Pupcakes piled high with dog friendly frosting are a dog's all-time favorite treat!
For those peanut butter loving dogs, these easy doggie cupcakes, the smell will drive them crazy!
A fluffy frosting made without butter, cream cheese, or sugar takes this cupcake to the next level. What are you waiting for?
🧁 Air Fryer Pupcakes for Dogs!
In my world, dogs love nothing better than the days we make homemade dog treats. And I love nothing better than making sure they are eating sugar-free ingredients! These pupcakes for dogs are EVERYTHING you could ever ask for in a pupcake - they are sugar-free and dog-friendly!
And the frosting? Sweetened creamy peanut butter is the secret frosting ingredient!
A better alternative to excessive amounts of butter, cream cheese and icing sugar used in typical fluffy frostings that you buy at the grocery store.
🐾 Frosting for Dog Pupcakes
The secret ingredient in this not only creamy, but fluffy frosting your dogs will love on these cupcakes is peanut butter. A proven hit for my dogs, Ruby and Callie.
In stores and online, you can find all kinds of dog cake or cupcake recipes topped with not so healthy whipped cream and peanut butter. Not only that, but those frostings contain a lot of fat. While it looks great. It's not healthy for dogs.
Plus, there would only be a small amount of frosting on each cupcake.
So I use peanut butter instead that way it's nice and healthy for dogs. It's made with creamy peanut butter. It gets its authentic color from the peanut butter, and it's far better for dogs than anything you can buy online, so you can use plenty of it.
Your dog is going to LOVE it!
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📖 How to Make Air Fryer Pupcakes
Note: These are not light and airy like some cupcakes. They have more of a heavy moist texture to them that's similar to banana bread.
📋 Ingredient Notes for Pupcakes
Full recipe and directions below in the printable recipe card.
Whole Wheat Flour - Whole Wheat Flour is largely used in dog treats, cupcakes or pupcakes as it's healthy for dogs. Most dogs tolerate whole wheat flour.
Creamy Peanut Butter - For this recipe I used creamy dog safe peanut butter.
Yogurt - I prefer plain greek yogurt when making dog treats.
Olive Oil and Eggs - These are the ingredients that bind the recipe together whether you're making dog treats, cookies, or biscuits.
📖 Recipe Directions Air Fryer Puppycakes
This is a quick and easy recipe. Start by mixing the peanut butter, eggs, yogurt and oil in a mixing bowl.
Add in the flour, then mix it all together.
Gather your silicone cupcake liners. You can use the cupcake liners or line them with paper liners if you want.
Space them evenly in your air fryer and bake at 325° degrees Fahrenheit for 13 minutes.
Frost when completely cooled down.
📋 Frosting Ingredient Notes
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Whole Wheat Flour
📖 Frosting Direction Notes
Begin by mixing equal parts creamy peanut butter to equal parts whole wheat flour.
If you don't have a frosting bag and tip, simply put the frosting mix into a Ziploc Bag, cut the end off and frost your pupcakes.
👩🏻🍳 Printable Air Fryer Pupcakes
A dense, like banana bread type of pupcakes with peanut buttter frosting for dogs.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ⅔ cup plain yogurt
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- Optional: Liver Sprinkles
Step 1: Add peanut butter, eggs, yogurt, and oil to the mixing bowl.
Step 2: Mix together by hand or with a mixer until fully blended.
Step 3: Add in the flour and mix well.
Step 4: Line silicone cupcake liners with paper liners if you want or cook right in the silicone. Place them on the air fryer tray. Evenly divide the cupcake mixture between 9 liners.
Step 5: Space them out on the tray so they are not touching. Place the tray in the air fryer and bake at 325 for 13 minutes. I did not preheat, just popped them in and started.
Step 6: Remove from air fryer and allow to totally cool before frosting.
Step 1: Mix peanut butter and whole wheat flour together.
Step 2: Pour into Ziploc Bag.
Step 3: Frost your pupcakes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g
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