Pumpkin Carrot Pupcakes Dog Treat Recipe
Recipe and images provided by our friends at CertaPet.
To get your four-legged friend in a festive holiday mood, think about throwing an Autumn or Halloween-themed party for your pooch and all of his friends! These delectable pumpkin-carrot pupcakes are the perfect party food to serve your furry guests, and you might even like them yourself!
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Pumpkin Carrot Pupcakes Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Calories per serving: 38
Serving Size:¼ Pupcake
Yields: 9 Pupcakes
1 cup whole-wheat flour
⅓ cup old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup water
⅓ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup canola oil
¼ cup raw honey
1 large egg, beaten well
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded carrots
Peanut butter (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with paper liners.
Whisk together the whole-wheat flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, beat together the canola oil, honey, egg, and vanilla extract.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
Fold in the grated carrots then spoon the batter into the prepared pan, filling the cups ⅔ full.
Bake for 18 to 25 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow the pup-cakes to cool completely then frost with peanut butter, if desired.
The batter for these pumpkin cupcakes will be fairly thick – make sure to fill the cups no more than ¾ full. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting and store them in an airtight container. Leftovers (yeah right!) can be frozen for up to two months.
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This recipe has been carefully researched and tested by CertaPet's own cuisine team. It is essential to seek the advice of your veterinarian before changing your dog's diet or adding any ingredients to your dog's food especially if your dog has any underlying health issues.