We’ve actually never celebrated a dog’s birthday before I got Ruger, but when your dog is practically your kid…it is always fun to do something special for them! Plus, I love making him healthy, homemade, affordable treats that he will enjoy.
I always keep a batch of these little sweet potato treats on hand when I can, but I wanted to make something even more sweet and special for Ruger’s 2nd birthday!
These were a big hit with all the dogs! They are full of peanut butter, carrots and healthy fats that are so good for your dog!
I don’t know about your dog, but mine is a total peanut butter addict! The minute I get out a jar, he is running as fast as he can to come sit next to me, in the hopes I may give him a little taste. He is also a huge fan of carrots! If I am munching on some carrots as a snack, Ruger will very politely wait for me to share with him. Oddly enough, he is a very nice begger….although the drool that accumulates while he begs is pretty outrageous 🙂 So, I thought it would be fun to incorporate his two favorites into this grain-free dog birthday cupcake!
Many people on snapchat were asking for this recipe after a showed some videos of me making them, so here are all the details for you 🙂 P.s you can follow me on snapchat username alexisroch. I love sharing recipe behind the scenes!
Grain-free Dog Birthday Cupcakes
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 heap cup of shredded carrots
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (can also use olive oil)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- Bacon strips for topping (optional)
For the frosting (optional):
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 1-2 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake tin with 6 liners.
Mix the first two dry ingredients, then add in the carrots until combined. In a separate bowl, mix the honey, oil, peanut butter and egg together until smooth. Add this wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Distribute evenly between 6 cupcake liners.
Bake for about 20 minutes, then allow to cool.
Mix the peanut butter with the water. It will become less sticky and more fluffy with water. Add to a plastic bag, cut the tip off, then pipe a little onto each cupcake!
Top with bacon strips for decoration 🙂
Of course, don’t forget to let your baby lick the spoon. This is always his favorite part for sure!
The delicious dairy-free coffee cake I made for my Dad’s birthday will be on the blog soon too! If you are a snapchatter, stay tuned for some more baking videos! You can also see some sneak peaks on instagram 🙂
My monthly newsletter will also be coming out in a week or two, which you can sign up for below. I will be featuring some famous Texas seasoning to make for grill season as well as a healthy, easy go-to breakfast dessert that you will really enjoy!
Happy Monday friends!