We haven’t found a Labrador – or any dog, for that matter – who wouldn’t trade the neighbor’s cat to chomp on this tasty treat.  With velvety smooth honey and all-natural carob, this is a naturally sweet treat for your little honey.

  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons carob powder (available at most health food stores)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup carob chips (available at most health food stores)

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease three 12-cup mini-muffin pans with nonstick vegetable spray. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and carob powder in a large bowl and set aside.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey and oil.  Add the eggs, one at a time, then the applesauce, whisking thoroughly after each addition.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.Happy Baking!

Fill the mini-muffin cups ⅔ full.  Sprinkle with carob chips and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.  Cool too room temperature before serving.  Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days or wrap well and freeze for up to 2 months (thaw before serving)

Find other great recipes in the Three Dog Cookbook.