Today’s Dog Treat Recipe

SWEET POTATO MINI MUFFINS
Did you know?
Sweet Potatoes
are one of nature’s nearly perfect foods. Sweet potatoes are so healthy they should be fed to your dog daily! Health benefits include; contain potent antioxidants to aid in healing, cancer prevention, and fighting the effects of aging. They are rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and E, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium and are a source of dietary fiber to help with those dreaded loose stools. They also contain valuable anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Mint is known to be a natural antidepressant for dogs and also contains antipruritic or anti-itch properties. Mint helps in oral care as it is germicidal and as well as a breath freshener.

Sweet Potato & Mint

SWEET POTATO MINI MUFFINS
1 medium to large cooked, mashed sweet potato
1/2 cup wholemeal (whole wheat) flour
1/4 – 1/2 cup water (adjust liquid according to size of potato used)
1 tbsp. fresh mint or 1 heaped tsp. dried mint
Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F) and spray mini cupcake tins with cooking spray.
Add all the ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix together thoroughly.
Scoop teaspoon size portions into each mini cupcake cavity, filling to about ¾ full.
Bake for 40 minutes or until any little peaks appear golden brown.
Remove the tins from the oven and place mini muffins on a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: 40 mini muffins.

Storage, Refrigeration and Freezing instructions:
Store in zip lock bags or air tight containers in your refrigerator.
Allow to come to room temperature before feeding.
Home-baked dog treats contain no preservatives, so they can mold or spoil the same as home-baked people cookies/cakes do. Other variables, ingredients/moisture content of the treat and climate conditions will also determine the storage time.
Refrigeration will prolong the life of home-made dog treats.
Freeze for up to 6 months – Always allow treats to thaw completely before feeding.

Feed these SWEET POTATO MINI MUFFINS only as a treat.
Treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.

Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to. If in doubt, check with your Vet.

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9 thoughts on “Today’s Dog Treat Recipe

  1. dailyspro September 27, 2013 at 3:00 am Reply

    This sounds wonderful- I can’t wait to make some for my fur-nieces!!

  2. Miss Harper Lee September 11, 2013 at 5:16 am Reply

    P.S. We’ve really missed seeing your wonderful recipes. Glad the 3ms’ daddy is doing better. :-)

    • the 3m's September 14, 2013 at 4:42 pm Reply

      Oh Miss Harper Lee, thank you so much for your kind words. Our daddy is doing better each day. When Mommy brings us to play in the park across the street from our house, he has come with us twice now. We think that’s a good sign!
      How beautiful a day can can be when kindness touches it – George Elliston

  3. Miss Harper Lee September 11, 2013 at 5:15 am Reply

    One day soon, hopefully, we should have cool fall temperatures and my human mommy will find her way back into the kitchen. These treats will be perfect. Thank you!

    • the 3m's September 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm Reply

      Hi there Miss Harper Lee, we know what you’re saying, our Mom doesn’t like cooking at all in the Summer months! She forgets though, she has lots of no-bake recipes, they’re just waiting our taste testing lick of approval! We hope you have a happy weekend!
      How beautiful a day can can be when kindness touches it – George Elliston

  4. Kuruk September 7, 2013 at 5:38 am Reply

    Yumyumwumwumwum! Wooooohooooooo!

    • the 3m's September 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm Reply

      Thanks for dropping by Ku, you took the words right out of our mouths, we think these little mini muffins are Yumyumwumwumwum! If Mom left the container open, we would eat them all! We hope you have a happy weekend!.
      How beautiful a day can can be when kindness touches it – George Elliston

  5. MarleyJustine September 6, 2013 at 11:18 pm Reply

    I really have to set aside some time to do some baking for my dog. I always read your posts and say I’m going to, but I haven’t made homemade dog treats since June!

    Do you have any suggestions for an easy-to-make treat that would be good for a dog that sometimes suffers from sensitive stomach?

    Marley
    http://marleyjustine.wordpress.com [new blog]

    • the 3m's September 7, 2013 at 12:14 am Reply

      Hey Marley, thanks for reading and commenting. I know what you are saying, at varying times, the 3m’s also suffer from sensitive stomachs too. Just kind of happens. Some of the time, I know our dear neighbor has slipped a treat their way, they never refuse her! When she does, it can take a few days for me to get them back on track. Our neighbor means well and loves the 3m’s but….. :)
      Right now, Miss Maesie seems to be suffering from a sensitive stomach and tomorrow I had planned to bake her a new easy treat recipe. I’ll let you know how it turns out (I’ll add a note to the bottom of this reply, in the next few days, if that’s OK). Hopefully the 3m’s will give it their lick of approval. If it does pass their taste test, I’ll also share the recipe in a new post soon.
      Do you like pumpkin, sweet potatoes and carrots? As a treat ingredient, any of these vegetables are very good for sensitive tummies.
      I have a collection of sensitive stomach treat recipes, some easy, some that take a few more ingredients and a bit of time. With sensitive stomachs though, I find it best to limit to only 3 or 4 ingredients. Means less to process!
      How beautiful a day can can be when kindness touches it – George Elliston

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