Apple-Cinnamon Mini "Muttins" - For The Dogs

I enjoy making homemade treats for the dogs because I know exactly what the ingredients are.  Makes me feel a little better about feeding the goodies to them.  I seemed to have hit upon another winner in these little muffins.  You can make them in regular sized muffin tins if you have a larger dog.  Although mine would be exceptionally happy if I made them larger, the reality is, this is just their size.

The nice thing is that these use ingredients I always have on hand.  If you don't typically keep unsweetened applesauce on hand it's something to consider - dogs love it and it's a wonderful little treat on it's own.

Apple-Cinnamon Mini "Muttins"
Makes 42 minis or 12 large

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup honey
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup Canola oil
2 large eggs
1/2 cup skim milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease a 12-cup regular muffin pan or 2 mini muffin pans with nonstick vegetable spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder and cinnamon.  Set aside.  In a large bowl whisk together the honey, applesauce, oil and eggs until well blended.  Whisk in the milk.  Add the dry ingredients, stirring until combined.

Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.  Bake for 25 - 28 minutes for regular muffins or 12 - 14 minutes for the minis, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool to room temperature.  Serve.

These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 days.  Alternatively, they can be kept in the freezer for 2 months.  Lay them on a wax paper lined baking sheet.  Freeze for 1 hour, then transfer to a freezer container or sealed bag.  You can take out as many as you need without un-thawing the entire batch.

My kitchen helper approves of this recipe!
Emerson - my kitchen helper


  1. Those look so good I bet they love it.Have any dog bone recipes? I wont be able to buy Orion any when we move and I am looking for some easy ones to make for him.

  2. Ann - I'm assuming your looking for a fairly hard bone? If so, I haven't found one I've liked yet but I'm still trying. :)

  3. These look wonderful. I'm sure Scout and Nigel will love them. The number of pet food recalls is so scary. There are very few brands that I'll buy these days. Can't wait to try them.

  4. Wow, those look good. Was Jackson trying to get in on any of that?

  5. The muffins are almost as cute as the dog! :)

    I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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