Healthy Mini Dog Banana Muffins with No Peanut Butter
When you're a dog owner, you know how frustrating it is when your pet eats too much of the wrong food.
Making your own homemade dog treats is an easy and fun way to keep your pet happy and entertained.
The recipe is for banana muffins that my dog loves, so I thought I would share it with you. It's different from your typical banana muffin recipe because instead of peanut butter, I used an overripe banana and an egg.
The recipe makes approximately 20 muffins, depending on the size of your molds. Double the ingredients if you want to make a larger batch.
In order to make the healthiest dog muffins, I added a small amount of flaxseed.
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Is Flaxseed Healthy for Dogs?
Flaxseed is a natural remedy that may ease the symptoms of allergies in dogs that suffer from them occasionally. Flaxseed is a nutritional supplement that can be added to a dog's diet to help with allergies, joint pain, skin issues, arthritis, appetite and digestion.
In addition to Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, flaxseed contains dietary fiber. These fatty acids can keep your dog's coat and skin healthy. Flaxseed also contains omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which support your dog's immune system.
As a good source of energy and fiber, quick oats can be very beneficial to dogs with bowel problems.
How to Make Mini Dog Banana Muffins
- Makes - 20 muffins, but depends on size of muffin pan.
- Prep Time - 5 minutes
- Bake Time - 25 minutes
- Skill - easy
(Full recipe below in the recipe card.)
Flaxseed Meal - A dog's health benefits and uses of flaxseed are that they are useful for relieving constipation, improving skin and coat quality, and boosting immunity.
Banana - using an over-ripe banana is best.
Whole Wheat Flour or Oat Flour - whole wheat flour is a popular choice. It contains a protein called gluten, which can trigger allergies in some dogs (and people, of course). If your dog has a grain intolerance, using a gluten-free option such as oat flour is an excellent choice. Simply grind your oats into a flour like consistency.
Quick Oats - quick oats is common in dog treats. You can use them in a recipe, as a decoration on the top of a treat or place it into a NutriBullet and grind it into oat flour.
Olive Oil & Eggs - These are simply the binders for your dry ingredients.
Step 1: Add oil, egg, and banana into the food processor and blend until fully blended.
Step 2: Next, add your dry ingredients, flaxseed, flour, and half of the oats to the mix and blend well.
Step 3: Add the water one spoon at a time until you have a muffin-type mixture.
Step 4: Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan until they are about halfway filled.
Step 5: Sprinkle the rest of the oats over the muffins. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Other Dog Recipes
Printable Mini Dog Banana Muffins
Healthy Mini Dog Banana Muffins with no Peanut Butter.
- ⅛ cup flaxseed meal
- 1 over-ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup quick oats
- 1 cup Whole Wheat 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 flax, 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: 48Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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