Healthy Dog Muffins Recipe


Dogs | Published September 10, 2022 by Mimi Council

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When you want simple homemade dog treats that are better for your dog, then make my Healthy Dog Muffins recipe! This easy muffin recipe for dogs is one your pup will love, and you'll love it too because you'll know you're feeding them healthier treats that they will absolutely love!

If you're looking for more homemade dog treats and food, check out my Waffle Recipe for Dogs, Chicken Dinner Recipe for Dogs, or my Peanut Butter Dog Cookies!

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

IG Voted: I asked on Instagram stories recently if you guys wanted John John and I to make dog muffins or dog donuts. You all voted for dog muffins, so today I am sharing a recipe for Healthy Dog Muffins. And, I actually made them mini muffins! Make sure to follow us on Instagram so you can vote on new recipes. Follow along @mimisorganiceats @pugjohnjohn and @mimibakescookies.

Homemade Dog Treats: John John was obsessed with the Dog Waffles we made a couple weeks ago. And, so I decided to try to make him something else. While the dog waffles had banana and peanut butter in them as the main base, these Healthy Dog Muffins are made up mainly of carrots and apple. Yeah, there's still some peanut butter in there for them – but I mean c'mon, they love it.

Soft & Mini: You can make these Healthy Dog Muffins in a mini muffin tin, like I did. Or you can also make them in a regular sized muffin tin if you have larger dogs. But, even if you have larger dogs, the mini muffins are like one little bite! John John is so small, I made them mini for him. But, I still only give him a small piece of the mini muffin at a time. He gets one bite for a treat, and he loves them! These are also soft, which make them perfect for all dogs.

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Ingredients

Organic Carrots

Costco Kirkland Organic Coconut Oil

Organic Apple

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Costco Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour

Organic Oat Flour

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Mixing Bowl

Spatula

USA Pan Mini Cupcake Pan

Mini Cupcake Liners

1 Tablespoon Cookie Scoop

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How to Make Healthy Dog Muffins

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a mini muffin pan with liners.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, add the avocado oil, carrots, apple, eggs, and peanut butter and whisk to combine.

Add the all purpose flour, oat flour, and baking powder in that order. And whisk to combine completely.

Step 3

Using a mini scoop, or a spoon, fill the muffin liners all the way full. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the tops look set and dry, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (If baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

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FAQ's

What muffins are good for dogs?

While you may be able to give your dog some human muffin recipes – depending on the ingredients, most human muffins are really loaded with sugar! And sugar isn't good for dogs. So, while it may seem like you can give your dog a banana muffin that you bought or made, it's better to make your dog their own muffins that are sugar free and full of healthy ingredients for dogs.

Are homemade dog treats healthier?

I think homemade dog treats are so much healthier for your dog. I started making Otto my famous Dog Cookies when he was just a year old when I realized that man dog treats don't have the best ingredients. You can find that recipe in my book, Cookies for Everyone. And, that was the main treat he had his entire life, and he lived to be almost 15 year old! That was just my experience, so I say yes!

What is the most healthy treat for dogs?

I think the most healthy treats for dogs are organic treats that are human grade. Just like it matters what we put into our bodies, it also matters what our doggies put into theirs. And, while some dog food may be approved for dogs, it wouldn't necessarily be approved for humans! And, I think that's a problem.

So try making your dog homemade dog treats with organic human grade ingredients. Dogs should be able to enjoy treats too! And it's super fun to bake with your dog and give them something that they will love and that's good for them. Try my Dog Waffles recipe for another great homemade dog treat!

How to store dog muffins?

Make sure to store these healthy dog muffins the same way you'd store a muffin you'd make for yourself. I recommend putting them in an airtight container like a Tupperware or zip bag. You can store them in the fridge to keep for longer, up to 1 week. Or you can store them in the freezer and thaw when you need more.

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Healthy Dog Muffins Recipe

Mimi Council
This healthy dog muffins recipe uses real human grade organic ingredients for a homemade dog treat that your dog will love!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Dog Food
Cuisine American
Makes 24 mini muffins
Calories 103 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a mini muffin pan with liners.
  • In a medium bowl, add the coconut oil, carrots, apple, eggs, and peanut butter and whisk to combine.
  • Add the all purpose flour, oat flour, and baking powder in that order. And whisk to combine completely.
  • Using a mini scoop, or a spoon, fill the muffin liners all the way full. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the tops look set and dry, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days in the fridge. Or store in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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Notes

Gluten Free — Replace the all purpose flour with 127 grams (3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon) gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes r until the tops look set and dry, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 36mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 798IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.5mg
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