Today I’m a bit late sharing a recipe I made as a little Christmas gift for my two fur babies, Grizz-Lee (right) and Chocolate (left). If you’re new to URBAN BAKES, then you may not already know, these two are my angels. I’ll go through great lengths to ensure they live a happy and comfortable life. One example is Grizz-Lee’s first birthday party. You can read about it HERE.
After hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, my Facebook newsfeed was suddenly flooded with updates on lost/misplaced pets and more than ever, shelters were in need of extra help in donations and volunteers. One organization that caught my eye was, Rock & Rawhide. At the time I was a student at Mercy College and employed at a veterinary hospital in Westchester. My time was limited but I knew there was something I could do to help. I searched my home for anything I could donate. Clothes, toys, blankets, leashes… anything! I remember that Saturday afternoon heading out to the Petco at Union Square with several small bags of laundry and toys, and a spare carrier.
I met Kylie, the co-founder of Rock & Rawhide, who by the way, is the sweetest person with the biggest heart for running the organization. It felt great to give back. Since then I get email updates about several events and foundations held in New York. I try to participate when I can. One of which was with a small donation of $10, you could have your pets’ photo taken with Santa and 100% of the proceeds goes back to the organizations to help furry friends in need.
But before my trip to see Santa, I surprised my babies with Peanut Butter PUPcakes topped with my homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits. They LOVED it! Especially Chocolate. She’s my little piglet. She’ll eat just about anything.
So here’s to your fur babies and mine. I’m sure they’ll love it too!
**Note: All dog foods found on URBAN BAKES has been tested by me (yes, I try it too!) and is ensured that all ingredients are dog-safe through creditable sources and veterinarians. However, there are several common allergies/intolerances that can develop over time which may include and is not limited to certain proteins, corn, wheat and soy. Please check with your veterinarian if your pet can consume any of the listed ingredients found in this recipe.**
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 medium bananas, mashed
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons milk
- Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits (optional)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line each cupcake well with a cupcake liner; set aside.
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer on low - medium speed, beat peanut butter, oil, bananas, honey and eggs until just combined, about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Gradually add flour, baking soda and baking powder and mix on medium speed until just combined. Scoop batter into each lined cupcake well about 1/2 - 3/4 full.
- Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow pupcakes to cool to room temperature before frosting.
- In a medium bowl, beat Neufchâtel cheese, peanut butter and milk until just combined. Note: If frosting is too wet, add a tablespoon of cheese at a time. If frosting is too dry, add a teaspoon of milk at a time.
- Spread frosting over each cupcake. Top with a Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
There are several common dog allergies/intolerances that can develop over time which may include and is not limited to certain proteins, corn, wheat and soy. Please check with your veterinarian if your pet can consume any of the listed ingredients found in this recipe.
**Ingredients can be halved to make approximately 9 pupcakes.
Please give a portion of a pupcake that is appropriate for the size of your pet. The amount shown in this post was intentionally exaggerated for photos.
Peanut Butter Pupcakes recipe was adapted from Crazy for Crust
Recipe Source: www.urbanbakes.com