Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pup-kin Oatmeal Muffin Treats

Yields 40 mini-muffin treats


1 scant cup canned pumpkin
1 whole large egg
¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ cup quick cooking rolled oats
½ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup all purpose flour
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
½ tsp baking soda (most likely will be aluminum-free already)

Topping ingredients:

½ cup quick cooking rolled oats
2 tbs molasses
½ tsp cinnamon
Dash of ginger
Dash of cloves
Pepitas for sprinkling


Spray a mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray (coconut oil spray recommend). Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk oats, flours, baking powder and soda and set aside. Then in a separate bowl, thoroughly mix pumpkin, egg, applesauce, oil, vanilla and other spices. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold until combined and nothing is dry. Set mixture aside.

If using toping, mix oats with spices then add molasses until oats are covered.

Scoop the pumpkin mixture into the prepared mini-muffin cups until approximately ¾ full. Then sprinkle with a few pepitas and crumble the oat/molasses topping. Bake in the 350 oven for approximately 12 minutes. Muffins should be springy and a tooth pick inserted should come out clean. Let treats cool slightly before using an offset spatula to remove from the pan.

Cool treats completely and give them to your dogs or place in an air-tight container or zip-top storage bag and freeze until ready to use.

For more tips/substitutions/instructions please see theAbout the Recipe section.

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