Raspberry Pumpkin Pupcakes [RECIPE]

Who says dogs can't have cupcakes? These fruity "pupcakes" are a fun twist on traditional dog treats. Packed with digestion-friendly and disease-fighting ingredients, they'll give your pup a powerful nutrient boost while satisfying their sweet tooth. Let's get cookin'!

Raspberry Pumpkin Pupcakes (V, GF)


Yields 6 pupcakes


  • 1 cup ground gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup plain canned pumpkin*
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries


  • ¼ cup plain canned pumpkin*
  • 1 Tbsp almond or oat milk
  • 1 Tbsp ground gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

*Note: Be sure to use plain puréed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a muffin tin with coconut oil.
  2. Add all of the pupcake ingredients except the raspberries to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Gently fold in the frozen raspberries, stirring 1-2 times.
  4. Pour the batter into 6 muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and the center is set.
  5. While the pupcakes are baking, add all of the frosting ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir.
  6. Transfer the frosting to a ziplock-style bag and cut a small hole in one corner. Place in the fridge.
  7. Once the pupcakes have baked and cooled, use the piped frosting to frost each one.

If you have leftovers, store them in a sealed container for 2-3 days, or freeze the pupcakes and frosting separately for later use. Enjoy!


  • Oats are high in soluble fiber, which means they help support a healthy digestive system and manage blood sugar levels.
  • Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants that keep your pup's immune system strong.
  • Apples also contain powerful antioxidants, like flavinoids and Vitamin C.
  • Coconut oil promotes skin health and has antimicrobial properties.
  • Raspberries reduce inflammation in the body, helping fight chronic diseases. 

Recipe courtesy of Diana at Plant-Powered Dog. Check out more of her fun vegan dog recipes here!

Can dogs be vegan? Learn all about plant-powered diets for dogs here.

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