Meaty Muffins

This is one of the first canine meals I created and still one of Kirby's favorites! It's also one of the easiest to make - just mix and bake.  These muffins are chock full of healthy ingredients and can be frozen for make ahead meals.  A batch makes 18 - 20 muffins with each muffin being equal to one meal for Kirby who weighs in at 14 lbs.  A smaller pup can eat less and if your dog is larger, you can mix a good quality kibble with it.

Meaty Muffins

Meaty Muffins

Still a favorite meal for Kirby.

Yields: 18 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition facts:
171 Calories, 46 Calories from fat
Total fat: 5.1g or 8% (1.5g saturated fat, 0.0g trans fat)


  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups instant mashed potatoes or 1 large potato, shredded or finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground egg shell
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. In a large bowl mix together all of the ingredients using your hands to thoroughly blend.
  2. Spray muffin cups with non stick spray and fill each one with some of the meat mixture patting down to make it firm.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until surface feels set.
  4. Cool on a rack 10 minutes or longer.

Refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to four months.           

I make a batch and then freeze in ziplock freezer bags.  K irby can eat one a day so I place one in the refrigerator in the morning, then in the evening I pop it in the microwave for about 15 seconds.  I feed it alone or mix it with some kibble.

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