Category Archives: Puppy Treats

Peanut Butter, Banana Puppy Cupcakes

It’s no surprise that I spoil our dogs. Brent blames me for Bacon being spoiled, which is probably true. 🙂

I’ve been watching re-runs of DC Cupcake and it really got me in the mood to make something fun for the dogs. I’ve been thinking about making some treats for the and all I needed was the inspiration to make some cupcakes to help make the decision easy.

I knew the basic ingredients I wanted to put in them, and just kind of wen from there. The doggies seemed to really like them…and people did too!

Peanut Butter Pupcakes

 

Ingredients:

2 Whole Ripe Bananas 1/2 Cup Applesauce
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter 2 Cups Wheat Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1/2 Cup Canola Oil

Icing

2 Whole Ripe Bananas 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. First, mix the canola oil and applesauce. Then add in the peanut butter until it is smooth. Last, add in the flour and baking soda.

2. In a separate bowl, mash up the bananas and then add them into the batter. Pour the batter into mini muffin tins with paper liners. Cook them for 15 minutes.

Icing

1. Mash the banana until they are as smooth as possible. Then add in the peanut butter and mix. This will determine the thickness of the icing.

2. When the pupcakes are cooled, top them off with the icing and let the little nuggets enjoy!

Pupcakes Steps

The little spoiled doggies loved their little treats and I didn’t feel bad giving it to them because I know EXACTLY what’s in them. And it didn’t include any ingredients that I wouldn’t feel comfortable giving them any day of the week.

A few people tried them too…and they weren’t bad at all. Think banana bread without the sugar topping. They were delicious.

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When I’m going out to the store and just want to pick up some treats to have in the cabinet, I love the Trader Joe’s Dog Treats. Simply because when you read the label, you know every ingredient. If you wouldn’t eat it, why would you feed it to them??

I’ve tasted the Trader Joe’s treats…and they are quite bland. Tastes like food…but bland. I don’t need to worry about anyone eating those 🙂

Here are some other home-made dog treats:

Pupsicles

Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

What are your favorite dog treats to spoil the puppies??

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Puppy Peanut Butter Birthday Cake!

I’m not above spoiling my dogs, and Brent would even argue that I spoil them too much. But, I’ve been wanting to make something for Oreo’s birthday for, well, the past 2 months because he birthday is just before Christmas.

With everything that has been going on, I haven’t had time to make something for the two of them. After deciding that paleo was going to be the plan for the next month, it became a great time to use up some flour.

Puppy Birthday Cake

Ingredients:

1 Eggg 1/3 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Canola Oil 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the egg, peanut butter, oil, honey and vanilla. Then mix the flour and baking soda together. Add it to the wet mixture.

2. Split the batter in half and pour it into 2 ramekins. Bake for 20 minutes.

2. Once cooled, top with peanut butter.

Dog Cupcake Collage

Even though Oreo looks completely unexcited to eat her cupcake, she was actually working on her cute face so I would give into her and let her eat it.

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Look at those tortured little eyes. When she finally got a taste, she wasn’t really sure how to eat it and just licked the peanut butter off the top until I broke it into pieces for her.

Bacon on the other hand, knew exactly what to do.

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What doggie is going to argue with a yummy peanut butter treat??

For other dog treats, check out:

Pupsicles

Puppy Treats and Sparkling Jello

As a part of my baking expedition, I finally pulled out a do it yourself cookie treat kit that I had found at Petsmart on sale for 1 Dollar. It was a must buy. I have been wanting make my own puppy treats for a while and the only ones that I had really made where the pupsicles a few months ago. The dogs really loved them, but they weren’t really appropriate for the middle of Nemo. 

Anyways, I started mixing them up and all that is really in the batter is Whole Wheat Flour, Rolled Oats, Baking soda, Salt, Peanut Meal, Cornmeal and Powdered Eggs. Then you add in water and canola oil. Really simple and really easy to duplicate. I haven’t attempted to duplicate this yet, but you better believe it’s going to happen. And when it does…there will be different flavors 🙂

I cut them into these cute little doggie bones in hopes that people wouldn’t think that I was making them some oatmeal cookies or something. BUT..that didn’t stop Brent from taking a little bite out of them. He said they tasted like Nerd Cookies….which is what we call Bridget’s Gluten Free Cookies. If you couldn’t tell, we haven’t really found an option for Bridget that doesn’t taste all dried out.

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They were standing at my feet the whole time I was making them. Bacon and Oreo could definitely tell that I was making something for them.

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Cuties.

When that finished up, I started on a little project for the peoples. Sparkling Jello. Initially, I was looking for some club soda to make this and Maggie was cleaning up the house. We called my sister Colleen who was at the grocery store with my dad picking up the groceries for the week, and asked for some club soda and Maggie needed paper towels.

When my dad walked in the door, he asked “Do I even want to know what the dogs did to the carpet?!” Say What?!

In translation from Colleen to my dad, she included…club soda and paper towels and there’s something on the carpet. Allowing for a small freak out the whole drive home for them.

NOPE, just yummy Sparkling Jello.

Sparkling Jello

 

Sparkling Jello Ingredients:

1 Pack of Jello Water
Club Soda

 

To make the directions REALLY easy. All you do is follow the directions on the package and for the step in which you add 1 Cup or 2 Cups of cold water, you substitute cold club soda. You should be refrigerating the jello for 15 minutes between when you add the hot water and when you add the cold water. Some packages say you should and some don’t. Chilling the boiling water before you had the cold club soda helps preserve the carbonation.

Adding the club soda in really does make it dance a bit on your tongue. It really dresses up the jello and makes it something a little more exciting. Not that jello isn’t amazing already!!

 

How have you taken something ordinary and made it more unique??

Whole Wheat Surprise Me Oatmeal Cookies

After my workout, I mixed up a protein shake (muscle milk light) and gobbled it down while checking emails and doing some work on the computer.

I headed out on the road, and really didn’t feel much like packing anything. So I stopped at Subway and grabbed a Veggie 6-inch sub on Honey Oat Bread…it reminded me of the wheat bread that you get at the Cheesecake Factory. Yummm.

Now the one thing that I feel like I HAVE to share with you are the cookies that I have been hoovering all week. Whole Wheat Surprise Me Oatmeal Cookies.

Ingredients:

3/4 Cup Butter 1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar 1 Egg
1/4 Cup Water 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour 1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda 3 Cups Surprise Me!

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. With a mixer, combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth.

2. One at a time, mix in the egg, water, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Then mix the two together.

3. Now! Stir in your surprise me! This is your oats, chocolate chips, raisins…anything you can think of. I chose:

1 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Craisins

4. Spread the cookies out on a greased baking sheet. Bake them for about 13 minutes, or until they are golden brown on top and have a slight brown rim around the bottom.

These were unbelievable! They take less than 20 minutes to put together and you can change them up every time. I literally had one of these after every meal this week. So I had to share. They are that good. Writing this is making me want to whip up another batch….

Well let me know if you try them! And you mix them up!

Tonight…Bacon has a bath in store for him…he’s been smelling up the room lately.

Doesn’t he look like he is enjoying it?? 🙂

Frozen Puppy Treats

I am an extreme puppy enthusiast. No kidding. I go to the dog park with my two lovelies and feel like the biggest creeper going up to every dog making high pitched baby talk noises. So it would very unlike me to not spoil my little nuggets.

Let me quickly introduce you to the beautiful pups:

I have a yellow lab, Bacon. Who is 4 years old and the sweetest dog you will ever meet. He wants to run up to every single person that he sees on the street and throw his body at them so they can pet him. If you come over to the house, he will run to the door, greet you and then run away to grab a toy to show you.

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My second beautiful lady is Oreo (catch a theme??) She a a year and a half old cocker spaniel, who is as smart as they come. You can teach her a trick in no time and she will never forget it. However, she is slightly scared of people. We have just gotten her past the point of peeing on the floor every time she meets someone, but the high pitch bark is something that needs to go SOON.
Now that you have met Bacon and Oreo, you can understand where the motivation is to make them a little something. Even if you don’t have dogs yourself, you can make these treats for friends with dogs, bring them to the animal shelter, or just give them away if you have a local store.
Enough Chatting: Here are the EASY BACON AND OREO TREATS:
Ingredients:
1 Container Chicken Broth, Low Sodium and Hormone Free
3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
6 Sticks of Puperoni (or any other stick like dog treat)
Directions:
1. Fill an ice cube tray up half way and put it in the freezer.
2. After about an hour, take them out and add a little blob of peanut butter. Top off with chicken broth. And put half a puperoni stick. Throw it back in the freezer until frozen.
And you have a Puppy Treat! They will absolutely love it! And if for some reason your dog doesn’t really want to take it, try running some water over it because their tongues may stick to it a little 🙂
Give it a try! And let me know what you think!