Holiday Fruitcake for Pups

Johnny Carson famously said, “The worst Christmas gift is fruitcake… There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other, year after year.”  Unlike the typical fruitcake for humans you hear about around the holidays, this fruitcake for pups is something they’ll actually enjoy eating!  

We’d recommend making these using mini muffin (or regular muffin pans).  Freeze what’s not eaten right away to save for later.

Holiday Fruit Cake for Pups


  • 1/3 cup dried (unsweetened) cranberries
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup dried apple
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup prepared honest kitchen Goat's Milk (1/2 cup warm water + 1 tbsp Goat's Milk)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F
  2. Combine cranberries, shredded coconut and apples in a bowl with baking soda and pour enough boiling water over the fruit to cover it
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the banana with a fork and beat in the eggs and combine Goat's Milk
  4. Mix in the flours and cinnamon
  5. Add the dried fruit mixture
  6. Spoon out evenly in the muffin tray (should be enough for each to be level)
  7. Bake for 22-27 minutes
  8. Enjoy immensely

Recipe Notes

If you don't have The Honest Kitchen's Instant Goat's Milk on hand, you can substitute for 1/2 cup of yogurt.

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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