Sunday, June 13, 2010

Carrot Muffins with Frosting (For Dogs)

Source: The Good Treats Cookbook for Dogs

Serves: 9 large dogs (one muffin may be too much for a smaller dog at one time)


  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
  • 3 cups flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  1. Pre-heat oven to 300°.
  2. Lightly grease 9 muffin cups.
  3. Combine carrots, eggs, and oil until well blended.
  4. Slowly add cinnamon, oats, and flour to mixture until well blended.
  5. Shape muffins with hands and place in muffin pans.
  6. Bake 25 minutes.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.
  8. To make frosting, blend cream cheese and shortening with a hand mixer until well blended.
  9. Place frosting in a pastry bag with a star tip, and pipe a large circle on the perimeter, coming closer to the center in three concentric circles on the top of the muffin. You can also spread frosting on the muffins with a spatula.
  10. If desired, garnish with a cookie.
I omitted the frosting because our dog seems to have an issue with dairy products. She absolutely loved these muffins though! I've never seen her get so excited about a treat!