Pumpkin Spice Ev-ery-thing, Like ‘Pupcakes’ for Your Pup

To celebrate pumpkin season and Halloween, we want to share this awesome recipe for Pumpkin Apple Pupcakes for your pup. Natalia and Willow from ‘The Labs & Co’ show us how it’s done— they make these pupcakes look too good to pass up!

Pumpkin and Apple Pupcake ingredients featuring Zuke's Mini Naturals Ghosts

Pumpkin Apple Pupcakes

Recipe by Kelli Mlinarik Marko
Prep Time: 10-15 mins
Cooking time: 15-20 mins
Yield: 24 pupcakes

Pupcake Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
3/4 cup unsweetened canned pumpkin (NOT pie pumpkin)
1 medium apple – peeled and small diced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 eggs

Frosting Ingredients

½ cup cream cheese at room temperature
2 tablespoons applesauce
Zuke’s Mini Naturals for toppers

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix oats, cinnamon, and flour. Pulse rolled oats ahead of time in a food processor if you want a finer texture.

In another bowl, mix the pumpkin, apple sauce, eggs (slightly beaten), and apple.

Slowly combine and mix the wet and dry ingredients. It will be a very thick mixture.

Scoop batter into a greased mini-muffin tin. Pile the pupcakes up high as they will not rise. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until you see the tops just barely starting to brown. Remove from the oven, transfer to a cooling rack, and let cool completely (you can leave them overnight if you wish).

To make the frosting, whisk together the cream cheese and apple sauce. If the frosting is not smooth enough, add one more tablespoon of apple sauce. Spread on pupcakes and decorate with Zuke’s Mini Naturals!

Willow is the best batter taste-testerZuke's Mini Naturals Ghosts make perfect toppers for Pumpkin Apple Pupcakes
Willow is ready to sample a batch of pupcakes!
Pumpkin Apple Pupcake topped with a Zuke's Mini Naturals Ghost
Willow and Mini Naturals Ghosts  Willow is ready for a taste test!


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For more recipes by Kelli Mlinarik Marko, check out her Thai cookbook, A Taste of Heaven.