Treat your dog to homemade muffins
By Lucy Pearl
Feeding your dog homemade treats is one way to get them looking happy and healthy. There are thousands of homemade recipes you can use to make a treat for your dog.
Why make healthy dog treat recipes for your dogs?
As humans, we love to try out different recipes and treat ourselves to sweet homemade food, so why can't we do the same for our dogs?
You can make healthy dog treat recipes by using ingredients that are healthy for your dogs. These recipes should be tried out first to know if they're safe for your dogs, and where possible, they should be gluten-free. This is because gluten free treats contain higher protein which is safe for dogs’ digestive systems.
What is a healthy homemade dog food recipe?
A healthy homemade dog food recipe is one that contains the vitamins and minerals your dog needs to be healthy. They should contain protein, carbohydrates, fat, and fiber.
What are healthy treats for dogs?
Since our dogs can't take care of themselves, they depend on us to take good care of them by providing them with food filled with healthy and delicious nutrients.
There are so many healthy treats for your dog, like carrots, blueberries, apples, nuts, broccoli, vegetables, watermelons, and so many others. These treats should be given in the right quantity and proportion.
Why dogs love sweet potato muffins
Homemade sweet potato muffins are one of the best treats you can give your dog. It is a healthy dog treat and is very easy to make. Sweet Potato Muffin can be made with five to six ingredients that are healthy for your dogs and helps their immune system. These ingredients consist of sweet potato, oat flour, cinnamon, milk, and eggs.
Sweet potatoes- Sweet Potatoes are rich vegetables that contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Magnesium. These vitamins and minerals are very healthy and help in their growth.
Oat flour- Oat flour is a whole grain, gluten-free option and contains Vitamin B1 which is easy for digesting. All this makes it a healthy choice for homemade treats for your dog.
Carrots- Carrots are healthy options and are rich in Vitamin A, which is very important for the health of your dog.
Cinnamon- Cinnamon contains a lot of health benefits for your dog, especially when given in the proper amount.
Milk- Milk is a safe treat for dogs when served in small quantities. You should also check if your dog is lactose intolerant.
Eggs- Eggs help support your dog's immune system and help in its general health. They are high in protein, vitamins, and fatty acids.
- 3 cups of Oat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 sweet potato (boiled, mashed with no skin)
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- ¼ cup of milk
- ½ cup of grated carrots
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease muffin tins with oil and set aside.
- Pour oat flour, mashed sweet potatoes, and carrots into a mixing bowl.
- Add eggs, cinnamon powder, salt, and stir.
- Using a spoon, carefully scoop the mixture evenly into each muffin tin, making sure that each compartment is filled to the top. There is no need to worry about the batter rising; it will stay put once in the muffin tins.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Let the muffins cool for about 5-7 minutes before you serve.
How to store leftover sweet potato muffins
Sweet potato muffins can last up to three weeks or more as long as the leftover muffins are stored in the fridge.