These Egg, Apple, and Banana Pancakes for Dogs will have your dog very excited for breakfast. The only downside is that your pup may start waking you up even earlier!
(This post was originally sponsored by Eggland's Best, but was updated in 2023. As usual, all opinions are my own.)
Hello. It's Friday and the perfect time to start planning your weekend breakfasts. Pancakes, anyone? Oops, I'm sorry, but unfortunately, these pancakes are not for you.
I'd feel bad, BUT Saturday is National Dog Day and you should be putting your dog's needs ahead of your own (unless you're like me and you already do that every day).
Don't have a dog? Well, um, I recommend adding a little bit of sugar and vanilla to this pancake batter and enjoying this breakfast yourself. Or just consider them a healthier version of your regular pancakes so you can feel good about celebrating Whiskey Sour Day later on in the evening (LOL, really though).
I'm a ridiculous person and pretty much treat every day like National Dog Day, but this year is extra special because Winnie and I celebrated with Eggland's Best to come up with some dog-friendly recipes.
I'm sharing the first of those here with you today... Egg, apple, and banana pancakes for dogs.
🐶 Can dogs eat pancakes?
For the most part, pancakes are safe for dogs (though you should always check with your veterinarian when you're making changes to your dog's diet or introducing new foods to them).
However, the average pancake recipe generally uses all-purpose flour and can have a lot of added sugar in it; two things I try to mostly avoid with my pup.
Thats's why I developed this pancake recipe for dogs made with whole wheat flour and other dog-friendly ingredients that your pup will enjoy!
Of course, when it comes to pups, remember to give everything in moderation, so only serve these pancakes in small quantities (lots of pups have sensitive tummies!). Also, be sure your dog doesn't have any sensitivities to any of the ingredients in this recipe- some dogs could have wheat allergies or be sensitive to eggs.
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
You'll love these pancakes for dogs because your pup is going to love them! And isn't it your life's mission to make your dog happy?
But seriously, I really enjoy making special treats for my dogs. Sometimes that means homemade bones, sometimes it means mini treats, and sometimes it means full-on breakfast foods. Including pancakes.
These pancakes for dogs are made with simple ingredients and are light and fluffy and pretty healthy for pups.
Plus, these dog pancakes are so easy to make.
Winnie was basically like, "Hair? Check! Makeup? Not necessary. I'm camera-ready, yo!"
These egg-based pancakes have just a little bit of whole wheat flour, mushed banana and grated apple. Just five ingredients total (with a couple optional toppings), which makes them a super simple and healthy snack!
Here's everything you need (see recipe card at the bottom of this post for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions):
- Mushed banana
- Grated apple
- Large eggs
- Whole wheat flour
- Baking powder
- Freshly whipped heavy cream: optional for topping, but your dog will love it!
- Naturally colored sprinkles: optional for topping
🥞 Pancakes for dogs recipe
Making these dog pancakes is pretty similar to how you make pancakes for humans, which means very easy!
Simply, mix together mushed banana, grated apple, and egg in a large bowl, until well combined.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour and baking powder.
Gently stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined.
Lightly butter a skillet over medium heat and pour about 3 Tbsp of batter onto the skillet. Cook small pancakes for about 2 minutes on each side.
I think I could probably win some awards for worst-shape pancake maker... But the good thing about cooking for dogs is that they really don't care about the shape of the food.
They'd prefer it to just be ready as quickly as possible.
Luckily, pancakes for dogs are quick and easy! If you're feeling fancy, you can top the pancakes with some whipped cream and sprinkles.
I just whip a little heavy cream and don't add unnecessary sugar or vanilla. And my sprinkles are naturally-colored as I don't want to feed Winnie anything artificial.
Don't the whipped cream and sprinkles make this feel like such a special breakfast? In honor of National Dog Day, a little extra celebration is a must.
While whole wheat flour can sometimes make pancakes a bit dense, the two eggs in this recipe really lighten things up for a great consistency.
🍴 Can humans eat these?
Like I mentioned, these are obviously pancakes for dogs, but as you can see from the ingredients, they're totally OK for humans, too. In fact, they're likelier way healthier than the pancakes you usually eat.
I think they're super tasty and have enough flavor from the banana and apple pieces, but they could probably benefit from a little sugar and/or vanilla if you prefer. Or just a nice healthy dose of pure maple syrup!
Now you and your dog can enjoy a pancake breakfast together!
⏲️ How to store
If you have leftover pancakes, you can store these pup pancakes just as you would regular pancakes.
I recommend keeping them in an airtight container in the fridge where they should keep fresh for 3-4 days. If you're going to eat them in the next day or so, you can simply wrap them in foil.
You can re-heat them in the microwave or toaster... But your dog will probably also enjoy them cold!
You can easily double this recipe is you want lots of pancakes so you can serve your furry friend a special treat whenever you want!
🎉 Ideas of additions
I love the delicious simplicity of these dogcakes, but there's so much you can do with them as they're quite versatile. Here are a few ideas:
- You can use any type of flour you want. I try not to feed my pup too much all-purpose flour, but you can use almond flour, cassava flour, brown rice flour, oat flour, or chickpea flour. You could even do a combination.
- Add shredded sweet potato instead of (or in addition to) apple.
- If your dog doesn't like banana, replace the banana with applesauce.
- Add a little peanut butter into the batter or top pancakes with a small dollop of peanut butter.
- Try other add-ins, like blueberries or cranberries
Note: Never include chocolate chips or anything chocolate-based in your pancakes for dogs as chocolate is toxic to dogs.
This pancake stack is fit for a queen pup! Not that I let Winnie eat an entire stack of pancakes... Though she would have if I let her.
She must have thought she had died and gone to heaven when she saw this stack in front of her and she didn't hesitate just digging right in. Do you blame her?
I promise I'm only giving her a small pancake as an occasional treat!
Don't you hate when your beard gets in the way of your pancake eating? The struggle is real, my friends.
🦴 More dog-friendly recipes
You might say Winnie is a very lucky dog because I have lots of dog-friendly recipes that I make her all the time! Everything from bones to cookies to extra special breakfasts, I love making food for my pup! Here are some of my and Winnie's favorite recipes:
- Ham and Cheese Sweet Potato Egg Cups
- Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes
- Sweet Potato Dog Treats
- Beet Cookies for Dogs
- Chicken Dog Treats
- Berry Egg Oatmeal for Dogs
- Chicken Jello
- Gingerbread Puppuccinos for Dogs
- Strawberry Puppuccino
- Banana Doughnuts for Dogs
- Cheeseburger Dog Biscuits (from The Midnight Baker)
In the meantime, make your pup some pancakes for dogs and snuggle them extra tight on National Dog Day.
If you have a dog, do you treat him or her with homemade treats?
Egg, Apple, and Banana Pancakes for Dogs
- 1 cup mushed banana
- ⅓ cup grated apple
- 2 large Eggland's Best Eggs
- ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Freshly whipped heavy cream for topping (optional)
- Naturally colored sprinkles for topping (optional)
- In a large bowl, mix together mushed banana, grated apple, and egg, until well combined.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour and baking powder.
- Gently stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined.
- Lightly butter a skillet or griddle over medium heat and pour about 3 Tbsp of batter onto the skillet. Cook pancake for about 2 minutes on each side. Move to a plate and continue cooking pancakes until all batter is gone.
- Serve pancakes topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired.
- Let your dog enjoy!
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