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!
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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.
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. 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!
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.
But, I am convinced that homemade dog treats are healthier! So, of course I am going to be feeding John John homemade dog treats. We do buy some, but the ones we buy I make sure they are human grade and USADA Organic. I recently bought him Full Moon Organic Chicken Treats, as it’s not as easy for me to make chicken treats as it is cookies or waffles!
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 too!
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.
Why Organic for Your Dog?
You may be wondering why you should buy organic food for your dog. It’s the same reasons that you should buy organic food for yourself. Your dog’s health is important, just like yours. So, treating them right with organic ingredients will benefit their long term health.
And organic ingredients are much healthier for your dog to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients! And that counts for your pup too!
Healthy Dog Muffins RecipeDifficulty: Easy
This healthy dog muffins recipe uses real human grade organic ingredients for a homemade dog treat that your dog will love!
2/3 cup organic avocado oil
4 ounces organic grated carrots (about 2 large carrots)
3 ounces organic grated apple (about 1 large apple)
60 grams organic large eggs
64 grams (1/4 cup) organic peanut butter
127 grams (1 cup) organic all purpose flour
57 grams (2/3 cup) organic oat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a mini muffin pan with liners.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gluten Free — Replace the all purpose flour with 127 grams (3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon) organic 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.
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