It’s time we surprise our four-legged friends with something delicious, nutritious, and super easy to make. And no, we’re not talking about store-bought dog biscuits. We’re stepping up the at-home pet food madness with a dog-friendly pancake recipe. Yes, you heard it right, Dog Pancakes!
These aren’t your typical pancakes, though. They’re specially designed to cater to your dog’s dietary needs, containing ingredients that are safe and appetizing for your beloved pet. Whether you’re celebrating their birthday or just making a special weekend breakfast, these ‘Dog Pancakes’ are sure to get their tails wagging with joy!
How to make Dog Pancakes
Dog Pancakes are a deliciously delightful variation of the classic pancakes, specially tailored to meet the unique dietary needs of man’s best friend – our dogs. Infused with dog-safe, nutritious ingredients like whole wheat flour, unsweetened applesauce, low-fat milk, and even vegetables, these pancakes aren’t merely a delicious treat but also a source of nutrition for your beloved pet!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (use gluten-free flour if your dog has sensitivities)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup low-fat milk (or lactose-free milk or water if your dog is sensitive to lactose)
- 1 tablespoon honey (optional, but it will add a hint of natural sweetness)
- 1/2 cup grated carrots, zucchini, or sweet potatoes (to boost nutrition)
- 1/4 cup natural unsalted peanut butter
- Coconut oil or non-stick cooking spray for cooking
- In a medium bowl, combine whole wheat flour and baking powder. Mix well to evenly distribute the baking powder.
- In another bowl, whisk together the applesauce, egg, milk, honey (if using), and your choice of grated vegetables.
- Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, whisking constantly to create a smooth batter. Stir in the peanut butter and mix until well incorporated.
- Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Coat the surface lightly with coconut oil or cooking spray.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto the heated surface. Cook the pancakes for about 3 minutes or until bubbles form on the surface and the edges start to look set. Carefully flip the pancake and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until both sides are golden brown.
- Remove the pancakes from the pan and let them cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Double check that the pancakes are thoroughly cooled before serving them to your dog.
Tips and Tricks
- Go easy on the honey, as dogs don’t need extra sugar. Keep it light or skip it entirely for a healthier option.
- Pancakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days in the refrigerator or can be frozen for up to a month. Just make sure to let the pancakes cool completely before storing them.
- If your dog has special dietary requirements, consider adapting this recipe using ingredients tailored to your dog’s needs.
- Get creative with dog-safe toppings, like crushed dog biscuits or a dollop of plain yogurt (opt for lactose-free yogurt if necessary).
- Remember to serve the pancakes in bite-sized pieces to avoid choking hazards.
Can my dog eat pancakes?
Yes, your dog can eat pancakes! And you can feel good about it, too.
Can dogs with pancreatitis eat pancakes?
Pancakes are not recommended for dogs with pancreatitis. The pancreas is responsible for producing digestive enzymes, so it’s important to avoid foods that are difficult for the pancreas to digest. Pancakes are often high in carbohydrates, which can cause digestive upset in dogs with pancreatitis.
If you’re concerned about your dog’s health, it’s a good idea to talk to your veterinarian about the best diet.
You can make delicious homemade dog pancakes with a few simple items .it’s really easy to do and makes awesome dog treats.