Enjoy a Safe Shrove Tuesday with Dog-Friendly Pancakes from Charlie and Boo

As we celebrate Shrove Tuesday, we are gearing up for a flippin’ good time. But what about our furry mates? Can they get in on the pancake action too? The answer is a resounding yes, but with a sprinkle of caution and care. Here at Charlie and Boo, we’re all about keeping our beloved pets safe and healthy, even when we’re knee-deep in pancake batter. That’s why we’ve rustled up this guide to help you whip up some tail-waggin’ dog-friendly pancakes for your four-legged friend

Are Pancakes Safe for Dogs?

Before we get to the nitty-gritty of the recipe, let’s tackle the big question: are pancakes safe for our pooches? Well, plain pancakes made from dog-friendly ingredients can indeed be a tasty treat for your furry mate, as long as they’re served in moderation. However, it’s crucial to steer clear of adding any ingredients that could spell trouble for your pup, like chocolate, raisins, xylitol, or lashings of sugar.

Additionally, some dogs might have allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients, such as wheat or dairy. Always keep an eye on your furry friend for any adverse reactions after introducing new nosh into their diet.

Dog-Friendly Pancake Recipe

Now, let’s get cooking! Here’s a simple and scrumptious recipe for dog-friendly pancakes:


  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the wholemeal flour, water, mashed banana, and egg. Give it all a good mix until it’s nice and smooth.
  • Heat up a non-stick frying pan or griddle over medium heat and give it a light spritz of cooking spray or a wee drizzle of olive oil.
  • Plop small amounts of the pancake batter onto the pan.
  • Let them sizzle away for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they’re golden brown and cooked through.
  • Let the pancakes cool down a tad before serving them up to your dog.

Enjoying Pancakes with Your Pooch

When it’s time to serve up the pancakes to your furry friend, make sure to chop them up into bite-sized bits to avoid any choking hazards.

Here at Charlie and Boo, we’re all about celebrating special occasions with our furry pals while making sure they stay happy and healthy. By following these tips and using our dog-friendly pancake recipe, you can enjoy a safe and snuggly Shrove Tuesday with your beloved canine companion.