Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from the grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we are the greatest hunters on earth!

-Anne Tyler

Ya’ll, my oldest puppy Miller turned FOUR almost 1 year ago! What! I feel like yesterday he was sitting in my lap shaking as I brought him home. He is now my 60 pound monster that won’t go to bed at night until I give him head rubs and is staring at me every morning waiting for me to wake up.

Every year for my dogs birthday it is a huge celebration. They are normally allowed “human food” once a year on their birthday & they love it. Because Miller has to share my love with Charlie 364 days of the year, I decided to go big for this birthday and make him pupcakes.

What I love about this recipe is every ingredient is found in the average household & is both dog and human friendly to eat.

To make Miller feel special I used majority of the recipe to make him a 3 layer mini pupcake & made Charlie a few pupcakes so he could celebrate with us. Dogs & peanut butter go hand in hand so naturally they licked every crumb up that they could find.

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

How to make these simple but perfect for your furry friend PupCakes:

To begin, you will first make your “cake” and that starts by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

Next, grab a large bowl and add your egg, peanut butter, honey, vanilla & coconut oil. Mix them until they are combined.

Pupcakes Baking Tip: The main “tip” I have for making your cakes is to mix the wet ingredients first then incorporate the dry ingredients in so the batter will be smooth. (Mine was a little lumpy because I did not mash the bananas out completely I left a few chunks in there.)

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

Next, add in your mashed banana. Stir to combine before adding in your flour and baking soda.

Combine all ingredients until a thick batter is created.

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

When your batter is ready, spray down your pupcake molds (or grab cupcake liners) and add an even amount of mixture to each mold.

Place your pupcakes into the oven & bake for 20-25 minutes.

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

Now it is time to make the frosting for your PupCakes:

To do this, grab a small bowl and add greek yogurt & peanut butter. Mix well until a thick frosting is created.

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

Frosting Fact: The frosting for the pupcakes was definitely a dog favorite (I tried it…definitely not a human favorite…way too bitter for me!).  If I had been making it for myself I would have swapped out the yogurt for cream cheese to help with the flavor but the dogs loved it!

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

When your PupCakes are completely cooked, remove them from the oven and place them on a cooling rack.

After they have had time to cool (5 minutes or so). Remove them from their cake molds & spread a thick layer of frosting between each layer. Top with more frosting & a dog bone for effect!

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

Serve to your pup and watch them enjoy!

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

The ever stoic birthday boy with his cake.

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

And here is Miller clearly loving life.

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

He got 10 uninterrupted minutes to eat as much of the cake as he wanted before we shared with brother & he was in dog heaven!

Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes

Happy 4th Birthday Mill-man! You have brought nothing but love to my life since the day I picked you up to come home with me. Thanks for being my best buddy, my protector & the best cuddler I know.

Dogs give us unconditional love so any chance we get to celebrate them we need to take the chance. Hopefully your dogs will love these peanut butter & banana pupcakes as much as mine did!





4.23 from 9 votes
Peanut Butter & Banana Pupcakes
Peanut Butter & Banana PupCakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 pupcakes
PupCake Ingredients
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg large, beaten
Frosting Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 

  2. Into large bowl add egg, peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla & honey. Whisk until ingredients are combined and smooth.

  3. Add in mashed bananas. Stir until well mixed (try to get as many clumps out as you can).

  4. Finally add flour & baking soda into mixture. Fold in until completely incorporated with other ingredients.

  5. Spray either 4 small non-stick cake pans or 8 cupcake holders with baking spray. Evenly divide your mixture into all (you want to fill them 2/3 of the way full).

  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on your oven). Once cooked allow to cool on cooling rack and begin making "frosting".

  7. Mix together yogurt and peanut butter until smooth. When pupcakes are cooled spread on frosting- either on top of your cupcakes or between layers of your cake.

  8. Serve to your puppy and let them enjoy!

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  • I love this great help but all 3 of my doggies i want to give them cupcakes for they Christmas treat but they also have they Christmas gifts too this was helpful

  • 4 stars
    I will prepare this recipe for my bichon’s Birthday coming up this week.

    I just want to point one thing and that is that I read that vanilla extract may not be the best choice for dogs because it contains some alcohol. I read it’s best to substitute with maple syrup. Otherwise the recipe sounds like it will be a hit with my dog Lucy. 🙂

  • Can I bake ahead & freeze the banana peanut butter cupcakes, thaw night before and icing morning of party🎉❓

  • 5 stars
    These turned out amazing!!! My pups loved them. Thanks for the awesome recipe! Definitely saving this one. ♥️

  • I can’t wait to try these for Aspen’s birthday next week!

    My little white lab daughter will be a year old and I want to take these to day care with her.

    But I won’t have time to make them during the week for her to take on Friday.

    So I’m wondering if I can make them a week in advance and freeze them.

  • 5 stars
    Today is my Luna’s 2nd birthday! In the midst of this pandemic, I wanted to do SOMETHING for my baby girl. We have been extremely cautious going outside when she has to go potty (because for some reason every senior neighbor wants to pet my dog and say hi to me) and it’s just depressing to not do something. She LOVES bananas so I thought I could look up a recipe to make a cake and I found this. And sweet jeezus, she scarf this down no problem! And no lie, prep and cook time definitely went by faster than 20 minutes. I truly appreciate this recipe! From me and Luna, thank you!

  • This recipe was so simple I gave it to my dog Stella for her 4th birthday and she loved it I would make it for her again any day I even took a little bit and it is perfect, if I made it for myself I would add more peanut butter than greek yogurt for the frosting but overall it was awesome and my pup loved it.

  • 5 stars
    Just made this recipe tonight for our dog, Stan’s 12th birthday. He and our other dog, Hank LOVED them!!!!

  • Y all I ve got two AMAZING things to share today that are going to make your life in the kitchen easier.  The first is this absolutely delicious and crazy easy Chicken Parmesan Bake.  It has all the delicious flavor of traditional chicken parm, but with literally a fraction of the work.

  • 4 stars
    Well, I would say that at the top, I think you should type what the ingredients are . But my dogs love it,
    PS. I’m 8 years old.

    • 4 stars
      Oh, I made the pup cakes for fun. Not for the pooch’s bday. Love, the person who wrote the same review.