Recipes

Cinnamon Roll Bites

This is a recipe for pet treats. Nothing in the recipe will hurt a human, but it is for dogs

As some of my readers know, we adopted the cutest little boy. Read about it here.

Things have been a bit busy and the weeks after we adopted him were fairly chaotic, so we never properly celebrated our new addition. We were also told that his birthday is in October…so we needed to celebrate that as well!

With two celebrations rolled into one, we needed the appropriate treats. Gus is a classy boy and enjoys the flavors and happenings of fall.

Things like sweaters and scarves….

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He also loves politics, much to one of his human parent’s delight. He was extremely delighted to receive a GOP collar for his birthday, just in time for the 2014 elections.

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Isn’t he the cutest? Well….I decided to make him some cinnamon rolls. Try them, I am sure your dogs will enjoy them.

Or you might…nothing in them will hurt you.

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Roll Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water or milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) honey
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) cinnamon

Cream Cheese Drizzle Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) light cream cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp. (15-30 mL) milk or water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes, until springy to the touch. Wait until they have cooled completely before you spread them with cream cheese.
  5. Makes about 2 dozen biscuits. Store extra in a tightly covered container of freeze. If they are frosted, store the container in the fridge.

Hope your fur friends enjoy!

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