There are so many creative ways to make my pupcakes that are good enough to eat as a nutritious meal. Change up the types of vegetables, or try one of my fruit and veggie melee mixes. Try using minced chicken or pork for a tasty alternative….
When I’m entertaining and have a few pups over for the weekend, I usually like to make my meaty pupcakes. They take less than 20 minutes to prepare and my pupcakes are made as single serving size perfect for me. Trina uses the 80 ml (1/3) mixing cup to form the pupcakes. You might want to try that for your dog too.
My meaty pupcakes for dogs recipe is a clever way to add healthy vegetables to your dogs diet. The best part is that they won’t even know its packed full of goodness and not one giant treat! If you want to make them into treat-size, my owner uses a child muffin tin and makes little mini bite-size treats, perfect for dog birthday parties, weddings or anniversaries. You can even make a human version for the two-legged guests.
There are so many creative ways to make my pupcakes that are good enough to eat as a nutritious meal. Change up the types of vegetables, or try one of my fruit and veggie melee mixes. Try using minced chicken or pork for a tasty alternative.
Maggie’s Meaty Pupcakes for Dogs
- 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) lean minced beef
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) brown rice
- 2 carrots (shredded)
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) un-sweeten apple sauce
- 2 eggs (shells and all)
- a small glug of canola oil (no more than 20ml/2 tbl.)
- Optional Topping: dollop of Greek yogurt with cilantro and garnished with carrot.
- Cook rice and shredded carrot in 375 ml of water and cook according to directions on rice box.
- Take the cooked rice and carrot mix aside to cool. You can fluff it with a fork if you like.
- Place minced meat, un-sweeten apple sauce, rice, carrots, oil and eggs in a large bowl
- take shells and pulverize them with food processor and add to meat mixture.
- Get your paws in and mix all ingredients together
- grab your muffin tray and line with cupcake liners. (you do not need to use cupcake liners, however it makes clean-up so much easier.)
- Fill muffin tray with equal amounts of minced mixture. Give them a little pat, so they are firm
- pop them in your 200º C (400º F) pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes.
- cool completely on wire rack.
- Optional: mix Greek yogurt and cilantro and dollop each pupcake and garnish with carrot.