Muffins For Dogs

dog muffins

My incredibly-spoiled and very picky dog has a real sweet tooth. As he has an issue with bladder stones, it’s vital that he eats and drinks regularly. Being picky though, some days he won’t eat dog food…but no matter what, he’ll eat something sweet. After him begging for more of a peanut butter and banana muffin (the recipe is posted in my Fave Recipes section), I decided to find a recipe that would be more suited to a doggie diet and found this one. I slightly modified it to include shredded carrots and oatmeal, as well as substituting the wheat flour for rice flour. Both my dogs love these and will eat them anytime. If you have a picky puppy, I would highly recommend keeping some in the fridge!

Ingredients

1 egg
2 tablespoons honey
2 bananas, mashed with a fork
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cooking spray

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees .

2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, honey, bananas, carrots and peanut butter. Stir in 3 cups water; whisk until smooth.

3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, oatmeal, baking powder and cinnamon; add to the egg mixture.

4. Spray two 12-cup muffin pans with cooking spray; fill each cup three quarters full. Bake until browned, about 30 minutes. Let cool.

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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

The family loves these! I discovered the recipe on the web yesterday and more than half are gone! Packing a nice 1-2 punch of protein and potassium, they are a perfect breakfast muffin.

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Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 ripe bananas, mashed
Sesame seeds (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, beat together the peanut butter, oil, eggs, milk and bananas.
4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until moistened.
5. Spoon the batter into 12 well greased muffin cups. Sprinkle a few sesame seeds on the top of each muffin, if desired.
6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean.