No Peanut Butter Mini Banana Dog Muffins
If you’re a dog owner, you know how frustrating it can be to let your pet eat too much of the wrong food, or too much “dog stuff”.
So why not make some banana muffins for dogs! My dog loves banana muffins and since I make them frequently, I thought I'd share the recipe with you. It's a little different from your typical banana muffin recipe because instead of peanut butter, I simply used an overripe banana and an egg.
This recipe makes approximately 20 muffins, depending on the size of your molds. If you want to make a larger batch, simply double the ingredients.
To make the healthiest of dog muffins, I added a small amount of flaxseed.
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Is Flaxseed Healthy for Dogs?
For dogs, flaxseed is a nutritional supplement that can be added to their daily diet to help with allergies, joint pain, skin issues, arthritis, appetite and digestion.
How to Make Mini Banana Dog Muffins
- Makes - 20 Mini Banana Dog Muffins
- Prep Time - 5 minutes
- Bake Time - 25 minutes
- Skill level - Easy
- Mini muffin pan
(Full Recipe Below)
Banana - it's best to use an over-ripe banana. It gives it the best flavor.
Flaxseed Meal - Flaxseed is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Keeping your dog's coat and skin healthy is one benefit of these fatty acids. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are also found in flaxseed - which can boost your dog's immune system.
Olive Oil - healthy alternative to regular oil for dogs.
Egg - a binder to hold it all together.
Quick Oats - Dogs with bowel problems can benefit from eating quick oats, as they are an excellent source of energy and fiber.
Whole wheat flour or Oat flour - Homemade dog treat recipes usually call for whole-wheat flour, and it's a popular choice. In addition, it contains a protein called gluten, which can trigger allergies in some dogs (and people, of course). With dogs that have grain intolerances, gluten-free such as oat flour is an excellent choice.
Step 1: Simply add your olive oil, egg, and banana to a food processor. Blend until fully blended.
Step 2: Add in the flaxseed meal, flour, and half of the oats to the mix and blend well.
Step 3: Add the water until you have a muffin-type mixture.
Step 4: Spoon into your muffin pan until they are about halfway full.
Step 5: Sprinkle the rest of the oats over the muffins. Place in the oven at 350° degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 25 minutes.
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Printable Mini Banana Dog Muffins
- 1 over ripe banana
- ⅛ cup Flaxseed Meal
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Egg
- ¼ cup Quick Oats
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour or Oat Flour
- 2-3 Tablespoons Water
- Preheat the oven to 350° degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add oil, egg, and banana to the food processor and blend until fully blended.
- Add the flaxseed meal, flour, and half of the oats to the mix and blend well.
- Add the water one spoon at a time until you have a muffin-type mixture.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan until they are about halfway filled.
- Sprinkle the rest of the oats over the muffins. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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