When you combine it with nutritious, creamy peanut butter and top it with peanut-butter/yogurt frosting and carob chips you get a pupcake that's worthy of any occasion.
Birthday, Easter, Christmas... or just a regular old Tuesday, your dog's day will be made if you whip up a batch of these for him!
1 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp baking powder (gluten free version)
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tbsp carob powder
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Carob chips (if wanted for decoration)
Ingredients used to make peanut butter center carob pupcakes
This recipe makes approximately twenty, 1 3/4" diameter mini pupcakes.
Preheat oven to 350F
Place silicone molds on baking tray for stability (or use paper cupcake cases or muffin tins)
Put flour and baking powder into large bowl and stir to mix
Sieve carob powder into flour mixture and stir in well
Put egg, oil and almond milk into smaller bowl and whisk to mix
Add wet ingredients to flour mixture slowly, stirring well with wooden spoon
Spray silicone molds lightly with olive oil
Spoon batter into silicone mold until half full
Make small well in center of batter
Spoon a small amount of peanut butter into well
Top with more batter until mold is three-quarters full
Repeat with each mold until all batter is used up
Bake at 350F for 20 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool in molds for 10 minutes
Pop pupcakes from molds and leave on baking rack until completely cooled
Store un-frosted pupcakes in airtight container in refrigerator for 10 to 14 days
This batter will look gritty and be a different texture to one that used regular or wholewheat flour. That's normal. Gluten free flours each have a different consistency when used in batters or doughs.
To Make Frosting:
Combine plain greek yogurt and creamy peanut butter in a 2:1 ratio (eg. 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1/4 cup peanut butter)
Stir together until smooth
Spread over pupcakes and top with carob chip/s
Frosted cakes can be stored for 2 or 3 days in the refrigerator
*This frosting will not harden, store frosted cakes carefully to prevent a mess!
I'd also recommend offering frosted pupcakes to your dog on an un-carpeted area for the same reason.
My dogs like their pupcakes unfrosted just fine so I save frosting for special occasions when I know the cakes are going to be eaten quickly or I need them to look extra-nice.
Nutrition Facts Per Treat:
Servings: 20 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 47 g
Calories per serving: 90g
Total Fat: 6.2 g Saturated Fat 2.7 g
Total Carbohydrates: 7.8 g Dietary Fiber 0.9 g Total Sugars 1.0 g