Dog friendly pancakes are the ultimate treat for your pooch this Shrove Tuesday!
Pancake Day is a fun occasion for all humans! But did you know that you can even make dog friendly pancakes for your pooch and include them in the fun too?
Here’s our top tips for making pancakes with your pup.
Please Note: We are not doggy nutritionists and every dog is an individual. What might be good for most might not be good for another. Always tailor each recipe to your own dog’s needs and tastes. It’s also important to note that these are treats and should be fed sparingly as they are treats not a regular meal. So please adjust the amount of normal food in order to make sure they are still getting the correct allowance. If you have any questions about your dog’s diet, please contact your vet. If you notice your dog has any adverse reaction to any of the treats stop feeding immediately and contact your vet.
Dog Friendly Pancake Ingredients
For the dog friendly pancakes:
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 2 Eggs
- A squirt of Honey
- Coconut Oil or Rapeseed Oil for frying
Opt for raw honey whenever possible, as it will be in its purest form and has not been pasteurised, heated, or processed.
- Grab your bananas and mash them up in a bowl with a fork with 2 eggs until you have a runny mixture, (don’t worry if there are some lumps, they will still taste great!)
- Add a squirt of honey to taste and mix it all together.
- Get your pan ready and set it to medium heat.
- Grease your pan with coconut oil or rapeseed oil.
- Pour some of the mixture into a frying pan or greased cookie cutter.
- Once one side is done, flip them over. If you’re using the cookie cutters be careful, as they will get hot!
- Once they are ready, transfer them to a plate and leave them to cool before calling your doggy to enjoy a delicious snack.
Don’t forget to let them cool, before calling your doggy to enjoy a delicious snack. They may be impatient to start eating or you might be impatient to see the joy they have when you give them the pancakes. Either way, wait for them to be at a lukewarm temperature.
We all know that the toppings is the most tail-wagging part! Here’s a couple of ideas for you to pop on your dog friendly pancakes:
- Your dog’s favourite treats
- Xylitol-free peanut butter
- Meat Toppings: Lean ground beef, chicken breast, turkey, ham, pepperoni and/or some crumbled cooked bacon
- Veggies: Shredded carrots spinach, cauliflower, peas, broccoli and green beans
- Fruit: sliced apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, pineapples etc. (Fruit to be served in moderation, it contains high sugar content and it is not healthy in large amounts).
- Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Cream Cheese or Greek Yoghurt.
Always consider your dog’s favourite flavours and their digestive system when choosing toppings. Not sure if they’re sensitive to dairy? Try a small amount or avoid it altogether. as well as what flavours they enjoy.
Don’t forget to check the label of your peanut butter to make sure the peanut butter is xylitol-free, as this ingredient is toxic to dogs.
Get Creative With Your Dog Friendly Pancakes
Grab a mini-cutter in the shape of a bone, or dog or paw-print. Alternatively attempt to draw your dog by pouring the batter into a squeezy bottle and drawing out the shape. Check out the free-hand Poodle shape from our friend Storm below. This can be a fun addition to your dogs plate (and even better for the Instagram pics).