They say a picture can tell a thousand words... well I'll just leave this here with Ava's photo. If that doesn't scream drooling pleasure I don't know what does!
I don'k make dog treats very often because of their very nature, treats. Treats should really only be given to your dog on the occasion and you have to be very careful with what ingredients you use as some won't agree with their tummies. Ava is on a high-quality dry food only diet and gets the occasional frozen bone for her teeth. So its safe to say she gets very excited when I bake her something yummy (a little while ago I shared a liver treat recipe and she want nuts for it! If you haven't made that yet its a must!).
With Christmas this weekend why not whip up a batch to give your pooch while you're indulging in treats yourself, that what they'll feel apart of the festive season soon.
When baking these pup-cakes I couldn't help but think how Harry would have absolutely loved these too. Ava definitely enjoyed hers enough for the both of them and the rest I took to training for the pups and they were definitely a hit! Even the fussy eaters loved them.
This recipe is super dooper simple (do i ever share one that isn't?) and only have a few ingredients in it. Play around with the portions of the ingredients as I found I had to add some extra milk here and there to make it more moist. You'll notice there's a little bit of cream cheese for the frosting, just use a little bit here as you don't want to upset their tummies.
If you don't mind the flavour of peanut butter and carrot together (haha) have a taste yourself!
PEANUT BUTTER AND CARROT PUP-CAKES
makes 6 pup-cakes
1 cup self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cups olive/vegetable oil
1 carrot, grated
1-2 tablespoons honey
Milk, incase mixture is too dry
2-3 tablespoons cream cheese (i used a low fat one)
1/2 cup peanut butter
Little dog treats for decoration (don't eat this if you are having a taste yourself!)
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. place 6 patty pans in a muffin tray and spray with some olive oil.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined and forms a muffin mixture like consistency (use the milk to make more moist if too dry).
Scoop mixture between the 6 patty pans. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Wait to cool completely before icing. Combine ingredients in a small bowl for the icing and divide between pup-cakes.
Top with cute little dog treat.
Enjoy! Well... not you, you dog! Take to a family function and share with other dogs or freeze un-iced pup-cakes for future treats.
Check out these photos of Ava loving hers:
- Hayley @ fitbitch
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