Gluten-Free Thrive Banana and Chia Seed Dog Muffins

Muffins are marvelous—especially when they’re made just for your dog!

Bananas, and chia seeds, and bananas…oh my! There’s a lot of goodness packed into these pooch-perfect muffins. Not only do they contain The Honest Kitchen’s Limited Ingredient Chicken Recipe, but these marvelous muffins are bursting with bananas and chia seeds. Chia seeds are a wonderful source of omega-6 fatty acids, which help to promote a healthy coat. Delicious muffins and a bright, shiny coat—that’s a win-win situation!

Gluten-Free Thrive Banana and Chia Seed Dog Muffins


  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/3 cup the honest kitchen's Limited Ingredient Chicken Recipe dehydrated food
  • 2 bananas peeled and mashed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray or grease muffin pan with olive oil to ensure they don’t stick.
  2. In a small bowl, mash bananas with a fork.
  3. Add oil, eggs, and vanilla to bananas. Whisk together with a fork.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the rice flour, quinoa flour, dehydrated food, chia seeds, baking powder, and baking soda.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the flour and stir until combined.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon, fill the muffin cups about ¾ full.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  8. Cool on a wire rack, and serve when ready!

Recipe Notes

To make sure that muffins are cooked fully, insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, the muffins are ready to come out.

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