Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Zucchini Dog Cupcakes Recipe - Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop

There's something kind of magical about zucchini.  It is prolific.  From one measly little hill comes a mountain of fruit.  In fact, if you know a young gardener new to growing things, I recommend zucchini.  It never fails to produce with very little effort.

That said, there comes a time every summer when I've already filled the freezer, not to mention, baked, fried, steamed and otherwise used up all my ideas on what to do with the stuff.  Oh, plus I've given away bushels of it.  

Then I discovered zucchini dog cupcakes.  Easy to make.  And the dogs absolutely love them.  One caution:  I don't recommend feeding raw zucchini to dogs, plus I ration these since I don't want any upset dog tummies. 

I make these in regular size muffin tins and use the paper cupcake liners.  When I dole them out each dog gets 1/4 of a cupcake.  Please note:  these freeze very well...  if they last that long.

Zucchini Dog Cupcakes
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup of chicken stock
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup grated zucchini

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine all ingredients EXCEPT the zucchini and mix well in a large bowl.   Then add the zucchini and make sure it is mixed into the batter well.  Pour into paper lined muffin tins until each is about 3/4 full.  Bake 25-30 minutes.  You can use a toothpick stuck into the center to check for doneness;  you want the toothpick to come out clean.

Before you head to the kitchen to whip up some Zucchini Dog Cupcakes, browse the dog blogs below for some other tasty treat recipes because today is a Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop!


  1. Those sound good enough for us to eat! I'll have to try them - I've been making quite a few biscuits for the boys lately!


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  3. I am wondering why there is a word of caution about feeding the zucchini raw? I am a raw feeder for many years and have never had a problem with it and the dogs being fed raw. Is there something I missed about feeding raw zucchini?
    Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I am sure everyone will enjoy it!

  4. Just wondering why there is a word of caution in regards to feeding zucchini raw? I have fed raw diet for many years and haven't had a problem with really anything....wondering if there is something I missed in regards to zucchini? Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  5. A note about raw zucchini... It's not that you shouldn't feed raw zucchini to your dogs, but rather that moderation is key. Like many things, too much can result in an upset stomach. This can be more true with veggies like zucchini which are so fibrous.
    Because I'm a better safe than sorry girl, I cook or lightly steam most fibrous veggies before our fur pack enjoys them.


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