Peanut Butter Pupcakes For Your Dog’s Birthday Or Gotcha Day

peanut butter pupcakes

Enjoy celebrating your pup’s birthday or Gotcha day with these simple pupcakes made with only eight simple ingredients in under 30 minutes from start to finish! They make a wonderful treat!

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Select natural peanut butter without added sugars or Xylitol; maple syrup can also be substituted if your dog suffers from allergies.



Peanut butter pupcakes are an easy and fun way to celebrate your dog’s birthday or Gotcha Day. Made from all-natural ingredients that are dog safe, this simple cupcake recipe also produces delectable frosting! Your pups are sure to adore these treats!

This homemade dog treat recipe includes all of your dog’s favorite flavors – banana, peanut butter and cinnamon! Plus it features an irresistibly fluffy frosting made without butter or cream cheese; potato is used instead to provide its creamy consistency that your pup is sure to appreciate.

Honey frosting makes an excellent alternative for dogs with sensitive stomachs who want something sweet but without dairy or xylitol in their food. Plus, using up leftover potatoes makes this easy dog cupcake recipe even better!

This recipe produces approximately 6-7 pupcakes as too many treats can be harmful to their digestion. Any extra pupcakes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.


No matter the occasion – National Dog Day, your pup’s birthday or any other – these tasty cupcakes make the ideal treat! With only eight simple ingredients required for their creation, these quick and simple creations take no time at all!

Start by preheating your oven and preparing a muffin tin or liners, before mashing a banana, mixing in peanut butter, oil, maple syrup or honey, flour and baking powder before folding in your shredded carrots until all components have been fully mixed together.

This recipe yields either three regular size pupcakes or six mini ones; for dogs with sensitive stomachs, try making smaller pupcakes so they can be consumed in one bite.

To create the frosting, combine honey, yogurt (see note below) and peanut butter until smooth. Use an offset spatula to spread or pipe this onto each cupcake and top with crushed peanut butter dog treats if desired; store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.


Try baking these pupcakes using silicone cupcake molds shaped as paw prints (see image below), then using dog treats as an adorable and tasty snack!

Reduced the fat in this recipe with applesauce in place of half the oil; an excellent option for dogs with food allergies to peanuts or nuts.

Cream cheese may also be added to this recipe, though its addition should be used with caution due to its higher fat content – too much can upset the stomachs of animals! I tested both versions with and without cream cheese on my two rescue dachshunds: Ginger had no issues eating it while Abby is more delicate so always consult your veterinarian prior to giving your dog something new.


Comparative to human cakes, this one contains less sugar and more nutritious ingredients that will benefit your pet. Carrots, shredded chicken (optional), peanut butter and egg are great sources of potassium and vitamin A respectively while vegetable oil and honey add an additional sweet touch without adding calories or hard-to-digest components for digestion.

Make these treats even healthier by swapping out some of the flour with whole wheat flour and replacing some of the sugar with plain greek yogurt instead of icing sugar (make sure it does not contain Xylitol) for an easier and lower sugar option. And of course, opt for higher quality natural creamy peanut butter free from Xylitol that’s high in proteins and healthy fats; plus use healthier frosting such as using mashed banana instead of butter cream cheese and icing sugar – your pet will love them both ways!