned one I was a tad bit obnoxious about the whole thing.
We had a real party with decorations and everything.
She invited her best fur friends and I made pupcakes
thanks to this ridiculously easy recipe I found on Pinterest.

Since then we've made them for the every big occasion in our dog's lives.
Yes, I realize how ridiculous this sounds. No, I don't care.

Birthday girl last year. So schweet.

When Roxy checked out cancer free, we celebrated with pupcakes.
Birthdays, Christmases, you name it.
It's the only "people food" they ever get. So it's a big deal.

I've been a little more tame about this birthday - no puppy party planned.
But of course I still made pupcakes. And so far she's had three.
Hence the circles she's currently running in around our kitchen.

{Sidenote: I modified the original recipe a bit, based on what I already had on hand. And what I thought my picky eater would prefer.}

What you'll need:
- 1 cup whole wheat flour 
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup honey (I accidentally forgot that this time around, but that's the beauty of baking for dogs. They don't even notice!)
- 1 egg

What you'll do:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Whisk together flour and baking soda
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well
- Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. 
**I use mini muffin tins because then they're more treat size. And because Willow is teeny tiny.**
**I also don't use muffin cups or grease my tin and don't usually have a problem with it.**
- Bake in oven 18-20 minutes. 

As always, they were a big hit!
And you'll notice - all the ingredients are human friendly,
so I'm sure you could enjoy one or two as well!

I'm linking up again today with Brianna and Tamara for Tasty Tuesday!



  1. those pupcakes are so cute! do you read The Coffeehouse?! If not you would totally love it. She's a dog lover too! It's http://www.thejonescoffeehouse.blogspot.com/

  2. I didn't know she was a doxie! So adorable!