This past week was our little Marlee’s 3rd birthday, and we celebrated by making her some wheat free peanut butter banana muffins. Marlee is an extremely picky dog and is not a huge eater. She often gets bored of the same food and treats quickly. So I am constantly looking for and creating new recipes for her to try out. We made mini muffins due to Marlee’s small size, but if you had a larger dog you definitely could make these in a regular sized muffin tray.
You can also make the regular sized muffins and cut them in half or in quarters to suit your dogs size if you don’t have a mini muffin tray. In the past Marlee hasn’t been a fan of peanut butter. I know she’s weird, what dog doesn’t like peanut butter? But the truth is, I think she likes the taste, but finds eating straight peanut butter too frustrating since it is so thick and sticky.
Thankfully, Marlee loves these wheat free peanut butter banana muffins! She loves the taste and is put off by the texture like she often is by other doughy/biscuit treats. We did have to take the mini muffins and make them into smaller pieces for her, since she always has a hard time ripping apart her food, and we didn’t want to risk her choking on the muffin. As always when it comes to your furry friend and especially when feeding them, make sure they have fresh water accessible. This recipe turned out to be fairly moist but Marlee did drink quite a bit of water while eating. You can always make the recipes more moist with a little more banana and water.
Well there you have it, wheat free peanut butter banana muffins. If your dog doesn’t have a wheat or grain allergy you can always use regular old flour. However, if your dog does have allergies, especially to wheat, gluten, or grain, this recipe is great. Most of the time, you can take a regular recipe that calls for flour and omit it for a grain free flour. Just make sure you always check the ingredients to make sure that they are safe for dogs. With a grain free flour, there will be a combination of ingredients to allow it to act the same as regular wheat flour.
Since it was Marlee’s birthday we let her have a couple mini muffins. We also got her a couple new birthday toys and some birthday cake bites from our local?PetSmart. These are great if you don’t have the time to make your furry companion homemade treats. However you can always make the peanut butter banana muffins in advance and refrigerate or freeze them. I made two dozen mini muffins, I put a dozen in the fridge and a dozen in the freezer. The best way to store them is lining a ziplock freezer bags with paper towel and laying the muffins flat. Then just let them thaw before feeding to your dog.
So does your four legged best friend have a birthday coming up? Or are you celebrating a special occasion and want to include your dog best friend? Make a dozen wheat free peanut butter muffins and let your doggie feel special. You can give any leftovers to your friends and families dogs, or freeze them for later.
Interested in more dog friendly recipes? Or does your dog have any allergies? Make sure to check back for future recipes and if you have any you and your furry friend love, share them in the comments below!?We hope your four legged best friend enjoys these Wheat Free Peanut Butter Banana Muffins.
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