Thursday, April 21, 2011

Homemade dog treats

Louie was very excited to make his blogging debut yesterday.  Thanks for welcoming him!

As promised, I wanted to share the recipe for the homemade dog treats I whipped up for the birthday boy.  These are the Pupcakes version, but you could easily put these into a cake mold rather than individual bites. 

I also used the mini muffin tin (since Lou is just a little guy) but again--feel free to use different molds as suits you or your furbaby.

I found the recipe here and it works great!  Since Louie has lots of doggie friends I doubled the recipe.  You can also make a large batch and freeze these.

The pups ate them right up, and they're safe for humans too, although may be a little bland for our palates.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup honey (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup whole wheat or white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease mold.
  2. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey, if desired, in a large bowl; blend well. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly. Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the carrot mixture. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Since presentation is key, I also made little gift boxes for each dog.  I used a gift tag paper punch, and some letter print stickers I had and tied them to a store bought box with some brown twine.  Personalized doggy favors--easy!! 

Now you can all go chuckle to yourselves about the crazy dog lady--hey, at least I'm self aware!

1 comment:

  1. Crazy or not, those are adorable & they look totally easy to make.


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