Dog-friendly pancake recipes

Updated 18 April 2024
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Written by Elle Padgham
Lead Copywriter
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Reviewed by Dr. Linda Simon
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With us treating our fur babies more like human babies every day, it's only fair we get them involved in the TASTIEST day of the year... Pancake Day!

With so many lip-smacking options out there, it's important that we lovingly create something for our pooches that's safe for their sensitive tums. 

Let us do the hard work for you, we have some great ideas:


Dog-friendly banana pancakes

Let's begin with the pancake itself. A great base recipe for pooch-friendly pancakes is a simple one:

  • One ripe and sweet banana
  • One egg (shell can be included if you like)
  • 100g of plain flour*


*As flour is usually made from wheat, use an alternative if your dog's intolerant or allergic to grains. Good options include coconut flour or almond flour.


Recipe step-by-step

  1. Mash the ripened banana with a fork until it's a smooth consistency
  2. Add the egg and flour, beating until a smooth batter's formed
  3. The batter can then be fried like a classic pancake or used in a waffle maker.
  4. If frying, use a small amount of coconut or olive oil. Oil spray is a great option, as only a few drops are needed to grease the pan and prevent sticking - making it a healthier way to cook for your pooch

For dogs prone to pancreatitis, steer clear of the oil altogether!

Time for toppings - Sweet vs Savoury

Whether your pooch has a sweet, savoury or "give me anything!" type of palate, there's loads of dog-friendly ingredients you can use as toppings to make your pancakes extra appetising, including:

Sweet Savoury
Peanut butter (xylitol free) Spinach
Honey Carrot
Berries Broccoli
Mango Peas
Apple Cheese

Pooch & Mutt toppings and fillers

Of course, our Pooch menu is brimming with amazing flavours and treats that would be the ideal addition to pooch pancakes this Pancake Day.



Meaty Treats Taster Pack

High Protein Beef Jerky

Love-ly Lamb Meaty Treats

Hemp Chewies



Salmon Oil

Bionic Biotic

Mobile Bones


Pancake ingredients that aren't dog-friendly

There are some definite no-nos when it comes to pancake toppings and our dogs. These include:


  • Toxins like raisins, grapes , chocolate and macadamia nuts
  • Dairy cream. Most adult dogs are lactose intolerant and dairy can cause a stomach upset
  • Sugar or syrup. While a sweet treat for us, it has no real nutritional value and can contribute to weight gain
  • Lemon or lime. These citrus fruits are not well tolerated by dogs and their juice isn't easily digested


Top tips for feeding time

  • When it's time to serve up, make sure you allow the pancakes to cool to room temperature first. Otherwise, the smell may be so tempting that your dog chomps it down before giving it time to cool, which could burn their mouth or even lead to oral ulcers.


  • Make sure your dog doesn’t overindulge. A small dog should only get a few bites of pancake, while a giant breed would be able to eat a whole pancake with ease. Feeding too many pancakes can lead to an upset stomach and bloating. Also ensure the calories are part of their daily recommended intake, not on top of.


Share your pancake recipes and pictures by tagging us on Instagram @poochandmutt using #poochpancakes 



A dark brown spaniel wearing a Pooch & Mutt bandana, with a pooch friendly pancake in front of it@journey.of.juno


Two curly-haired dogs, one light brown and one great, sharing a plate of pooch-friendly pancakes@oliver.and.mabel


A tan and black short-haired dog, lay on a human bed, with a plate of pooch-friendly pancakes and Pooch & Mutt products



dogs sat at a table about to eat pancakes



frenchie next to a plate of pancakes



cavapoo with pancakes


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