Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes

July 12, 2016

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Winnie the Labradoodle's First Birthday -- Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes and a dog birthday! | wearenotmartha.com

Happy 1st birthday to my sweet, sweet pup Winnie! Who ever thought I’d be the kind of person who would bake cupcakes (sorry, I mean pupcakes) for her dog’s birthday and then write an entire post about them? Well, to be fair, anyone who knows me well probably could have predicted that one. But honestly, when we made the decision to get a dog just a little over a year ago, I never realized how much personality she would have or how freaking much I would love her. She is the absolute best companion and so incredibly adorable and sweet. Her extreme anxiety and obsessive tendencies drive us a little nutty sometimes, but I’m proud of how hard she’s working (or really, we’re working her) to overcome it. This is the photo that first made us fall in love with Winnie the labradoodle (back when her name was Hermione):

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We’re so glad we chose her! Now she’s a whopping 19 pounds and celebrating her 1st birthday in style.

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Yes, I forced her into that crown, but she didn’t hate it as much as I thought she would. I think she knows when to humor me. We bought her way too many gifts, including this edible card:

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She was pretty skeptical about it at first…

Winnie the Labradoodle's First Birthday -- Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes and a dog birthday! | wearenotmartha.com

But then later that evening, she was all about it!

Winnie the Labradoodle's First Birthday -- Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes and a dog birthday! | wearenotmartha.comIn honor of her birthday, I decided to make her a special treat, in the form of pupcakes! These cupcakes for dogs are filled with peanut butter and banana and topped with a delightful (if I do say so myself!) peanut butter cream cheese frosting. Seriously though, all the ingredients are human grade, but also dog friendly. Of course, every dog reacts differently (and some can’t do dairy), so check with your vet if you have any questions!

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The pupcakes were mini and had just a dollop of frosting… And we let little Winnie indulge a little bit too much. I was just so happy that she was a fan.

Winnie the Labradoodle's First Birthday -- Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes and a dog birthday! | wearenotmartha.com

This dog has been known to turn her nose up at treats, so I wasn’t so sure she’d be all about the pupcakes. Not sure why I felt like I needed validation from my dog, but I guess I did!

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Winnie just straight up ate the pupcakes… But we also did this updated and less messy version of the cake smash:

Winnie the Labradoodle's First Birthday -- Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes and a dog birthday! | wearenotmartha.com

Ha! But seriously, if you have a treat-motivated dog and are celebrating a special day, I highly recommend these peanut butter banana pupcakes.

Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes and a dog birthday! | wearenotmartha.com

I can’t guarantee your dog will thank you… But I think his or her face will probably say it all!

Winnie the Labradoodle's First Birthday -- Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes and a dog birthday! | wearenotmartha.com

And if you happen to have guests over who are in the mood for a little treat… these pupcakes are actually pretty good! There’s no added sugar or salt in them, but the banana and peanut butter flavors are in full force.

Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes and a dog birthday! | wearenotmartha.com

But don’t take my word for it…

Winnie the Labradoodle's First Birthday -- Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes and a dog birthday! | wearenotmartha.com

We are so, so lucky to have this little fluffball of happiness in our lives. It sounds so cheesy, but she really does add so much love to our lives. Whenever I look at her little expressive face or I wake up snuggling her, I feel like I’m going to burst. I know everyone thinks their pup is the best, but I’m pretty sure ours actually is!

Happy birthday, Win-Win! Here’s to many more pupcakes in your future!

Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes
 
Have a dog who deserves an extra special treat? These Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes (cupcakes for dogs!) will have your dog going wild! All of the ingredients are human-grade, so you can enjoy them, too.
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Recipe type: Dog-Friendly Recipe
Makes: 24 pupcakes
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes:
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (I use natural, unsalted)
  • ½ cup mashed banana
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup water
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a mini muffin/cupcake tin.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, old-fashioned oats, and baking powder.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream together peanut butter and mashed banana. Mix in eggs.
  4. Mix in flour mixture, alternating with water, until just combined.
  5. Fill mini muffin tin cavities about ¾ of the way with batter.
  6. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in tin for a few minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting:
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine cream cheese and peanut butter and beat together until creamy.
  2. Fit a pastry bag with tip (I used a Wilton 2D) and fill bag with frosting.
  3. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake and top with an additional dog treat, if you desire.

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19 Responses to "Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes"

  1. Sharon Anderson says:

    Happy 1st Birthday, Miss Winnie! ???

  2. Happy birthday to your pup! She is adorable! And these cupcakes…wow. Peanut butter and banana is pretty much the best combo ever. Wish I these for breakfast!

  3. Oh man…totally bookmarking this for future use. My dog would love them!! Happy birthday Winnie :).

  4. awww, happy birthday to winnie! what a sweet pup 🙂

  5. Yay! I love seeing your Puppy celebration!

  6. Winnie’s face DOES say it all! Happy birthday!

  7. Chris says:

    Winbot loved these!

  8. Molly Galler says:

    Happy birthday Winnie! You are such a wonderful, thoughtful dog mama. She is so lucky to have you and your amazing baking talents!

  9. Poppy says:

    Happy Birthday, Winnie.
    I wish that people were as faithful as dogs.

  10. Okay! How adorable is Winnie! I love her name, BTW! We got a puppy a few months ago and Winnie was one of the names we were leaning toward – but Dolce won out in the end… These treats are so cute – I’ll have to make them for Dolce on her big day in October! Adorable post!!

  11. Young Hayes says:

    Happy birthday to lovely Winnie! He must have been really happy on her birthday with those yummy pupcakes from you. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Beth says:

    Happy birthday WinWin! Can’t believe she’s already one!

  13. Justine says:

    She is the most adorbs dog ever and is seriously loving the pupcakes!

  14. Robert Smith says:

    The most lovely dog ever and the most lovely cupcakes ever!

  15. Happy 1st birthday to your puppy! The most adorable puppy and the most cute cupcake I’ve ever seen.

  16. Elaine Taratusky says:

    I am going to make these pup cakes for Roxi’s birthday in November. I will let you know if all her doggie friends like them.

  17. Wendy says:

    We made these tonight for our pups, Nala and Chewie, who turned 1 today! Their pack pals, Josie and Pacho, are taking part in the festivities. What a great, quick recipe!

  18. Laura Johnson says:

    In the oven as I type this. Made small cake instead of cupcakes. I’m assuming that the baking time would be a good amount longer?

  19. Sues says:

    @Lauren- Hi! Sorry for my late response, but yes 🙂 Exactly how much longer depends on the size of the cake, but I hope this worked for you!

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