Carrot & Cranberry Mutt Muffins

 

Lily and her doggie friends go nuts over these healthy grain free muffins and it feels good knowing they are getting lots of important nutrients. I love adding carrot as they have many powerful health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties whilst also fantastic for your dog’s eye health.

A study in 2005 showed that dogs that ate orange vegetables daily like carrots reduced the risk of developing bladder cancer by 70%! Pumpkin seeds are known as ‘Power Seeds’ as they are excellent for skin, coat, soothing digestion and may even help protect your dog against intestinal parasites and worms.

Cranberries are packed with anti-oxidants, fibre and Vitamin C which research shows may be beneficial for dental health, bad breath and immune support. Cranberry is also excellent for dogs who are prone to urinary tract infections.

This recipe can be made using small muffin cases or if you are stuck for time then simply use a 12-hole muffin tin and slice once cool.

 

Ingredients:

  • 400g buckwheat or brown rice flour
  • 1 cup ground pumpkin seeds
  • 3 cups grated carrot
  • 1 cup dairy free milk
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Coconut oil for greasing

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°c (fan 160°c)

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl

Either fill small muffin cases with a teaspoon of the mixture or else if you want to save time grease a 12-hole muffin tin with the coconut oil and with a desert spoon fill each hole.

Leave to bake for 45 minutes until the tops of the muffins turn a golden brown

Once cooled slice muffins into portions or remove from paper chasing.

Place in a storage container and keep for up to one week or freeze for up to one month.

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