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Carrot Peanut Butter Pupcakes

Shweta Arora
Carrot Peanut Butter Pupcakes are dog-friendly cupcakes frosted with peanut butter yogurt frosting and topped with bone-shaped dog biscuits. These healthy homemade dog cupcakes are made with whole wheat flour, peanut butter, applesauce, carrots, and yogurt and have no oil, no butter, and no cream cheese. Easy, simple, and perfect treats to celebrate your dog's birthday!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 7 pupcakes
Calories 270 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Peanut Butter Pupcakes:

For Peanut Butter Yogurt Frosting:

Instructions
 

Making Peanut Butter Pupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line the standard muffin tin with cupcake liners and keep aside.
  •  In a medium mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, applesauce, and yogurt. Whisk until well combined.
  • Now add one egg and whisk until smooth followed by shredded carrots. Mix until well combined. 
  • Sift the wheat flour and baking soda and mix using a spatula until the batter is just mixed. Do not over mix the batter.
  • Divide the batter equally into 6 or 7 pupcakes.
  • Bake at 350°F for 25-30 mins or until a toothpick inserted at the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Let them rest in the pan for 10 mins then transfer them to a cooling rack. Once they have completely cooled down they are ready to be frosted.

Making Peanut Butter Yogurt Frosting

  • To make the frosting, whisk honey, yogurt (see notes), and peanut butter until well combined. 
  • Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a nozzle of choice and frost the pupcakes.  You can even skip the piping bag and directly spread the frosting over the pupcakes using a spoon or spatula.
  • Finally, top with their favorite treat. I topped mine with mini bone-shaped dog biscuits
  • Yummy and healthy Carrot Peanut Butter Pupcakes are ready. Serve with lots of love and hugs

Notes

Use peanut butter that doesn't contain Xylitol (an artificial sweetener) since it is not good/safe for dogs. I personally prefer all-natural peanut butter which is just pure peanuts.  
Go for cold plain Greek yogurt for thick creamy frosting. You can use regular plain yogurt too. Avoid flavored yogurt.
If you are using regular plain yogurt, strain it through a muslin cloth to remove the excess water/whey, and then use it. If you use the yogurt as is, the frosting will be a bit runnier but still delicious, and promise your fur baby won't be upset about it!!
I prefer to keep the cupcakes mildy sweet, so I add honey only while making the frosting. You can also add 1-2 tablespoons of honey (or to taste) to cupcakes based on how sweet you prefer your dog cupcakes.
Before serving the pupcakes to your dog, remove the paper liners.
These dog cupcakes can be stored for a week in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 
These dog cupcakes are made with dog-friendly ingredients and will not upset your dog's stomach but please consult your pet’s veterinarian in case your dog has any allergies.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1608IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg
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