Everyone deserves love on Valentine’s Day, including your four-legged friend. These sweet treats are easy to make and have a surprising amount of health benefits. Cinnamon is known to boost energy and cognitive functioning. It is also known to regulate blood sugar levels and raise insulin resistance, which is especially helpful for senior and overweight dogs. The spice is also known to an an
anti-inflammatory, which is perfect for dogs suffering from arthritis. In addition, the honey included in the recipe is rich in all sorts of vitamins that are an essential part of your dog’s diet. Trust us, your pooch is sure to love these tiny bites of deliciousness.
Homemade Cinnamon Bun Dog Treats
Recipe courtesy of Julie Van Rosendaal via Babble, you can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook or her Blog
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup water or milk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
Cream Cheese Drizzle (optional):
- 1/4 cup light cream cheese
- 1-2 tbsp milk or water
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl stir together water, oil and egg. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until you have a soft dough.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat the dough into a rectangle that measures roughly 8×14-inch. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts, if using.
- Starting from a long edge, roll up jelly-role style and pinch the edge to seal.
- Using a sharp serrated knife or (even better) dental floss, slice half an inch thick and place slices cut side down on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, until springy to the touch. Wait until they have cooled completely before you spread them with cream cheese.
Makes about 2 dozen biscuits. Store extra in a tightly covered
container of freeze. If they are frosted, store the container in the
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