Sometimes, she calls me “Monster Mutt”. I know, right? That is just such a hurtful thing to say to a Puggle. I may be a little…boisterous sometimes, but really? “Monster Mutt”? She calls me that awful name whenever I am having a particularly large amount of fun. She usually throws it out after I’ve just run the Puggle500 Race around the house or when I’m practicing my WWE moves on the Felix.
A Monster Mutt needs a Monster Snack.
Do you hear me Mama? I want muffins! Meaty muffins! And I want them to be monster coloured! Get your two-legged butt into the Kitchen and make me some homemade dog treats, PDQ.
Delicious and Nutritious
Monster Mutt Muffins are made with some pretty darn nutritious ingredients. The main ingredient in these grain free dog treats is Quinoa. Though it is commonly referred to as an “ancient grain”, quinoa is actually a seed that is a relative of leafy green veggies like spinach and swiss chard. It packs a great protein punch and it’s a good source of lysine. And it’s tasty. It makes a great basis for a muffin.
The quinoa in this recipe makes the muffins extra nutritious, but they could be made just as easily with brown rice and regular flour, if your dog happens to be wheat-tolerant.
Monster Mutt Meaty Muffin Dog Treats
- 3/4 cups Quinoa Flour – you can buy it or make it. (or use wheat flour. I would recommend starting with 1/2 cup and adding more as needed.)
- 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (or brown rice)
- 1 cup cooked spinach (I used frozen)
- 1/2 over-ripe banana, smashed
- 1 tbsp. coconut or olive oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup diced, cooked chicken breast
Scoop the mix into the muffin cups. These don’t rise much, so you can fill the liners full. Alternately, these can be scooped out onto the cookies sheet in spoon fulls and baked like cookies. Top with remaining diced chicken breast.
I’m not going to lie – these are tasty as WOOF!
Felix and I have each had more than our fair share! That crunchy meaty “struesel” on top is worth rolling over for.