Dog Friendly Pancakes

Many people enjoy pancakes on Shrove Tuesday or Jiff Lemon Day. Well, why not enjoy them with your dog?

The following recipe is dog-friendly for everyone to enjoy and tastes delicious if I am honest.

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Before diving into the kitchen fun, let’s keep our furry friend’s health in mind. Not all tasty toppings are pooch-appropriate. That sneaky xylitol, commonly found in some peanut butter, is a no-go—it harms our dogs. Always opt for pet-safe peanut butter or choose peanut butter explicitly made for dogs. And let’s not forget, chocolate is a definite canine no-no. Want more info on what not to feed your pup? There’s plenty of insight on toxic foods to steer clear of.

Portion size is critical! Our dogs’ bellies may be smaller than ours, so we must keep their treats on the mini-side. It’s hard to resist those adorable begging eyes, but moderation is our mantra to maintain our pet’s perfect weight. Remember, treats should only take up a tiny 10% of their daily munch. And don’t forget, a little less dinner might be in order if we indulge in Pancake Day delights.

If your dog has not had pancakes before, start with smaller portions in case they get upset.

If you have any doubt, then please seek a professional opinion first

Kitchen equipment is required.

A medium-measure jug
Whisk, although I prefer a Falk
Measuring scale
Frying pan

Ingredients for dog-friendly pancakes

One free-range egg (medium)

A pinch of baking powder
180ml buttermilk
Two tablespoons peanut butter (make sure it is xylitol-free)
64g flour – wholemeal floor
A small amount of water
Cooking oil – Olive oil or coconut oil

Dog-Friendly Pancake topping

A small amount of  warm water (approx a tablespoon)
Strawberries with stalks removed and cut up into small bites or any other pet-friendly vegetables such as banana
As a special treat, a small amount of honey

How to make dog-friendly pancakes

  • Combine the flour and baking powder.
  • Add the egg and milk to the dry mix and whisk with a fork until you get a smooth but thick batter.
  • If required, add a drop of water
  • Allow mixture to stand for around 10 minutes.

Whilst the mixture is standing. Heat the frying pan with a small amount of oil on a medium.

Gently pour the mixture into the frying pan. After around 2 minutes, it is time to flip your pancake over and cook the other side until golden brown.

The topping

Next is the peanut butter drizzle – mix two tablespoons of peanut butter with a,/ little bit of warm water until your batter is nicer and smooth and a little runny

Now gently spoon the peanut butter sauce over the pancakes and add some suitable dog-safe fresh fruit that has been chopped up. This could be strawberries or bananas.

Serving sizes

Small dogs (under 15kg) should have just one 8cm pancake, while larger dogs (over 15kg) might enjoy two. But remember, with the pancake topping included. You should nix about 10% of their regular food to balance out this extra special treat!

.If you have enjoyed cooking for your dog, then why not check out our homemade dog treats – a beginner guide