The Great British Bark Off continues with doggy desserts

Bake Off fever is sweeping the nation and not just for people but pooches, too!

You may have seen our recent recipes for Biscuit Week and Cake Week as part of our Great British Bark Off but this week we’re privileged to have last year’s Great British Bake Off finalist, Kate Lyon, share her doggy dessert recipe with us. They also come with the paw of approval from Noah, Kate’s six-year-old Golden Retriever.

Kate’s Blueberry Banana ‘Pupcakes’

Ingredients (makes approximately 10 pupcakes)

  • 200g blueberries (washed)
  • 1 ripe banana 
  • 225ml water 
  • 450g rolled oats 


  1. Preheat the oven to 190c and line your cupcake/muffin tin with cupcake wrappers. 
  2. Put the peeled banana and washed blueberries into a blender along with the water and blend until smooth.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the oats and the blueberry mixture and combine the two together.
  4. Take a tablespoon size scoop of the mix, roll it into a ball using damp hands (sometimes easier and avoids bits sticking to you!) and place in the empty cupcake wrapper. Pat it down slightly to flatten the top. Place a blueberry on top of each, for decoration.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven on the middle shelf. 
  6. Once baked, remove from the oven, take each pupcake from the tin and leave to cool completely on a wire rack before giving them to your pup. 


Kate loves dogs just as much as she loves baking and used to visit her local Dogs Trust rehoming centre whilst at university with treats and toys for our furry residents. Kate is also planning to visit us again soon and this time will be laden with her homemade pupcakes. We’re sure she’ll make some new pooch pals very quickly.

Don’t forget to share your homemade creations with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On your marks, get set, bake!


Please remember that treats should only be given to your dog occasionally. If your feeding them the doggy dessert shown here adjust their normal food intake should accordingly. As always, if you are at all concerned about whether your dog could tolerate the treat shown here check with your vet first.