Cupcakes for Dogs and Owners

 

Brook

My sweet dachshund, Brook, had surgery today.  When I’m worried, it helps to stay busy, so I made Brook some mini cupcakes that are surprisingly yummy for humans too.  The cupcakes are low in sugar, getting  just a touch of sweetness from molasses and honey crunch wheat germ.  As a special treat, we “frost” the cupcake with plain, lowfat yogurt.  A little yogurt is great for dogs and Brook loves it.  For us humans, enjoy “as is”, or try adding a small amount of butter and/or jam.  These are a wonderful breakfast muffin for people with diabetes, or anyone trying to avoid sugar.

Brook’s doing well and has already enjoyed her first cupcake (so have I!).  If you want to make a special treat for you and your pooch, try the recipe below.  If you do, leave a comment to let us know what you think.

Doggie Cupcakes or Mini-Muffins to us Humans

Doggie Cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 C King Arthur white whole wheat flour

1/4 C old-fashioned oats                                                                           

1/4 C honey crunch wheat germ

1 tsp baking powder 

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp iodized salt                                                                         

1/4 C molasses                                                                            

1/2 C water                                                                                        

2 T vegetable oil                                                                       

2 eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 3500F.

Spray mini-muffin pans with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, stir together molasses, water, oil and eggs.

Meanwhile, in another bowl, stir together flour, oats, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the molasses mixture.  Stir gently until just combined.

Use a melon ball scoop to spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, approximately 2/3rds full, or just level with the top of the cup.  Bake until cake tester comes out clear – approx. 12 – 14 min.  Remove from oven and cool 5 min. before removing from muffin pan onto cooling racks.

Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.  Makes 24 mini muffins.  Freezes well.

If you are tempted to add raisins to this recipe – Don’t Do It!  Raisins are toxic to dogs.  Here’s a link to peteducation.com with information about what NOT to feed your doggie: www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1659&aid=1030

To find out about white whole wheat flour, check out: www.kingarthurflour.com

Recipe courtesy of http://www.nourishednation.wordpress.com

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