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Recipe: Breakfast Muesli for Dogs (and their humans too)

If you’re searching for a tasty breakfast recipe for dogs, then search no further than our Breakfast Muesli for Dogs recipe - which is suitable for humans too!

Often the way we show our love for our dogs is creating healthy, delicious homemade meals that nourish them from the inside out. And the best place to start is…well…with breakfast! With this breakfast muesli your dog can enjoy a scrumptious meal that is super quick and easy for you to whip up in the kitchen.

You can use this recipe as a guide and adapt to suit your dog’s personal tastes too. 

Just note that we recommend preparing this recipe the evening before, to allow the ingredients to fully combine and thicken to the desired consistency. 

Breakfast muesli

Adapting Our Breakfast Muesli For Dogs Recipe

If you do plan to adapt the following recipe, keep in mind that some dogs may like sweeter tastes or may find savoury foods more delicious.

For instance, if your pup has a sweet tooth you may wish to incorporate more fruit into this recipe. Because, interestingly, whilst studies have shown that cats do not have the proteins in their bodies to allow them to taste sweetness, dogs can have a sweet tooth. Albeit, not as much as humans, they can still have a taste for it.

Alternatively, you can even try adding some meat into this recipe.

(A bit of an odd combo, muesli and meat, but one your dog will definitely enjoy.) 

Or if your canine companion is not particularly fussy, and you’re simply searching for a healthy breakfast for dogs, you can incorporate both fruit and meat into this meal.

(Fun fact: dogs tend not to mind sweet and savoury tastes mixing together. Unlike us humans!)

Fussy eaters might be helped too with some Wellbeing Essentials Complete 22 sprinkled on top, as this acts like a “doggie dukkha” that makes everything delicious. Plus it’ll help to boost the nutrition of this particular meal, making it nourishing for both their mind and body.

With all that said, let’s dive into the actual breakfast muesli for dogs recipe.

Woman and man in kitchen with dog

Breakfast Muesli for Dogs Recipe

What to prepare the evening before

  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk or milk substitute
  • 2 dessert spoons plain yoghurt
  • 1 dessert spoon honey (optional)

Mix well in a bowl, cover and leave overnight. In the morning the mix will have thickened and the oats will have fermented and softened.


Before serving

You can choose to add any variety of the following toppings:

  • Wellbeing Essentials Complete 22 (for your dog - not for human consumption)
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 small apple – grated or chopped
  • 1 hard-boiled egg (or if in a hurry, raw egg can be used)
  • Any leftover vegetables
  • Cooked meat mince (to sprinkle on top)

IMPORTANT NOTE: do not add currants or sultanas if feeding this recipe to your dog, as these are toxic to dogs.

Once you’ve added your chosen toppings, your breakfast muesli is ready to eat.

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Top Tips for Making Your Dog-Friendly Breakfast Muesli

You can make up a double batch at a time, as this recipe will keep a few days in the fridge and it freezes well.

Freeze in portions but don’t keep it for long, as the banana will continue breaking down into a syrup.

Remember this meal is not designed to be a balanced nor complete meal, but fed as part of the variety of foods that make up a whole diet.

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Additional dog meal recipes to try at home

If you’re searching for additional dog breakfast meal recipes to incorporate into your dog’s diet, here are some ideas to spark your inspiration:

  • Homemade Doggy Omelette: Beat some eggs before adding the mixture to a heated pan, alongside dog-friendly veggies like spinach, carrots, and peas. Cook it lightly and leave to cool before serving it to your dog. 
  • Peanut Butter Banana Dog Biscuits: Mash ripe bananas, mix them with peanut butter, and bake them into small, bite-sized biscuits for a tasty breakfast treat.
  • Yoghurt Bowl: Layer plain, unsweetened yoghurt with dog-safe fruits like blueberries or strawberries in a bowl. This is a great brekkie for providing essential probiotics and nutrients.
  • Dog-friendly Pancakes: Use whole wheat flour, eggs, and a small amount of unsweetened applesauce or mashed sweet potato to make pancakes. Ensure they're cooked without any unnecessarily added sugars or harmful ingredients.
  • Vegetable and Chicken Rice: Steam some of your dog’s favourite vegetables and add boiled chicken and cooked brown rice. This wholesome mix provides carbohydrates, protein, and essential nutrients.
  • Frozen Fruit Pops: Perfect for summer! Freeze a mixture of pureed dog-friendly fruits like apples, watermelon, or berries in ice cube trays. Serve these as a refreshing breakfast treat on hot days.
  • Pumpkin and Oatmeal Mix: Blend cooked oatmeal with pureed pumpkin (plain, unsweetened). This tasty breakfast option is great if you’re looking for a fibre-rich meal.
  • Salmon and Sweet Potato Hash: Cook some salmon and mix with boiled sweet potatoes for a nutritious breakfast rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins.
  • Cottage Cheese and Broccoli Scramble: Scramble some eggs and combine with cottage cheese. Top with finely chopped steamed broccoli for a protein-packed morning meal.
  • Turkey and Quinoa Bowl: Combine cooked quinoa with lean, cooked ground turkey. Quinoa is great as it offers a source of protein and essential amino acids, while turkey adds scrumptious flavour and additional protein.
Dog lying next to ingredients

Equally, if you’re searching for easy and fast dog meal recipe ideas, you can combine elements of the above recipes to fit into your schedule. For example, why not try an egg omelette with a side-serving of veggies and a sprinkling of cooked chicken on top.

It’s perfectly suitable to get creative in the kitchen, depending on what ingredients you have to hand and how you want to balance your canine’s homemade meals. Don’t forget to add Wellbeing Essentials Complete 22 to address any low or missing micronutrients in your dog’s diet.

And remember, before introducing new foods to your dog, it’s best to start slow. And if your dog has a sensitive stomach or you’re at all concerned about introducing different foods into their diet, it may be best to consult with a veterinarian to ensure your planned homemade meals are appropriate for your dog's health. Your vet will also then be able to help review any specific recipes or ingredients that may impact your dog’s allergies or dietary restrictions. 

Finally, it’s key to maintain a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables when creating nutritious homemade meals for your canine companion. Follow this rule of thumb and aspire to have balance across their weekly meals, for optimum nutrition and wellbeing.

Family sitting at table with dog on floor

In Conclusion

You may be surprised to find a breakfast recipe that is suitable for both human and canine alike. However, here at Wellbeing For Dogs HQ we do indeed occasionally indulge in this muesli recipe for breakfast too - adding berries, nuts and yoghurt for a delicious start to our morning.

Best of all, with these hearty, healthy ingredients - this will help set you and your dog up for the day ahead!

So go ahead and try out this breakfast recipe for dogs, to help make your canine companion’s meals even more nourishing morning, noon and night. And if you give it a go, don’t forget to post a photo to Instagram and tag us @wellbeingfordogs.


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