Saturday, January 16, 2010

Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats

With all of the allergy issues we had before making their food and all the recalls on pet food and treats I make our dogs treats. It's also much cheaper!!! We made these for our local dog shelters as well and they were thrilled to get homemade treats. The picture above is a mix of three recipes we used. The Apple Cinnamon treats are the circle shaped ones. I will post the other two recipes soon :)

Apple Cinnamon Cookies
(for dogs)

1 large apple (or about 1 cup applesauce with no added sugar)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups flour (or enough to make stiff dough) **Spelt flour or whole wheat flour is best
1/8 cup whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 325 F

Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). In a large bowl, combine the minced apple bits, honey, cinnamon, and oatmeal. Gradually blend in the flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

In a small bowl, add 1/8 cup wheat flour. Spoon the dough by rounded teaspoon onto greased baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in the flour (to prevent sticking), flatten each spoonful of dough into a circle. Adjust the size of the drops based on how big a treat you like to feed your dog.

Bake for 20 minutes on each side.

Tested and approved by kids and dogs :)

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