Best Beef and Sweet Potato Muffins for Valentine’s Day!
I don’t remember why, but Shelley had some left over sweet potatoes she was going to use in a hooman recipe, but never did. They needed to be used up and being such a great dog lover that she is, she decided to make a doggie treat for me! She had a recipe for sweet potato muffins, but knew I am not a big fan of vegetables. She was cooking a meal with lean ground beef for her dinner, so she decided to add a treat to my muffin. So she created this beef and sweet potato muffin recipe which is my favorite meat treat! On top of being good, it is easy to make.
I asked her to share the recipe so you can make it for your dog on Valentine’s Day. He’ll love you for it! And they are free of gluten and grains and loaded with beneficial nutrients. How great is that?!
If you really want to spoil your pup, how about making my Pancakes for Puppies from last year for his breakfast? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they say.
Beef and Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe
Remember, if you are a messy chef, you’d better let your hooman do the cooking. Besides, they are making these for Valentine’s Day for you! Sit back and watch them!
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes 12 muffins
Coconut oil, to grease muffin tin (I don’t like coconut oil, but that was ok as she used a non-stick Copper Chef Muffin Pan and didn’t need to grease it.)
12 large spoonfuls of lean ground beef
1/2 cup sweet potato (cooked, mashed, and no skin)
1/2 cup peeled and finely grated carrot, lightly packed
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a mini muffin tin with coconut oil (if needed). Set aside.
- Place all ingredients, except the beef, in a mixing bowl and thoroughly combine.
- Fill each muffin space all the way up.
- Make an indentation in the center of each muffin and place a spoonful of beef. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Let muffins cool for about 5 minutes and then carefully transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes: These treats are soft and easy to chew, making them great for dogs of any age! Since these treats don’t last very long in the fridge, Shelley left about 4 of them out (two to eat now and two for tomorrow) and froze the rest. When ready to serve the frozen treats, just pop them in the microwave.
Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes provide fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium. When feeding them to your dog, make sure they’re unseasoned (or seasoned with dog-approved spices/herbs), peeled, cooked, and mashed.
Carrots – While most known for their eye-benefiting beta-carotene, they also provide nice amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium.
Eggs – While the eggs simply act as a binder in this recipe, they also provide extra protein!
Ginger – Ginger is a super spice that’s been used for nearly 2,000 years. In humans and dogs, it can help soothe an upset stomach, relieve nausea and ease motion sickness. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon has natural antifungal properties.
Beef – tastes good, dogs love it!
If you don’t have a Copper Chef Muffin Pan, you must get one. These muffins fell right out of the pan and didn’t stick at all! Here are some other great Copper Chef cookware. Shelley uses them exclusively. And don’t forget to Join My Pack, so you don’t miss out on any important info!
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