I never thought I would be the kind of person that would celebrate a dogs birthday, but here we are, celebrating a dogs birthday. But it’s not just any dog, it’s our beautiful Daisy and she deserves a celebration.
I’ve written before about the impact she’s had on our family, and I’ve referred to her as a little snoring and farting pocket rocket which is still true. I have no idea how so much noise comes from such a little dog. As she’s our first dog we’re still learning as we go and things are always changing and improving. Daisy’s starting to lose her manic puppyness and has calmed down quite a lot, except for when we arrive home and she’s been left outside. Then it’s the MOST EXCITING THING IN THE WORLD. She’s incredibly smart and very easy to train, but is still a total mummy’s girl. She loves her food, and eating things she shouldn’t. I can tell you there’s nothing quite like picking up a poop that has a little Lego figurine head staring out at you!
Just like anyone else in our family, Daisy deserves a birthday treat so we decided on these pupcakes. Full of natural ingredients, they’re nutritious and delicious. Happy birthday Daisy! We’re so glad you’re part of our family.
1c whole wheat flour
¼c rolled oats
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1c pureed fruit/veges, like pumpkin, apple, kumara etc (I used baby food)
¼c olive oil
2 carrots, grated
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line muffin tins with paper liners. You can use mini muffin tins, or standard ones, see notes.
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Spoon into the prepared muffin tins and bake for 12-14 minutes for mini muffins, or 15-17 minutes for bigger ones.
For the frosting
110g cream cheese, at room temperature
½c plain Greek yoghurt
½c smooth peanut butter
Add the ingredients to a medium bowl and mix with a hand mixer until smooth (you also use a stand mixer.)
Spread or pipe onto the pupcakes.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- I used both standard and mini muffin tins – this recipe made 8 standard muffins and 12 mini ones.
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