Banana PUPcakes

Mother’s Day is tomorrow & a lot of you know that I don’t have any “kids”…but oh yes I do!  My 10 year old is named Chance.

My Dog Chance

This is Chance during a fun day at the beach……guess what ~ I cook for him too!  My “baby girl”, Ginger passed away from cancer a couple of years ago.  During her sickness, my veterinarian advised me to feed her a diet of whole grains, vegetables, fruit & meats.  After her passing I still feed homemade treats & food to Chance.  Don’t get me wrong, he eats bagged “dog food” in-between his homemade meals & treats (and when we go to the beach!).

Ginger’s courageous battle with cancer is the reason I started cooking doggy food, so I can’t leave her out.  This is Ginger during her sickness.  She was a trooper & fought until the very end {wiping my tears}. Her cancer was inoperable.  She lived a long, good life.

My Dog Ginger

Believe it or not, this picture was taken just 3 days before her passing.  This was her last boat ride & she enjoyed every MINUTE of it!  Ginger & Chance were best friends!

Ginger & Chance

One of the treats I prepare for my doggy is banana pupcakes.  They’re super simple to make—and a lot less expensive than buying “all-natural” treats at the pet store.  I make them so that they look like a “biscuit” rather than a cupcake, only filling the cupcake liner about half full.

Banana Pupcakes

Mash a couple of bananas in a large bowl with a fork:

Mashed Bananas

Add wheat flour, water, vanilla, baking powder, egg & honey.  Stir it all up with a big spoon.  The batter will look lumpy from the bananas.

Fill the cupcake liners about 1/2 full:

Banana Pupcakes

Bake for about 15 minutes, or when a toothpick inserted is removed clean.  Your doggy will thank you & so will your wallet!  :-)

Happy Mother’s today to all of you Moms, with 2-legged AND 4-legged babies!  :-)

Banana Pupcakes (Doggy Treats)
 
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Serves: About 24 pupcakes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line muffin tins with muffin liners, or spray with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir well with a large spoon until blended.
  4. Fill muffin tins about ½ full with batter.
  5. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle is removed clean.
Notes
Recipe courtesy of Three Dog Bakery

Comments

  1. Auntiepatch says

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost Princess, my German Shepard, 35 years ago & I still miss her. They all hold a special part in our hearts.

  2. Hogs'n'quiches says

    Hi, Amy!

    I love the dog treat recipes so thank you for those. I’m sure my son’s dog will love them, too. She likes him more than me but she knows who gives the best treats! *snicker*

    I miss being in your neck of the woods! I grew up in Charlotte and spent years and years at Camp Seafarer. We would take trips to Morehead City and New Bern. As a family we also spent summers all up and down the NC coast. I so miss it since I now live in a landlocked state. :P The people aren’t near as wonderful, kind, sweet or friendly as my Tarheels!

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