Baking A Safe Birthday Treat for Your Dog

Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes (Dog Cupcakes)

Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes (Dog Cupcakes)

We’re celebrating Blue Ivy’s birthday by baking up a really easy recipe of pupcakes as a special treat using safe ingredients. This is a great project to do with the kids so my daughter Lorelai is helping in the kitchen today.

These are meant to be a treat so if you follow along with the recipe and bake a batch up for your pup, be sure to give them to your dog in moderation. You can store these pupcakes for up to a week safely. Overindulgence can lead to an upset stomach and weight gain, so again, as with any sweet treat out of the norm for their diet just one or two pupcakes a day will do! If your dog is overweight, reduce their breakfast or dinner intake to give them this special treat so that you are not adding to their caloric intake and you don’t accidentally offset their diet.

Let’s bake!

Here are the ingredients you will need for this recipe:
2 ripe bananas
2 medium humane raised eggs
1 teaspoon of baking powder
½ cup honey
¾ cup peanut butter
¾ wholemeal flour
⅔ cup rolled oats
½ cup water

¾ cup white chocolate chips, melted

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F

  1. Lightly dust pans with cooking spray
  2. Mix bananas and eggs, then add honey, peanut butter, baking powder, flour, and oats. After pouring in the oats, start adding the water until you have a fairly smooth batter consistency. Don’t overbeat or over mix – you just want it well blended.
  3. Pour batter into baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  4. Check with a skewer, fork or knife to ensure the ingredients have baked all the way through, (utensil should not have batter on it when you pull it out of the cake)
  5. Allow the pupcakes to cool to room temperature before glazing
  6. Melt your white chocolate chips using a double boiler or in the microwave. Use a piping bag or turn a baggie into a makeshift piping bag by cutting a tiny hole in the bottom corner, (much easier cleanup, not as environmentally friendly).
  7. Glaze pupcakes and allow to cool so the chocolate hardens


  • If your bananas aren’t ripe, bake them with their skins on at 240 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, (peels will blacken)
  • Use unsweetened organic applesauce and/or mashed sweet potatoes, in place of bananas
  • For “chocolate chip” pupcakes, add ¾ cup of carob chips
  • Use powdered peanut butter instead of regular peanut butter for easier measuring and mixing, (powdered peanut butter requires added water in the mixture to reconstitute powder. Mix is roughly one tablespoon of water to every two tablespoons of powder)

Silicone baking pans:
Powdered Peanut Butter: