peanut butter & banana pupcakes

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Today is a very important national holiday. It’s National Dog Day, everybody! A day to celebrate one of the best four-legged creatures God created. Dogs are a wonderful embodiment of unconditional love and a constant workout buddy, source of cuddles, and lifetime companion. Seriously, what did we do to deserve dogs?

Our pup is pretty darn spoiled, but I justify it because I’m trying to make up for the first 6 months of her life before she was rescued. These pupcakes are super easy and a great use of a too-ripe banana. I usually try to top them with a cute-shaped little treat, but all we had on hand was kibble. Savvy didn’t mind.

Hope you celebrate the four-legged friend (or friends) in your life today!

PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA PUPCAKES

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter *be sure to check the ingredients that there are NO added sugars. You must use peanut butter that contains nothing but peanuts.
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • mini cute-shaped dog treats or kibble for decorating the top

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In the bowl of standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend together the peanut butter, banana, eggs and water.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats and baking powder and stir together. With the mixer on low, add your dry ingredients to the wet and blend until combined.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way. Top with a shaped treat or with a few pieces of their favorite kibble. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Wait to serve until fully cooled.

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