Make your own dog-friendly strawberry mini muffins

A simple yet tasty treat for your pup!

Strawberry Mini Muffins

Image credit: Sian Jenkins

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You will need:
A Baking Tray
5x Cupcake Cases
A Mixing Bowl

Ingredients:
62g / 2.25 oz Wholemeal Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 Egg
1 tbsp Clear Honey
2 tbsp Peanut Butter (Organic recommended)
20ml Vegetable Oil
5 Fresh Strawberries

Instructions:
Preheat your oven to gas mark 4 (180°C)
Mix the flour and baking power together in a bowl.
Add the honey, egg and peanut butter into the flour mixture and combine.
Add the vegetable oil to form a softer dough.
Remove the stems from the strawberries, and chop the fruit into small chunks.
Add the chopped strawberries into the mixture and fold in.
Place 5 cupcake cases into your muffin tray.
Spoon 1 heaped tbsp into each cupcake case.
Bake for 35 minutes in the centre of the oven.
Allow to cool.
Remove muffins from the case and break into bite-size pieces to serve to your dog.

Photo

Image credit: Sian Jenkins

Not only are these a delicious treat for your dog, but strawberries have various health benefits for them too!

~ They can help reduce tartar, keeping their teeth nice and white
~ The antioxidants within strawberries can reduce the risk of canine chronic diseases and degenerative diseases, and can assist dogs suffering from arthritis
~ Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, which is wonderful for their immune system!

Featured image credit: Sian Jenkins


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