Autumn Cupcakes for Pups

Who says picnics are just for summer? Cap off an early fall picnic with this delicious dessert. Your dogs will lap up the apple and pumpkin after they finish frolicking in leaf piles and enjoying the crisp air.

Autumn Cupcakes for Pups


  • 1 cup the honest kitchen's Whole Grain Turkey Recipe dry food
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie mix)
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, for decorating (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. In a glass bowl, combine the dry food and pumpkin. Add the eggs and applesauce. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  3. Divide the mixture among the paper liners. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow the cupcake to cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing them from the pan.
  4. If desired, use a knife to spread a small amount of cream cheese on the top of each cupcake.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have the Whole Grain Turkey Recipe on hand, feel free to use your pup's favorite Honest Kitchen recipe instead!

Meet the Author: Lucy Postins

Lucy Postins is founder and Chief Integrity Officer at The Honest Kitchen. She is a companion animal nutritionist who started The Honest Kitchen in her kitchen in 2002. She is passionate about advanced nutrition and holistic health including complementary modalities such as herbalism and homeopathy. Considered an expert in her field, Lucy frequently writes articles for local and national media, conducts radio interviews and educational spots, and occasionally holds educational seminars for pet owners on the importance of good nutrition. She also recently authored Dog Obsessed, a guide to a happier, healthier life for the pup you love.

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