You can eat them, your dog can eat them – and it’s the perfect recipe for January bakers.
The muffins are packed with superfood ingredients to keep joints happy. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 – a natural anti-inflammatory – as well as being full of healthy fats. This recipe combines it with berries (filled with antioxidants) and butternut squash, which is fibre-rich and full of vitamins (that’s A, B, C and E to be exact). And if you want to max out the joint-supportive ingredients, try adding some turmeric and black pepper to the mix.
It’s one of our favourite recipes from head vet Sean’s cookbook – and a great make-ahead treat you can keep in the freezer.
20 – 25 muffins
What you’ll need
600g butternut squash peeled, deseeded, and cubed
500g skinless salmon fillets (raw – and stick to plain, please)
120g rolled oats
150g rice flour, plus a little for dusting
1tbsp rapeseed oil
150ml lactose-free milk (we like goat)
1tbsp ground cinnamon
1tbsp ground ginger
1tbsp ground turmeric (optional)
1tsp ground black pepper (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 190°C/gas mark 6 and line your baking tray
- Add the butternut squash to the tray and roast for 20 minutes
- Add the salmon to the tray and bake for another 15 minutes
- Leave the salmon and squash to cool down
- Whilst you wait for them to cool, mix together the oats, flour, cinnamon, ginger and blueberries – plus the ginger and black pepper, if you’re adding these
- In a separate bowl – or food processor, if you have one – mash together the butternut squash, salmon, oil, milk, and egg until smooth
- Add the salmon and squash mix to the dry ingredients, mixing them together until a rough dough forms
- Roll balls of the dough together in your hands – if it’s too sticky, add some flour to your hands
- Pop the balls onto your baking tray and bake for 15-18 minutes at 190°C/gas mark 6
- Once cool, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months
We’d love to see your efforts – tag us using #tailsdotcom on Instagram!