Cinnamon Pumpkin Mini Muffins

 

I love making fresh food treats for my dogs, and I especially love recipes that are simple and quick. These five ingredient mini muffins are a lovely fall treat for your favourite dog!

Important! This is not a substitute for a nutritionally complete meal. This is a treat recipe and may be fed as a fresh food treat in place of processed treats.

Basic Ingredients:

  •  1/2 cup coconut flour

  •  1 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon

  •  2 large eggs, cracked

  •  1 and 1/4  cups pure canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

  •  4 tablespoons melted coconut oil

 

 

Steps:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2.  In a large bowl, add 2 cracked eggs, melted coconut oil and the canned pumpkin.

  3.  Stir until well combined.

  4.  Add coconut flour and Ceylon cinnamon.

  5.  Mix just until combined.

  6.  If the mixture seems to thick, add a bit of water so that it resembles thick muffin batter.

  7.  Press into non stick mini muffin tins.

  8.  Bake at 350 F for 20 -25 minutes.

  9.  Allow to cool. Store in the fridge to maintain freshness

Nutrition Tips:

 

Coconut flour is gluten free and lower in carbohydrates than wheat flour. Coconut flour acts differently than wheat flours when baking, and will absorb more liquid. You'll notice that these muffins are slightly crumbly once baked.

 

Ceylon cinnamon is anti-inflammatory, supports the immune system and may regulate blood sugar. It's also rich in cancer fighting anti-oxidants. Ceylon cinnamon is more appropriate for dogs than Cassia cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon is the most common type found in grocery stores, but it is high in courmarin which may be harmful in larger doses. Ceylon cinnamon, on the other hand, is lower in courmarin.  

 

Pumpkin is high in fiber, potassium and anti-oxidants.

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