Peanut Butter-Banana Muffins
Your dog will flip (or roll over, at least) for
these wholesome, whole grain treats.
BY ANDREW KAPLAN
MAKES 24 PREP 15 MIN BAKE 30 MIN
2 tablespoons honey
2 bananas, mashed with a fork
¼ cup peanut butter
3½ cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
a make -
Freeze and thaw muffins as needed.
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a
bowl, whisk together the egg, honey,
bananas and peanut butter. Stir in
3 cups water; whisk until smooth.
2. In a separate bowl, stir together
the flour, baking powder and
cinnamon; add to the egg mixture.
3. Spray two 12-cup muffin pans with
cooking spray; fill each cup three-quarters full. Bake until browned,
about 30 minutes. Let cool.
DOG, ISTOCKPHOTO.COM. RECIPE PHOTO BY LUCAS ZAREBINSKI; FOOD ST YLING BY LIZA JERNO W;
PROP ST YLING BY LISA LEE FOR HALLEY RESOURCES. RECIPE REVIE WED BY THE ASPCA.
Another Pup Saved (Actually, 3!): Ava, Dino and Bacci Tom Ambrose and his wife, Denise, are huge fans of adopting, so they’ve become regulars at he Macoupin TAILS Animal Shelter in Carlinville, Illinois. “So many dogs are waiting for good homes,” Tom sighs. In the past few years, the Ambroses have rescued three dogs: daddy’s girl Ava, an Australian shepherd; alpha dog Dino, an American Eskimo; and, most recently, old soul Bacci, a border collie. The pups love to play together in the yard and go for long walks in the state park and fairgrounds. “They're a lot of responsibility, but we’re happier and more relaxed—and we certainly get plenty of exercise!” Tom says. —SARAH ZORN