Nothing smells better than homemade cinnamon buns baking in the oven. Well, next time you are making a batch for yourself, why not make a batch to share with your best four-legged buddy. These doggie cinnamon buns will become a favorite with your best doggie friend.
Doggie Cinnamon BunsDylan & Rainey
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
- ½ cup chicken stock or water
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup finely chopped peanuts or walnuts
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder and mix well.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, oil, and stock until well combined.
- Make a well in dry ingredients and add the liquid ingredients. Mix well to form a soft dough.
- Put dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly to make smooth dough. You may need to add some extra flour if too sticky. Roll the dough into ¼" rectangle.
- In small bowl, combine honey, cinnamon, and nuts.
- On the short side of the dough, spread nut mixture evenly on bottom ⅓ of dough. Roll up the dough into a log.
- Cut the log into roughly 12 pieces. Place into a small, greased casserole dish.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Cool buns in dish.
- Once cool, spread Greek yogurt on the buns.
Just remember that you shouldn’t be feeding your dog cinnamon buns all the time. Although who can resist something that smells so wonderful?! These doggie cinnamon buns should only be given on special occasions. And shouldn’t replace a proper balanced meal. You don’t want to end up with a chubby puppy. It’s easy to overfeed your best buddy, especially when they are giving you “that look.” And lets face it, they are such good boys and girls and deserve lots of treats. Maybe take them for an extra walk to something to compensate.
These cinnamon buns contain cinnamon and walnuts. Both ingredients are considered safe for dogs to eat. There is some suggestion that cinnamon even offers some health benefits in dogs—both with heart health and cognitive function.
Walnuts are also considered safe for dogs, they are high in fat. So, you don’t want to give your dog too many.