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Cancer-Fighting Raspberry Pumpkin Pup-Cakes

If you’re looking for a creative new way to reward your dog with some treats and help fight cancer, these raspberry pumpkin pup-cakes are the perfect recipe! This recipe adds a fun new twist on the traditional style dog treat, and you can even make them as a celebratory birthday cupcake for your companion’s special day.

cancer-fighting raspberry pup-cakes

These raspberry pumpkin pup-cakes are gluten-free and do not contain any common allergens, such as eggs, soy or cow’s milk. What they do contain is lots of healthy cancer-fighting ingredients!

This recipe is packed full of cancer fighting ingredients:

Oats: Oats contain healthy soluble fiber, making them important for digestive health – and a healthy digestive system is the foundation of a healthy body. They have also long been touted as helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and manage blood sugar levels to control diabetes. But oats also contain beta-glucans, a type of polysaccharide that may also possess anti-tumor properties.

Pumpkin: Like oats, pumpkin is a rich source of digestion-friendly soluble fiber. Pumpkin is also rich in antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene, helping to fight off oxidative damage from free radicals and keep your dog’s immune system strong.

Apple: The saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” came about for a reason! Apples are rich in flavonoids, plant chemicals that serve as antioxidants that scavenge and destroy free radicals as well as being rich in antioxidant Vitamin C. Apples also contain the soluble fiber pectin, which promotes a health gastrointestinal environment. And, several studies have linked apple consumption with a decreased risk of cancer in people.

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a powerful superfood that is a great addition to homemade treats. Coconut oil is great for your dog’s skin and helps to keep the immune system strong, holding antibacterial and antiviral properties. Keeping your dog’s immune system in tip-top shape is essential in helping prevent cancer.

Raspberries: These berries are packed with fiber and antioxidants making them the perfect addition to this recipe. Raspberries are also anti-inflammatory and keeping your pets inflammation at bay is critical to helping him or her stay healthy or to get back on the right track.

cancer-fighting raspberry pup-cakes

Cancer-Fighting Raspberry Pumpkin Pup-Cakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ground gluten free oat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup pure canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce (preferably organic)
  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries

Frosting:

  • ¼ cup pure canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 Tbsp. goats Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. ground oat flour
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F and greasing a muffin tin with coconut oil.
  2. Next, add all of the pup-cake ingredients minus the raspberries to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Next, gently fold in the frozen raspberries, stirring the mixture 1-2 times.
  4. Pour the mixture into 6 muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the center of the pup-cakes are set.
  5. While the pup-cakes are baking, make the frosting by adding all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir. Transfer the frosting to a zip lock style bag and cut a small hole in one corner. Place in the fridge until the pup-cakes are baked and cooled.
  6. Once the pup-cakes are done, allow them to cool and then use the piped frosting to frost each one.
  7. Store any leftovers in a sealed container for 2-3 days. You can also freeze the pup-cakes and frosting separately for later use.

I hope you enjoy baking these anti-cancer raspberry pumpkin pup-cakes as much as your dog enjoys eating them!

And, if you make these treats, please send us a photo and let us know how your dog enjoyed them.

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Comments

  1. My dog has allergies to all grains. What could I substitute the ost flour with? Coconut flour?

    • You could try coconut flour, or perhaps garbanzo bean or buckwheat flour. If you try it, let us know how it turns out! Also, you might want to take a look at my buckwheat blueberry cookie recipe as that’s grain-free.