The perfect dog pancake recipe

Posted by Matt Sadler

This Pancake Tuesday, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People have a delicious doggie pancake recipe so you can treat your four-legged friend.

We think your dog(s) will love these tasty treats just as much as Ambassador hearing dog Jax, and as you can see in the video below, that’s quite a lot!

Our hard-working staff have a tendency to wolf down their pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, which led us to think – who could eat a pancake faster; a human or a dog? And what better way to answer this than with a little light-hearted competition!

This video was shot in on the lovely Hearing Dogs grounds with a highly trained dog, so why not skip the races at home, and let you pooch enjoy the tasty pancakes at their leisure.

Here is the doggie pancake recipe: we hope you and your hungry hounds enjoy this Pancake Tuesday!

Delicious doggie pancake recipe

This recipe – from – makes about 15 small pancakes, but we would suggest you give your dog a maximum of two in one sitting – unless you want a bit of a mess to clean up!


  • 1 cup buckwheat (or whole wheat) flour
  • 4 tablespoons corn flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons milk (lactose-free)
  • 1 large egg


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until smooth
  2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  3. In a small saucepan, heat a small amount of butter (to coat) and cook each pancake about one minute on each side, they should be a glorious golden colour
  4. Top with tasty meaty treats – such as cooked mince meat – to make a nutritious meal
  5. Cool and serve to your deserving dog – and watch it disappear
  6. These pancakes can be frozen for future enjoyment

Some dogs can be lactose intolerant so do consider this before making a dog-friendly pancake.

We advise those planning to use this delicious doggie recipe to skip the sugary toppings (like maple syrup, for example) for your pooch’s pancakes as this could make them very poorly. Why not top it with some minced meat as an extra special treat?

We recommend that pancakes should only be given to dogs and puppies over the age of six-months and they should only be given in small quantities as part of a balanced diet. If you do make a pancake for your dog then please adjust their usual food quantity for that day to reflect the additional calories.

If you have any concerns about giving your dog a home cooked treat please check with your vet first.

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I spend a lot of my day talking about our hearing dog superstars - it's a hard life!

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