Usually, our monthly cooking post is us trying to make a new-to-us recipe from one of our cookbooks, but this month, we decided to try out Professor Pablo’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pupcakes from the Ruff Bluff: A Furlock Holmes Mystery Kickstarter. The pupcake recipe is an unlocked stretch goal from the campaign (still running until July 20, 2022). We are not affiliated with the Kickstarter in any way, we just really like the company!
We love dogs and puzzle games, so backing this campaign seemed like a no-brainer. We also previously enjoyed Taco TWOsday from Trapped Puzzle Rooms, so that only filled us with more confidence that we’d receive a quality product.
As we excitedly await the end of the campaign and the eventual delivery of our game, we decided why not take full advantage of the earned stretch goal and give our dogs something to be excited about as well?
Recipe Source: Ruff Bluff: A Furlock Holmes Mystery Kickstarter (Update #3)
Recipe Name: Professor Pablo’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pupcakes
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 carros, peeled and shredded (optional)
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup greek yogurt
We love it when a plan comes together, and that is exactly what happened here. This recipe consists of easy to find ingredients and the directions are only a few steps long. We shared with the beagles that we’d be making them a special treat, so they were more than happy to watch the cooking and baking process. The smell of peanut butter in the air might have also enticed them to stick around.
The amount of batter was perfect for a dozen “pupcakes” and they looked great when they came out of the oven. Even the frosting creation and spreading was pretty easy. Topped with a dog treat, the beagles are happily living the spoiled life. However, we can’t help feeling a little jealous that the beagles get a yummy treat and are left lacking human-appropriate baked goods.
The true test of any recipe is the taste. What did our beagles think?
Linus loved his pupcake so much he tried to inhale his treat. He went for one bite but then had to slowly work this way through chewing his cupcake. Linus gave his treat two paws up.
Belle loved the frosting. She carefully took her time to lick away all of the frosting from her cupcake before working on the body of her snack. Belle approved of the sweet and immediately wanted to know where seconds were?
Oliver (our cat):
Wanted to know where the cat cupcakes (catcakes?) were? When told we didn’t make any, he left in a huff.
This was a great and easy treat for our pets. We definitely think you should give it a try too (along with backing Ruff Bluff)!