These sweet potato-based bark-worthy muffins are filled with the Fall flavors many of us start craving once the leaves begin changing colors. But the yummy taste and easy-to-chew soft texture is just the tip of the iceberg. These treats are free of gluten and grains, making them great for all dogs. Plus, they’re loaded with beneficial nutrients – more on that below!
Watch How Easy These Puppy Muffins Are To Make
Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes provide a nice serving of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium. When feeding them to your dog, make sure they’re unseasoned (or seasoned with dog-approved spices/herbs), peeled, cooked, and mashed.
Carrots – If you have my dog treat cookbook, Proud Dog Chef: Tail-Wagging Good Treat Recipes, then chances are you already know I love adding shredded carrots to my treats. While most known for their eye-benefiting beta-carotene, they also provide nice amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium.
Eggs – While the eggs simply act as a binder in this recipe, they also provide some protein!
Ginger – Ginger is a super spice that’s been used for its medicinal purposes for nearly 2,000 years. Just like with humans, it can help soothe a dog’s upset stomach, relieve nausea, and ease motion sickness. Along with aiding digestion, ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties!
Cinnamon – Yes, this delicious spice is deemed safe for dogs. In fact, cinnamon has natural antifungal properties.
- - Coconut oil, to grease muffin tin
- - 1/2 cup sweet potato (cooked, mashed, and no skin)
- - 1/2 cup peeled and finely grated carrot, lightly packed
- - 1 egg
- - 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a mini muffin tin with coconut oil. Set aside.
- Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and thoroughly combine.
- Fill each muffin space all the way up.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Let muffins cool for about 5 minutes and then carefully transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- These treats are extremely soft and easy to chew, making them great for puppies and senior canines!
- Since I only recommend storing these treats in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, you will notice this recipe only yields 12 mini muffins. If you need more then simply double the recipe.