These dog-friendly Egg Muffin Cups are a choose-your-adventure kind of breakfast that can feed the whole family (and we mean the WHOLE family).
Mornings are super busy for all of us! It doesn’t matter if you work at home or need to catch the train. Need to wake up kids to make it to the bus stop or homeschool. Large family or small, you could use a break in the morning!
Meal prepping is a great way to solve for busy days. You can make these veggie egg muffin cups on Sunday and be satisfied all week. If you have two muffin tins you can double this recipe and really be set!
Oh, and the best part? EVERYONE in the family can enjoy these egg muffin cups…to include your dog! Made with all dog-safe ingredients, these provide protein and nutrients to our furry friends.
So whether you’re just meal prepping for your dog or for the whole family, whip up a batch of these dog eggs for a nutrition start to the day.
Here’s What You’ll Need
The ingredients in this recipe super adaptable to whatever you have in your kitchen, using an array of fresh vegetables to add bulk, flavor, and nutrition.
- Eggs: Eggs are a dog-safe ingredient that they love! Packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats, they can make a great addition to your dog’s diet.
- Cheese: Most dogs can eat (and love to eat) cheese!
- Greens: Whether you have dog-friendly spinach or kale in the fridge, both fit right in. Greens add some great flavor without a lot of bulk.
- Veggies: Here’s where you get creative. A few dog safe vegetables include cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, carrots, and bell peppers.
- Herbs: Snip some herbs from your windowsill garden and throw them in. Fresh herbs can really enhance the flavor of your egg muffins. These are optional in this recipe. Be sure to use dog-safe herbs!
How to cook eggs for your dog
These come together very quickly, and you can also easily customize the individual cups to everyone’s preferences with both veggies and cheese!
Step 1: Prepare
Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a muffin tin (or two!). You definitely don’t want to forget the oil here as eggs and cheese run the risk of sticking. Maybe you have nifty silicone liners you can use as well! But still grease them.
Step 2: Whisk
Especially if you are working with kids, or are just a clumsy egg cracker yourself, try cracking the eggs individually into a small bowl. This lets you fish out any stray pieces of shell. Then add each egg to the large bowl and go to town with your whisk.
Step 3: Assemble
Here’s the fun part! Everyone gets to customize their fillings. Broccoli and cheese? Tomato-basil? Carrots and pepper? The sky’s the limit! Try and dice them small enough that they lose their raw crunch in the oven.
Step 4: Bake
Bake until set. This style of egg is best cooked through and not runny.
Step 5: Serve
Enjoy! Season yours with salt and pepper (leave the dog version salt-free). These taste great both hot or cold (though definitely let them cool completely before serving to your dog).
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 1 month. I like to serve them to Rhubarb frozen to make them last her a little longer!
Ingredients To Avoid
While dogs can enjoy a huge array of fruits and vegetables, they cannot eat the following ingredients (this list isn’t comprehensive, but includes ingredients you may be tempted to throw into your egg muffin cups):
Don’t Waste The Egg Shells!
Dogs can eat egg shells, which are packed with calcium and other nutrients. To serve your dog the leftover egg shells from this recipe, simply throw the shells on a baking sheet and pop them in the over while the muffins bake. This will kill any bacteria that may be on the shells. Then blitz in a blender or food processor until you get a fine powder.
Egg shell powder can be mixed into their food for an extra boost of nutrition!
Hungry for more?
Hungry for more recipe that you can share with your dog?
- Healthy Banana Splits are suitable for breakfast or dessert!
- Cottage Cheese Omelettes are packed with protein, veggies, and flavor.
- Yogurt Dipped Strawberries are a tasty frozen treat perfect for summer.
- Flavored Kefir is a great way to pack in gut-healthy probiotics (because dogs benefit from probiotics too)!
- 12 large eggs
- 1 cup leafy greens (like kale or spinach)
- 1 cup chopped veggies (like tomato or bell pepper)
- 1 cup cheese (like shredded mozzarella, cheddar, goat cheese, or feta)
- ¼ cup fresh herbs (optional, like basil or curly parsley)
- Prep: Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 12-cup capacity muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- Whisk: Whisk eggs together until very smooth.
- Assemble: Choose your desired add-ins (flavor combination ideas below!). Divide all add-ins evenly into your muffin tin. Pour whisked egg into each tin so that they're each about ¾ full.
- Bake: Transfer to the oven and cook for about 15 minutes, or until egg is set.
- Store: Remove from tin and serve immediately or store (up to 5 days in the fridge, or 1 month in the freezer).
Mean Green Egg Cups: kale, green bell pepper, and goat cheese
Mediterranean: spinach, tomatoes, and mozzarella
Cheesy Broc: no leafy greens, broccoli, and cheddar