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Dog-friendly banana cupcakes

2013 December 12
by Emily Hill

If you haven’t heard the story of Coco (i.e., how two very anti-pet parents came to buy a dog for their 11-year-old daughter), it’s worth the read.

So now we’ve had Coco for two years and she is my very most favorite lap warmer. I may even catch myself talking to her like adults talk to newborns. It’s kind of a problem

Lauren still loves and adores Coco…even if she forgets to feed her from time to time. When Coco turned two in October (she shares a birthday with Madison), Lauren was all over baking some sort of treat—a cupcake for dogs. She scoured the Interwebs and finally found this recipe for banana pupcakes. She baked up a batch, topped them with a bit of Goldfish cracker flair and voilà, the perfect banana cupcakes for dogs!

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Banana cupcakes for dogs

I know this isn’t the most festive of holiday recipes, but if you are a dog owner and would love to bake up something extra special, these dog-friendly banana cupcakes would be the perfect treat. Just don’t put them under the Christmas tree or the entire dozen may be gone and then you’ll have a nice mess to clean up Christmas morning.

And nobody wants to clean up a mess Christmas morning.

Our house looks trashed for at least two days and I swear I find bits of tissue and ribbon for weeks after the mayhem.

Printable recipe for dog-friendly banana cupcakes below.

Dog-Friendly Banana Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dog-friendly
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Serves: 6
 
These banana cupcakes for dogs are the perfect treat for your pet. Top them with their favorite snack for a bit of extra fun!
Ingredients
Cupcakes
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T honey
Frosting (optional)
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 T plain yogurt
  • 2 T honey
  • Flour
Instructions
Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine water, bananas, vanilla, flour, baking powder, egg and honey. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spoon into cupcake liners.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  5. When cupcakes are cool, you can frost with cream cheese frosting if desired.
Frosting
  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt and honey until smooth. Add enough flour to thicken until desired consistency.


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