Ryder’s First Birthday!
Yesterday was Ryder’s first birthday! It was kind of hectic with it also being Mother’s Day, but we wanted to do something special for him. I had come across a dog cake recipe on Brown-Eyed Bakers blog a few months ago, and kept it in the back of mind. I made some changes to the recipe to make it more natural and for what I thought was healthier for Ryder. I figured he wouldn’t mind my changes since he enjoys eating grass and sticks. Literally, he loves eating sticks…
Okay, I know it looks pretty weird. Keep in mind, it’s for a dog! Also, it’s pretty natural, hence the ugly color in a funny shape that was supposed to be a bone. We only gave Ry half the cake though and then tore it into pieces for him.
Needless to say, he loved it and didn’t want to share. Good thing he has another night to eat it.
HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY, RYDER!!
We love you!
Ryder’s Doggy Cake
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup shredded carrots
4 oz unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds
3 tablespoons water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a small bowl; sprinkle 1 tablespoon chia seeds over 3 tablespoons water. Let sit for 15 minutes. Stir together after 15 minutes. It will thicken up.
3. In a bowl; combine flour and baking soda. Mix in carrots, applesauce, peanut butter, honey, and chia seed “egg”. It will be pretty thick. Place in a prepared baking dish. Shape into a bone or any shape your prefer. Bake for 30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Cool completely before serving.
I know I’m a little nuts…
Do you have a dog?