Harvest Apple Dog Muffin Recipe

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I thought this was the perfect time to bake up a batch of Harvest Apple Dog Muffins. Freshly picked apples of all varieties are filling up the fruit bins at the local grocery store. I used a Macintosh apple in my recipe. And if you want to take it up a notch, in terms of homemade goodness, feel free to make your own apple sauce!

I used some dog-friendly melts to decorate the muffins and give them a little extra sweetness. I try to use it sparingly, because of the sugar content – but since it’s not an everyday treat, I decided to drizzle and decorate with Wilton

Before you even take them out of the oven, the scent of these Harvest Apple Muffins will make your mouth water. But paws off – these muffins are for dogs only!

I thought this was the perfect time to bake up a batch of Harvest Apple Dog Muffins. Freshly picked apples of all varieties are filling up the fruit bins at the local grocery store. I used a Macintosh apple in my recipe. And if you want to take it up a notch, in terms of homemade goodness, feel free to make your own apple sauce!

I used some dog-friendly melts to decorate the muffins and give them a little extra sweetness. I try to use it sparingly, because of the sugar content – but since it’s not an everyday treat, I decided to drizzle and decorate with Wilton Melts. Always check the label for ingredients such as chocolate and xylitol, as they are hazardous to a dog’s health if ingested.

Before you take them out of the oven, the scent of Harvest Apple Muffins will make your mouth water.Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 egg

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 cup apple, grated

¼ cup apple sauce

¼ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray muffin tray cups with oil or line with cupcake paper cups.
  2. In a large bowl mix apple sauce, grated apple, vanilla, egg, and honey together.
  3. Combine whole wheat flour and baking powder and stir into wet ingredients.
  4. Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins. For top-heavy muffins, fill to the top of cup.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool on racks.

If you have never made treats for your dog containing apples before, you may find yourself wondering whether it’s a good idea to feed apples to your pup. These low-calorie snacks are packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamins A and C, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants, but they also contain natural sugars. For this reason, apples are seen as healthy and delicious snacks when given to your dog in moderation.

Apple slices are also a great choice to help clean your dog’s teeth. The crunchy nature of an apple works to remove plaque and tartar with each bite. It is a great supplement to regular dental care, however, should not be seen as a replacement for regular brushing.

Whether you’re baking dog treats or feeding a slice of apple to your pup, avoid feeding the seeds or core. Apple seeds contain cyanide, a toxin that can cause serious harm to your dog if eaten in larger amounts. Both seeds and apple cores are also a choking hazard if ingested as well as potentially creating a life-threatening blockage.

Enjoy the nutritional benefits of apple for your dog by incorporating this healthy ingredient in your dog treats, using it as a food topper, or feeding your dog fresh apple slices. Most dogs love this delicious, crunchy treat!