Apple Crunch Pupcakes

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Just in time for summer (or even your dog’s birthday)! Apple crunch pupcakes will be the perfect treat for your pup. They are a simple and delicious snack, great for anytime of the day! Here are the ingredients to start your baking:

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups water

1/4 cup applesauce

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 medium egg

2 tablespoons honey

4 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup dried apple chips

1 tablespoon baking powder

 

After you gather your ingredients, continue with these baking instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Spray a large muffin pan with vegetable spray (recipe makes about 12 to 14 pupcakes).

3. Mix the water, applesauce, vanilla extract, egg and honey together in a bowl.

4. Combine the flour, apple chips and baking powder in a separate bowl.

5. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to be sure no dry mixture is left.

6. Pour the mixture into the muffin pan. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a pupcake comes out dry.

7. Store pupcakes in a sealed container in the fridge.

 

Frosting is optional but is always a delicious EXTRA!

12 ounces fat-free cream cheese

3 teaspoons carob powder OR 1 teaspoon beet powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together until smooth. Then, spread over cooled pupcakes.

Recipe courtesy of http://www.spca.bc.ca/assets/documents/youth/activities/apple-crunch-pupcakes-recipe.pdf

 

Homemade Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats

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Ingredients: (Makes 2 Dozen)

1 banana, peeled
1 cup oat flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried parsley
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 egg, beaten

Method:
Preheat oven to 300°F. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.

Storage note: It’s best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, freeze them to give to your pal later; just be sure to thaw the treats befor handing them out.

The parsley in the treats makes them a great breath freshener. You can also substitute dried mint for the other half of the parsley as well for the same affect. The treat sizes can be adjusted to accommodate small or larger dogs, just cook them longer or shorter as needed!

For more information go to http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/homemade-peanut-butter-and-banana-dog-treats