Sweet Potato Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

10/12/2020

Fall is here! That means we get to indulge in delicious seasonal favorites. Here at Tazasaurus Biscuits, we know there's nothing better than making treats for your dog to enjoy and drool. Try these pup-friendly pupcakes!


Sweet Potato Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Yields: 6 pupcakes

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Pupcakes:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/3 cup pureed sweet potatoes
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
1 egg
1/2 cup peanut butter

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Cream Frosting:

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup of plain greek yogurt

What you'll need

  • Flour: When making dog treats, use whole wheat flour.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Cook sweet potatoes before baking and puree them into a food processor.
  • Oil: When baking, many oils can be toxic to dogs. Use organic, unrefined, virgin coconut oil, expeller pressed.
  • Peanut Butter: This ingredient is a dog favorite. Make sure that the peanut butter you use is creamy, sugar-free, and 100% peanuts.
  • Baking Powder: Research shows that baking powder given in large quantities can be toxic to dogs, however, given in small quantities can be safe. In this recipe, we will be using a small amount. You can also skip this ingredient (the consistency may just come out different).
  • Yogurt: Choose a plain greek yogurt with no sugars added.
  • Egg: Any egg will do! Cage-free, organic, human-grade, vegetarian-fed- your choice.

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your cupcake muffin pan with paper bake cups and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together: flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Puree your cooked sweet potatoes with a blender or food processor. Add a small amount of water to help with the puree process.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add coconut oil, pureed sweet potatoes, yogurt, and egg. Beat on medium speed about 2 minutes or until combined. If you don't have a blender or hand mixer, you can your a whisk. 
  • Add dry ingredients into the mixture and blend for approximately 2 minutes or until well mixed. If you do not have a blender or mixure, you can use a spoon.
  • Fill each cupcake liner with about 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of pupcake mix.
  • Bake pupcakes for 12-14 minutes. Pupcakes are done when you can stick a toothpick into the cake and it comes out clean.

Time to assemble

Allow the pupcakes to cool completely for about 30 minutes- 1 hour. Use a cooling rack to help prevent further moisture from accumulating. 

Once cooled, it's time to decorate! If you don't have a fancy piping bag, you can make your own out of a plastic zip-lock bag!

Now for the best part! Time for your pup to enjoy his/her's scrumptious pupcake :-).  If you have any left overs, store pupcakes in the refrigerator.