My dogs love their homemade goodies. Of course, they love all kinds of treats, but since I like to keep the ingredients in their food clean and wholesome, I prefer to make them myself. That way, I can control the ingredients and limit the additives, if any.
This recipe is delicious and simple to make. If you are an avid baker like yours truly, you probably already have the ingredients in the pantry. And there's no need to worry; this recipe doesn't require yeast. So, you don't have to get up extra early in the morning to make them or worry about an upset stomach or worse from the yeast.
Homemade Cinnamon Roll Treats
Cinnamon Roll Treats:
2 cups AP 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
1/4 cup cream cheese
1-2 tbsp milk or water
-Preheat the oven to 350°F.
-In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a smaller bowl, stir together water, oil, and egg. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until you have a soft dough.
-On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle that measures roughly 8×14 inches.
-Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
-Starting at the long edge, roll the dough, and pinch the edge to seal.
-Using a serrated knife, cut half an inch thick slices and place them cut side down on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
-Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.
-Wait until they have completely cooled before adding the cream cheese frosting.
This recipe yields about a dozen biscuits. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator. Add a couple tablespoons of pumpkin puree for a harvest version. If you don't have any cream cheese on hand, you can also use a dollop of sour cream as frosting.
It may be tempting to add the wonderfully warming spice of nutmeg to this recipe. However, please don't, since nutmeg is toxic to dogs - especially in large quantities!
Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Baking!