Pupcakes (Air Fryer Dog Treats)

Pupcakes

Looking for air fryer dog treats? Check out these tasty peanut butter pupcakes that are made in the air fryer!

These air fryer pupcakes are not super puffy like other cupcakes. They have more of a banana bread type of texture meaning they are dense and moist.

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Two Pupcakes Air Fryer Dog Treats frosted to look like hostess cupcakes. Leash and dog mom sign to the side

We frosted these to look like little hostess cupcakes but you can frost them however you want. Of just serve without frosting.

If you are looking for other air fryer dog treats, be sure to check out these Air Fryer Liver Carrot Fries For Dogs!

Dog Cupcakes

Makes: 9 Pupcakes
Prep Time: about 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes + the air fryer heat up time
Skill: Easy

Items needed to make pupcakes

Tools needs

  • Air Fryer (used the Instant Vortex Plus)

Pupcake Ingredients

  • whole wheat flour (or oat flour)
  • some olive oil
  • plain yogurt
  • large eggs
  • creamy peanut butter

How to Make Pupcakes

eggs, peanut butter, oil and yogurt added to mixing bowl

Add eggs, peanut butter, oil, and yogurt to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.

batter after items are mixed

Mix it all together until it is fully blended.

Flour dumped into batter mixture

Then add in the flour and mix until fully blended again.

Add batter to cupcake liners

I lined silicone cupcake liners with paper liners. Makes it much easier to clean up, but you can also cook right in the silicone if you want. Put the liners on the air fryer tray. Then divide the cupcake mixture evenly between 9 liners.

Then you want to space out the liners so they are not touching. Add the tray to the air fryer and bake at 325 for 13 minutes. I had mine on the middle wrack and I did not preheat, just popped them in and started. 

When they are done, remove them from the air fryer and allow them to fully cool before you frost them. Or you can just give it as is without frosting for more of a muffin-type treat.

To make the frosting, heat a few tablespoons of peanut butter in a microwave-safe dish. It will only take 30 – 40 seconds to heat.

Remove cupcakes from liners. Dip the tops of the cooled cupcakes into the hot peanut butter.

Add a few tablespoons of coconut oil to a Ziploc bag. Cut the tip of one corner off. Twist the bag until everything is in that one corner. Then use it to pipe on the white swirl on top of the cupcake.

How to Store Pupcakes

While these can be stored on the counter for a day or two, if you need to store them longer than that, I would keep them in the fridge.

Just be sure that either way you store them, you keep them in an air-tight container.

Can They Be Frozen?

Yes! If you want to make a batch or two up ahead of time, these can totally be frozen. It does work best if you freeze them before they are frosted. 

Simply put them in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag and pop them in the freezer. Then when you are ready to use, allow it to sit on the counter for 30 minutes or so to thaw out. 

After you have thawed them out, you can serve them as is or frost them.

Pupcake Recipe

Yield: 9

Pupcakes

Two Pupcakes Air Fryer Dog Treats frosted to look like hostess cupcakes. Leash and dog mom sign to the side

If you have an air fryer and dogs, be sure to check out these pupcakes air fryer dog treats! They are peanut butter and the dogs love them!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (or oat flour)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2/3 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter

Instructions

  1. Add eggs, peanut butter, oil, and yogurt to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
  2. Mix it all together until it is fully blended.
  3. Then add in the flour and mix until fully blended again.
  4. I lined silicone cupcake liners with paper liners. Makes it much easier to clean up, but you can also cook right in the silicone if you want. Put the liners on the air fryer tray. Then divide the cupcake mixture evenly between 9 liners.
  5. Then you want to space out the liners so they are not touching. Add the tray to the air fryer and bake at 325 for 13 minutes. I had mine on the middle wrack and I did not preheat, just popped them in and started. 
  6. When they are done, remove them from the air fryer and allow them to fully cool before you frost them. Or you can just give as is without frosting for more of a muffin-type treat.

Frosting Directions:

  1. Heat a few tablespoons of peanut butter in a microwave-safe dish. It will only take 30 – 40 seconds to heat. 
  2. Remove cupcakes from liners. Dip the tops of the cooled cupcakes into the hot peanut butter.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of coconut oil to a Ziploc bag. Cut the tip of one corner off. Twist the bag until everything is in that one corner. Then use it to pipe on the white swirl on top of the cupcake.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

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