If you read my blog regularly, you know about Koby and his host of ailments. Well, Koby is still Koby and I’m still making him beneficial treats like these Cortisol Reducing Treats. Of course, I have to give my spiel and say, I am a not a Doctor. Lol.

Cortisol Reducing Dog Treats http://marlasmuffins.com/cortisol-reducing-dog-treats-gluten-free/

But I like to treat Koby’s health issues naturally and the ingredients in these treats are all in some way proven to reduce Cortisol levels. Plus, they taste good. I know, because I tried one;) Oats, banana, Coconut Oil, Turmeric, Ginger? What’s not to like?

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Koby gives the best Puppy Dog Face:)

Holy Basil is known for it’s ability to relieve stress and cortisol levels. It’s mostly taken in pill form or as tea. Also known as Tulsi Tea, it’s good for you and tastes good too! Here’s a great article by Dr. Axe on the many benefits of Holy Basil. Of course, you can brew some up for yourself after you have made these treats for your best friend.

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Cortisol Reducing Dog Treats

By the way, Koby loved these. I have to be careful though and only give him small bites at a time. I’m afraid of what too much Oatmeal will do:)

If you want another great Cortisol Reducing recipe using Turmeric, try my Cranberry Turmeric Muffins. Well, your dog, not you;)

Cortisol Reducing Dog Treats

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Total Time: 19 minutes

9 mini muffins

Cortisol Reducing Dog Treats


  • 1 C Organic Gluten Free Oats
  • 1 Banana
  • 1TBSP Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 in knob of Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 TBSP Brewed and cooled Holy Basil Tea (Tulsi)*
  • 1/2 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
  2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until well blended
  3. Spoon into prepared mini Muffin tin
  4. Bake for 17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

*You can sub Chamomile Tea if you can't find Tulsi.


I hope your dog enjoys!

“I call animals, “guardians of Being” especially animals who live with humans. Because, for many humans, it’s through their contact with animals that they get in touch with that level of being.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Keep Well,