Dog Friendly Pancakes for Pancake Day

Updated 06 November 2023
Read time: 2 mins

With pancake day around the corner, it is only natural that we will be thinking about how to include our cherished dogs in the festivities. Of course, we don’t want to ply them with bowls full of pancakes covered in maple syrup, chocolate and cream. So, what are some pup-safe options available? Can dogs eat pancakes at all?


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A tasty and safe dog pancake recipe


A great base recipe for dog friendly pup 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 is intolerant or allergic to grains. Good options include coconut flour or almond flour.




Mash the ripened banana with a fork until a smooth consistency. Add the egg and flour, beating until a smooth batter is formed. 


This batter can be fried like a classic pancake or used in a waffle maker. If frying, use a small amount of coconut or olive oil. It can be useful to use an oil spray, meaning only a few drops are used to grease the pan and prevent sticking.

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


Time for Toppings


There are lots of delectable toppings that can be used on pancakes for our dogs including:



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Ingredients to stay away from


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 is not easily digested.


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Top Tips for Feeding Time


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


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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.


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If you do decide to give this a go, tag us on Instagram @poochandmutt and use the hashtag #poochpancakes 


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