Three Pawesome Dog-Friendly Pancake Recipes

Hooray, it’s pancake day! Time to whip out that pan and get frying. To celebrate the most delicious of days, we’ve put together a list of simple pancake recipes that both you and your four-legged friend can enjoy.

PetsPyjamas Pup Henry has tested out some of our favourite dog-friendly pancake (or poochcake, if you prefer) recipes and best toppings around and wanted to share his top three…

  1. The Peanut Butter Poodle 

It’s common knowledge that dogs LOVE peanut butter. Treat your pooch to these deliciously peanutty delights and they’ll be licking their lips for hours. What’s more, these are completely gluten-free!

 

Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g of buckwheat flour
  • 300ml water
  • Coconut oil for frying
  • For the peanut butter drizzle 
  • 2 x tablespoons of peanut butter (Xylitol free)
  • 150g strawberries (or cooked apples!), chopped 

Method

  1. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Mix in the water and buckwheat flour and whisk together. The batter should be fairly runny, similar to a human pancake/crepe batter!
  2. If the consistency of your batter looks too thick, add small amounts of water a spoonful at a time. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Add oil to the pan and add the batter. 
  4. Cook for around 2 minutes, until the underside, is golden brown. Flip and cook for an additional minute, until both sides are golden brown.
  5. To make the peanut butter drizzle, heat 2 tablespoons of peanut butter for 10 seconds in a microwave. Depending on your choice of peanut butter, you may need to slightly adjust the amount of water to get a runny consistency. To serve, drizzle the pancakes with peanut butter and fresh strawberries/apples.
  6. Cut into a dog bone shape using a biscuit cutter (if you have one!)

Bon Appetite!…

Henry’s poochcake rating: 4/5, “I was unsure at first, but the strawberries were particularly dog-licious.”

 

2. The Banana Bulldog

This banana bonanza is the perfect healthy treat for your pooch, especially if they have a sweet tooth!

Ingredients

  • 2 x bananas
  • 2 x medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp. buckwheat flour
  • A little coconut oil
  • Blueberries
  • Peanut butter (Xylitol free)

Method

  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, smash up the banana and eggs. You can use a food processor if you for a smoother texture, but doing this by hand with a fork or potato masher works just as well, especially if the bananas are ripe!
  • Stir in the buckwheat flour. Allow batter to sit for 2 – 3 minutes while the buckwheat flour rehydrates. It should be a fairly thick consistency
  • Heat a nonstick pan and add coconut oil.
  • Scoop generous spoonfuls of batter onto the pan. Wait until bubbles appear in the centre.
  • Carefully flip the pancakes. Cook on this side until golden brown.
  • Spread with peanut butter and serve up with your blueberries and enjoy!

Bon Appetite!…

Henry’s poochcake rating: 5/5, “What’s not to love? Bananas, peanut butter, and blueberries – three of my favourite things!”


3. The Potato Pug 

A slightly more savoury option, these super tasty pancakes offer a healthy alternative for your doggie to devour for their main course.

Henry’s poochcake rating: 4.5/5, “Very tasty but I would have added bacon!”

Ingredients

  • 3 medium potatoes
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 2 x medium eggs
  • Coconut oil
  • Cottage cheese
  • 1 x Carrot (grated)

Method

  1. Boil potatoes with their skins in lightly salted water for about 30 minutes or until soft enough to prick easily with a fork.
  2. Take off the heat, drain the water and then mash the potatoes.
  3. Using two small bowls, separate the egg yolks from the whites, putting the whites to one side for the moment.
  4. Mix in the egg yolks with the mashed potatoes until smooth.
  5. Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold into mashed potatoes.
  6. Melt oil in a frying pan. When the pan has heated, spoon the mashed potato mixture into the pan. Flatten with a spatula into a potato cake and allow to brown well on both sides.
  7. Continue until all of the mixture is cooked adding butter as needed to avoid the potato pancakes sticking. Serve with cottage cheese and grate the carrot over the top. 
  8. Cut into a dog bone shape using a biscuit cutter (if you have one!)

Extra doggie toppings 

If you’re feeling creative, why not sprinkle your pancakes with some dog-licious toppings such as:

  • Dog biscuits!
  • Marmite
  • Yoghurt
  • Chopped vegetables (e.g. mushrooms, carrots, cucumber, green beans)

Whatever you decide to conjure up for you and your furry friend this pancake day, be sure to double-check that the ingredients you use won’t be potentially harmful to your dog. Other than that, enjoy your poochcakes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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