Anyone can give their dog a biscuit, a bone, or a treat in general, but it’s not likely you have ever given them a “pupcake.” Well, you can get the chance right here with this recipe for honey banana pupcakes! This tasty, banana-flavored treat is made fresh and with all the added benefits you can expect from Manuka honey and a lack of added sugars, which you’re more likely to get when you choose premade treats from your local pet store.
If you have money to burn, feel free to take the easy road, but if you want the chance to do something truly special for your pooch, make them some great treats that will make their mouths water while also helping you save money in the long run. Now, if you’re ready to make the best treats a puppy could ask for, then let’s get started on those honey banana pupcakes!
Ingredients for Honey Banana Pupcakes
- 2 large mashed bananas (about 1 cup)
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder
- 3 cups of whole wheat, coconut, or almond flour
- 2 tablespoons of Manuka honey
- 1 egg
Directions for Honey Banana Pupcakes
- Preparation Time: 10 minutes. Cooking Time: 15 minutes. Servings: About 24 treats.
- To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit on the Bake setting.
- Spray a muffin tray using cooking spray or line the cups with cupcake liners.
- In a large bowl, mash the bananas using a fork until you have about one cup’s worth.
- From there, add the water, the vanilla extract, the baking powder, the flour, the Manuka honey, and the egg to the mashed bananas.
- Stir using a large wooden spoon until everything has blended together well. Fill the muffin cups about halfway full with the batter.
- Once you have used up all the batter, bake the pupcakes for about 15 minutes until a toothpick or a fork inserted into the center of the pupcakes comes up clean.
- Give these treats time to cool down before you serve them to your pups, and try to avoid feeding them too many at once, as the whole point of these pupcakes is to offer a healthy alternative to the treats you can find at the store.
- Note: You can store these treats in a sealed, airtight container for up to one week or in your freezer for up to three months.
Photo and Recipe via The Blond Cook