Cheese and carrot illusion muffins for dogs

Cheese and carrot illusion muffins for dogs

8 February 2023

Reviewed by Dr Jill McMaster BVM&S MBA MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon and in-house expert at BorrowMyDoggy on 12 June 2023

It’s time to step up your dog baking game… We’ve create an illusion recipe! What’s that you ask? Pawsome question! It’s one bake that looks like another. To test your dog-friendly baking skills we’ve whipped up delicious carrot and cheese dog friendly muffins but using an extra few ingredients for decoration, we’ve made them look like ice creams! Give them a go today.


Ingredients spread out on a table
  • 150g brown rice flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml milk
  • 50g grated cheddar
  • 50g grated carrots
  • 1 pack of low fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 ice cream cones
  • Dental sticks


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan-assisted ovens)

2. Put the flour in a bowl.

3. In a separate bowl beat the eggs then add milk.

4. Then add wet ingredients to dry and mix well to make a batter.

5. Mix in the grated cheese and carrots.

6. Spoon the mixture into a well greased or lined muffin tin.

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden on top and firm to touch.

8. For the icing whip the cream cheese and honey together until fluffy.

9. Ice the muffins when they are completely cool.

10. Using the icing to then place the muffins on top of the ice cream cones, you may want to cut and shape your muffins for a perfect fit.

11. Finally, for your “flake” make a small hole for your dental stick and place on top of the muffin.

12. And serve!

This recipe gave us 6 muffins, but this will depend on your muffin cases. We recommend cutting the bake to a suitable size for your dog. If you don’t fancy decorating them you can always serve the muffins straight after baking, once they've cooled down of course! Consume within 2 days.

If you suspect your dog has any allergies to the ingredients used try using a substitute or avoid this recipe. Feel free to use any flour of your choice, like rice flour or whole wheat, depending on your dog’s dietary requirements.

Any new food should be added gradually to your dog's diet so they don't get a poorly tummy. And make sure to always adjust your dog’s daily food allowance so they don’t gain weight while enjoying their delicious new snacks. Avoid giving your dog any foods that they are allergic or intolerant to, or if advised against by your vet.

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