Have you met Goji? He is our first puppy—a Cockapoo who we brought into our family at 8-weeks old.
We named him Goji because he is red like Goji Berries.
To be honest, we were not ready for a puppy when we got him. Many people told us that a puppy was like having another baby, but we simply laughed that off.
Then came Goji and all the sleepless nights, “puppy poop” problems, potty training, separation anxiety, power struggles, and “puppy proofing”…and yeah, we really did have an infant!
Thankfully for us, puppies pass through all these stages of development much faster than human babies, and Goji has grown into an amazing little guy who has stolen the hearts of everyone in our family—and everyone else that meets him.
He was born on February 7th (the day before my birthday!) and we wanted to do something special to celebrate his first birthday!
The way to this dog’s heart is definitely through his stomach, so I created these cupcakes for him as a special birthday treat. I swear, Goji knew they were for him! He stood by me as I baked them and didn’t take his eyes off of them as they cooled!
Now, of course, humans can eat these cupcakes as well—so feel free to eat one alongside your pup, if you can get past their name 🙂 . They are filled with simple, nutritious ingredients.
These Pupcakes smell wonderful and look delicious, but I can’t vouch for the taste because Goji got to eat them both!
Peanut Butter Pupcakes
by Debbie Steinbock
1 egg, beaten
3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter, plus more for “frosting”
¼ cup grated fruit and veggies (apple, carrot, zucchini), plus more for “sprinkles”
½ tsp. baking powder
Silicone muffin cups
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the beaten egg, 3 Tbsp peanut butter, ¼ cup grated fruit and veggies, and baking powder in a bowl and stir until well combined.
- Distribute the batter between two large silicone muffin cups.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cupcakes look golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow cupcakes to fully cool on a wire rack.
- Once cool, add additional peanut butter as “frosting” and grated fruits and veggies as “sprinkles”.
- Watch your pup enjoy!
LOVE this pupcake recipe and the photos of sweet Goji. Just a precaution–xylitol is dangerous to dogs and it is often used as a sweetener in peanut butter. So everyone, please be careful with the pnb you use for your pups!
Chris, That is a GREAT reminder for people about the Xylitol! Thank you!
Please send me a pic if you make the Pupcakes!
oh my gosh debbie. i love that you are making cupcakes for your dog. i wanna live in yer house!
ha! he certainly is a spoiled pup…